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Arkanoid

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[e][h]Arkanoid
Map Information
Tileset:
Desert
Size:
128x128
Spawn Positions:
4 at 1,5,7,11
Versions:
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
2022-12-0407:00 UTCASL 14 Revenge Battle: RoyaL vs. herohero Zerg South KoreaRoyaLSouth Korea Terran RoyaLWatch VOD
2022-10-0808:00 UTCASL Season 14Rush Terran South KoreaRoyaLSouth Korea Terran RoyaLWatch VOD
2022-09-2810:00 UTCASL Season 14hero Zerg South KoreaRushSouth Korea Terran RushWatch VOD
2022-09-2710:20 UTCASL Season 14Soulkey Zerg South KoreaRoyaLSouth Korea Terran RoyaLWatch VOD
2022-09-1310:00 UTCASL Season 14Shine Zerg South KoreaRoyaLSouth Korea Terran RoyaLWatch VOD
2022-08-07UBE Season 2: hero vs. sSaksSak Terran South KoreaheroSouth Korea Zerg heroWatch VOD
2019-09-22Liquipedia Shinhan Tank Proleague Season 2Darking Zerg PeruFairy2South Korea Zerg Fairy2Watch VOD
2019-09-22Liquipedia Shinhan Tank Proleague Season 2kogeT Terran PolandspxRussia Terran spxWatch VOD
2019-09-22Liquipedia Shinhan Tank Proleague Season 2Jaeyun Zerg United StatesJ1South Korea Terran J1Watch VOD
2007-05-19Blizzard WWI 2007Draco Protoss PolandNaDaSouth Korea Terran NaDaWatch VOD

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%ProtossTerranZerg
Arkanoid24274393552.7%45301566.7%49222744.9%74126

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