Moon takes 4th in Assembly Summer
Posted 2012-08-04 Bleys
Moon takes 4th in Assembly Summer
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The Summer Assembly 2012 is complete and it was an incredible tournament! FnaticRaidCall's 4 players that were sent competed and Moon took fourth place and a cool $2,500 prize. NightEnD and Naama both made the top 16, barely missing the playoff bracket. Harstem has been invited at the very last minute as a replacement for someone that couldn't make it, and his group was quite hard (it included winner TaeJa) so no shame there. We expect more great results out of our Fnatic players in the coming months!
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Group Stage 2
Moon has a tough group ahead of him - DeMusliM has been known as a top European Terran for quite some time, Welmu has been doing particularly well lately in all sorts of events. Bischu is a replacement for viOLet, and frankly removing the only other Zerg player from the group should be a bonus for us. Moon will probably advance, however, as he is capable of playing at a level entirely above the rest of his pool.
Naama's group will be interesting for him. His favourite matchup is Terran vs Protoss, and he'll potentially have several of those games against Seiplo and HuK. StC is a really good Korean, but Naama thinks that Terran vs Terran is his best match up right now. Given his opponents, Naama will have a tough time advancing but will definitely have proven himself if he does.
This will be a rough group for Harstem, with Code S level Terran play coming from TaeJa and two top foreign Zerg players in the form of IdrA and Protosser. Fortunately, he will be the only Protoss player in the group and that allows him to focus his training on only two of the match ups. That extra foucs will hopefully be helpful, because advancing from this group is going to be incredibly hard to do. On the other hand, what a great story it would be for the Fnatic Academy player to take down top tier foreign and Korean competition...
NightEnD is actually stuck with the toughest group of the FnaticRC players. SaSe has been living in Korea and does incredibly well (MLG Spring Championship) in foreign events, and PuMa is just plain crazy good, and Brat_OK somehow manages to pull off surprising results. NightEnD has a chance to advance, but it'll be incredibly difficult for him.
The Summer Assembly 2012 will have two group stages with GSL style double elimination groups and a single elimination bracket for the playoffs starting in the Round of 8.
GSL Style Pools:
- 32 players divided into pools of 4.
- Within the groups, split the players into pairs which play a Best-of-5.
- The winners of each pair face each other in a Winner's match and the losers of each pair play in a Loser's match.
- The winner of the Winner's match advances. The loser of the Loser's match is out. The player that lost in the Winner's match and the player that won the Loser's match will play.
- The winner of that match will take second in the Pool and advance. The loser will be third and is out.
The ASUS Republic of Gamers is throwing its fourth Starcraft 2 tournament at the Summer Assembly 2012 on August 2nd-4th, with 32 players coming from around the world to compete for a $30,000 prize pool. The players list will be a mix of invited players and those who qualify through online tournaments. Two FnaticRaidCall players have been chosen to come to Finland - NightEnD and Moon. Meanwhile new pick up Naama won the Vectorama, which qualified him for a spot in the Summer Assembly. Finally, new Academy member Harstem was invited as a replacement for a player who couldn't make it.
The list of players that are invited or have qualified is nothing short of fearsome. NightEnD and Moon will face a field of top players from North America, Europe, and Korea. Code S players like HerO and TaeJa are coming, as are top European players like Socke, Kas, and MaNa to name a few. Fnatic's newest player, Naama, has always been known for playing an unorthodox, unique style of Terran and we look forward to seeing him play. Because he won a qualifying tournament, Naama too will be competing for the title. Harstem is a top European Grandmaster and hopefully this will be a chance for him to shine in the spotlight.
The Assembly Winter 2011 was a tournament to remember, with a Polt/Stephano Grand Finals that Polt won in a convincing fashion 4-1. That is the level of play expected from an Assembly event, and the Assembly Summer 2012 is going to be incredible!
The playoffs begin in the Round of 8 and will be single elimination, Best-of-5 matches until the Grand Finals which will be a Best-of-7.
There is a $30,000 prize pool for this tournament and this is how it breaks down:
1st - $13,000
2nd - $6,500
3rd - $4,000
4th - $2,500
5th - $1,000
6th - $1,000
7th - $1,000
8th - $1,000
20:45: NightEnD tops Group 8, arguably the hardest group, with an amazing 3:0 win over PuMa!
20:30: In a long macro game, NightEnD took down PuMa with 4 base play. The third map is now LIVE and should NightEnD win, he will qualify for the next round! Go NightEnD!
20:12: NightEnD vs PuMa game #2 on Entombed Valley is now LIVE!
20:08: NightEnD won the first map with a great Blink Stalker play! Additional Colossi were melting down PuMa's bio units. NightEnD played it really safe, and won the game convincingly. Next game will begin shortly.
19:40: NightEnD will face PuMa soon in the next best of five match, and should he win, he will qualify to the next round. The match can be followed live at stream #1.
19:15: Early 3 Gate pressure brought another win to NightEnD and he is currently on top of the table. NightEnD took down SaSe's expansion and contained him in his base, while getting the expansion of his own. He was far ahead which forced SaSe to attack, but by the time he got to NightEnD's base, our player had too much for SaSe to handle. NightEnD's next match will be against either PuMa or Brat_OK.
19:00: With a briliant drop out of proxy Robotics Facility play, NightEnD took the third game and made the score 2:1! He needs one more win in order to claim the series, and the next map will be Daybreak, and is LIVE!
18:50: NightEnD is curently tied with SaSe, and the score is 1:1. The third game will commence in few minutes, and you can check it out at stream #3.
18:20: NightEnD will start his first game soon and it will be Protoss vs Protoss as his first opponent will be SaSe.
17:12: With 3:2 score against Seiplo, Naama qualified for the next group stage as the second in group 3!
16:55: It will all go down to one final map between Naama and Seiplo as Seiplo won the fourth map after defending against Naama's one base 1-1-1 all-in. Stay tuned as the ace match will begin in a matter of seconds.
16:43: Naama won against Seiplo and the score is 2:1 now. The fourth map is under way and it is Daybreak.
16:36: Naama is looking very good and is 1:1 against Seiplo. He needs two more maps in order to qualify from his group as second, and the third game is currently under way at Metropolis.
16:16: Harstem is out of the tournament as he lost against Protosser with 0:3.
16:10: Moon advances from group 2 as he just won against Bischu with 3:2. After going 0:2, he took three consecutive wins and came out on top of his group!
16:00: Naama will face Seiplo in final match of group 3 who took down HuK with 3:1 score.
15:46: The final map between Moon and Bischu is now LIVE! Meanwhile, sadly, Naama lost to TheStC with 1:3.
15:42: Game four was really fast, and Moon broke through Bischu's defenses with his Zerglings without speed, as Bischu went for a greedy build. Moon punished him with his early attack and tied the series to 2:2. Next and last map will be Cloud Kingdom.
15:35: The fourth game between Moon and Bischu at Metropolis is now LIVE!
15:33: Moon won against Bischu in game #3 so the score is 1:2 now.
15:30: Naama is currently one game ahead vs TheStC, but sadly the games aren't being streamed.
15:25: Third game between Moon and Bischu at Daybreak is LIVE!
15:20: Moon is now two games down after losing another map to Bischu. Bischu completely shut down Moon's drop tactic and went for a counter attack which was too much for Moon to handle. Next map will begin shortly.
15:05: Second game between Bischu and Moon is now LIVE!
15:00: After a close game Moon has lost the opening match against Bischu. The next map will start soon.
14:45: Moon vs Bischu on Atlantis Spaceship is now LIVE at stream #2. If Moon wins this match he will qualify for the next round of Assembly Summer 2012.
14:30: Naama showed his unpredictability once again and went for an early pressure with Marine drops, Banshee and Hellion harass, which led to HuK dropping in his probe count to only twenty. HuK desperately went for a push but Naama was ready for it and denied it fairly easy. Naama wins with the 3:2 score and will play against TheStc who won with 3:0 over Seiplo.
14:23: Naama vs HuK final game is now LIVE!
14:22: Moon won the final fifth game of the series against Welmu and therefore won with 3:2 score. His next opponent will be Bischu who 3:0'd Demuslim.
14:20: Naama showed some impressive play and went for a two base all in which broke HuK down. Amazing usage of Banshees in early pressure secured the win for Naama. The score is 2:2 now.
14:10: Harstem's next opponent will be Protosser who lost to IdrA with 0:3.
14:08: The final map will be Cloud Kingdom and the last game between Moon and Welmu is now LIVE!
14:04: After an amazing and thrilling base race, Moon equaled the score to 2:2. Welmu failed to find the hatchery that Moon made with the Drone who escaped from the main base, while Welmu didn't have any additional structures outside the base. The final game will be live very soon. Naama lost the 3rd map to HuK so the score is 1:2 now.
13:56: Harstem has lost his opening match to TaeJa with 0:3 score. He will play against the loser of IdrA vs Protosser encounter in the Loser's match. Naama vs HuK game #3 is now LIVE!
13:54: Naama has lost the second map to HuK and the score is 1:1 now. HuK went for an early pressure which got denied by Naama. Naama tried to contain HuK with his Tanks and Bunkers, but HuK broke through and took the win. The third map will be announced soon, while Moon vs Welmu game four is now LIVE!
13:52: Moon has one map disadvantage against Welmu as he lost the 3rd map after failing to prevent cannon rush against Welmu. The fourth game will start in couple of minutes and will be played on Ohana.
13:45: After a long game, Harstem lost to TaeJa and the score is 0:2 now. The match format is best of five, and the third map will be announced soon. Moon's 3rd game against Welmu is now LIVE!
13:40: Moon is currently 1:1 against Welmu, and he will play his 3rd game in few minutes. Naama vs HuK at Daybreak is LIVE!
13:35: After going for 1-1-1 all-in, Naama took down HuK in game 1. The second map will start in couple of minutes.
13:30: Moon is now one game ahead as he took down Welmu in game one. The second game is just seconds away.
13:20: Harstem has lost the first map against TaeJa and is playing his second game at Metropolis. Naama vs HuK at Cloud Kingdom is now LIVE and can be seen at stream #1!
13:15: Moon vs Welmu is now LIVE at stream #2. Harstem vs TaeJa is LIVE at stream #3.
13:00: The Assembly Summer 2012 is ready to kick off, and Naama, Moon and Harstem will start their matches very soon. NightEnD will play later on as he is placed in Group H.
20:45: With 3:1 score, Moon won against ForGG and will play tomorrow in playoffs, as he reached top 8! Congratulations to Moon!
20:11: Moon took the 2:1 lead over ForGG! Needs 1 more in order to progress to top eight.
19:54: The score between Moon and ForGG is 1:1 and the third game will begin in couple of minutes.
19:52: Moon vs ForGG is now LIVE! Sadly, there is only stream in French.
19:22: 3:0 is the final score, as Moon applied serious early pressure on IdrA's natural! Moon will play against ForGG in the winner's match, as ForGG won against PuMa with 3:1!
19:15: The score is 2:0 for Moon as he won Ohana. One more win will take Moon to winner's match!
19:08: Moon is up one game against IdrA and the second map is Ohana! Go Moon!!!
18:37: Naama has finished his participation in the tournament as he lost fourth game against HerO. It all comes down to Moon now, as the rest of the FnaticRaidCall players are out. Moon will play his opening match against IdrA very soon.
18:22: Naama lost the third map and the score is 1:2 now. Naama will need two more wins in order to proceed to top eight, while HerO will need only one.
18:08: The score is tied now, as Naama took game on Daybreak. With a Marine, Marauder, Tank and Ghost composition, HerO didn't have a proper response. The score is 1:1 now and we are heading to the epic game three on Ohana.
17:54: Game two is now LIVE on Daybreak.
17:50: After a 45 minute game, Naama lost an opening game against HerO. Next game will commence right away and you can check it on the stream above.
17:36: Sadly, NightEnD lost the final game, and he dropped out of the tournament. Naama is currently playing game one against HerO.
17:22: Final game between NightEnD and MaNa is now LIVE!!!
17:20: After an intense game, NightEnD has lost, and the score is 2:2 now. It will all come down to the final game, and the map will be Entombed Valley. The winner goes to top eight, while the looser goes home.
17:03: Game four is now LIVE!
16:59: Once again NightEnD showed impressive Blink Stalker play! It seems as our Romanian player doesn't care about the matchup, he makes this playstyle look easy in any encounter! Should NightEnD win another map, he will be through to top eight! Game four on Atlantis Spaceship is about to start.
16:45: Third game on Cloud Kingdom is now LIVE! Naama will face HerO in loser's match, as HerO took down Suppy with 3:2.
16:42: The score is 1:1 now. Third game coming soon.
16:35: Game two at Antiga Shipyard is now LIVE! Go NightEnD!
16:30: NightEnD made a great start and took 1:0 lead! Needs two wins more in order to progress to the top eight! Naama is still waiting for his opponent, it will be either HerO or Suppy, the score is 2:2 between them.
16:20: NightEnD vs MaNa game one is now LIVE on Metropolis!
16:15: NightEnD will play against MaNa in a decisive rematch, after MaNa lost to TaeJa with 2:3. The games will be provided at stream #1.
15:55: NightEnD won against DeMusliM with 3:1 after going for a two base all-in! NightEnD will play against the loser of MaNa vs TaeJa, while DeMusliM is out.
15:45: Game four between NightEnD and DeMusliM is LIVE on Ohana! Go NightEnD!!!
15:40: NightEnD made score 2:1 in his favor as he showed impressive Blink Stalker play at Cloud Kingdom. The fourth game is about to start, and should NightEnD win, he will throw DeMusliM out of the tournament.
15:25: Game three between NightEnD and DeMusliM is now LIVE!
15:23: Naama will fight for top eight in the loser's match after losing to MC with 0:3. NightEnD tied the score meanwhile and is 1:1 with DeMusliM.
15:15: NightEnD vs DeMusliM is now LIVE! Game two is in progress, and NightEnD is currently one game behind.
15:13: Naama lost another map to MC and the score is 0:2 now. Third map is Cloud Kingdom.
15:03: Score is 0:1 as Naama lost against MC on Antiga Shipyard. Second game is starting in a matter of minutes.
14:50: Game one between Naama and MC is now LIVE!
14:27: Naama will play against MC while NightEnD is set to face DeMusliM.
14:00: Naama won against Suppy with 3:0, while NightEnD lost to MaNa with 1:3. Next up is Moon who will play against IdrA. Naama will play against the winner of HerO vs MC, while NightEnD will face the loser of DeMusliM vs TaeJa.
13:46: With a Stargate opening, NightEnD was able to beat MaNa and he made score 1:2. Fourth game will be live very soon.
13:41: Naama is up 2:0 against Suppy after great display at Daybreak. NightEnD is in game three against MaNa and is doing well, with high chances to win.
13:30: NightEnD is down 0:2 after game on Antiga Shipyard. Third game will be live soon.
13:24: Naama takes the first game against Suppy with mech play! Game two will be on Daybreak.
13:20: NightEnD is currently playing his match against MaNa and has lost the opening game at Cloud Kingdom. Naama is currently in game one against Suppy and is doing really good. Moon will play IdrA in the first match.
10:56: The Group Stage 2 has been announced and the games should begin soon.
18:06:ForGG pressured Moon´s main base with Hellions as well as Banshees, and the Zerg lost very many harvesters. This crippled Moon´s economy and he was unable to defend the last push. Moon is placed fourth in the Summer Assembly 2012
16:51: This game ForGG played agressive by building bunkers near Moon´s natural but Moon was able to defend. But after a strategy switch ForGG was able to penetrate Moon´s main and the Zerg was forced to call the GG. The third map is Metropolis.
17:32 Again Moon started of very agressive but ForGG was able to hold of the attack by our player. Moon is down 0:1 and the next map is Cloud Kingdom.
17.23: Moon is facing ForGG on the first map Daybreak.
17:09: The opponent of Moon has been determined as ForGG lost to TaeJa. The match for the third place will start soon so stay tuned.
16:08: Moon started his first drop deep into the main base and was able to catch many probes but then he lost the second drop to MC´s Immortals. In his counterpush he took out Moon´s fourth base. After that it was hard for Moon to build up his army again and he lost the final fight. Moon has the chance to play for Bronze and will focus on winning the match against ForGG or TeaJa.
15:42: MC starts of by canceling Moons third expension and then was able to defend his Immortals in the final fight. Our Fnaitc player was unable to drop successfully and now he is 0:2 and the next map will be Ohana.
15:31: The second game will be played on Daybreak and is LIVE at the moment.
15:29: Moon attacks very agressive, but MC successfully defends and starts the counterattack. The lower armysupply led to MC taking the first game.
15:14: The best-of-5 between Moon and MC starts on Cloud Kingdom. Map number one is LIVE.
14:17: Moon will face MC in a PvZ right after the current games.
13:09: Our Fnatic player took the last game of SortOf and advances into the next round. There he will face either MaNa or MC in a PvZ match.
13:05: Moon is currently up 2:0 against SortOf after sick Infestor controle in the first game. The second was an overall domination of Moon in the second game.
13:09: Moon is playing SortOf right now. Watch the stream!