2012 GSL World Championship
1x 1v1 Bo3 Ace Match
The 2012 GSL World Championship was an event held at IPL 5, organized by both IGN and GOMTV, where a team of all-stars from South Korea took on top players from Europe, America and South-East Asia/Oceania in a team league format.
Korean players were chosen by GSL ranking. NaNiwa and Stephano were invited, and then the rest of the players for the rest of the world were chosen by popular vote, followed by two qualifiers, one for Europe, and one for North America.
The tournament consists in 3 rounds:
- Round 1: 5 1v1 matches will be played between the two teams.
- Round 2: both teams will face off in an All-Kill Format team match.
- Round 3: ace match: one final 1v1 in best of 3 will be played if the score is 1 - 1.
|Cloud Kingdom||Whirlwind||Entombed Valley||Bel'Shir Vestige||Abyssal City||Antiga Shipyard||Daybreak||Ohana||Metropolis|
|Protoss (4)||Terran (1)||Zerg (6)|
|Korean All Stars (5)|
|World All Stars (5)|
- * Squirtle replaces Mvp, who is not able to participate.
- ** VortiX replaced NaNiwa for the second day, as NaNiwa's gear was stolen and no appropriate replacement was found as he is left handed.
- Coach Won from StarTale coaches Korean All Stars representatives and Bumblebee from Team Liquid coaches World All Stars representatives.
|Korean All Stars||5||4||World All Stars|
|December 2, 2012|
|NaNiwa's left-handed gear was stolen and he wasn't able to play. VortiX replaced him as the last member of Team World All Stars.|
- IGN ProLeague (2012-09-18). "GSL World Championship Voting".
- GOMTV (2012-09-28). "GSL S5 Semis+Finals and World Championship in Las Vegas".
- GOMTV (2012-11-07). "2012 GSL World Championship Las Vegas".
- IGN ProLeague (2012-11-20). "Due to wrist injury LG-IM Mvp will not be competing at IPL5 &#GSLWC".