Into the Darkness

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[e][h]Into the Darkness 2
Map Information
Creator:
송기범 (skb9728_CyGnus)
Tileset:
Space Platform
Size:
128x128
Spawn Positions:
2 at 1,7
Competition Span:
May 2004 – Apr 2005



Description[edit]

Premiering in the 2004 4th Minor League, this map saw continuous usage in the 2004 Tucson MSL, SPRIS MSL, and You Are the Golf King MSL. The first edition of the map was balanced in all match ups except for Zerg vs. Protoss, where Protoss had the advantage. Its successor was more balanced, but imbalances started to appear in Protoss vs. Terran, where again Protoss had the advantage.

In its first iteration, the map was noted for the almost non-existent gas expansions; it was ridiculously hard to take and hold a 3rd and 4th gas expansion. Therefore, play styles had to change in order to suit the map.

Notable Features[edit]

These features are based on the 2nd version of Into the Darkness.

  • Unbuildable Middle - Terrans cannot build Missile Turrets to support their push.
  • Wide Open Natural - The natural is wide and the expansion itself doesn't border the ramp so it is hard to open with a Fast Expansion and defend both your main and the natural.
  • No Open Center - The center is very confined so players have to be cautious for units using the side paths.

Version Changes[edit]

  • A gas geyser was added to the top left and bottom right expansions
  • Bridges making it easier to access alternative paths were added.
  • The bridges leading to the center were removed.

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
2009-12-12IeSF Star Invitational Classic 8NaDa  South KoreaYellOwSouth Korea  YellOwWatch VOD
2009-12-03IeSF Star Invitational Classic 8NaDa  South KoreaReachSouth Korea  ReachWatch VOD
2009-12-02IeSF Star Invitational Classic 8BoxeR  South KoreaH.O.T-ForeverSouth Korea  H.O.T-ForeverWatch VOD
2009-12-01IeSF Star Invitational Classic 8ChRh  South KoreaYellOwSouth Korea  YellOwWatch VOD
2006-02-05Blizzard WWI 2006YellOw  South KoreaNal_rASouth Korea  Nal_rAWatch VOD
2006-02-04Blizzard WWI 2006Nal_rA  South KoreaNaDaSouth Korea  NaDaWatch VOD
2006-02-03Blizzard WWI 2006FiSheYe  GermanyNal_rASouth Korea  Nal_rAWatch VOD
2005-04-072005 1st Ladies MBCGame StarleagueNavy  South KoreaToSsGirLSouth Korea  ToSsGirLWatch VOD
2005-03-312005 1st Ladies MBCGame StarleaguemaRie  South KoreaNavySouth Korea  NavyWatch VOD
2005-03-242005 1st Ladies MBCGame StarleagueKangHyun  South KoreamaRieSouth Korea  maRieWatch VOD

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Into the Darkness24845252055.6%23101343.5%31121938.7%645233