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Korea StarCraft League Season 2

[e][h]Korea StarCraft League Season 2
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
KStar Group
Server:
South Korea
Patch:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Format:
Ro16 Dual Tournament Group stage Ro8 and on Single-Elimination
Prize pool:
₩ 80,000,000 KRW
(≃ $70,522 USD)
Start Date:
2018-10-18
End Date:
2018-12-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
Korea (South)  Soulkey
Korea (South)  Sharp
Korea (South)  Rain
Korea (South)  Last
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
4
6
6
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The Korea StarCraft League Season 2, or KSL Season 2, was an offline tournament, organized by Blizzard.

The tournament featured open online qualifiers leading into offline ones. 12 best players from the offline qualifiers participated in the main tournament along with top 4 of 2018 Korea StarCraft League Season 1.

Round of 16 play began on October 18, 2018. Matches were broadcast every week on Thursday and Friday, 19:00 KST. English coverage was provided by Artosis and Tasteless with Korean commentary done by KCM, Zeus, and trOt.

Tournament Information[edit]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (6)
From 2018 Korea StarCraft League Season 1 (3)
Korea (South) Rain Korea (South) Last Korea (South) Jaedong 1
 —  — Korea (South) Soulkey
From the Qualifiers (13)
Korea (South) Jaehoon Korea (South) JyJ Korea (South) Action
Korea (South) Mini Korea (South) Light Korea (South) Killer
Korea (South) Movie Korea (South) Leta Korea (South) Larva
 — Korea (South) Mind Korea (South) Modesty
 — Korea (South) Sharp Korea (South) Where

1 Jaedong forfeits his seed from the previous season for undisclosed reasons. His spot is thus given to the qualifiers.

Prize Pool[edit]

Prize pool of total ₩80,000,000 are distributed as follows:

(Converted USD prizes are based on the currency rate on Dec 15, 2018: 1 KRW ≃ 0.00088 USD.)

Format[edit]

  • Round of 16 group stage
  • Elimination Stage
    • Eight player single-elimination bracket
    • Quarterfinals: best-of-five
    • Semifinals and Final: best-of-seven

Maps[edit]

Casters[edit]

  • Korean Casters:
    • South Korea KCM (Kim Chul Min)
    • South Korea trOt (Park Sung Jin)
    • South Korea Zeus (Jun Tae Gyu)

Results[edit]

Round of 16 Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview
1. Korea (South)  Rain 2-0 6-1
2. Korea (South)  Where 2-1 6-6
3. Korea (South)  Light 1-2 5-6
4. Korea (South)  Action 0-2 2-6

Group B[edit]

Group B preview
1. Korea (South)  Mind 2-0 6-1
2. Korea (South)  Soulkey 2-1 6-6
3. Korea (South)  Mini 1-2 6-8
4. Korea (South)  Killer 0-2 3-6

Group C[edit]

Group C preview
1. Korea (South)  Larva 2-0 6-4
2. Korea (South)  Sharp 2-1 8-6
3. Korea (South)  Jaehoon 1-2 6-8
4. Korea (South)  Movie 0-2 4-6

Group D[edit]

Group D preview
1. Korea (South)  Last 2-0 6-1
2. Korea (South)  Leta 2-1 8-4
3. Korea (South)  Modesty 1-2 4-8
4. Korea (South)  JyJ 0-2 1-6

Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain 
 Leta
November 29, 2018 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Leta
0
 South Korea Mind
0
Mind 
 Sharp
November 29, 2018 - 20:30 KST
 South Korea Sharp
3
 South Korea Soulkey
3
Soulkey 
 Larva
November 30, 2018 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Larva
1
 South Korea Last
3
Last 
 Where
November 30, 2018 - 20:30 KST
 South Korea Where
0
Semifinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain 
 Sharp
 South Korea Sharp
4
 South Korea Soulkey
4
Soulkey 
 Last
December 7, 2018 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Last
0
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Sharp
1
Sharp 
 Soulkey
 South Korea Soulkey
4

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss Terran Zerg Random
Round of 16
466
Quarterfinals
143
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

Map Statistics[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
BenzeneBenzene    13 5 3 2 60% 3 0 3 0% 3 3 0 100% - 1 1
Circuit BreakerCircuit Breaker    19 9 4 5 44% 3 2 1 67% 3 1 2 33% 1 2 1
EddyEddy    14 6 3 3 50% 3 2 1 67% 3 1 2 33% - 2 -
Fighting SpiritFighting Spirit    15 4 2 2 50% 2 2 0 100% 5 2 3 40% 3 - 1
Neo AztecNeo Aztec    13 5 3 2 60% 3 1 2 33% 2 0 2 0% 1 1 1
New Heartbreak RidgeNew Heartbreak Ridge    27 11 8 3 73% 5 2 3 40% 5 4 1 80% 3 2 1
RoadkillRoadkill    11 3 1 2 33% 3 2 1 67% 2 1 1 50% 2 1 -
Total Sum (Σ) 112 43 24 19 56% 22 11 11 50% 23 12 11 52% 10 9 5

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