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Proleague


Overview[edit]

The Proleague is the premier Brood War team league. It was formerly hosted on the cable channels of OGN and MBCGame, with a company called IEG holding the broadcasting rights. The last season of the Brood War Proleague was solely broadcast on OGN as MBCGame shut down their operations in February of 2012.

Proleague shifted over from Broodwar to Starcraft 2 in December 2012. Since the 2014 season, it has been broadcasted by SpoTV Games.

Events[edit]


United OGN / MBCGame Leagues
Year League
2005 SKY Proleague Round 1 SK Telecom T1 KTF MagicNs Greatest Ones
SKY Proleague Round 2 SK Telecom T1 Samsung KHAN KTF MagicNs
SKY Proleague Grand Final SK Telecom T1 KTF MagicNs Greatest Ones
2006 SKY Proleague Round 1 SK Telecom T1 MBCGame HERO CJ Entus
SKY Proleague Round 2 MBCGame HERO CJ Entus Lecaf OZ
SKY Proleague Grand Final MBCGame HERO SK Telecom T1
2007 Shinhan Bank Proleague Round 1 Samsung KHAN Lecaf OZ MBCGame HERO
Shinhan Bank Proleague Round 2 Lecaf OZ CJ Entus MBCGame HERO
Shinhan Proleague Grand Final Lecaf OZ Samsung KHAN
2008-2009 Shinhan Bank Proleague Samsung KHAN Hite Entus SK Telecom T1
Shinhan Bank Proleague SK Telecom T1 Hwaseung OZ CJ Entus
2009-2010 Shinhan Bank Proleague KT Rolster SK Telecom T1 STX SouL
2010-2011 Shinhan Bank Proleague KT Rolster SK Telecom T1 CJ Entus
2011-2012 SK Planet Proleague Season 1 SK Telecom T1 KT Rolster Samsung KHAN
SK Planet Proleague Season 2 BW/SC2 CJ Entus Samsung KHAN SK Telecom T1
For the StarCraft 2 Proleague Page Click Here
Winners Leagues
Year League
2009 Shinhan Bank Winners League CJ Entus Hwaseung OZ KT Rolster
2010 Shinhan Bank Winners League KT Rolster MBCGame HERO Woongjin Stars
2011 Shinhan Bank Winners League SK Telecom T1 KT Rolster Hwaseung OZ

Teams[edit]

Current 8 Official Pro Teams
SK Telecom T1 KT Rolster CJ Entus Air Force ACE
STX SouL Woongjin Stars Samsung KHAN Team 8
Acquired/Disbanded Teams
Hwaseung OZ MBCGame HERO WeMade FOX Hite Entus
eSTRO

Map Pool[edit]

The maps get renewed every season. These are often commissioned by KeSPA for the Proleague. The 2008-09 season of Proleague was the first to feature periodic breaks during which KeSPA could change the map pool. They took advantage of that rule for the first time in November 2008 by switching the map Raid Assault II for Rush Hour 3. The Map Pool for a specific season can be found on a season's "Overview" page.

Format[edit]

The Proleague has been through many format changes since its creation in 2003. The current season uses a Best of Five series for the regular season, while the finals will be a Best of Seven. In either instance, no player may play twice per match.

To see the format used for a previous season of Proleague, visit that season's "Overview" page.

Rules[edit]

  • KeSPA's rules apply to all Proleague games.
  • In each match, no player can be submitted twice in the first four sets.
  • The player entered for the Ace Game can be one that has already played. Ace Game no longer used in current Season.
  • If two teams have exactly the same record after the end of the regular period, two players will be chosen to play a single Ace Match that will determine which team will advance.

History[edit]

The 2003 Ever Proleague, organized by OGN, was the first Proleague to take place in Korea. MBCGame started its own team league, KeMongSa, soon after. The two leagues united in 2005 and with KeSPA's support, 2005 SKY ProLeague Round 1 was launched. In 2007, KeSPA claimed the broadcast rights to Proleague and auctioned it off to the sole bidder, IEG, causing a great scandal.[1][2]

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