MLG Columbus Top 20
MLG Columbus Pools
Let me explain some things here for those confused of how MLG's groups work, how these specific groups came to be, and certain players are in the championship bracket.
The Championship Bracket Pools and Open Bracket Pools are dependent of your seed going into the event. Going into Dallas, seeds were based on the total points standings at the end of the MLG 2010 Pro CIrcuit season. Going into Columbus, seeds are based exactly on the final placings/points of the Dallas event, with NaNiwa coming first, KiWi coming second, SeleCT third, etc.
For every player of the top 16 seeds (Championship Bracket seeds) that don't show up to Columbus, the entire field of players moves up one spot. Top 16 players are required to check-in to MLG to claim their top seed for the next event. Currently, HuK declined his spot to stay in Korea for the GSL Super Tournament, and Socke declined his spot because the EPS German Finals are the same weekend. With those two spots open, Sheth (15) and Gretorp (16) are now in the Championship Bracket.
Now with the GSL partnership in place, the four Korean players are placed into the Championship Bracket Pools based directly on their GSL points (which can be seen on the Super Tournament page). LosirA is the top ranking seed, while Moon is the lowest rankings seed.
I hope this helps people understand better!