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2012 MLG Summer Championship

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[e][h]2012 MLG Summer Championship
League Information
Series:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States Raleigh
Venue:
Raleigh Convention Center
Format:
1v1
Open Bracket
Group Play
Championship Bracket
Prize pool:
$76,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-08-24
End Date:
2012-08-26
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
224
Maps
Chronology


Leenock lifting up the trophy

The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship is the final event of the 2012 MLG Summer season. It is held at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

As with previous MLG Pro Circuit events, the tournament has two preliminary stages - a Group Stage for the highest seeded players and a double-elimination Open Bracket. However, the Group Stage has a new name and format: double-elimination Group Play replaces the round-robin Pool Play from previous Championships. The Open Bracket and Group Play are conjoined in a culminating double-elimination Championship Bracket.

In addition to the regular tournament, MLG will also be hosting the WCS North America Finals. After recent community[1] outrage,[2] MLG released the following statement:

"After listening to extensive community feedback, MLG worked closely with Blizzard to ensure that the participants in the WCS NA Finals would not be forced to choose between participating in that event and the MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship. It is critically important to both Blizzard and MLG that players be able to compete as they choose. Schedules will now be staggered so that players can compete in both events. North American Finals competitors; you can now participate in all aspects of the MLG Summer Season, including the Open and Invite-Only Online Qualifiers, the Arena, and the Summer Championship. Registration for the Open Online Qualifiers is open now."[3]

Format[edit]

Layout[edit]

  • 208 Open Bracket Players + 24 Seeded Group Play Players.
    • Open Bracket.
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.
    • Group Play.
      • 24 Seeded Players + Final 8 Open Winners Bracket Players = 32 Players.
      • Four 8-player double-elimination Groups.
    • Championship Bracket
      • Top 40 Players (32 Group Play Players + Final 8 Open Losers Bracket Players).
      • Losers and Winners Bracket.

Rule Changes[edit]

  • The extended series rule will now go into effect only if the players have met before in the same phase of the tournament. This means that a match result in the Open Bracket or Group Play will not trigger an extended series in the Championship Bracket.
  • Like the Summer Arena, the Championship Bracket is now split into two double-elimination brackets, with the winners of each bracket meeting in a best-of-seven Final series. This ensures that the Finalists will not have met earlier in the Championship Bracket.
    • As a consequence of the above two changes, extended series are not possible in the Championship Bracket except for the Semifinal matches.

Players[edit]

  • Seeds:
    • Top 16 players of 2012 MLG Summer Arena are seeded into Group Play.
    • A further 8 invited players are seeded into Group Play. The eight invited KeSPA players will be replaced in Group Play by the next highest qualifiers from the Summer Season (based on Arena and Invite Qualifier results).
    • The 16 highest Open Bracket seeds (determined by Qualifier results and MLG Rank) will begin play in Open Winners Bracket Round 5.
  • Advancement:
    • Top 8 players of the Open Winners Bracket will advance into Group Play.
    • Top 8 players of the Open Losers Bracket will advance into the Championship Losers Bracket Round 1.
    • Each Group’s 1st Place Player will advance into the Championship Winners Bracket quarterfinals.

Map Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

$76,000 is spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Protoss Terran Zerg
Seeded into Group Play via 2012 MLG Summer Arena (16)
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Alicia
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea LosirA
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Oz
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Ryung
MilleniumMillenium
France Stephano
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea First
FnaticFnatic
South Korea aLive
AZUBUAZUBU
South Korea viOLet
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Rain
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Revival
ESC IcyboxESC Icybox
South Korea Daisy
ESC IcyboxESC Icybox
Germany GoOdy
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
Seeded into Group Play via Qualifier Ranking (8)
Team GrubbyTeam Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Illusion
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States Sheth
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
United States Caliber
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States qxc
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States Sasquatch
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
United States binski
Team LegionTeam Legion
United States giX
Notable open bracket sign-ups
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
South Korea TheStC
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States IdrA
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
United States Axslav
PrimePrime
South Korea MarineKing
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States LzGaMeR
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Agh
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States TriMaster
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Spanishiwa
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea asd
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States Destiny
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea Killer
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States goswser
South Korea CranK
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
South Korea Apocalypse
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States Hawk
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea JYP
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States Fitzyhere
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States iNcontroL
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
United States KawaiiRice
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States Suppy
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada TT1
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States ViBE
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States Minigun
Team EmpireTeam Empire
Serbia Beastyqt
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States Machine
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States puCK
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada Drewbie
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
South Korea Leenock
Canada desRow
Quantic GamingQuantic Gaming
United States flo
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada SLush
Team LegionTeam Legion
Mexico Maker
Team LegionTeam Legion
Mexico JimRising
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea Heart
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
Canada dde
LighT eSportsLighT eSports
New Zealand KnighT
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
South Korea IceCream

Results[edit]

Open Bracket[edit]

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

Group Play[edit]

Group A[edit]

Round 1
Round 2
Round 4
Group Final
South KoreaTaeJa
1
South KoreaCranK
2
United StatesIllusion
0
South KoreaRevival
2
South KoreaCranK
2
South KoreaRevival
0
South KoreaRyung
2
United Statesqxc
0
United StatesTriMaster
0
South KoreaHerO
2
South KoreaRyung
1
South KoreaHerO
2
South KoreaCranK
0
South KoreaHerO
2
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
United Statesqxc
2
United StatesTriMaster
0
South KoreaRevival
2
United Statesqxc
0
South KoreaTaeJa
2
United StatesIllusion
1
South KoreaRyung
1
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaRevival
0
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaCranK
4
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaHerO
4
South KoreaCranK
3

Group B[edit]

Round 1
Round 2
Round 4
Group Final
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaLeenock
1
United StatesSheth
1
South KoreaPuMa
2
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaPuMa
1
South KoreaGanZi
0
United Statesbinski
2
United StatesEifeR
0
South KoreaaLive
2
United Statesbinski
0
South KoreaaLive
2
South KoreaAlicia
0
South KoreaaLive
2
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
South KoreaGanZi
1
United StatesEifeR
2
South KoreaPuMa
2
United StatesEifeR
0
South KoreaLeenock
2
United StatesSheth
1
United Statesbinski
0
South KoreaLeenock
2
South KoreaPuMa
0
South KoreaLeenock
2
South KoreaAlicia
2
South KoreaLeenock
4
South KoreaaLive
1
1
South KoreaLeenock
2
4

Group C[edit]

Round 1
Round 2
Round 4
Group Final
South KoreaOz
1
South KoreaTheStC
2
NetherlandsGrubby
2
South KoreaRain
1
South KoreaTheStC
2
NetherlandsGrubby
0
South KoreaviOLet
2
United StatesgiX
0
South KoreaHeart
1
FranceStephano
2
South KoreaviOLet
2
FranceStephano
1
South KoreaTheStC
1
South KoreaviOLet
2
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
United StatesgiX
0
South KoreaHeart
2
NetherlandsGrubby
0
South KoreaHeart
2
South KoreaOz
0
South KoreaRain
2
FranceStephano
2
South KoreaRain
0
South KoreaHeart
2
FranceStephano
4
South KoreaTheStC
0
FranceStephano
2
South KoreaviOLet
4
FranceStephano
1

Group D[edit]

Round 1
Round 2
Round 4
Group Final
South KoreaFirst
1
United StatesIdrA
2
United StatesSasquatch
2
GermanyGoOdy
1
United StatesIdrA
1
United StatesSasquatch
2
South KoreaDaisy
2
United StatesCaliber
0
United StatesHawk
2
South KoreaLosirA
1
South KoreaDaisy
2
United StatesHawk
1
United StatesSasquatch
0
South KoreaDaisy
2
Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Round 4
United StatesCaliber
0
South KoreaLosirA
2
United StatesIdrA
1
South KoreaLosirA
2
South KoreaFirst
2
GermanyGoOdy
0
United StatesHawk
0
South KoreaFirst
2
South KoreaLosirA
0
South KoreaFirst
2
United StatesSasquatch
0
South KoreaFirst
2
South KoreaDaisy
1
1
South KoreaFirst
2
4
  • Group Final: If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the initial Match, the Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the initial Match, and pick up where that Match left off.
  • Extended Series rule: Players who have met before play a Best of 7 series starting with the results from previous meeting.

Championship Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaHerO
1
South KoreaFirst
2
South KoreaOz
1
South KoreaKiller
2
United Statesbinski
1
South KoreaKiller
2
United StatesgiX
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
United StatesEifeR
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
South KoreaKiller
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
South KoreaRevival
2
South KoreaMarineKing
1
United StatesSasquatch
1
South KoreaRevival
2
FranceStephano
0
South KoreaRevival
2
South KoreaGanZi
L
United Statesgoswser
W
NetherlandsGrubby
2
United Statesgoswser
0
United StatesSheth
2
South KoreaHwangSin
0
South KoreaRain
0
United StatesSheth
2
NetherlandsGrubby
0
United StatesSheth
2
South KoreaLosirA
2
United StatesSheth
1
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaLosirA
1
South KoreaaLive
0
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaRevival
0
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaHerO
1
South KoreaTaeJa
2
South KoreaFirst
2
South KoreaTaeJa
0
South KoreaviOLet
0
South KoreaLeenock
2
United StatesIllusion
0
CanadaHuK
2
United StatesHawk
2
CanadaHuK
1
United StatesTriMaster
0
South Koreaasd
2
United StatesIdrA
1
South Koreaasd
2
United StatesHawk
0
South Koreaasd
2
South KoreaHeart
2
South Koreaasd
0
South KoreaAlicia
1
South KoreaHeart
2
South KoreaCranK
1
South KoreaHeart
2
United StatesCaliber
2
MexicoMaker
1
United Statesqxc
1
United StatesCaliber
2
GermanyGoOdy
2
South KoreaSeleCT
0
South KoreaRyung
2
GermanyGoOdy
0
United StatesCaliber
0
South KoreaRyung
2
South KoreaPuMa
0
South KoreaRyung
2
South KoreaTheStC
2
South KoreaRyung
0
South KoreaDaisy
1
South KoreaTheStC
2
South KoreaHeart
0
South KoreaTheStC
2
South KoreaviOLet
0
South KoreaTheStC
2
South KoreaLeenock
4
South KoreaTheStC
3
South KoreaFirst
1
South KoreaLeenock
4
  • Note: The Semifinals are the only round where an Extended Series can occur during the Championship Bracket, due to results from previous stages of the tournament not being carried over.
  • Semifinal match: If the Player who came from the Losers Bracket wins the initial Match, the Match will expand to a Best of 7, include the initial Match, and pick up where that Match left off.

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