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2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1

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[e][h]2012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
League Information
South Korea
South Korea South Korea
Prize Pool:
₩63,000,000 KRW
(≃ $55,669.45 USD)
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Number of Teams:


  • The GSTL will be played every Friday and Saturday.
  • All matches are Best of 9, All-Kill Format
  • Each winner will stay, the losing team will chose their next player and the map
  • The top 2 performing teams (Champion MvP and Runner-Up Prime from 2011 GSTL Season 1) are seeded into the playoffs.
  • The remaining 8 teams are divided into 2 groups of 4. In each group:
  • Week 1: Team 1 plays Team 2; Team 3 plays Team 4 - Winners advance
  • Losers' Match - Winner advances
  • Week 2: Team 5 plays Team 6; Team 7 plays Team 8 - Winners advance
  • Losers' Match - Winner advances
  • The 6 teams to advance, joining the two seeded teams.
  • These 8 teams are broken into 2 groups for a dual tournament
  • Team 1 plays Team 2; Team 3 plays Team 4
  • Winners' Match - Winner advances in 1st place
  • Losers' Match - Loser is eliminated
  • Final Match - Loser of Winners' Match vs. Winner of Losers' Match - Winner advances in 2nd place
  • Semifinals
  • 1st seed of Group A vs. 2nd place of Group B
  • 1st seed of Group B vs. 2nd place of Group A
  • Finals - To be held alongside IPL 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada [1]

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

The total prize pool is ₩63,000,000, divided among participants as follows:

Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from on April 7, 2012: 1,000 KRW = 0.88364 USD.

The Most Valuable Player of the winning team will be awarded the MVP Gold Card Award.

Participating Teams[edit]

Finals Regame[edit]

During finals game 4 between MarineKing and PartinG on Entombed Valley, MarineKing's connection dropped. The connection was not restored, and the referee decision was to regame. The decision generated some controversy as the game seemed to be in PartinG's favor. MarineKing ended up winning the next three games in a row, winning the series for Prime. This would further fuel the controversy that was sparked by the regame decision.

LAN Support[edit]

There was some humor to the situation, however, as Blizzard/Activision big-wigs Dustin Browder and Mike Morhaime were in attendance and the crowd was chanting "WE WANT LAN!"[2]. The IPL director, David Ting, did tweet "Computer lost connectivity to the local network during the MarineKing vs PartinG. LAN mode would not have helped with this issue."[3]

The obligatory thread on reddit about LAN Support[4] reached the #1 spot on the front page of


  • Capital ship watch: Games where these units were a major factor in the outcome:
Unit Win Loss
Battlecruiser None None
Carrier None None
Mothership None None
  • First GSTL Finals held outside of Korean/in the US.
  • First GSTL Finals to be cast by Wolf and Khaldor, rather than Tastosis.

External Links[edit]


  1. "GSTL Finals at IPL4 in Las Vegas"., 29 February 2012.
  2. "[GSTL] "We want LAN""., 7 April 2012.
  3. David Ting's Twitter., 8 April 2012.
  4. "Can we get LAN yet?"., 8 April 2012.