Sao Paulo - The Final SC2 Chapter before CeBIT
ReaL, Feast and Dark.FoRcE fight for their last chance. Killer and mOOnGLaDe will have to say Goodbye.
The last chanceFor the last time this season the StarCraft II players will be able to gather direct qualifications and points before the World Championships in March. Only a hand-full of players at the Global Challenge Sao Paulo has already been to other Intel Extreme Masters events this season and this leaves a lot of room for newcomers to join the Top 24, which will go to CeBIT.
1st Place - Direct Qualification + 110 Points
2nd Place - Direct Qualification + 80 Points
3rd Place - 55 Points
4th Place - 35 Points
5-8th Place - 20 Points
9-12th Place - 10 Points
13-16th Place - 5 Points
KiLLeR and viOLet are on the safe sideTwo players who participate in Sao Paulo already have enough points to go to CeBIT, KiLLeR and viOLet. The Chilean Zerg from Dignitas has 60 points at the moment and will gather at least 5 more in Brazil. That gives him a secured spot for the World Championship because he can't drop out of the Top 24 anymore. Korean player viOLet, who is currently living in the USA, has 35 points at the moment and with the guaranteed 5 points, he will receive, he also will be safe for the World Championship.
13th Place KiLLeR - 60 Pts + 5 Pts minimum from Sao Paulo - Qualified for CeBIT
18th Place viOLet - 35 Pts + 5 Pts minimum from Sao Paulo - Qualified for CeBIT
Who will drop out at the bottomRight now three players with 20 points each sit at the bottom of the Top 24 ranking. Those are Korean Killer, mOOnGLaDe and ReaL. The latter is participating in Sao Paulo and will collect at least five more points. If he makes it into the play-offs, he would have 40 points total and would be safe for the World Championship. Killer and mOOnGLaDe will be out of the Top 24 after this event, since they are unable to receive any more points. SeleCT has 30 points at the moment but chances are high that those might not be enough to qualify for CeBIT.
21st Place Killer - 30 Pts - will most likely drop out of the Top 24
22nd Place SeleCT - 20 Pts - will drop out of the Top 24
23rd Place mOOnGLaDe - 20 Pts - will drop out of the Top 24
24th Place ReaL - 20 Pts + 5 Pts minimum from Sao Paulo - needs 20 Pts (Top 8) to qualify for CeBIT
Feast and DarK.FoRcE could still enter the Top 24Two of the players in Sao Paulo are currently in the ranking but outside of the Top 24, Feast and DarK.FoRcE. The Belgian Protoss Feast, who showed a great performance at the Global Challenge Kiev, has 20 points at the moment. If he would make it out of the Group Stage again, he would have 40 total and that should be enough for a spot at CeBIT. DarK.FoRcE will have to place at least 4th in order to add 35 points to his current five, which would also give him 40.
29th Place Feast - 20 Pts + 5 Pts minimum from Sao Paulo - needs 20 Pts (Top 8) to qualify for CeBIT
52nd Place DarK.FoRcE - 5 Pts + 5 Pts minimum from Sao Paulo - needs 35 Pts (Top 4) to qualify for CeBIT
Five players might be out after Sao PauloLike on any other Global Challenge, the Top 2 in Sao Paulo will qualify directly for the World Championship. Furthermore the 3rd place will receive 55 points, which is enough to have a secured spot for the CeBIT as well. The 4th place will receive 35, which will be at the bottom of the ranking but should be enough to advance. If four currently unranked players would place in the Top 4 and Feast would place Top 8, a total of 5 players could drop out of the current Top 24 Ranking and loose their spot to the World Championship.
We will find out tomorrow what will happen when the first day of the StarCraft II tournament starts with Group A and B casted by MrBitter, Rotterdam and special guest Rob Simpson on ESL TV.
1380923, Tuesday, 07/02/12 12:47
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