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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(s):
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


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)
South Korea HerO
South Korea PuMa
Taiwan Sen
South Korea Puzzle
Sweden ThorZaIN
Sweden MorroW
South Korea HwangSin
United States qxc
Peru CatZ
Poland MaNa
Italy ClouD
Germany DarKFoRcE
South Korea Alicia
South Korea GanZi
South Korea CrazymoviNG
Canada TT1
Sweden Jinro
Germany TLO
United States NonY
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Belarus LoWeLy
United States CrunCher
Russia Brat_OK
United States ViBE
Romania NightEnD
South Korea SeleCT
South Korea Zenio
Germany HasuObs
South Korea Rain
Ukraine DIMAGA
United States Axslav
South Korea Polt
Norway TargA
Canada HuK
South Korea Ryung
Sweden HayprO
Ukraine White-Ra
Ukraine Strelok
United States IdrA
South Korea MC
South Korea aLive
United States Sheth
Sweden SjoW
France Stephano
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