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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
Participants
Number of Players:
32
Protoss 13
Terran 4
Zerg 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]

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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

Playoffs[edit]

Distribution[edit]

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.