BWCL Season 52/KoK

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[e][h]King of Kings 52
League Information
Server: eu
Prize pool:
$197 USD
Start Date:
14 Mar 2021
End Date:
28 Mar 2021
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:


In 2003 the Brood War Clan League hosted a tournament series in cooperation with's BW4Ever tournament portal: the King of Kings series. This edition continues the tradition of the individual tournaments alongside the league.


  • Only BWCL players are allowed to play.
  • Players have to have played at least 3 CW.
  • Players have to register at Challonge and sign-up at bracket (link will be shared).
  • Squad leaders nominate the players and provide admins the exact challonge accounts.


  • Every clan gets to nominate 2 players (excluded last of div E1 and E2), for a total of 64 players.
    • We encourage clans to host internal tournaments to determine who might enter. However, hosting internal tournaments are optional, the nomination procedure is up to the clans.
  • Clans are free to nominate substitutions in case a player can not participate.
  • Free spots will given randomly to registered players with the help of a lottery system or randomly if time is running short.

Format and Schedule[edit]

Day 1[edit]

14 March 2021, 19:00 CET

  • Channel "Kok" at Server SC:R - EU
  • 64 players divided in 8 groups with 8 players grid.
  • Random seeds players from each division.
  • Double Elimination, WB Bo3, LB Bo1.
  • Winners of each WB and LB are qualified. Hence 2 players per group.

(WB=winner bracket, LB= loser bracket)

Day 2[edit]

21 March 2021, 19:00 CET

  • Channel "Kok" at Server SC:R - EU
  • 16 players grids.
  • Seeding players WB vs LB of day1.
  • Double Elimination.
    • WB bo1 bo1 bo1 Bo3.
    • LB all Bo1.

Day 3[edit]

28 March 2021, 19:00 CET

  • Channel "Kok" at Server SC:R - EU
  • Grand Final, winner of WB vs winner of LB, bo5, WBw starts 1-0.
  • 3rd/4th place, bo5


  • The official Map Pool has to be used.
  • The Maps for the second (and third, if any) match are chosen by the loser of the match just played.
  • No map is allowed to be chosen twice, unless the opponent agrees.
  • Complaints about wrong maps are not valid if the game has been already played, it's player's duty to use the correct map.
  • The starting map is chosen by Admins and will be displayed at grids.


Special thanks to Cwt)Lic[NaN] as first promoter and sponsor with 187.5$

Prize pool can be increased via crowdfunding with Matcherino.
This is a non-profit tournament, all contributions will be automatically added to the prize pool.

General rules[edit]

  • In case of unforeseen problems, the Administration has to be contacted immediately.
  • Cheating in any way or form is strictly prohibited and may result in the ban of an entire team for life time.
  • Heavy flaming and trash talk are forbidden.
  • Abusing of bugs is strictly forbidden. This includes Gas Walk and Flying Unit variations (if not fixed) and Observer over Turret. However, Hold Lurkers and Drilling via Mineral Slide with Minerals in vision is allowed.

Results and walkovers[edit]

  • Report scores and upload replays at bracket.
  • Walk over can be claimed after 15 min.
  • Replays must be saved in case an admin need to review a result.


  • If a disconnect occurs during the first two minutes of a Clan League match, the match must be repeated; players have to use the same race as in the disconnected match.
  • If a disconnect occurs after the first two minutes, players may agree the winner accordingly; if the players cannot agree, a BWCL Admin must be notified, to decide on the issue.


  • Speed Setting '7 — Fastest'.
  • Dynamic turn rate.
  • Third party observers are only allowed if both players agree.
  • Official casters and streamers must be allowed into the game lobby.

Ro 16 Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
Winners' Finals
Losers' Round 1
Losers' Round 2
Losers' Round 3
Losers' Round 4
Losers' Semifinals
Losers' Finals
Grand Finals


External References[edit]