Season 2 World Championship

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Season 2 World Championship
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
Winner: Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins
Second: Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
Third: Moscow Fivelogo std.png Moscow Five
Fourth: CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe

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]



  • 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 US Dollars are spread among the teams as seen below:

Place Prize (%) Prize (USD) ≈Prize (EUR) Team
Gold.png 1 50% $ 1,000,000 € 770,000 Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins
Silver.png 2 12.5% $ 250,000 € 192,500 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
SF.png 3/4 7.5% $ 150,000 € 115,500 Moscow Fivelogo std.png Moscow Five
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
QF.png 5-8 3.75% $ 75,000 € 57,750 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
NaJin Swordlogo std.png NaJin Sword
Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Welogo std.png Team WE
9-10 2.5% $ 50,000 € 38,500 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime
Saigon Jokerslogo std.png Saigon Jokers
11-12 1.25% $ 25,000 € 19,250 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
Converted prizes calculated with values provided by on October 13th, 2012, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 0.77 Euros


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

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Group Stage

Group A Standings
1 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost 3 - 0 100%
2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2 - 1 67%
3 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime 1 - 2 33%
4 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming 0 - 3 0%
Group A Matches
AZF Azflogo std.png 1 0 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
CLG Prime Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 0 1 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
AZF Azflogo std.png 1 0 Sklogo std.png SK
SK Sklogo std.png 0 1 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime
CLG Prime Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png 0 1 Azflogo std.png AZF
SK Sklogo std.png 0 1 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
Group B Standings
1 NaJin Swordlogo std.png NaJin Sword 3 - 0 100%
2 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe 2 - 1 67%
3 Saigon Jokerslogo std.png Saigon Jokers 1 - 2 33%
4 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas 0 - 3 0%
Group B Matches
d Dignitaslogo std.png 0 1 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png 1 0 Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png 1 0 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
d Dignitaslogo std.png 0 1 Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
CLG EU CLGlogo2 std.png 1 0 Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png 1 0 Dignitaslogo std.png d

Bracket Stage

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
  Moscow Fivelogo std.png M5 2
  Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG 0
  Moscow Fivelogo std.png M5 1
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  Tpa std.png TPA 2
  NaJin Swordlogo std.png NJ SWD 0
  Tpa std.png TPA 3
  Azflogo std.png AZF 1
  Team SoloMidlogo 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

   Logo std.png Team BLUE 1
   Logo std.png Team RED 0
Team Rosters
Team BLUE Team RED
VoyboyCounter Logic Gaminglogo std.png Njswlogo std.pngMaKNooN
DiamondproxMoscow Fivelogo std.png Invictus Gaminglogo std.pngilluSioN
oceloteSklogo std.png Dignitaslogo std.pngscarra
ChaoxTeam SoloMidlogo 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.


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.


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