Arkanoid

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[e][h]Arkanoid
Map Information
Creator:
조승연 (Forgotten_)
Tileset:
Desert
Size:
128x128
Spawn Positions:
4 at 1,5,7,11
Competition Span:
Aug 2006 – Apr 2007


Description[edit]

Originally named Alkanoid, the map initially was intended for 2v2 use. But with Iron Curtain already in use for the 2006 Proleague professional teams thought having two heavily strategically focused maps was a bit too much. After being abandoned as a 2v2 map, the creators decided to modify it to a 1v1 version and rename it Arkanoid[1].

Finally introduced in August 2006 Arkanoid was seen to be a very ambitious map. As with most conceptual maps game balance was hard to find, but the departure from traditional strategies made up for this. With three layers of neutral buildings between each base, the map was classified as a semi island.

NaDa dominated Arkanoid during the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2, 2006-2007 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3, and 2007 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Masters, reflected by his 15-2 record on both map versions combined[2].

Notable Features[edit]

  • Neutral Buildings - Each starting position is accessible via three entrances which are blocked with neutral buildings.
  • Middle Entrance - The middle entrance is blocked up with only one set of neutral buildings which has lower hit points than the others. As a results most rushes on this map occur via the middle entrance.
  • Double Expansion - There are two completely blocked-off gas expansions at each starting location, making quick double expanding strategies popular.

Map Version Images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games with VODs and can be modified here.
DateTimeTournamentOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2019-09-222019 Liquipedia Shinhan Tank ProleaguekogeT  PolandspxRussia  spxWatch VOD
2019-09-222019 Liquipedia Shinhan Tank ProleagueJaeyun  United StatesJ1South Korea  J1Watch VOD
2019-09-222019 Liquipedia Shinhan Tank ProleagueDarking  PeruFairy2South Korea  Fairy2Watch VOD
2007-05-19Blizzard WWI 2007Draco  PolandNaDaSouth Korea  NaDaWatch VOD
2007-04-202007 Daum OSLDongrae  South KoreaGoodFriendSouth Korea  GoodFriendWatch VOD
2007-04-202007 Daum OSLHiyA  South KoreaReachSouth Korea  ReachWatch VOD
2007-04-202007 Daum OSLStork  South KoreaGGPlaySouth Korea  GGPlayWatch VOD
2007-04-202007 Daum OSLSea  South KoreaDarkElfSouth Korea  DarkElfWatch VOD
2007-04-192007 Daum OSLMuch  South KoreailoveoovSouth Korea  iloveoovWatch VOD
2007-04-192007 Daum OSLBifrost  South KoreaJulySouth Korea  JulyWatch VOD

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Arkanoid17848232547.9%2617965.4%36132336.1%41207

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