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2012 Battle.net World Championship

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[e][h]2012 Battle.net World Championship
League Information
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]

Talents[edit]

  • Observer

Prize Pool[edit]

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

Participants[edit]

Protoss (13) Terran (4) Zerg (15)
From the 2012 Battle.net Asian Championship (9)
South Korea Creator 1
China Comm 1
South Korea HerO 
South Korea Curious 
South Korea herO 
South Korea RorO 
South Korea PartinG 
Taiwan Sen 1
South Korea Rain 
From the 2012 Battle.net European Championship (9)
Denmark BabyKnight 
Spain LucifroN 
Belarus LoWeLy 
Netherlands Grubby 
Poland Nerchio 
Germany Socke 1
France Stephano 1
Russia TitaN 1
Spain VortiX 
From the 2012 Battle.net North American Championship (9)
Canada HuK 
United States Illusion 
United States IdrA 
United States Insur 
Mexico MajOr 
Canada Ostojiy 2
United States State 
Canada Scarlett 1
United States Suppy 2
United States ViBE 1
From the 2012 Battle.net Oceanian Championship (2)
Australia MaFia 
Australia mOOnGLaDe 
From the 2012 Battle.net South American Championship (3)
Brazil Levin 
Peru Fenix 
Chile KiLLeR 

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  PartinG 2-0 4-0
2. United States  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  Suppy 2-0 4-1
2. Spain  VortiX 2-1 5-2
3. United States  ViBE 1-2 2-5
4. China  Comm 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
1. Taiwan  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. South Korea  Rain 2-1 4-2
3. United States  State 1-2 2-4
4. Australia  MaFia 0-2 0-4

Group E[edit]

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

Group F[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group F
1. Russia  TitaN 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Curious 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  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  Insur 1-2 3-4
4. Brazil  Levin 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group H
1. South Korea  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

Playoffs[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 TerranZerg
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.