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2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1

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[e][h]2012 Auction All Kill OnGameNet Starleague
League Information
South Korea
South Korea Seoul
Prize pool:
$93,300 USD
Start Date:
End Date:
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Player breakdown
Number of players:

The 2012 Auction All-Kill OnGameNet Starleague is the first StarCraft II OnGameNet Starleague.


After the 2011-12 SK Planet Proleague Season 2 introduced StarCraft II as a KeSPA-sanctioned game, the 2012 Auction All Kill OnGameNet Starleague will be the first StarCraft II-only league with KeSPA Players competing alongside non-KeSPA players.

e-Sports Federation Players Participation[edit]

Main article about KeSPA's dispute with GOMTV and the e-Sports Federation

During the 2012 GSL Season 3, KeSPA announced that they will consider allowing their players to attempt to qualify for this season of the Global StarCraft II League, however on August 23 KeSPA announced that due to scheduling conflicts their players would not participate in this GSL season.[1]

Today, we have received an official response from KeSPA, stating that their players will, once again, not participate in the GSL Season 4 Code A qualifiers.


This announcement came as a surprise as KeSPA and ESF players have already been competing in the World Championship Series Korea Nationals and were scheduled to face off in the OnGameNet Starleague Season 1, as well as the progress made during the StarCraft II eSports Transition Conference where it was announced that the different leagues and KeSPA would be cooperating. Blizzard Korea staff immediately stated that they are disconcerted by KeSPA's announcement and will look over it and make an announcement about it soon.[2]

The next day on August 24 the eSports Federation announced that its players decided to support GOMTV in this conflict, and that all ESF players will not participate in the OSL until KeSPA's players participate in the GSL.[3] With the OSL Season 1 Round of 16 scheduled to take place on August 28 where the ESF's most prominent players were matched against KeSPA's most prominent players this boycott left KeSPA no choice but to announce that they will allow their players to participate in the next GSL Season, Season 5.[4]

On August 25 the eSports Federation replied to KeSPA's decision regarding GSL Season 5, saying that while this is a step in the right direction, they will not participate in the OSL until KeSPA players participate in the GSL and until KeSPA will allow its players to participate in any future GSL seasons as well.[5]



  • 12 groups, each with a maximum of 32 player.
  • Each group is a Single-elimination Bracket.
  • Best of 3.
  • Group winner qualifies for the Dual Tournament.

Dual Tournament[edit]

Dual Tournament format.

  • Best of 1.
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
  • The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winner’s match.
  • The victor places first in the group and advances to the Main Tournament.
  • The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Loser’s match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group and is eliminated from the tournament.
  • The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner gets second place in the group and advances to Main Tournament.
  • The loser places third in the group and is eliminated from the tournament.

Main Tournament[edit]

  • Ro16: Group Stage format.
  • Group Nominations.
  • Round-robin.
  • Best of 1.
  • Top 2 advance to Quarterfinals.
  • Quarterfinals: Single-elimination playoffs.
  • Quarterfinals: Best of 5.
  • Semifinals: Best of 7.
  • Finals: Best of 7.

Main Tournament Casters:

Map Pool[edit]

Preliminaries Dual Tournament Main Tournament
WCS Antiga Shipyard WCS Antiga Shipyard WCS Antiga Shipyard
WCS Entombed Valley WCS Entombed Valley WCS Entombed Valley
WCS Ohana LE WCS Ohana LE WCS Ohana LE
WCS Daybreak LE

Prize Pool[edit]

Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from on October 27, 2012: 1,000 KRW = 0.91216 USD.


Two separate qualifiers will be held: one for non-KeSPA players, and one for KeSPA players.[6]


Protoss (10) Terran (9) Zerg (11)
Seeded Non-KeSPA Players into Dual Tournament (4)
SK GamingSK Gaming
South Korea MC
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea Mvp
Incredible MiracleIncredible Miracle
South Korea NesTea
South Korea DongRaeGu
Qualified Non-KeSPA Players for Dual Tournament (12)
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
South Korea San
South Korea ByuN
South Korea Min
South Korea Oz
South Korea MarineKing
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Symbol
South Korea PartinG
New Star HoSeoNew Star HoSeo
South Korea Seal
South Korea Super
South Korea CoCa
South Korea Sniper
South Korea YugiOh
Seeded KeSPA Players into Dual Tournament (2)
KT RolsterKT Rolster
South Korea Flash
Woongjin StarsWoongjin Stars
South Korea ZerO
Qualified KeSPA Players for Dual Tournament (10)
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Rain
8th Team8th Team
South Korea TY
8th Team8th Team
South Korea Savage
Woongjin StarsWoongjin Stars
South Korea BisAnG
South Korea INnoVation
Woongjin StarsWoongjin Stars
South Korea Soulkey
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea BeSt
South Korea Last
Woongjin StarsWoongjin Stars
South Korea Flying
South Korea Classic
Seeded KeSPA Players into Round of 16 (2)
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea JangBi
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea FanTaSy

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