StarCraft 2 Winners Bracket Expectations - MLG Raleigh 2011

By Published August 28, 2011 at 11:00 am
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StarCraft 2 has been progressing with unbelievable intensity all weekend; when we wrote our Day 1 Synopsis, the overwhelming upsets and surprises of our favorite pros being annihilated by players who seemed unfit to compete against them challenged our analytical abilities. Yesterday, we were teased with future possibilities for MLG 2012, and today, GN staff is greatly looking forward to the winners bracket match-ups (and, of course, the losers bracket!) for StarCraft 2. Below is a list of the players competing in the matches, accompanied by our expectations for each match.

POOL A W L
DignitasNani 3 2
GosuHuK 3 2
EGiNcontroL 0 5
FnaticRain 3 2
SlayerSCoca 5 0
Tri_Master 1 4

 

POOL B
W
L
IdrA1
2
3
SjoW
2
3
LiquidHayprO
1
4
EG-Machine
1
4
STBomber
5
0
coLMVPNoblesse
4
4

 

POOL C
W
L
SLush450
2
3
SeleCT-
4
1
Liquid TLO
1
4
MVPDongRaeGu
4
1
STTrickster
2
3
Liquid_Hero
2
3

 

POOL D
W
L
KiWiKaKi
4
1
LiquidRet
1
4
LiquidSheth
2
3
FXOmOoNan
0
5
oGsNada
3
2
EG-Puma
5
0

The first match will be between SlayerSCoca and EG-Puma at 12PM today. It is our suspicion - perhaps to no surprise - that EG-Puma will take this match.

At 1PM, MVPDongRaeGu will compete against STBomber, whom we also believe will win his match.

4:30 PM will be the semi-finals, where we predict STBomber will play against EG-Puma to take the main stage championship, at which point the finals will be held between the victor and the losers bracket leader. We suspect STBomber will be the victor of the 4:30 match.

The final match is at 7PM on the main stage; the selection of excellent players from the losers pools makes it hard to predict with certainty, so we'll leave that up to the readers!

Last modified on August 28, 2011 at 11:00 am
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