Taebaek Mountains

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[e][h]Taebaek Mountains
Jungle World
Spawn Positions:
2 at 7,11
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Taebaek Mountains (태백산맥) is a Starcraft: Brood War map created by [Ragnarok]Valkyrie. It was introduced in the Afreeca Starleague Season 1 and has not yet been used outside of this one tournament.

News of the map being selected for the ASL Season 1 was posted on TeamLiquid in May, 2016.[1] Version 0.90 - initially called Taebaek Sanmaek by the foreign community - would go through several changes both before and during the tournament. Version 1.1 and 1.2 soon followed[2], with new weaknesses being identified as play continued. The final iterations (versions 1.9 and 2.1) were titled New Taebaek Mountains (신 태백산맥)(download link)[3]; version 2.1 would be used for the remainder of the tournament.

Notable Features[edit]

  • I mean just look at it.
  • Rampless choke - The main is on the same level as the natural, and the choke is larger than a ramp would be. This can make early game harassment more effective.
  • Very open main which is vulnerable to drop harassment and cheese builds.
  • Long rush distance, but short air distance led to early use of builds like 2 Base Carrier (vs. Terran).
  • An awkward 3rd location further pushed some players towards 2-base play until a gas geyser was added to the corner expansion.


  • Significant terrain updates:
    • Main base expanded slightly
    • Natural expansion was made significantly smaller
    • The ramp to the walkway behind the main was relocated to the back of the natural expansion
  • Gas geysers added to corner expansions
  • Breakable temples added to protect the corner expansions
  • Some mineral patches were adjusted

Map version images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Notable Game
Taebaek Mountains South Korea  Sharp The first TvP on Taebaek in a tournament setting. This game shows that from the first, Protoss players were eager to abuse the cliffs and flight distances with Carrier play.
South Korea  Jaehoon
Date: 2016-07-31
Patch: VOD

Notable Game
Taebaek Mountains South Korea  Jaehoon Jaehoon met Shuttle in the ASL Season 1 quarterfinals. Taebaek had already provided some wild games, but an actual in-base cheese build had not yet happened. Jaehoon came prepared with one here, and did his best Nal_rA impression.
South Korea  Shuttle
Date: 2016-08-21
Patch: VOD

Wall Ins[edit]


Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
Taebaek MountainsTaebaek Mountains    11 2 0 2 0% 1 1 0 100% 2 2 0 100% 4 - 2