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Map Information
Jungle World
Spawn Positions:
4 at 3,6,9,12
Competition Span:
Sep 2007 – Aug 2008


Katrina is known as a heavily Protoss-favored map. In particular it was labeled imbalanced for Carrier abuse, which is common due to the map’s many ridges. Because of the Carrier’s effectiveness on Katrina, 2 Base Carrier was extremely popular on this map. It wasn’t until Flash unveiled his anti-Carrier build at the GOMTV Star Invitational that Protoss players began diversifying their PvT play on Katrina.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Ridge Architecture — Much of the map is cliffed. This makes Carrier harass very effective, but Gateway-based PvT very difficult.
  • Protected Natural — Katrina’s Natural is located behind its Main, allowing for easier Fast Expanding.

Overall Statistics[edit]

The statistics compiled from the YGosu.Com DB.

Map Games Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Terran vs. Terran Zerg vs. Zerg Protoss vs. Protoss First Game Last Game
Katrina 511 86–66 (56.6%) 51–79 (39.2%) 63–53 (54.3%) 27 41 45 2007.09.15 2008.03.15
Katina SE 191 16–19 (45.7%) 26–23 (53.1%) 24–13 (64.9%) 10 34 26 2008.04.09 2008.09.06
Total 702 102–85 (54.6%) 77–102 (43.0%) 87–66 (56.9%) 37 75 71 2007.09.15 2008.09.06
  • League Statistics:  Starleague 29 games;  MSL 21 games;  Proleague 121 games;  other 531 games.
  • Best Player:  Zerg Jaedong 19–3 (86.4%)

Build Orders[edit]

2 Base Carrier

The map's many cliffs, ramps and high grounds enable Protoss to pressure Terran with Carriers. As a consequence, professional players often tried to build a massive air force early in the game. Additionally, the relatively long distances between Natural Expansions and Spawning Locations supported harassment via air.

12 Nexus

The aforementioned long distances between Natural Expansions and Spawning Locations enabled Protoss to open with a Nexus first expansion. Opening with a macro oriented build could be supported, since the opponent would automatically have to play with rather hampering map features working againts him. More modern reactions by Terrans decreased the value of the opening, however.

Map Version Images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Katrina South Korea Zerg Jaedong TG-Intel Classic Season 1 Final, third set
South Korea Terran Flash
Date: 2008-08-10
Patch: VOD
Katrina South Korea Protoss Stork XNote GOMTV Star Invitational Final, first set
South Korea Terran Flash
Date: 2008-03-01
Patch: VOD
Katrina South Korea Protoss Kal GOMTV MSL Season 4 Final, third set
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
Date: 2008-03-13
Patch: VOD
Katrina South Korea Terran Flash Bacchus Starleague Quarter-Final Match A, third set
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
Date: 2008-02-22
Patch: VOD

Katrina South Korea Protoss Bisu EVER Starleague 2007 Quarter-Final Match C, second set
South Korea Zerg sAviOr
Date: 2007-11-30
Patch: VOD

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games with VODs and can be modified here.


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors