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Lost Temple

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[e][h]Lost Temple
Map Information
Tileset:
Jungle World
Size:
128x128
Spawn Positions:
4 at 12,2,6,8
Competition Span:
1999 – Dec 2004

Overview[edit]

Lost Temple is arguably the most famous map in StarCraft. The map was included in Blizzard's original map pack, but has since had many third party revisions to it. Lost Temple is still very popular on Battle.net, but it began to fall out of popularity when maps like Luna and more recently the map Python supersede it.

Notable features[edit]

  • Cliff based - As a result you'll see a lot of Dropship play and turtling style. Using Photon cannons, floating factories, and 1 base lurker drops are also possible on this map.
  • 12/3 positions - Probably the most infamous feature of the map as it allows a Terran to siege the choke of 12 o'clock while in his or her own base. Also these two positions are extremely close, leading to many imbalanced games.
  • Floatable Islands - There is no mineral block at the island expansion, meaning Terran players can float a Command Centre to those positions and expand there faster than Protoss or Zerg.


The original Lost Temple map had the following positional imbalances:

  • On 6 o'clock, it is impossible to build a wall-in with Barrack and 2 Supply Depots.
  • The 6 o'clock position had a distinctly inefficient mineral structure, leading to less minerals mined per unit time.
  • Terran players were able to land a tank on a small piece of land on the bottom left side of the 6 o'clock base that made it safe from melee attacks.
  • On 12 o'clock, it is possible to place tank on the natural cliff and be able to hit the vespene geyser at the 3 o'clock position.
  • On 12 o'clock, due to the bad mineral formation of the natural expansion, Terran players expanding there do not have enough space to attach an add-on to their Command Center.
  • On 12 o'clock, the base entrance is too far from natural, making FE harder (Zergs must make 3hatch in order to FE).
  • The 9 o'clock position's natural expansion and mineral only expansion were both vulnerable from the same cliff.

Terran wall-ins[edit]

Map version images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Lost Temple South Korea Terran Boxer 2001-2002 KPGA Winners Championship
South Korea Zerg H.O.T-Forever
Date: 2002-01-10
Patch: 1.08
Lost Temple South Korea Terran Boxer Pimpest Plays #14 2002, Boxer uses floating Barracks on close positions
South Korea Zerg War3
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Protoss study83 Pimpest Plays #11 2002 - offensive Drone Drill used for the first time
South Korea Zerg rage82
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran BoxeR Pimpest Plays #13 2002 - Warm-up game before WCG 2001; Optical Flares vs late game Carriers and Observers
Bulgaria Protoss DIDI8
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran BoxeR Pimpest Plays #5 2002 - Nuke Rush
South Korea Protoss Terr@n-(Nes)
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran Chusung Pimpest Plays #3 2002 - 45 Minute TvZ decided by creative usage of Dark Swarm
South Korea Zerg SiR@SoNi
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran BoxeR Pimpest Plays #2 2002 Terran Mirror ending in a large Battle Cruisers vs. Ghost battle
South Korea Terran Chusung
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran KIROFF Pimpest Plays #1 2002 - Base Trade
South Korea Protoss Tapoto_kopele
Date: 2002
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran BoxeR Winner Bracket finals of WCG 2002 - BoxeR displaying great micro
Poland Zerg Blackman
Date: 2002-11-03
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple South Korea Terran NaDa Honorable Mention Pimpest Plays 2003
South Korea Zerg iSt-
Date: 2003
Patch: 1.08 VOD
Lost Temple Norway Protoss Eriador Place 4 Pimpest Plays 2003 - Invention of the Pylon Prison
World Protoss sexygirl
Date: 2003
Patch: 1.08 VOD

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games with VODs and can be modified here.
DateTimeTournamentOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2016-02-202016 KT GiGA Legends Match IGrrrr... Protoss CanadaBoxeRSouth Korea Terran BoxeRWatch VOD
2016-02-202016 KT GiGA Legends Match IGrrr... Protoss CanadaNaDaSouth Korea Terran NaDaWatch VOD
2016-02-202016 KT GiGA Legends Match INaDa Terran South KoreaYellOwSouth Korea Zerg YellOwWatch VOD
2016-02-202016 KT GiGA Legends Match IBoxeR Terran South KoreaYellOwSouth Korea Zerg YellOwWatch VOD
2015-11-26KCM Legends MatchJaehoon Protoss South KoreaSeaSouth Korea Terran SeaWatch VOD
2015-11-05KCM Legends MatchGuemChi Protoss South KoreaIrisSouth Korea Terran IrisWatch VOD
2015-10-22KCM Legends MatchJaehoon Protoss South KoreaIrisSouth Korea Terran IrisWatch VOD
1999-12-3005:00 UTC1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea OpenFreemura Zerg South KoreaTheBOySouth Korea Zerg TheBOyWatch VOD
1999-12-3005:00 UTC1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea OpenFreemura Zerg South KoreaTheBOySouth Korea Zerg TheBOyWatch VOD
1999-12-1905:00 UTC1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea OpenFreemura Zerg South KoreaSSamJangSouth Korea Protoss SSamJangWatch VOD

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%ProtossTerranZerg
Lost Temple485133775657.9%110664460.0%97445345.4%264178

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2015-07-092015-09-13China StarCraft Grand Prix 2v2China StarCraft Grand Prix 2v2
2006-09-272006-09-29IEF 2006IEF 2006
2005-08-192005-08-22CKCG 2005CKCG 2005
2003-10-052004-01-132003 KT KTF Premier League
2003-02-042003-06-222003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League2003 KeMongSa KPGA Tour Team League
2002-10-282002-11-03WCG 2002WCG 2002
2001-12-052001-12-09WCG 2001WCG 2001
2000-10-082000-10-15WCG Challenge 2000WCG Challenge 2000
2000-08-252000-08-272000 KBK Masters Season 2
1999-10-021999-12-301999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open