After the amazing end to the GSTL Season 2 at Haeundae Beach, Busan, we are happy to announce that the GSTL is back! GSTL Season 3 will be the final season of team leagues in 2012 so be sure to see who will be the final champion of this year!
Here is the list of the 9 teams participating as well as the map pool for this season!
Format for this season:
Round 1 (Preliminaries)
- Best of 9
- 3 participating teams: NSH, LG-IM, FnaticRC (the top 6 teams of 2012 GSTL Season 2 are seeded into Round 2)
- Round robin style: All teams will play each other and only 2 will advance
Round 2 (Pennant Race)
- Best of 9
- 8 participating teams: FXOpen, TSL, Prime, SlayerS, StarTale, MVP + (2 teams from Round 1)
- 2 groups with 4 teams each. Dual Tournament format, 2 teams advance, 2 teams are eliminated. (Same system as Code S Ro32, Ro16)
Round 3 (Playoffs)
- Best of 9
- Semi-Finals: Group A 1st vs Group B 2nd, Group A 2nd vs Group B 1st
- Grand Finals
GSTL Season 3 is planned to run from September 7th - November 24th.
As usual we will have a free LQ stream for all GSTL matches available on GOMTV.net. If you would like to enjoy the matches in HQ and check out our VOD services, take a look at our ticket options in the Ticket Store.
Thank you. GOMTV.net
BathTubNZ New Zealand. September 04 2012 17:34. Posts 2186
Shame that liquid pulled out, I hoped for a kind of second F.United with more Koreans on foreign teams so they can play in GSTL (A line up of heart, supernova, sangho, hero, taeja, ganzi, JYP and puma is a serious threat to anyone).
looks like a rework of Ohana at first glimpse with some modification
looks more like Crossfire 2.0 to me. No wide areas, lots of choke points and ramps... I don't see Zerg doing well at all here, as you have, in difference to crossfire, a very easy accessable 3rd base... Anti Zerg map, don't think it's a good choice by GOM!
Hall0wed United States. September 04 2012 22:50. Posts 7248
On September 05 2012 00:06 Wivyx wrote: Will there be a fantasy league for this?
I don't think the format is long enough for fantasy, if it's a long series of round robin like it was the season there was fantasy it'd work but this elimination format just wouldn't work well. I wish GOM made GSTL a regular round robin with playoffs later like they did once.
Last edit: 2012-09-05 00:08:35
Najin Sword/ByunPrime/Fnatic.eu son numero uno
SFX United States. September 05 2012 00:11. Posts 85