The Koreans are at it again getting securing a medal in 7 out of 12 games they joined in the recently concluding WCG Grand Finals at Busan, Korea. That includes 7 GOLD medals, 2 silvers, and 2 bronzes. They were just everywhere except for Carom 3D where they didn’t have a representative of course.
Korea managed to hold their ground in Starcraft after IM_Mvp successfully fended China’s iG.XiGua who managed to breeze through all his opponents unscathed only to lose twice in a row in his battle for supremacy against the most decorated Starcraft 2 pro-gamer of 2011.
However, could it be that Korea’s hold on Starcraft is slipping? I mean, for sure they have held the gold since WCG started 11 years ago but it should also be noted that they usually have at least 2 representatives in the podium, except for those times when 2 of their reps had to eliminate each other of course. This year on the other hand, with SC2 replacing Brood War, we only see 1 representative of theirs (although IM_Mvp is on top of the pile) with China and Ukraine’s Empire.Kaz taking Silver and Bronze respectively.
Also, it must have been a good move overall for the pro-gaming community for the WCG organizers to replace Brood War with SC2 since the game is getting pretty old only because the Koreans have such a dominant presence on it? What do you think?
Anyhow, as promised on the title, here are the results in ONE PAGE!
Starcraft 2 1st: IM_Mvp = Jong Hyun Jung (Korea) 2nd: iG.XiGua = Lei Wang (China) 3rd: Empire.Kas = Gaida Mykhailo (Ukraine)
Warcraft 3 1st: Panda.Lyn = June Park (Korea)
2nd: WE.GIGABYTE.Sky = Xiaofeng Li (China)
3rd: EG.FLY100 = Weiliang Lu (China)
Counter-Strike 1st: Again = Wiktor Wojtas Filip Kubski Mariusz Cybulski Jakub Guczynski JarosÅ‚aw Jarz?bkowski (Poland) 2nd: SK-Gaming = Marcus Larsson Patrik Lindberg Johan Klasson Christopher Alesund Robert Dahlstrom (Sweden) 3rd: Moscow_5 = Mikhail Stolyarov Alexander Zobkov Eduard Ivanov Roman Makarov Sergey Stolyarov (Rsusia)
League of Legends (LoL)
1st: CDE (USA) = Alex Chu Andy Dinh Brandon Dimarco Marcus Hill Steve Chau
2nd: Gameburg (Poland) = Konrad Kukier Krystian Przybylski Marcin Marczak Marek Kukier Mateusz Szkudlarek
3rd: Counter-Logic (Canada) = Shan Huang Michael Tang George Georgallidis Cody Sigfusson Brian Wyllie
Cross Fire 1st: Liaoning_Dongjia (China) = Pengfei Zheng Hongyu Xu Yang Li Shuai Lang Yongquiang Feng 2nd: HAMMERTIME (USA) = Andrew Miloslavsky Brandon Parker Garrett Young Hunter Young Tyler Newmister 3rd: ruLegends (Russia) = Alexandr Serikov Maxim Shishak Sergei Novikov Alexey Litvinov Vladislav Chernoivanov
Special Force 1st: Annul (Korea) = Chang Sun Kim Seung Gyu Na Seung Eun Kim Seong Woo Hong Hong Woo Nam 2nd: AMOTEL (Thailand) = chiravut meethong vuttinan meethong weerachai supavachara wannasak penpipatkul preeda kumraksa 3rd: WAYISPIDER (Chinese Taipei) = CHUN-CHIEN LIU HSUN YING JIA-HAO LI GUAN-HENG LIN SIAN-CHIH WANG
World of Warcraft (WoW) 3v3 1st: OMG (Korea) = Ji Hwan Jeong Ji Yong Jeong Jeong Min Oh 2nd: Kimchi_Man (Korea) = Jong Mun Shin Chang Gyu Park Seung Taek Yoon 3rd: Anarchy-DKP (Chinese Taipei) = CHANG-JU SUNG HAO-WEI LI CHING-YANG TAO
FIFA Soccer 2011 1st: deto (Germany) = Kai Wollin 2nd: hom3r (Poland) = Bartosz Pi?tka 3rd: Lonewolf92 (Italy) = Mattia Guarracino
Tekken 6 1st: NOBI (Japan) = Nakayama Daichi 2nd: dejavu (Korea) = Sung Guk An 3rd: JDCR (Korea) = Hyun Jin Kim
Asphalt 6 (Android and iOS) 1st: IPE-Dark (Chinese Taipei) = YUNG-CHI CHANG 2nd: SOFt (Brazil) = Sergio Faria 3rd: PLANET (Poland) = Kamil Zalewski
Lost Saga 1st: Team_Korea (Korea) = Joon Yong Sun Sun Woo Kim Jin Seok Lee 2nd: The_Foot_Clan (USA) = Eric Moore Joshua Thomas Scott Pierre 3rd: Fire_Cyber (Indonesia) = ASHIP na MUHAMMAD LATHIF MUHAMAD RIZAL FIRMANSYAH
Dungeon & Fighter (1v1) 1st: Jeongsangcheon (Korea) = Sang Cheon Jeong 2nd: YEMENQIU (China) = Dongsheng Qiu 3rd: cjh1025 (Korea) = Jae Hyung Choi Dungeon & Fighter (3v3) 1st: Dream Team (Korea) = Jin Seong Lee Seung Jun Kim Jae won Jang 2nd: Bixu Heima (China) = Zhixun Zhang Zhiyu Yan Diangtao Huang Carom 3D 1st: InmORtall (Bulgaria) = Iliyan Ivanov Kiryakov 2nd: Diieego (Brazil) = Diego Adelino da Paz 3rd: HI-ISTLER (India) = Prince Johal
That's the complete list now. If you see something that needs editing, please do not hesitate to let me know through the comments.