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2012 Battle.net World Championship



[e][h]2012 Battle.net World Championship
League Information
Sponsor(s):
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Format:
1v1, Group stage into single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$250,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-11-17
End Date:
2012-11-18
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
Korea (South)  PartinG
Korea (South)  Creator
Korea (South)  Rain
Taiwan, Republic of China  Sen
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
13
4
15
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2012 Battle.net World Championship is a premier global event organized by Blizzard Entertainment, and which will feature some of the best players of the world. Slated to take place in Shanghai, China on November 17–18, 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. It will be held instead of a 2012 BlizzCon Invitational.[1] The World Championship will be the final event of a four-tier program, with tournaments at the continental, national, and sub-national level throughout 2012:

  • Tier 4: The World Championship, held in Asia at the end of the year.
  • Tier 3: Five continental championships (North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania), each of them being a live offline event.
  • Tier 2: 28 national championships aiming to crown national champion for each country involved.
  • Tier 1: Grassroots national qualifiers, run in cooperation with existing eSports organizations.

Each tier feeds directly into the one above it, with 32 players competing in the World Championship. The whole program will be held exclusively on Wings of Liberty, regardless of possible Heart of the Swarm release.[2][3]

About[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • GSL-Style Dual Tournament.
    • Top two advance to playoffs.
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-elimination bracket.
    • Best-of-five until finals.
    • Best-of-seven finals.

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $250,000 has been announced.[4] The 2012 StarCraft II World Champion will be awarded $100,000.

Qualifiers[edit]

32 players (24 players from the five continentals and 8 players from direct nationals seeds) will qualify for the World Championship in Shanghai.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (15)
Germany Socke
Peru Fenix
France Stephano
Brazil Levin
United States of America Illusion
Chile KiLLeR
Russian Federation TitaN
Mexico MajOr
China Comm
United States of America Insur
Spain LucifroN
Taiwan, Republic of China Sen
United States of America State
Australia mOOnGLaDe
Korea (South) Creator
Australia MaFia
Canada HuK
Canada Scarlett
Denmark BabyKnight
United States of America ViBE
Netherlands Grubby
United States of America Suppy *
Korea (South) HerO
United States of America IdrA
Korea (South) herO
Spain VortiX
Korea (South) Rain
Belarus LoWeLy
Korea (South) PartinG
Poland Nerchio
Korea (South) RorO
Korea (South) Curious

* Suppy replaces Ostojiy, who decided to focus on his studies instead.[5]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group A
1. Korea (South)  PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. United States of America  Illusion 2-1 4-2
3. Peru  Fenix 1-2 2-4
4. Germany  Socke 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
1. United States of America  Suppy 2-0 4-1
2. Spain  VortiX 2-1 5-2
3. United States of America  ViBE 1-2 2-5
4. China  Comm 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
1. Taiwan, Republic of China  Sen 2-0 4-1
2. Chile  KiLLeR 2-1 4-3
3. Netherlands  Grubby 1-2 4-5
4. Canada  HuK 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group D
1. Denmark  BabyKnight 2-0 4-0
2. Korea (South)  Rain 2-1 4-2
3. United States of America  State 1-2 2-4
4. Australia  MaFia 0-2 0-4

Group E[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group E
1. United States of America  IdrA 2-0 4-0
2. Korea (South)  HerO 2-1 4-3
3. France  Stephano 1-2 3-4
4. Korea (South)  RorO 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group F
1. Russian Federation  TitaN 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  Curious 2-1 5-4
3. Korea (South)  herO 1-2 3-5
4. Mexico  MajOr 0-2 2-4

Group G[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group G
1. Spain  LucifroN 2-0 4-1
2. Belarus  LoWeLy 2-1 4-3
3. United States of America  Insur 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil  Levin 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group H
1. Korea (South)  Creator 2-0 4-1
2. Canada  Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. Poland  Nerchio 1-2 3-4
4. Australia  mOOnGLaDe 0-2 1-4
* Groups were drawn in the Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show event on the 8th of November Watch

Playoffs[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG 
 Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
0
 USA Suppy
3
 Belarus LoWeLy
1
 Taiwan Sen
3
 South Korea Curious
0
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
 South Korea HerO
3
 USA IdrA
1
 South Korea Rain
3
 Russia TitaN
0
 Chile KiLLeR
3
 Spain LucifroN
2
 Spain VortiX
3
 South Korea Creator
3
Creator 
 Illusion
 USA Illusion
0
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
 USA Suppy
2
 Taiwan Sen
3
 South Korea HerO
2
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain 
 KiLLeR
 Chile KiLLeR
0
 Spain VortiX
2
 South Korea Creator
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG 
 Sen
 Taiwan Sen
0
 South Korea Rain
2
 South Korea Creator
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea PartinG
4
 South Korea Creator
2
3rd Place Match
 Taiwan Sen
0
 South Korea Rain
3

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
13415
Round of 16
628
Quarterfinals
44
Semifinals
31
Finals
2
Winner
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 32
638492
Round of 16
32416
Quarterfinals
1115
Semifinals
4
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 32
Spain 2
France 1
Germany 1
Netherlands 1
Denmark 1
Poland 1
Russia 1
Belarus 1
United States 6
Canada 2
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Peru 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
China 1
South Korea 7
Australia 2
Round of 16
Spain 2
Denmark 1
Russia 1
Belarus 1
United States 3
Canada 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
South Korea 5
Quarterfinals
Spain 1
United States 1
Chile 1
Taiwan 1
South Korea 4
Semifinals
Taiwan 1
South Korea 3
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

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Streams[edit]

VODs & Replays[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-01-25). "2012 Battle.net World Championship Event". Battle.net.
  2. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (2012-01-26). "First Glimpse: 2012 Battle.Net World Championship". TL.net.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-04-04). "The StarCraft II World Championship Series". Battle.net.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (2012-09-14). "Who Will Be At BWC". Battle.net.
  5. ostojiy (2012-10-09). "On ostojiy's dropping out of WCS". Reddit.com.