For those that are unfamiliar with the GSL system the four players that secured the most points during the previous season are placed into one of four groups, going on to nominate the next set of players in the following order; Group A, Group D, Group C and finally Group B. These players will then nominate the next additions in alphabetical order, with the final set of players being nominated in reverse order.
Coming in from the previous season Min-Soo 'Genius' Jung held the most points with an impressive 2499, followed by Lee-Sak 'PartinG' Won and SK's very own who were both tied with 780. Leading on from the top three are Jung-Hoon 'MarineKing' Lee, Jong Hyeon 'xxxMVP' Jeong, Hak Soo 'Oz' Kim and Young Jin 'SuperNoVa' Kim who are all tied on 450. It is still unclear how the fourth position was decided, although it might be the case that the 2011 GSL points were taken into consideration during the final verdict as MVP placed above his rivals.
You can find the group nominations below:
Group A - Min-Soo 'Genius' Jung
Group B - Jong Hyeon 'xxxMVP' Jeong
Group C - Lee-Sak 'PartinG' Won
Group D -
Round 2 Selection
Group A -
Group D - Seong Ju 'Maru' Cho
Group C - Choi Yun 'TheStC' Sik
Group B - Sung-Jun 'July' Park
Round 3 Selection
Group D - Hak Soo 'Oz' Kim
Group C - Jung-Hoon 'MarineKing' Lee
Group B - Song Hyun 'HerO' Deok
Group A - Young Jin 'SuperNoVa' Kim
Round 4 Selection
Group A - Park Joon 'Virus' Yong
Group B - Dong-Nyung 'Leenock' Lee
Group C - Young Seo 'TaeJa' Yoon
Group D - Hyun-Woo 'Squirtle' Park
You can find an overview of the Code S Ro16 Group Stage Below:
Min-Soo 'Genius' Jung
Young Jin 'SuperNoVa' Kim
Park Joon 'Virus' Yong
Jong Hyeon 'xxxMVP' Jeong
Sung-Jun 'July' Park
Song Hyun 'HerO' Deok
Dong-Nyung 'Leenock' Lee
Lee-Sak 'PartinG' Won
Choi Yun 'TheStC' Sik
Jung-Hoon 'MarineKing' Lee
Young Seo 'TaeJa' Yoon
Seong Ju 'Maru' Cho
Hak Soo 'Oz' Kim
Hyun-Woo 'Squirtle' Park
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