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2012 MLG Winter Arena

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[e][h]2012 MLG Winter Arena
League Information
Organizer(s):
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States New York
Format:
1v1, Double-elimination
Prize Pool:
$26,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-02-24
End Date:
2012-02-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
13
10
9
Maps
Chronology


The 2012 MLG Winter Arena was an 32-player tournament held from February 24 to 26 at the MLG headquarters in New York City. It marked MLG's first 2012 LAN event as well as the debut for the new MLG Pro Circuit system. The event had no live spectator audience was only about to be watched through online streaming video.[1] On February 13, it was announced that the Winter Arena would be completely pay-per-view, with no free stream option.[2] Tasteless, Artosis, djWHEAT, and Rob "Malarh" Simpson were confirmed as the event's main casters. Additionally, Tumba, itmeJP, Robin, and Adebisi were confirmed as side casters for the event.[3]

Format[edit]

  • Double-elimination bracket.
    • All matches are Bo3.
    • Extended Series rule: Rematches are Bo7 starting from the results of the previous meeting.

Talents[edit]

  • Side Stream Commentators

Prize Pool[edit]

The $26,000 prize pool was spread amongst the players as shown below:

The top 16 players were seeded into pool play and received an all-expenses paid trip to the 2012 Winter Championship in Columbus. The bottom 16 players were seeded into the open winners bracket round 5.

Participants[edit]

Protoss (13) Terran (10) Zerg (9)
Qualified through 2011 MLG Providence (8)
Sweden NaNiwa South Korea Mvp South Korea Leenock
Canada HuK South Korea DongRaeGu
South Korea MC Sweden HayprO
United States IdrA
Qualified through the European Qualifier (8)
Germany Socke Sweden SjoW Netherlands Ret
Russia Pomi Sweden merz South Korea viOLet
Netherlands Grubby Sweden ThorZaIN
Qualified through the Korean Qualifier (8)
South Korea Oz South Korea MarineKing South Korea NesTea
South Korea PartinG South Korea GanZi South Korea LosirA
South Korea San South Korea TheStC
Qualified through the North American Qualifier (8)
Canada DdoRo Canada Drewbie United States Sheth
Sweden SaSe United Kingdom DeMusliM*
United States Axslav Canada dde
United States Minigun

*Artist was able to qualify but canceled his participation, a consolation bracket was played where DeMusliM came out victorious.[4]

Results[edit]

Upper Round 1
Upper Round 1
UB Round 1
UB R1
Upper Round 2
Upper Round 2
UB Round 2
UB R2
Upper Bracket Quarter-Finals
Upper Bracket Quarter-Finals
Upper Quarter-Finals
UB Quarter-Finals
UB QF
Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
Upper Bracket Semi-Finals
Upper Semi-Finals
UB Semi-Finals
UB SF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Final
UB Final
Grand Final
Grand Final
GF
South KoreaLeenock
2
Canadadde
1
SwedenThorZaIN
2
United StatesSheth
0
South KoreaLeenock
2
SwedenThorZaIN
1
South KoreaNesTea
1
United KingdomDeMusliM
2
South KoreaOz
2
United StatesIdrA
1
United KingdomDeMusliM
1
South KoreaOz
2
South KoreaLeenock
0
South KoreaOz
2
CanadaHuK
2
United StatesMinigun
1
GermanySocke
2
CanadaDdoRo
0
CanadaHuK
2
GermanySocke
0
NetherlandsRet
2
SwedenSaSe
1
South KoreaSan
0
South KoreaMvp
2
NetherlandsRet
2
South KoreaMvp
1
CanadaHuK
2
NetherlandsRet
1
South KoreaOz
0
CanadaHuK
2
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaGanZi
1
RussiaPomi
1
South KoreaPartinG
2
South KoreaDongRaeGu
1
South KoreaPartinG
2
CanadaDrewbie
0
South KoreaTheStC
2
Swedenmerz
0
South KoreaMC
2
South KoreaTheStC
0
South KoreaMC
2
South KoreaPartinG
2
South KoreaMC
1
SwedenHayprO
0
SwedenSjoW
2
United StatesAxslav
1
South KoreaviOLet
2
SwedenSjoW
0
South KoreaviOLet
2
South KoreaLosirA
1
South KoreaMarineKing
2
NetherlandsGrubby
1
SwedenNaNiwa
2
South KoreaMarineKing
2
SwedenNaNiwa
0
South KoreaviOLet
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
South KoreaPartinG
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
CanadaHuK
0
South KoreaMarineKing
2
Lower Round 1
Lower Round 1
LB Round 1
LB R1
Lower Round 2
Lower Round 2
LB Round 2
LB R2
Lower Round 3
Lower Round 3
LB Round 3
LB R3
Lower Round 4
Lower Round 4
LB Round 4
LB R4
Lower Round 5
Lower Round 5
LB Round 5
LB R5
Lower Bracket Quarter-Finals
Lower Bracket Quarter-Finals
Lower Quarter-Finals
LB Quarter-Finals
LB QF
Lower Bracket Semi-Finals
Lower Bracket Semi-Finals
Lower Semi-Finals
LB Semi-Finals
LB SF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Final
LB Final
Canadadde
1
United StatesSheth
2
SwedenNaNiwa
2
United StatesSheth
1
South KoreaNesTea
2
United StatesIdrA
0
SwedenSjoW
1
South KoreaNesTea
2
SwedenNaNiwa
2
South KoreaNesTea
1
South KoreaLeenock
1
SwedenNaNiwa
2
United StatesMinigun
1
CanadaDdoRo
2
South KoreaTheStC
2
CanadaDdoRo
0
SwedenSaSe
2
South KoreaSan
1
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
SwedenSaSe
0
South KoreaTheStC
0
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
NetherlandsRet
0
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
SwedenNaNiwa
0
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaPartinG
South KoreaDongRaeGu
South KoreaGanZi
2
RussiaPomi
0
South KoreaMvp
0
South KoreaGanZi
2
CanadaDrewbie
0
Swedenmerz
2
GermanySocke
2
Swedenmerz
0
South KoreaGanZi
2
GermanySocke
1
South KoreaMC
0
South KoreaGanZi
2
SwedenHayprO
2
United StatesAxslav
1
United KingdomDeMusliM
2
SwedenHayprO
0
South KoreaLosirA
0
NetherlandsGrubby
2
SwedenThorZaIN
1
NetherlandsGrubby
2
United KingdomDeMusliM
2
NetherlandsGrubby
1
South KoreaviOLet
2
United KingdomDeMusliM
0
South KoreaGanZi
0
South KoreaviOLet
2
South KoreaOz
2
South KoreaviOLet
0
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaOz
1
CanadaHuK
0
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
South KoreaMarineKing
1
3
South KoreaDongRaeGu
2
0
Extended Series rule:
Best-of-seven series start off 2-0 or 2-1 based on results from previous meeting. In the Grand Final, an extended series occurs when the finalist coming from the losers' bracket wins the first best of three.
Coming from the Winners Bracket, MarineKing only had to win a best of 3 to take first place. If not, the series would extend into a best of 7. DongRaeGu won the first series 2-1, but MarineKing came back to take the overall best of 7 series with a 4-2 score.

Consolation Bracket[edit]

February 26, 2012

Quarter-Finals
Quarter-Finals
Q.-Finals
QF
Semi-Finals
Semi-Finals
S.-Finals
SF
Final
Final
F
SwedenHayprO
2
SwedenThorZaIN
0
Swedenmerz
W
South KoreaMvp
0
SwedenHayprO
2
Swedenmerz
0
SwedenSaSe
W
CanadaDdoRo
0
United StatesSheth
W
SwedenSjoW
0
SwedenSaSe
W
United StatesSheth
0
SwedenHayprO
2
SwedenSaSe
1

This bracket was used to determine the 17 and 18th placed finishers. In the event one of the top 16 does not attend MLG Columbus the next highest finisher will be seeded directly in to pool play. [5][6]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Ro32
13109
Ro24
987
Ro16
745
Ro12
534
Ro8
422
Ro6
312
Ro4
211
Ro3
111
Finals
11
Winner
1

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