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2012 Battle.net World Championship

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[e][h]2012 Battle.net World Championship
League Information
Series:
Sponsor(s):
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Format:
1v1
Group Stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$250,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-11-17
End Date:
2012-11-18
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
32
13
4
15
Maps
Chronology


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]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage: Dual Tournament Format.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Top two advance to playoffs.
  • Playoffs: Single-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo5.
    • Finals are Bo7.

Map Pool[edit]

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Talents[edit]

  • Observer

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $250,000 will be divided among participants.[4]

Participants[edit]

1 Qualified via direct seed by winning their respective national tournaments.
2 Suppy replaces Ostojiy, who decided to focus on his studies instead.[5]

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Groups were drawn in the Battle.net World Championship Seeding Show event held on November 8, 2012. Watch VOD

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group A
1. South Korea Protoss PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. United States Terran Illusion 2-1 4-2
3. Peru Terran Fenix 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Protoss Socke 0-2 0-4
Group A Matches
Illusion
2
0
Fenix
Illusion
Fenix
PartinG
2
0
Socke
Illusion
0
2
PartinG
Fenix
2
0
Socke
Illusion
2
0
Fenix

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
1. Taiwan Zerg Sen 2-0 4-1
2. Chile Zerg KiLLeR 2-1 4-3
3. Netherlands Protoss Grubby 1-2 4-5
4. Canada Protoss HuK 0-2 1-4
Group C Matches
Sen
2
0
KiLLeR
Sen
KiLLeR
KiLLeR
2
0
HuK
Grubby
1
2
KiLLeR

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group D
1. Denmark Protoss BabyKnight 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss Rain 2-1 4-2
3. United States Protoss State 1-2 2-4
4. Australia Zerg MaFia 0-2 0-4
Group D Matches
State
0
2
BabyKnight
State
BabyKnight
MaFia
0
2
Rain
MaFia
Rain
BabyKnight
2
0
Rain
BabyKnight
Rain
State
2
0
MaFia
State
MaFia
Rain
2
0
State
Rain
State

Group E[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group E
1. United States Zerg IdrA 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea Protoss HerO 2-1 4-3
3. France Zerg Stephano 1-2 3-4
4. South Korea Zerg RorO 0-2 0-4
Group E Matches
Stephano
2
0
HerO
IdrA
2
0
RorO
IdrA
RorO
Stephano
0
2
IdrA
HerO
2
0
RorO
Stephano
1
2
HerO

Group F[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group F
1. Russia Protoss TitaN 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Zerg Curious 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea Protoss herO 1-2 3-5
4. Mexico Terran MajOr 0-2 2-4
Group F Matches
Curious
1
2
TitaN
TitaN
2
0
herO
Curious
2
1
MajOr
herO
1
2
Curious

Group G[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group G
1. Spain Terran LucifroN 2-0 4-1
2. Belarus Zerg LoWeLy 2-1 4-3
3. United States Protoss Insur 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil Protoss Levin 0-2 1-4
Group G Matches
Insur
0
2
LoWeLy
Levin
1
2
LucifroN
LoWeLy
0
2
LucifroN
Insur
2
0
Levin
LoWeLy
2
1
Insur

Group H[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group H
1. South Korea Protoss Creator 2-0 4-1
2. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. Poland Zerg Nerchio 1-2 3-4
4. Australia Zerg mOOnGLaDe 0-2 1-4
Group H Matches
mOOnGLaDe
1
2
Scarlett
mOOnGLaDe
Scarlett
Nerchio
1
2
Creator
Scarlett
0
2
Creator
Scarlett
Creator
mOOnGLaDe
0
2
Nerchio
mOOnGLaDe
Nerchio
Scarlett
2
0
Nerchio
Scarlett
Nerchio

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
Semifinals (Bo5)
Finals (Bo7)

Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
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

View Games[edit]

VODs & Replays[edit]


The links above display the correct Twitch channels, but the video ID has changed. One way around is to manually search for the videos in Twitch (try "Battle.net World Championship"). Another way around it is to browse the Streams listed below.

Streams[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Gallery[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.