Valor Starleague

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[e][h]Valor Starleague
League Information
Organizer:
GOMTv
Type:
Online
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$1,000
Start Date:
July 18th, 2009
End Date:
July 25th, 2009
Links
Winners
USA  IdrA
Peru  Fenix
Russia  Advokate
Russia  BRAT_OK
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
8
9
14
1
Maps

Overview[edit]

The Valor Starleague was a tournament hosted and sponsored by GOMTv.net and Gameriot's Starfeeder. The event featured many of the best foreign players and was casted by Daniel Lee and Tasteless. In addition to the main event several show matches have been played between qualified players and Korean professionals.

The tournament was hosted before KeSPA and Blizzard Entertainment started to engage in a heavy fight about the IP Rights over StarCraft Brood War. In the general context of this future argument the tournament could be seen as one of the last tries of the foreign scene and Blizzard getting in touch with the Korean professional scene.

The event was split into two phases. To open this tournament for as many players as possible a team on ICCup was opened. It served the purpose of an internal ladder, just like in the TSL I & II. The best 32 players then moved on two play in a single elimination tournament, with the places 32 - 48 forming a reservation list.

Tournament information[edit]

Prize pool[edit]

Place Prize (USD) ID
1st $700 USA  IdrA
2nd $300 Peru  Fenix
3rd $100 Russia  Advokate

Format[edit]

  • Top 32 of the ladder stage qualifies for the single-elimination bracket.
  • Ro32, Ro16 and Ro8 are Bo3, loser picks the next map from the pool.
  • Semifinals are Bo5, loser picks the next map from the pool.
  • Finals are Bo7, loser picks the next map from the pool.

Maps[edit]

Neo Medusa Destination Colosseum II Outsider Heartbreak Ridge
Medusa Destination Colosseum Outsider Heartbreak Ridge


Results[edit]

Ladder Stage[edit]

No. Player iCCup Rank Stats
1 Canada  XiaOzI 9535 95-24
2 Russia  Advokate 9529 75-16
3 Chile  DinOt 9363 77-17
4 Netherlands  Ret 9189 78-13
5 Russia  Brat_ok 9168 96-36
6 Ukraine  hanniGan 9103 113-65
7 Germany  aCe 9082 94-32
8 USA  Idra 9065 71-16
9 Poland  Tarson 9054 101-38
10 Germany  Mondragon 8894 70-17
11 Peru  Fenix 8823 72-14
12 USA  CrayOn 8817 82-32
13 Canada  Tidy 8760 85-34
14 Hungary  Sziky 8739 87-37
15 Russia  Bylat 8724 96-53
16 Ukraine  Dimaga 8643 67-8
17 Peru  CastrO 8628 70-10
18 Germany  HoRRoR 8603 73-15
19 Ukraine  Strelok 8553 69-11
20 Spain  aSyohI 8550 85-34
21 Finland  Ahzz 8547 99-45
22 Russia  Rondo 8540 78-22
23 Austria  Gamtja 8506 89-27
24 Mexico  GosI[Terran] 8505 88-42
25 Poland  Mana 8500 70-17
26 USA  LzGamer 8497 95-31
27 Canada  Target 8494 74-24
28 Germany  Amazing 8470 130-100
29 Germany  Kolll 8470 96-53
30 Poland  Predator 8449 122-79
31 Peru  Gosudark 8414 117-72
32 Poland  Spawn 8414 118-94
33 Germany  Selector 8405 74-21

Elimination Bracket[edit]

Round of 32
 Poland Tarson
W
 Mexico GosI[Terran]
L
 Poland MaNa
L
 USA IdrA
W
 Poland Spawn
L
 Canada XiaOzI
W
 Ukraine Dimaga
L
 Peru CastrO
W
 Spain aSyohI
L
 Canada Tidy
W
 Germany Kolll
L
 Netherlands Ret
W
 USA Ahzz
L
 USA CrayOn
W
 Germany Amazing
L
 Russia BRAT_OK
W
 Germany aCe
L
 USA LzGamer
W
 Austria Gamtja
L
 Germany Mondragon
W
 Russia Bylat
L
 Germany HoRRoR
W
 Peru Gosudark
L
 Russia Advokate
W
 Poland Predator
L
 Chile DinOt
W
 Hungary Sziky
L
 Ukraine Strelok
W
 Ukraine hanniGan
L
 Canada Target
W
 Russia Rondo
L
 Peru Fenix
W
Round of 16
 Poland Tarson
0
 USA IdrA
2
 Canada XiaOzI
0
 Peru CastrO
2
 Canada Tidy
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
 USA CrayOn
0
 Russia BRAT_OK
2
 USA LzGamer
0
 Germany Mondragon
2
 Germany HoRRoR
1
 Russia Advokate
2
 Chile DinOt
1
 Ukraine Strelok
2
 Canada Target
0
 Peru Fenix
2
Quarterfinals
 USA IdrA
2
 Peru CastrO
1
 Netherlands Ret
0
 Russia BRAT_OK
2
 Germany Mondragon
1
 Russia Advokate
2
 Ukraine Strelok
L
 Peru Fenix
W
Semifinals
 USA IdrA
3
 Russia BRAT_OK
1
 Russia Advokate
0
 Peru Fenix
3
Finals
 USA IdrA
4
 Peru Fenix
0
3rd Place Match
 Russia Advokate
W
 Russia BRAT_OK
L

Showmatches[edit]

Time Player 1 Score Player 2
Opening South Korea  Tossgirl < Ukraine  Strelok
Ro8 South Korea  BaBy > Ukraine  White-Ra
Semi final 1 Canada  IefNaij < South Korea  Last
Semi final 2 Germany  infernal < South Korea  PerfectMan
Finals Germany  infernal < South Korea  Sea.bee

Controversies[edit]

Despite the popularity of this event several controversy discussions emerged.

  • When the event was announced the organizers stated that free streams would only be offered with low quality, in addition to VODs being released with a slight delay. However, this policy changed before the first casts were set up.
  • The quarter final match between Strelok and Fenix have been the center of a bigger argument between the two players and the tournament judges. One of the players disconnected during the second set and the referee's ruling was unclear. The Ukranian Terran stated he wasn't comfortable with this decision and thus quit the tournament.[1]
  • The maybe biggest scandal during this tournament featured IdrA's game against Tarson in the Round of 16. The American Terran continued to insult his opponent during the broadcasted game. Daniel Lee first started to stop commentating and then went on to harshly criticize the player with statements like "he doesn't deserve to be casted". [2]

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