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As one of the most important tournaments in the Starcraft 2 pro scene, GSL Super Tournament surely grabs a lot of attention. This event is directly connected to the upcoming GSL League Season 1 with the amazing prize pool of $123,000 distributed across 16 best players to participate. This tournament is important for so many reasons and we’re here to discuss every part of it today. Let’s dive deep into the slaughter of Protoss, Terrans, and Zergs.
The tournament is set to begin on the 17th of January and end on the 27th. Across these 10 days, players will compete in a single-elimination bracket where all rounds will be best of 5, except for the finals where the best two players will go against each other in a best of 7 matches. So, most of the matches in the round of 16 will be played on the 17th of January. Since we’re talking about a BO5 format here, only 4 matches will take place on the starting day. The rest of the matches in the Round 16 phase will be played on the 20th of January. After that, players who advanced (8 of them) will have more than enough time to prepare for their next match knowing the enemy they will face.
The next phase, the quarterfinals, will be played on January 24th and we’re in for a very spectacular show here as two of the best players will face in the upper part of the bracket. That’s right, Zest will play against Bunny in a BO5 match and the winner will go into the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, we will have a really intense match against two Protoss players that are currently dominating the scene in the Starcraft 2 tournament. That being said, we’re all set for a great show and it’s only a matter of time to see semi-final pairs. Also, if you fancy a bet on any of these thrilling matches, you can check out some of the best eSport betting site reviews on our site.
As we all know, there are only 3 races in Starcraft 2, them being Protoss, Zerg, and Terran. So, the race versatility in this tournament is going to be pretty high as we have 6 Protoss, 6 Terran, and 4 Zerg players competing against each other for the amazing prize and 4 slots for the GSL League Season 1.
Since we’re talking about the AfreecaTV sponsored Starcraft 2 tournament, the only stream will be on their platform, the AfreecaTV. However, you can watch semifinal and final games on the AfreecaTV Youtube channel and the Douyu platform as well. The youtube channel is especially useful for EU and NA regions since other streaming channels are going to be in Korean and Chinese. After all, this is a Korean tournament with only Korean players competing against each other.
As for the VODs, there will be a lot of videos available on AfreecaTV channels. Therefore, it’s basically impossible to miss any match. Also, since the format is BO5 and BO7 for the final match, the minimum number of games played per match is set to 3. In that light, there will be a lot of videos and matches you can check in case you missed the live broadcast.
Possibly the most important part of each tournament is the prize pool. However, the GSL Super tournament is not only about money, it’s about ensuring the slot in the upcoming GSL League Season 1. So, who’s getting into this Starcraft 2 league? Well, those who find their way up to the semifinals are getting the slot and an opportunity to play in this major event! As for the money, the tournament is set for $30.500 which will be distributed evenly across all 16 players.
This means that first 8 players who are eliminated will get only $750 each, while the next 4 eliminated players get up to $1.250. As the placement on the tournament gets higher, the prize is bigger as well. Therefore, players who are positioned in 3rd and 4th place (which are the same) will get $2.250 and a slot for a GSL League Season 1. The second place will get $5.000 while the best player in the tournament will take home $10.000.
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