Global StarCraft II Team League

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Global StarCraft II Team League
Global StarCraft II Team League logo.png
Sport StarCraft II
Founded 2011
Director GomTV
Blizzard Entertainment
Country Worldwide
Official website http://www.gomexp.com/

GOMTV Global StarCraft II Team League (GSTL) is a StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm tournament hosted by GomTV and Blizzard Entertainment in South Korea. While the Global StarCraft II League is an individual competition, the GSTL focuses on team play. The GSTL is broadcast on Thursday and Friday, whereas the GOMTV Global StarCraft II League is broadcast on Monday to Wednesday.[1]

Teams[edit]

This is a list of teams currently participating in the GSTL (as of August 27, 2013).

  • FXOpen e-Sports (FXO)
  • Incredible Miracle (IM)[2]
  • Most Valuable Player (MVP)
  • Prime
  • StarTale (ST)
  • AZUBU
  • Axiom-Acer (AA)

Champions[edit]

Month Based Events[edit]

For the first season of the GOMTV Global StarCraft II League, the GSTL was a short, 4 day event that invited the top 8 Korean teams to play.[3] This format was eventually abandoned due to the popularity of the team leagues.[4]

Year Name of Tournament Winner Result of Final Runner-Up Liquipedia
2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II Team League Feb. Incredible Miracle (IM) 5 - 4 Startale (ST) Liquipedia
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Mar. SlayerS 5 - 4 Incredible Miracle (IM) Liquipedia
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League May SlayerS 5 - 4 Most Valuable Player (MVP) Liquipedia

Season Based Events[edit]

The GSTL format was drastically overhauled due to its popularity. The new format was season based, going on for three months at a time, and allowed all the teams that wanted to participate to participate, instead of limiting it to 8.[5] This season also saw the debut of non-Korean teams participating in the GSTL.

Year Name of Tournament Winner Result of Final Runner-Up Liquipedia
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 Most Valuable Player (MVP) 5 - 3 Prime Liquipedia
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 Prime 5 - 2 StarTale Quantic (StarTaleQ) Liquipedia
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 FXOpen e-Sports (FXO) 5 - 0 SlayerS Liquipedia
  • A disconnect happened in game four of the 2012 GSTL Season 1 Finals with PartinG vs MarineKing. The referees decided upon a regame which sparked heavy controversy as PartinG looked to be in the lead that game. MarineKing would end up winning the regame and continue to win the following three games which would secure the victory for Prime.
  • The 2012 GSTL Season 2 finals would mark the first time that an All-Kill would have been achieved in a finals. This was done by Koh "GuMiho" Byung Jae.

World Championship Team Events[edit]

Also on March 28, 2011 to March 29, 2011 GomTV hosted a special tournament called the 2011 LG Cinema 3D GOMTV World Championship Seoul. The GOMTV World Championship hosted Team Korea vs. World All Stars in a single elimination best of 15 format. The tournament lasted all the way till game 15 but the World All Stars could not complete the come back and beat Team Korea.

Year Name of Tournament Winner Result of Final Runner-Up Liquipedia
2011 Team Korea vs World All Stars (Seoul) Korea 8 - 7 World Liquipedia

Preseason Events[edit]

On February 12, it was announced that GomTV would be hosting a GSTL Preseason event for the first StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm.[6] This would be the first GomTV HotS tournament, and is played on the beta servers.

Year Name of Tournament Winner Result of Final Runner-Up Liquipedia
2013 2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Preseason Incredible Miracle (LG-IM) 4-2 AZUBU Liquipedia

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