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IeSF 2012 World Championship

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[e][h]IeSF 2012 World Championship
League Information
South Korea South Korea
Group Stage,
Single-elimination Bracket
Prize Pool:
₩5,000,000 KRW
(≃ $4,490 USD)
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
Number of Players:
Protoss 12
Terran 5
Zerg 8

The IeSF 2012 World Championship is the fourth international e-Sports tournament held by the International e-Sports Federation. This event was held in Cheonan, South Korea from 2 October to 6 October 2012.[1] Khaldor and Wolf casted the event in English.[2]

Tournament Information[edit]

Official titles[edit]

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • A.V.A (Alliance of Valiant Arms)[3]

Women's Invitational Match[edit]

IeSF has also given the opportunity to federations of all countries to send a woman to participate in the Women's Invitational Match.[4] Winners (first, second and third place) receive a medal.[5]

Prize Pool[edit]

The official Rules of the Tournament[5] indicate the following division of awards:

  • Composite Performance Award (1st rank nation, and 2nd rank nation)
  • Awards for each title (1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place)

Composite Performance Award[edit]

The first two nations receive a trophy for Composite Performance Award. The rank of each member nation is determined based on the sum of points acquired from results of each official title, as follows:

Rank 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5 - 8th 9 - 16th 17 - 32nd
Points 100 51 31 21 16 11 5

The nations which participated in A.V.A continental preliminaries obtain 11 points.

Ranking of Nations[edit]

See full rankings on

Place Nation Score
SC2 Tekken A.V.A Total
1st South Korea South Korea 16 100 100 216
2nd Austria Austria 100 5 0 105
3rd Romania Romania 51 11 11 73

Awards for each title[edit]

A total prize money of ₩60,000,000, provided accordingly with ranking of each title, is announced in the official rules.[5] However, MSSA, the South African member of IeSF, announced the following prize pool for each title:[6]

  • A.V.A: ₩20,000,000 (circa $18,000)
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2: ₩5,000,000 (circa $4,500)
  • StarCraft II: ₩5,000,000 (circa $4,500), spread as follows:

Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from on October 5, 2012: 1,000 KRW = 0.90078 USD.


Group Stage[edit]

  • 8 groups
  • Best-of-one matches
  • Top 2 players of each group to the playoffs


  • 16-player Single-elimination Bracket
  • Best-of-three from Round of 16 until Semifinals
  • Final Match in a best-of-five


Detailed information: IeSF 2012 World Championship Qualifiers

a On 18 July 2012, the Namibian federation NESA disbanded,[7] and the Namibia Qualifier has therefore been cancelled.[8]
b The Sri Lankan Qualifier has been cancelled on the day it was supposed to be held.[9]
c HasuObs tweeted that Socke was going to represent Germany at IeSF.[10] However, whether this an invitation or the result of a qualifier is not known.
d Only a few players registered to the qualifiers, but nobody wanted to compete against Giantt, who thus qualified by default.


Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (8)
Romania NightEnD Netherlands PoYo Taiwan Sen
Finland Welmu Serbia VladoicA Sweden SortOf
Israel Zanubis Denmark Dreambunny Spain AlaStOr
Russia VERDI France Dayshi Switzerland FluNIgs
Belgium Makouni Bangladesh Reaper Singapore Yekke
Austria monchi Egypt Alinab Australia PiG
Malaysia Zeal Bulgaria Giantt
Kazakhstan Masterok
Germany Socke
South Korea Squirtle
South Africa PandaTank
Vietnam ThuoClao
Maldives Ali Nizam Basheer
  • Azad Mammadli also participated to represent Azerbaijan, but which race he played is unknown.
  • RiseN was replaced by Zeal, the runner-up of the Malaysian qualifier.
  • Stellar, although he qualified, did not participate to the Main Tournament.


  1. The schedule of the IeSF World Championship 2012, 22 August 2012.
  2. Khaldor's tweet about the event schedule and cast Retrieved on 1 October 2012
  3. Official Titles of IeSF 2012 World Championship, 22 August 2012.
  4. IeSF Notice for Members (Women's Invitational Match) IeSF June 2012 Newsletter, page 2., 10 June 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 IeSF 2012 World Championship Rules of the Tournament
  6. Prize Pool (post by MSSA)., 4 August 2012.
  7. NESA to be dissolved, 18 July 2012.
  8. Namibia Qualifiers Registration Details, Last updated on 17 July 2012.
  9. Cancellation of Sri Lankan qualifier
  10. HasuObs's tweet about the German representative Retrieved on 6 September 2012