World Championship Season 2

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Season 2 World Championship
LoLS2.jpg
Tournament Information
OrganizerRiot Games
Prize Pool$2,000,000
LinksWebsite
Location & Dates
Region
INT
 International
Event TypeOffline
CountryUnited States United States
LocationLos Angeles, California
Start Date2012-10-04
End Date2012-10-13
Broadcast
ScheduleLink (Spoiler-Free)
Results
WinnerTpa std.png Taipei Assassins
SecondAzflogo std.png Azubu Frost
ThirdMoscow Fivelogo std.png Moscow Five
FourthCLGlogo2 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 13 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 4 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 was later surpassed by the Season 3 World Championship.[4]

Overview

Format

  • Of the five first seeds (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 RengarSquare.png Rengar, SyndraSquare.png Syndra and Kha'ZixSquare.png 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 http://www.xe.com on October 13, 2012, as follows:
  • $ 1 US Dollars = € 0.77 Euros

Participants

Qualifications
Region Seed Team Qualification Date Qualification Path
CN
China
1 Welogo std.png Team WE ??? China Circuit Points
2 Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming 2012-07-27 Season 2 China Regional Finals
EU
Europe
1 Moscow Fivelogo std.png Moscow Five 2012-08-19 Season 2 Europe Regional Finals
2 Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
3 CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
KR
Korea
1 Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost 2012-09-08 Champions 2012 Summer Champion
2 NaJin Swordlogo std.png NaJin Sword 2012-09-21 Season 2 Korea Regional Finals
NA
North America
1 Team SoloMidlogo std.png Team SoloMid 2012-09-02 Season 2 North America Regional Finals
2 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
3 Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime
SEA
Southeast Asia
1 Saigon Jokerslogo std.png Saigon Jokers 2012-09-09 Season 2 Southeast Asia Regional Finals
LMS
Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao
1 Tpa std.png Taipei Assassins 2012-09-01 Season 2 Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macao Regional Finals

Eye - Show All.pngRosters

Results

Group Stage

Group A
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
KR
Azflogo std.png Azubu Frost
3 - 0 100%
2
CN
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2 - 1 67%
3
NA
Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.png CLG Prime
1 - 2 33%
4
EU
Sklogo std.png SK Gaming
0 - 3 0%
[]
Group A Matches
2012-10-04
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
Legend
Playoffs
Eliminated
Standings Help Icon 2.png
1
KR
NaJin Swordlogo std.png NaJin Sword
3 - 0 100%
2
EU
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG Europe
2 - 1 67%
3
SEA
Saigon Jokerslogo std.png Saigon Jokers
1 - 2 33%
4
NA
Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas
0 - 3 0%
[]
Group B Matches
2012-10-04
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
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

Playoffs

  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


All-Star Showmatch

  Showmatch
     
   Team BLUE 1
   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 Saigon Jokerslogo std.pngJunie

Schedule

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Finals
Game Schedule
Round Match Result Date YOU PDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream Reddit
Group A
AZF Azflogo std.png
vs
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
1:0 2012,10,04,16,00 2012,10,04,16,00 09:00 18:00 01:00 1 -
Group A
vs
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
0:1 2012,10,04,17,00 2012,10,04,17,00 10:00 19:00 02:00 1 -
Group A
AZF Azflogo std.png
vs
Sklogo std.png SK
1:0 2012,10,04,18,00 2012,10,04,18,00 11:00 20:00 03:00 1 -
Group A
SK Sklogo std.png
vs
0:1 2012,10,04,19,00 2012,10,04,19,00 12:00 21:00 04:00 1 -
Group A
vs
Azflogo std.png AZF
0:1 2012,10,04,20,00 2012,10,04,20,00 13:00 22:00 05:00 1 -
Group A
SK Sklogo std.png
vs
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
0:1 2012,10,04,21,00 2012,10,04,21,00 14:00 23:00 06:00 1 -
Group B
d Dignitaslogo std.png
vs
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
0:1 2012,10,04,22,00 2012,10,04,22,00 15:00 00:00 07:00 1 -
Group B
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png
vs
Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
1:0 2012,10,04,23,00 2012,10,04,23,00 16:00 01:00 08:00 1 -
Group B
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png
vs
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
1:0 2012,10,05,00,00 2012,10,05,00,00 17:00 02:00 09:00 1 -
Group B
d Dignitaslogo std.png
vs
Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
0:1 2012,10,05,01,00 2012,10,05,01,00 18:00 03:00 10:00 1 -
Group B
CLG EU CLGlogo2 std.png
vs
Saigon Jokerslogo std.png SAJ
1:0 2012,10,05,02,00 2012,10,05,02,00 19:00 04:00 11:00 1 -
Group B
NJ SWD NaJin Swordlogo std.png
vs
Dignitaslogo std.png d
1:0 2012,10,05,03,00 2012,10,05,03,00 20:00 05:00 12:00 1 -
Game Schedule
Round Match Result Date YOU PDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream Reddit
Quarter
M5 Moscow Fivelogo std.png
vs
Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
2:0 2012,10,05,19,00 2012,10,05,19,00 12:00 21:00 04:00 12 -
Quarter
TPA Tpa std.png
vs
NaJin Swordlogo std.png NJ SWD
2:0 2012,10,05,21,00 2012,10,05,21,00 14:00 23:00 06:00 12 -
Quarter
TSM Team SoloMidlogo std.png
vs
Azflogo std.png AZF
0:2 2012,10,05,23,00 2012,10,05,23,00 16:00 01:00 08:00 12 -
Game Schedule
Round Match Result Date YOU PDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream Reddit
Quarter
WE Welogo std.png
vs
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
1:2 2012,10,11,00,00 2012,10,11,00,00 17:00 02:00 09:00 123 -
Semi
M5 Moscow Fivelogo std.png
vs
Tpa std.png TPA
1:2 2012,10,11,02,00 2012,10,11,02,00 19:00 04:00 11:00 123 -
Semi
AZF Azflogo std.png
vs
CLGlogo2 std.png CLG EU
2:1 2012,10,11,04,00 2012,10,11,04,00 21:00 06:00 13:00 123 -
Game Schedule
Round Match Result Date YOU PDT CEST KST Countdown VoDs/Stream Reddit
Pre-Finals Show Pre-Finals Show TBD 2012,10,13,23,30 2012,10,13,23,30 16:30 01:30 08:30 1 -
Finals
TPA Tpa std.png
vs
Azflogo std.png AZF
3:1 2012,10,14,00,30 2012,10,14,00,30 17:30 02:30 09:30 1234 -

Technical Issues

During the last quarterfinal match on October 6 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 10. The cause of the connection issues is uncertain, but is suspected to have been caused by faulty hardware.

Regional Distribution

Teams

CN
 China
EU
 Europe
KR
 Korea
NA
 North America
SEA
 SEA
LMS
 TW, HK, MCO
Groups
232311
Quarterfinals
22211
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Players

Armenia ArmeniaBelgium BelgiumCanada CanadaChina ChinaDenmark DenmarkFrance FranceGermany GermanyHong Kong Hong KongRussia RussiaSouth Korea South KoreaSpain SpainTaiwan TaiwanUnited Kingdom UKUnited States United StatesVenezuela VenezuelaVietnam Vietnam
Groups
1131121314102411015
Quarterfinals
111112211410413
Semifinals
112114541
Finals
154
Winner
14
Players who played at least one game are listed here.

Regional Game Records

CN
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EU
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KR
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NA
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SEA
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LMS
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Net Record WR %
CN
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
2 - 4 0 - 1 1 - 0 - - 3 - 5 0.37
EU
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
4 - 2 1 - 4 1 - 1 1 - 0 1 - 2 8 - 9 0.47
KR
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
1 - 0 4 - 1 4 - 0 1 - 0 1 - 5 11 - 6 0.64
NA
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
0 - 1 1 - 1 0 - 4 0 - 1 - 1 - 7 0.12
SEA
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
- 0 - 1 0 - 1 1 - 0 - 1 - 2 0.33
LMS
Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png
- 2 - 1 5 - 1 - - 7 - 2 0.77
Note: Each individual game in which a team from one region plays a team from another is included. Games between teams from the same region are not included, so there may be some discrepancy between the sum of individual team records within a region and the net records shown here.

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.

Media

Streams

Videos and Photos

Articles

Previews

Live Coverage

Other

Recaps

External Links

Locations & Broadcast

United States Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center
Capacity - 18,188
StaplesCenter-2016Worlds.jpg
1111 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015

References