2012 Global StarCraft II League Season 4: Up and Down Matches

The GSL Season 4 Up and Down matches are preliminary matches in a GSL season where players who did not get eliminated previous season's Code A decide their status for this season. The format being a group stage with large groups allows GOMTV to inject players to the GSL through these matches and allows the seeded players to compete for their status as a Code S player.

This season 30 players were expected to participate, forming five groups of six players, however prior to the groups being announced ForGG and GanZi cancelled their participation and later ThorZaIN and viOLet forfeited their spots.


  • 12 Code Ro24 Winners automatically advance to Code without going through the Up & Down Matches.
  • 16 Code Ro32 Losers + 12 Code Ro24 Losers = 28 players.
  • Players are divided into 5 groups of 6 or 5 players.
  • Each group's 1st and 2nd Place advance to Code .
  • Tie breaker: If player A and player B have the same number of wins, but A has won over B in a previous game then A will be the winner. If a tie still exists, a rematch will be played.[1]


Protoss Protoss (8) Terran Terran (11) Zerg Zerg (6)
2012 Season 3 Code A Ro32 Losers
South Korea HerO
South Korea ForGG
South Korea Sniper
South Korea Puzzle
South Korea jjakji
South Korea YugiOh
South Korea Vampire
South Korea Bomber
South Korea Life
South Korea Killer
Sweden ThorZaIN
South Korea Oz
South Korea Happy
South Korea AcE
South Korea GanZi
South Korea Maru
2012 Season 3 Code A Ro24 Losers
South Korea Creator
South Korea TheStC
South Korea viOLet
South Korea GuMiho
South Korea SuHoSin
South Korea Hack
South Korea HyuN
South Korea KeeN
South Korea Shine
South Korea aLive
South Korea SuperNova
South Korea Ryung
Seeded International Players
Poland MaNa


Group A[edit]

August 27, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group A
1. South Korea  Bomber 3-1
2. Poland  MaNa 2-1
3. South Korea  KeeN 2-2
3. South Korea  HyuN 2-2
5. South Korea  jjakji 0-3

Group B[edit]

August 28, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group B
1. South Korea  Sniper 3-0
2. South Korea  GuMiho 2-1
3. South Korea  Puzzle 2-2
4. South Korea  Hack 1-2
5. South Korea  AcE 0-3
-. Sweden  ThorZaIN -

Group C[edit]

August 31, 2012 18:10 KST*:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group C
1. South Korea  HerO 4-0
2. South Korea  SuHoSin 2-2
3. South Korea  Shine 2-2
4. South Korea  aLive 1-3
5. South Korea  Maru 1-3

Group D[edit]

August 30, 2012 18:10 KST:

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group D
1. South Korea  Happy 4-1
2. South Korea  SuperNova 5-2
3. South Korea  Creator 4-3
4. South Korea  Vampire 3-4
5. South Korea  YugiOh 2-3
6. South Korea  Killer 0-5

Group E[edit]

August 31, 2012 13:10 KST* :

preview lrthread Interview Recap Group E
1. South Korea  Ryung 3-0
2. South Korea  Life 2-1
3. South Korea  TheStC 1-2
4. South Korea  Oz 0-3
-. South Korea  viOLet -
  • GSL Season 4 Up & Down schedule change.[5]

Racial Distribution (Groups)[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom

Promotion/Demotion Overview[edit]

Poland  MaNa () South Korea  Bomber () South Korea  Sniper () South Korea  GuMiho () South Korea  Happy ()
South Korea  SuperNova () South Korea  Ryung () South Korea  Life () South Korea  HerO () South Korea  SuHoSin ()
South Korea  jjakji () South Korea  HyuN () South Korea  KeeN () Sweden  ThorZaIN () South Korea  Puzzle ()
South Korea  AcE () South Korea  Hack () South Korea  Killer () South Korea  YugiOh () South Korea  Vampire ()
South Korea  Creator () South Korea  Oz () South Korea  TheStC () South Korea  viOLet () South Korea  GanZi ()
South Korea  ForGG () South Korea  Maru () South Korea  Shine () South Korea  aLive ()

Racial Distribution (Code S)[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom