2012 MLG Winter Championship
The 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship is the final event of the 2012 MLG Winter season, to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.
- Double-elimination bracket.
- Bottom 16 players of the 2012 MLG Winter Arena are seeded into the Open Winners Bracket Round 5.
- Top 8 advance to Pool Play.
- Next 8 advance to bottom of Championship Bracket.
- 16 top players from the 2012 MLG Winter Arena.
- 8 players from the Open Bracket.
- 4 round-robin groups of 6 players.
- All players advance to Championship Bracket.
- 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.
- Main Stream Commentator s
$76,000 is spread among the players as seen below:
| 1st||$25,000|| MarineKing|| Prime|
| 2nd||$15,000|| DongRaeGu|| coL.MVP|
| 3rd||$9,000|| Heart|| compLexity Gaming|
| 4th||$5,500|| HuK|| Evil Geniuses|
|5th-6th||$3,500|| PartinG|| StarTale|
|7th-8th||$2,250|| viOLet|| Team Empire|
| NaNiwa|| Quantic Gaming|
|9th||$1,500|| MC|| SK Gaming|
|10th||$1,500|| aLive|| Fnatic|
|11th||$1,500|| Socke|| Team ALTERNATE|
|12th||$1,500|| JYP|| Evil Geniuses|
|13th-16th||$1,000|| TheStC|| Old Generations|
| Ret|| Team Liquid|
| Polt|| Team SCV Life|
| SaSe|| Quantic Gaming|
1 NesTea and Leenock had to cancel, HayprO and SaSe were the next two seeds from the 2012 MLG Winter Arena.
- Main article: 2012 MLG Winter Championship Open Winners' Bracket
- Main article: 2012 MLG Winter Championship Open Losers' Bracket
* Player qualified via Open Bracket.
Championship Losers' Bracket Round 1-6
Championship Bracket Round 7-11
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.
MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship Gallery