Peaks of Baekdu

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[e][h]Sin Peaks of Baekdu
Map Information
Jungle World
Spawn Positions:
2 at 1,7
Competition Span:
Apr 2006 – Nov 2008


Peaks of Baekdu was a fairly long-lived Starcraft: Brood War map that was used across multiple leagues between 2006 and 2007, and appeared occasionally in showmatches and events in 2008. Shortly after its premiere in 2006, a new version - Sin Peaks of Baekdu (also some times called Shin Peaks of Baekdu[3]) - was created to address several emerging problems. This version was tested in the 2006 MBC MOVIES 9th Survivor tournament, and was quickly selected for the 2006 MSL tournament.

Its primary persisting problem was a racial imbalance, favoring Zerg in the ZvP matchup[4].

Notable Features[edit]

  • (New version) Exposed Natural — Very open area which makes it hard to defend fast expansion builds against early aggression.
  • (New version) Minerals on ramp — Must be mined out for safe back door access to the next expansion spot.
  • (Original version) Low Ground Mains — The low ground mains lead to players moving up to their natural early on so the player does not get contained at his or her ramp.
  • (Original version) Two choke points — While the chokes are right next to each other, this feature did make it much harder to wall off safely
  • (Original version) No Gas Natural — This feature leads to many unique strategies being played out such as one base play.
  • (Original version) Vulnerable third — Further emphasises 1-base play, making this map a strange beast in its original incarnation.

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
Peaks of Baekdu 68 16–11 (59.3%) 6–2 (75%) 3–4 (42.9%) 10 16 0 2006.04.13 2006.08.26
Sin Peaks of Baekdu 742 103–96 (51.8%) 105–79 (57.1%) 84–73 (53.5%) 66 90 46 2006.08.19 2008.11.08
Total 810 119–107 (52.7%) 111–81 (57.8%) 87–77 (53.0%) 76 106 46 2006.04.13 2008.11.08
  • League Statistics:  Starleague 54 games;  MSL 13 games;  Proleague 129 games;  other 614 games.
  • Best Player:   Jaedong 21–6 (77.8%)

Strong Build Orders[edit]

Protoss vs. Protoss[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg[edit]

Map version images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Peaks of Baekdu South Korea  sAviOr Nal_rA exploits a peculiar feature of map design in this brilliant game against one of the best ZvP players of the day.
South Korea  Nal_rA
Date: 2007-04-29
Patch: VOD

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games with VODs and can be modified here.
DateTimeTournamentOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2021-02-2315:40 UTC2006 SKY Proleague Grand FinalSea  South KoreaGoRushSouth Korea  GoRushWatch VOD
2017-11-1319:00 UTCBombastic StarLeague 3/ShowmatchesMazur  PolandTy2United States  Ty2Watch VOD (G2)
2017-11-1319:00 UTCBombastic StarLeague 3/ShowmatcheseOnzErG  BelgiumkogeTPoland  kogeTWatch VOD (G2)
2017-10-2518:00 UTCBombastic StarLeague 3/ShowmatchesTrutaCz  PolandBonythPoland  BonythWatch VOD (G2)
2016-01-2013:00 UTCKCM Legends MatchJuly  South KoreaIrisSouth Korea  IrisWatch VOD
2015-02-1505:20 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleaguesSak  South KoreaLastSouth Korea  LastWatch VOD
2015-02-1505:20 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleaguesSak  South KoreaLastSouth Korea  LastWatch VOD
2015-02-1204:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA  South KoreaMongSouth Korea  MongWatch VOD
2015-02-0504:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA  South KoreasSakSouth Korea  sSakWatch VOD
2015-02-0404:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueLast  South KoreaMongSouth Korea  MongWatch VOD


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Peaks of Baekdu501111565550.5%114625254.4%97494850.5%577745