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North American Star League Season 3

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[e][h]North American Star League Season 3
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Online/Offline
Location:
Canada Toronto
Format:
Group Stage
Single-elimination playoffs
Prize pool:
$100,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-04-11
End Date:
2012-07-15
Liquipedia tier:
Player breakdown
Number of players:
45
14
15
16
Maps
Chronology


Champion Stephano celebrating on stage

The North American Star League Season 3 is the third season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $100,000 prize pool over a three-month season.

For Season 3, NASL underwent a number of branding and employee changes. The organization updated the look of their logo, and hired the casting duo of MrBitter and RotterdaM as well as a third caster, Frodan.[1] A number of changes were made to their regular season play as well: effort is made to play and cast games live, and the winner of each match throughout the regular season is awarded $150.[2]

The Season 3 finals was held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada,[3][4] together with the 2012 WCS Canadian Nationals and the Collegiate Starleague Season 5 Canadian Championship. The event was cast by Gretorp & Frodan, RotterdaM & MrBitter, iNcontroL & IdrA, Day9 & Soe, and hosted by Clutch & Lauren Elise, with Kadium & Elemental casting in French.

Format[edit]

The third season is composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

Talents[edit]

  • French Commentators

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $100,000 is distributed throughout the season, with $150 awarded for each match won during the Divisions, and an undisclosed amount awarded to the winners of the Wildcards.[5]

Main Tournament[edit]

$60,000 are distributed as follows:

Participants[edit]

Players (45)
Protoss (14) Terran (15) Zerg (16)
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
Gama BearsGama Bears
Taiwan Sen
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Puzzle
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
mousesportsmousesports
Sweden MorroW
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States qxc
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Peru CatZ
mousesportsmousesports
Poland MaNa
Team ALTERNATETeam ALTERNATE
Italy ClouD
Team ALTERNATETeam ALTERNATE
Germany DarKFoRcE
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Alicia
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
South Korea CrazymoviNG
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada TT1
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Sweden Jinro
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Germany TLO
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States NonY
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
Belarus LoWeLy
incredible Panicincredible Panic
United States CrunCher
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
Russia Brat_OK
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States ViBE
FnaticFnatic
Romania NightEnD
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea Zenio
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HasuObs
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Rain
mTwmTw
Ukraine DIMAGA
Infinity SevenInfinity Seven
United States Axslav
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Polt
Team inFinityTeam inFinity
Norway TargA
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Canada HuK
SlayerSSlayerS
South Korea Ryung
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Sweden HayprO
Ukraine White-Ra
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
Ukraine Strelok
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States IdrA
SK GamingSK Gaming
South Korea MC
FnaticFnatic
South Korea aLive
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States Sheth
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
Sweden SjoW
MilleniumMillenium
France Stephano
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Netherlands Ret

Results[edit]

Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advances to the main event bracket
  • Of the second place finishers in each division, the three with the best record advance to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league are placed into a wildcard playoff with the top two of the open tournament to determine the remaining 8 spots in the offline finals
  • Players ranked 23-33 (11 players) in the league are eliminated but will be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league are eliminated and will not return