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2011 GSL Blizzard Cup

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The Blizzard Cup is a tournament organized by GOMTV in which it plans to look back at and to conclude the year 2011 and determine the best of the best player.

[e][h]2011 GSL Blizzard Cup
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Format:
Group stage, then playoffs
Prize pool:
₩68,000,000 KRW
(≃ $58,480 USD)
Start Date:
2011-12-12
End Date:
2011-12-17
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
10
3
3
4
Chronology

About[edit]

The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup is 10 player invitational tournament featuring champions from all over the world. Presentation of the 2011 GSL Tour Awards is also planned.[1]

Format[edit]

The 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup format.
  • 10 players will be divided in 2 groups of 5.
  • Single game matches, round robin.
  • The 3 top players of each group advance to the playoffs.
  • Group A 1st vs (Group A 3rd vs Group B 2nd)
  • Group B 1st vs (Group B 3rd vs Group A 2nd)

Prize Pool[edit]

Converted USD prizes calculated on June 18, 2011 with a currency rate of 1 KRW = 0.00086 USD provided by http://xe.com.

2011 GSL Tour Awards[edit]

The 2011 GSL Tour Awards will be given in the following categories:

Award ID
Best Match (User Vote) MMA vs Mvp in GSL October: Code S finals Game 5
Most Improved Player of Each Race (Chosen by Reporters)  MMA  Leenock  HuK
Best Ceremony  AcE
Special Award for promoting eSports Artosis and Tasteless
Best K-Pop Girl Group (User Vote) T-ara
Most Popular Team (User Vote) SlayerSSlayerS SlayerS
Most Popular Player (User Vote)  NesTea
Best Coach (Chosen by Reporters) IM Coach - Kang Dong-Hoon
Best Race Players (By GSL Points for Each Race)  Mvp  NesTea  MC
Best Player (Winner of 2011 GSL Blizzard Cup)  MMA

Participants[edit]

The top 10 players of 2011, as determined by major tournament results, will qualify for the event. If players qualify for more than one invitation, suitable replacements will be invited.

Qualified Players[edit]

Global StarCraft II League 2011 MLG Providence
Point Ranking Top 3 Winner Runner-Up
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea  Mvp
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea  NesTea
Old GenerationsOld Generations
South Korea  MC
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea  Leenock
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
Sweden  NaNiwa
IEM VI - GC New York IGN ProLeague 3 DreamHack Winter 2011 BlizzCon 2011 World Cyber Games 2011
Winner Winner Winner Winner Winner
MVPMVP
South Korea  DongRaeGu
MilleniumMillenium
France  Stephano
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea  HerO
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea  Mvp
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea  Mvp

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A
December 12, 2011
1. South Korea  DongRaeGu 3-1
2. South Korea  Mvp 3-1
3. South Korea  MC 2-2
4. France  Stephano 2-2
5. South Korea  HerO 0-4
Group A Matches
Mvp
1
0
MC
HerO
0
1
Stephano
HerO
Stephano
Mvp
0
1
DongRaeGu
Mvp
DongRaeGu
HerO
0
1
MC
Stephano
1
0
DongRaeGu
Stephano
DongRaeGu
HerO
0
1
Mvp
Stephano
0
1
MC
Stephano
MC
HerO
0
1
DongRaeGu
HerO
DongRaeGu
Stephano
0
1
Mvp
Stephano
Mvp
MC
0
1
DongRaeGu
MC
DongRaeGu
Group B
December 13, 2011
1. South Korea  MMA 5-1
2. South Korea  Leenock 4-2
3. South Korea  Polt 3-3
4. South Korea  NesTea 1-3
5. Sweden  NaNiwa 0-4
Group B Matches
NesTea
0
1
MMA
NesTea
MMA
Leenock
1
0
NaNiwa
Leenock
NaNiwa
NesTea
0
1
Polt
NesTea
Polt
Leenock
0
1
MMA
Leenock
MMA
NaNiwa
0
1
Polt
NaNiwa
Polt
Leenock
1
0
NesTea
Leenock
NesTea
NaNiwa
0
1
MMA
Leenock
1
0
Polt
Leenock
Polt
NaNiwa
0
1
NesTea
NaNiwa
NesTea
MMA
0
1
Polt
Tiebreakers
MMA
1
0
Leenock
MMA
Leenock
Polt
0
1
Leenock
Polt
Leenock
MMA
1
0
Polt
MMA
Polt

Brackets[edit]

Round of 6
Round of 4
Finals
South KoreaMC
3
South KoreaLeenock
1
South KoreaDongRaeGu
3
South KoreaMC
2
South KoreaPolt
1
South KoreaMvp
3

Trivia[edit]

  • In the 9th game of Group B, NaNiwa faced NesTea after both players were already mathematically eliminated from the tournament (with each posting 0-3). NaNiwa immediately sent his 7 initial Probes (with one trailing considerably behind) to NesTea's base. After issuing the blind attack-move command, he took his hand off the keyboard in resignation. He quickly lost 6 probes to NesTea's 9 Drones. The rematch between both players (after the 2011 MLG Global Invitational and MLG Providence) would have to wait until the MLG 2012 Winter Arena where NaNiwa would again triumph over NesTea[4] See main article.
  • Polt and MMA were both invited to the Blizzard Cup due to Mvp qualifying three times. Mvp had to play both of them, but ultimately lost to MMA, the eventual champion.

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Round of 10
334
Round of 6
132
Semi Finals
121
Final Match
11
Winner
1

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]