MLG Pro Circuit 2012 - Summer Overview

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The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer season is the third of four seasons of the new 2012 MLG Pro Circuit format.

Events[edit]

The 2012 Summer Season will feature an open online qualifier, invite-only online qualifier, one arena event and the season Championship in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Qualifiers:

Arena Events:

Championship:

Summer Season Format[edit]

Summer Championship Format[edit]

  • Open Bracket
  • 256 Players will play in the Open Bracket til Top 4.
  • Top 4 from open bracket will join the 16 seeded players in the Championship Bracket pool play.
  • The Open Bracket is a double-elimination (including the Losers Open Bracket), best of three bracket.
  • Players that lose in the Open Bracket will be placed in the Losers Open Bracket.
  • Championship Bracket
  • Top 4 Ranked players from Spring Arena 1 and top 12 Ranked players from Spring Arena 2 not already qualified from Spring Arena 1 will be seeded into upcoming events pool play.
  • The 16 seeded players will be divided into four pools of four players each.
  • The fifth and sixth player for each pool will be derived from the eight winners in the Open bracket.
  • The 16 seeded players will face off against each other to determine pool standings with the Top 8 open bracket player having to face all other players in the pool depending on the standing beginning with the 4th Place player and ending with the 1st Place player.
  • The results of Pool Play will dictate where each player is placed in the Championship Bracket.
  • Pool Play Results
  • 1st Place – Winners Bracket Semi-Finals
  • 2nd Place - Losers Bracket Round 7
  • 3rd Place – Losers Bracket Round 6
  • 4th Place – Losers Bracket Round 5
  • 5th Place – Losers Bracket Round 4
  • Extended Series Rules
  • If two players meet again for the second time, they will play an extended series, taking the previous best-of-three results into account.
  • Best of 3 + Best of 3 = Best of 7

Maps[edit]

Example: Main base ramp. Placing two bunkers is not possible

MLG uses various maps created by a Blizzard and GSL and republishes them under an MLG tag with slight modifications:

  • Neutral lowered Supply Depots are placed below the ramp of every spawning position.
  • Close ground distance spawns are disabled.

MLG Summer Season Map Pool:

  • MLG Antiga Shipyard (Cross Spawns Only)
  • MLG Cloud Kingdom
  • MLG Daybreak
  • MLG Entombed Valley (No Close 3rds by Ground Spawns)
  • MLG Metropolis (No Close by Ground Spawns)
  • MLG Shakuras Plateau (No Close by Ground Spawns)
  • MLG Tal'darim Altar (All Spawns Allowed)

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