Season 2 World Championship

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Season 2 World Championship
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League Information
Organizer: Riot Games
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Country United States USA
Location: Los Angeles, California
Prize pool: $2,000,000
Start Date: 2012-10-04
End Date: 2012-10-13
Links: Website
Results
Winner: Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins
Second: Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
Third: M5logo std.png Moscow Five
Fourth: CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
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The Season 2 World Championship was held in early October of 2012 in Los Angeles, California to conclude the $5 million USD season. Twelve qualifying teams from around the world participated in the championship, which boasted the largest prize pool in the history of e-sports tournaments at $2 million USD. The grand finals took place on October 13th at the Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California, while all group stage, quarterfinal, and semifinal matches took place the week before, between October 4th and 6th. The matches were cast by Deman, Phreak, Jatt, and Rivington while the event being hosted by veteran hosts Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham and Rachel "Seltzer" Quirico.[1][2] 8.2 million viewers tuned in to the World Championship broadcast, with a maximum of 1.1 million concurrent viewers, making the Season 2 World Championship the most watched eSports event in history at the time.[3] This record has since only been surpassed by the Season 3 World Championship.[4]

Overview

Format

  • Of the five first place teams (Team SoloMid, Moscow Five, Team WE, Taipei Assassins, and Azubu Frost) a random drawing was done to determine which four teams skip the group stage
    • The random drawing determined that Azubu Frost would go to the group stage while the others received a bye
  • Eight teams were divided into two groups of four
  • Group stage was round robin, best of one matches
  • Top two teams of each group advance to the bracket stage
    • In case of a tie, a single sudden death elimination game would be played between the tied teams. In case of a three way tie, the teams would play a round robin until a winner is decided. [5]
  • Grand Finals were best of five, all other bracket matches were best of three
  • All matches were played on the v1.0.0.147 World Championship Hotfix Patch with  Rengar,  Syndra and  Kha'Zix globally banned.[6]

Prize Pool

$2,000,000 USD (Approximately €1,540,000 EUR) is spread among the teams as follows:

Place Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1st $ 1,000,000 € 770,000 Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins
Silver.png 2nd $ 250,000 € 192,500 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
SF.png 3rd-4th $ 150,000 € 115,500 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
5th-8th $ 75,000 € 57,750 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword
Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Welogo std.png Team WE
9th-10th $ 50,000 € 38,500 Clglogo std.png CLG Prime
SAJlogo std.png Saigon Jokers
11th-12th $ 25,000 € 19,250 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Participants

The Participants qualified through the Regional Finals: [7]

  • Mainland China: July 26 – Shanghai, China at China Joy – 2 teams
  • Europe: August 16 – Cologne, Germany at Gamescom – 3 teams
  • North America: August 30 – Seattle, United States at PAX Prime – 3 teams
  • Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau: September 1 – Taipei, Taiwan at G1 – 1 team
  • Southeast Asia: September 9 – Da Nang, Vietnam at Tien Son Sports Palace – 1 team
  • Korea: September 21 – Seoul, Korea at the OGN eSports Stadium – 2 teams


Team SoloMid
Team SoloMidlogo square.png
USA Dyrus  
Canada TheOddOne
USA Reginald
Canada Chaox
USA Xpecial
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Team Dignitas
Team Dignitaslogo square.png
Venezuela Crumbzz  
USA IWillDominate
USA Scarra
USA imaqtpie
USA Patoy
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Moscow Five
Moscow Fivelogo square.png
Russia Darien  
Russia Diamondprox
Russia Alex Ich
Russia Genja
Armenia GoSu Pepper
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SK Gaming
SK Gaminglogo square.png
Germany Kev1n  
Spain Araneae
Spain ocelote
France YellOwStaR
Germany Nyph
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Taipei Assassins
Taipei Assassinslogo square.png
Taiwan Stanley  
Taiwan Lilballz
Hong Kong Toyz
Taiwan bebe
Taiwan MiSTakE
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Azubu Frost
Azubu Frostlogo square.png
South Korea Shy  
South Korea CloudTemplar
South Korea RapidStar
South Korea Woong
South Korea MadLife
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NaJin Sword
NaJin Swordlogo square.png
South Korea MaKNooN  
South Korea Watch
South Korea SSONG
South Korea PraY
South Korea Cain
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Team WE
Team WElogo square.png
China Caomei  
China ClearLove
China Misaya
China Weixiao
China FZZF
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Invictus Gaming
Invictus Gaminglogo square.png
China PDD  
China illuSioN
China Zz1tai
China Kid
China XiaoXiao
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Saigon Jokers
Saigon Jokerslogo square.png
Vietnam QTV  
Vietnam Violet
Vietnam NIXWATER
Vietnam Archie
Vietnam Junie
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Results

Group Stage

Group A
1. Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost 3-0
2. IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2-1
3. Clglogo std.png CLG Prime 1-2
4. Sklogo std.png SK Gaming 0-3
[]
Group A Matches
AZF Azflogo std.png 1 0 IGlogo std.png iG
CLG Prime Clglogo std.png 0 1 IGlogo std.png iG
AZF Azflogo std.png 1 0 Sklogo std.png SK
SK Sklogo std.png 0 1 Clglogo std.png CLG Prime
CLG Prime Clglogo std.png 0 1 Azflogo std.png AZF
SK Sklogo std.png 0 1 IGlogo std.png iG
Group B
1. NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword 3-0
2. CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe 2-1
3. SAJlogo std.png Saigon Jokers 1-2
4. Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 0-3
[]
Group B Matches
d Dignitaslogo std.png 0 1 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
NJ SWD NJ SWDlogo std.png 1 0 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
NJ SWD NJ SWDlogo std.png 1 0 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
d Dignitaslogo std.png 0 1 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
CLG EU CLGlogo2 std.png 1 0 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
NJ SWD NJ SWDlogo std.png 1 0 Dignitaslogo std.png d

Bracket Stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                     
  M5logo std.png M5 2
  IGlogo std.png iG 0
  M5logo std.png M5 1
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  NJ SWDlogo std.png NJ SWD 0
  Tpa std.png TPA 3
  Azflogo std.png AZF 1
  Tsmlogo std.png TSM 0
  Azflogo std.png AZF 2
  Azflogo std.png AZF 2
  CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU 1
  Welogo std.png WE 1
  CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU 2


For full picks, bans, and match statistics click here.

All-Star Showmatch

  Showmatch
     
   Logo std2.png Team BLUE 1
   Logo std2.png Team RED 0
Team Rosters
Team BLUE Team RED
VoyboyClglogo std.png Njswlogo std.pngMaKNooN
DiamondproxM5logo std.png IGlogo std.pngilluSioN
oceloteSklogo std.png Dignitaslogo std.pngscarra
ChaoxTsmlogo std.png Welogo std.pngWeixiao
KrepoCLGlogo2 std.png Sjlogo std.pngJunie
Full picks and bans of the match can be found here.

Technical Issues

During the last quarterfinal match on October 6th between CLG EU and Team WE, multiple technical difficulties occurred. Roughly twenty minutes into the second game, all ten players suddenly disconnected from the game, forcing a remake. Then, roughly sixty minutes into the third game, all ten players were again disconnected. A final attempt was made at finishing the third game, but due to more disconnects the last game and the following semifinals were rescheduled for October 10th. The cause of the connection issues is uncertain, but is suspected to have been caused by faulty hardware.

Controversy

During the World Championship Playoffs, five matches were found to have rule violations that required investigation. The five incidents all involved players looking away from their monitors and are as follows:

In the cases of Weixiao, Zz1tai, Dyrus, and Stanley, it was determined that the players gained no advantage and the first three players were issued warnings for unsportsmanlike conduct; Stanley was not given a warning since it was determined that he was adjusting to monitor glare. In the case of Woong, it was determined that his actions had an impact on the game, although not the overall outcome of the Azubu Frost vs. Team SoloMid match. Azubu Frost was issued a fine of $30,000 USD. More detailed information on each case can be found on Riot's official forum.

Schedule

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Streams

VODs

For non-English VODs, Click Here

Regional Distribution

  North America EuropeAsia
Qualified
336
QF
125
SF
22
Finals
2


Additional Content

Videos and Photos

Articles

See Also

External Links

References

  1. RiotMagus Tweet twitter.com
  2. Slasher Tweet twitter.com
  3. Riot: League of Legends Season 2 Championships most watched eSports event of all timegamespot.com
  4. 'League of Legends' eSports finals watched by 32 million people
  5. RiotRedBeard Reddit Post reddit.com
  6. RiotMarcou Forum Post na.leagueoflegends.com
  7. Season Two Championship: October 13, Los Angeles! leagueoflegends.com