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2012 MLG Spring Championship

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[e][h]2012 MLG Spring Championship
League Information
Series:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States Anaheim
Venue:
Anaheim Convention Center
Format:
1v1
Open Bracket
Pool Play
Championship Bracket
Prize pool:
$76,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-06-08
End Date:
2012-06-10
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
160
53
55
51
1
Maps
Chronology


The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Spring Championship was the final event of the 2012 MLG Spring season. It was held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

The tournament's format was similar to previous MLG Pro Circuit events with two preliminary stages - a round-robin Group Stage for the highest seeded players and a double-elimination Open Bracket. They are conjoined in a culminating double-elimination Championship Bracket. For more details see the Format section.

In addition to the regular tournament, there was also a side exhibition tournament featuring KeSPA Players as part of the new partnership between Major League Gaming and KeSPA.[1] MLG also hosted the WCS USA National Finals.

Panoramic view of the crowd during the grand final

Format[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

  • Double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Bottom 16 players of 2012 MLG Spring Arena 2 are seeded into the Winners Bracket Round 4.
    • Top 8 advance to Pool Play.
    • Next 8 advance to bottom of Championship Bracket.

Pool Play[edit]

Championship Bracket[edit]

  • 32 players in a double-elimination bracket with lower bracket gauntlet.
    • Seeding is determined by Pool Play group rank.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Extended Series rule: Rematches are Bo7 starting from the results of the previous meeting.
    • Grand finals is Bo5.
    • Extended Series rule for Grand Finals: If the lower bracket finalist wins, then the match is extended to Bo9.

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Champion DongRaeGu holding up his trophy

Participants[edit]

The 16 players who qualified through the MLG Spring Arena 1 and MLG Spring Arena 2 are joined by 144 open bracket signups.

Protoss Terran Zerg
Seeded into Pool Play via 2012 MLG Spring Arena 1 (4)
PrimePrime
South Korea MarineKing
MVPMVP
South Korea DongRaeGu
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea Heart
Seeded into Pool Play via 2012 MLG Spring Arena 2 (12)
SK GamingSK Gaming
South Korea MC
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Polt
MilleniumMillenium
France Stephano
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea inori
MVPMVP
South Korea Dream
Team EmpireTeam Empire
South Korea viOLet
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Alicia
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Ryung*
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Symbol
Team GrubbyTeam Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Leenock
Team ALTERNATETeam ALTERNATE
Germany Socke*
Seeded into Open Winners Bracket Round 4 via 2012 MLG Spring Arena 2 **
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
United Kingdom BlinG
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States IdrA
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Oz
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea MMA
CheckSix GamingCheckSix Gaming
South Korea Sleep
Team ClashTeam Clash
South Korea MoOk
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
BLASTBLAST
Poland Tefel*
Alien InvasionAlien Invasion
Sweden Seiplo
ESC IcyboxESC Icybox
Germany GoOdy
Team AcerTeam Acer
Ukraine Bly*
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea Killer
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Rain
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea LosirA
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea JYP
FnaticFnatic
South Korea aLive
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea Zenio
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Choya
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Lucky
MVPMVP
South Korea TAiLS
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Clide
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
South Korea CrazymoviNG
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
South Korea Artist
MVPMVP
South Korea Monster
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
Sweden SaSe
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
South Korea Golden
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States iNcontroL
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States qxc
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States Sheth
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
United States Axslav
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Sweden Jinro
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Sweden HayprO
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
United States Gatored
Team EmpireTeam Empire
Serbia Beastyqt
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States Machine
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
Canada DdoRo
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Illusion
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States ViBE
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States Minigun
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
Canada dde
Alien InvasionAlien Invasion
Sweden Cytoplasm
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States State
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
United States KawaiiRice
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
Canada Ostojiy
CheckSix GamingCheckSix Gaming
United States Perfect
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States TriMaster
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States Goswser
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Agh
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
United States Pokebunny
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States LzGaMeR
Team DynamicTeam Dynamic
Canada Attero
CheckSix GamingCheckSix Gaming
United States ThisIsJimmy
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
Canada jEcho
Canada desRow
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States theognis
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Hawk
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
United States YaTa
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft
United States RaNgeD
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
United States Insur

* Ryung and Socke beat Bly and Tefel in the consolation match for the 11th & 12th seeds granted in Spring Arena 2.

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

Main article: 2012 MLG Spring Open Winners' Bracket
Main article: 2012 MLG Spring Open Losers' Bracket

Pools[edit]

Pool A[edit]

preview lrthread Pool A
1. South Korea Terran PuMa* 4-1 8-3
2. South Korea Zerg Leenock 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea Protoss inori 3-2 8-6
4. South Korea Terran Ryung 2-3 5-8
5. South Korea Terran aLive* 2-3 4-6
6. South Korea Zerg viOLet 1-4 4-9
Pool A Matches
viOLet
0
2
inori
viOLet
2
1
Leenock
viOLet
1
2
Ryung
viOLet
0
2
PuMa
inori
1
2
Leenock
Leenock
2
0
Ryung
Leenock
0
2
aLive
Leenock
2
0
PuMa

Pool B[edit]

preview lrthread Pool B
1. South Korea Terran MarineKing 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea Zerg Symbol 3-2 7-5
3. Netherlands Protoss Grubby 2-3 6-7
4. South Korea Zerg Golden** 2-3 5-7
5. South Korea Terran Dream 2-3 6-7
6. Sweden Terran ThorZaIN* 1-4 2-8
Pool B Matches
Symbol
2
1
Grubby
Symbol
0
2
MarineKing
Symbol
2
0
ThorZaIN
Symbol
2
0
Golden
Dream
0
2
Grubby
Dream
1
2
MarineKing
Dream
2
0
ThorZaIN
Grubby
1
2
MarineKing
Grubby
0
2
ThorZaIN
Grubby
2
1
Golden
MarineKing
2
0
ThorZaIN
MarineKing
2
0
Golden
ThorZaIN
0
2
Golden

Pool C[edit]

preview lrthread Pool C
1. France Zerg Stephano 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea Protoss Alicia 4-1 8-4
3. South Korea Terran Polt 2-3 6-6
4. South Korea Terran Rain* 2-3 5-6
5. South Korea Terran GanZi 2-3 4-7
6. South Korea Protoss JYP** 0-5 2-10

Pool D[edit]

preview lrthread Pool D
1. South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 4-1 9-2
2. South Korea Protoss Oz* 3-2 7-5
3. South Korea Protoss MC 3-2 7-5
4. Germany Protoss Socke 3-2 8-7
5. Sweden Protoss SaSe** 2-3 4-8
6. South Korea Terran Heart 0-5 2-10
Pool D Matches
MC
0
2
DongRaeGu
Heart
0
2
DongRaeGu
Heart
1
2
Socke
DongRaeGu
1
2
Socke
DongRaeGu
2
0
Oz
DongRaeGu
2
0
SaSe
Oz
2
0
SaSe

* Player qualified via Open Bracket. ** Player started from Round 1 of the Open Bracket.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaPuMa
1
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaMarineKing
2
FranceStephano
1
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaMarineKing
0
From OLB Round 7
Lower Bracket Round 2
Lower Bracket Round 2
LB Round 2
LBR2
Lower Bracket Round 3
Lower Bracket Round 3
LB Round 3
LBR3
Lower Bracket Round 4
Lower Bracket Round 4
LB Round 4
LBR4
Lower Bracket Round 5
Lower Bracket Round 5
LB Round 5
LBR5
Lower Bracket Round 6
Lower Bracket Round 6
LB Round 6
LBR6
Lower Bracket Round 7
Lower Bracket Round 7
LB Round 7
LBR7
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
South KoreaSleep
2
South KoreaByuL
0
South KoreaLeenock
0
SwedenSaSe
2
SwedenSaSe
2
South KoreaviOLet
0
South KoreaRain
1
SwedenSaSe
2
NetherlandsGrubby
1
SwedenSaSe
2
South KoreaLeenock
0
SwedenSaSe
2
South KoreaLucky
2
United StatesAxslav
0
South KoreaHeart
1
South KoreaLucky
2
South KoreaaLive
2
South KoreaLucky
0
South KoreaGolden
1
South KoreaaLive
2
South KoreaPolt
2
South KoreaaLive
0
South KoreaOz
1
South KoreaPolt
2
SwedenSaSe
2
South KoreaPolt
1
FranceStephano
1
SwedenSaSe
2
United StatesSheth
0
South KoreaMonster
2
South KoreaJYP
0
South KoreaMonster
2
South KoreaDream
0
South KoreaMonster
2
South KoreaRyung
0
South KoreaMonster
2
South KoreaMC
0
South KoreaMonster
2
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaMonster
1
United StatesSuppy
4
South KoreaSeleCT
3
SwedenThorZaIN
2
United StatesSuppy
1
South KoreaGanZi
2
SwedenThorZaIN
0
GermanySocke
0
South KoreaGanZi
2
South Koreainori
2
South KoreaGanZi
1
South KoreaSymbol
1
South Koreainori
2
South KoreaAlicia
2
South Koreainori
0
South KoreaPuMa
1
South KoreaAlicia
2
SwedenSaSe
1
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaMarineKing
0
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaDongRaeGu
3
South KoreaAlicia
1
Extended Series rule:
Players who have met before play a best-of-seven series starting with the results from previous meeting. Extended finals will be best of 9.

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Antiga Shipyard1584450.0%----21150.0%221
Cloud Kingdom3584450.0%75271.4%114736.4%3-6
Daybreak222020.0%64266.7%43175.0%325
Entombed Valley31115645.5%220100.0%118372.7%5-2
Metropolis2573442.9%53260.0%76185.7%213
Shakuras Plateau10----31233.3%21150.0%4-1
Tal'Darim Altar721150.0%110100.0%3030.0%1--
Unknown1--------------1
Total Sum (Σ)14538172144.7%2416866.7%40231757.5%20518

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