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World Championship Season 2

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Season 2 World Championship
LoLS2.jpg
League Information
Organizer:Riot Games
Event TypeOffline
CountryUnited States USA
Start date2012-10-04
End date2012-10-13

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]

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]

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


Eye - Show All.pngRosters

Prize Pool

$ 2,000,000 US dollars are spread among the teams as follows :
PlacePrize (USD)≈Prize (EUR)Team
Gold.png$ 1,000,000 € 772,050 TPAlogo std.png Taipei Assassins
Silver.png$ 250,000 € 193,012.5 AZFlogo std.png Azubu Frost
SF.png$ 150,000 € 115,807.5 M5logo std.png Moscow Five
CLG EUlogo std.png CLG Europe
5-8th$ 75,000 € 57,903.75 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
NJ SWDlogo std.png NaJin Sword
TSMlogo std.png Team SoloMid
WElogo std.png Team WE
9-10th$ 50,000 € 38,602.5 CLG Primelogo std.png CLG Prime
SAJlogo std.png Saigon Jokers
11-12th$ 25,000 € 19,301.25 SKlogo std.png SK Gaming
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas

Results

Group Stage

Group A
1. AZFlogo std.png Azubu Frost 3-0
2. IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2-1
3. CLG Primelogo 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 CLG Primelogo std.png 0 1 IGlogo std.png iG
AZF AZFlogo std.png 1 0 SKlogo std.png SK
SK SKlogo std.png 0 1 CLG Primelogo std.png CLG Prime
CLG Prime CLG Primelogo 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. CLG EUlogo 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 CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU
NJSW NJ SWDlogo std.png 1 0 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
NJSW NJ SWDlogo std.png 1 0 CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU
d Dignitaslogo std.png 0 1 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
CLG EU CLG EUlogo std.png 1 0 SAJlogo std.png SAJ
NJSW 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
  TPAlogo std.png TPA 2
  TPAlogo std.png TPA 2
  NJ SWDlogo std.png NJSW 0
  TPAlogo std.png TPA 3
  AZFlogo std.png AZF 1
  TSMlogo std.png TSM 0
  AZFlogo std.png AZF 2
  AZFlogo std.png AZF 2
  CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 1
  WElogo std.png WE 1
  CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 2


For full picks, bans, and match statistics click here

All-Star Showmatch

  Showmatch
     
   Team BLUE 1
   Team RED 0
Team Rosters
Team BLUE Team RED
VoyboyCLG Primelogo std.png NJ SWDlogo std.pngMaKNooN
DiamondproxM5logo std.png IGlogo std.pngilluSioN
oceloteSKlogo std.png Dignitaslogo std.pngscarra
ChaoxTSMlogo std.png WElogo std.pngWeixiao
KrepoCLG EUlogo std.png SAJlogo 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

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
October 4th
Round Match PST EST CEST KST
Group A AZF AZFlogo std.png vs. IGlogo std.png iG 09:00 12:00 18:00 01:00
Group A CLG Prime CLG Primelogo std.png vs. IGlogo std.png iG 10:00 13:00 19:00 02:00
Group A AZF AZFlogo std.png vs. SKlogo std.png SK 11:00 14:00 20:00 03:00
Group A SK SKlogo std.png vs. CLG Primelogo std.png CLG Prime 12:00 15:00 21:00 04:00
Group A CLG Prime CLG Primelogo std.png vs. AZFlogo std.png AZF 13:00 16:00 22:00 05:00
Group A SK SKlogo std.png vs. IGlogo std.png iG 14:00 17:00 23:00 06:00
Group B d Dignitaslogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 15:00 18:00 00:00 07:00
Group B NJSW NJ SWDlogo std.png vs. SAJlogo std.png SAJ 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00
Group B NJSW NJ SWDlogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00
Group B d Dignitaslogo std.png vs. SAJlogo std.png SAJ 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00
Group B CLG EU CLG EUlogo std.png vs. SAJlogo std.png SAJ 19:00 22:00 04:00 11:00
Group B NJSW NJ SWDlogo std.png vs. Dignitaslogo std.png d 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00
October 5th
Round Match PST EST CEST KST
Ro8 M5 M5logo std.png vs. IGlogo std.png iG 12:00 15:00 21:00 04:00
Ro8 TPA TPAlogo std.png vs. NJ SWDlogo std.png NJSW 14:00 17:00 23:00 06:00
Ro8 TSM TSMlogo std.png vs. AZFlogo std.png AZF 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00
October 6th
Round Match PST EST CEST KST
Ro8 WE WElogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 12:00 15:00 21:00 04:00
Ro4 M5 M5logo std.png vs. TPAlogo std.png TPA 14:00 17:00 23:00 06:00
Ro4 AZF AZFlogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 16:00 19:00 01:00 08:00
October 10th
Round Match PST EST CEST KST
Ro8 WE WElogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 17:00 20:00 02:00 09:00
Ro4 M5 M5logo std.png vs. TPAlogo std.png TPA 18:00 21:00 03:00 10:00
Ro4 AZF AZFlogo std.png vs. CLG EUlogo std.png CLG EU 20:00 23:00 05:00 12:00
October 13th
Round Match PST EST CEST KST
Finals TPA TPAlogo std.png vs. AZFlogo std.png AZF 17:30 20:30 02:30 09:30

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