GSL-MLG Exchange Program

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The GSL-MLG Exchange Program, which was first announced on May 13th 2011,[1] is a cooperation between the GOMTV Global Starcraft II League and Major League Gaming. Under this program, players from one league are invited to play in the other.

The Exchange Program is currently in effect for the 2011 Season of the MLG Pro Circuit starting from MLG Columbus 2011


The rules are taken from the official press release[2].

Pro Circuit Players Competing in the GSL

  • At MLG Columbus, the Top 3 non-Korean finishers will each be placed into GSL Code A.
  • At every 2011 Pro Circuit Live Competition after MLG Columbus, GSL placement will occur as follows:
  • Code S status will be awarded to the highest placing player, regardless of country of origin, who doesn't already have Code S status.
  • Code A status will be awarded to the next three highest placing non-Korean players.
  • If Code S status is awarded to a Korean player, or not awarded at all, Code A status also will be awarded to the 4th highest placing non-Korean player.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses for these players will be provided by the GSL.

GSL Pro Players Competing on the MLG Pro Circuit

  • MLG will invite four Korean pro players to each Pro Circuit Live Competition.
  • These players will be placed directly into the Championship Pools, one into each Pool.
  • Their placement in the Pools will be determined by their GSL rank.
  • All travel and accommodation expenses for these players will be provided by MLG.
  • For MLG Columbus, we will also be inviting a player from the CSN tournament, currently in progress. This player will be seeded into the Open Bracket, and their travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by CSN.

Related events[edit]

MLG Columbus 2011[edit]

GSL Invites GSL Seeds awarded
South Korea  MC* Sweden  NaNiwa
South Korea  MMA Sweden  ThorZaIN
South Korea  LosirA USA  Sheth
South Korea  Moon Peru  Fenix
  • MC replaced Bomber due to visa issues.[3]
  • Code S was NOT awarded at this event.

MLG Anaheim 2011[edit]

GSL Invites GSL Seeds awarded
South Korea  MMA South Korea  MMA
South Korea  DongRaeGu Sweden  NaNiwa
South Korea  Mvp Sweden  SjoW
South Korea  BoxeR South Korea  SeleCT

MLG Raleigh 2011[edit]

GSL Invites GSL Seeds awarded
South Korea  TricKsteR South Korea  DongRaeGu
South Korea  Bomber
South Korea  NaDa
South Korea  CoCa

MLG Orlando 2011[edit]

GSL Invites GSL Seeds awarded
South Korea  HongUn South Korea  MC
South Korea  Bomber
South Korea  BoxeR
South Korea  July

MLG Providence 2011[edit]

It was thought that NaNiwa was awarded the Code S spot, but was revoked due to events in the Blizzard Cup. There was contention with reports saying that GOM[4] went back on their word with the removal of his earned spot[5] and NaNiwa not having earned a spot in the first place.[6] It was later revealed by MLG that MLG Providence did not offer a Code S spot as Gom changed it so that Code S would not be awarded, but instead the top two finishers would be sent to the Blizzard Cup instead.[7] This means that NaNiwa would have never gotten a Code S spot.