Return of the King

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[e][h]Return of the King
Map Information
Spawn Positions:
4 at 11,2,5,7
Competition Span:
Aug 2008 – Sep 2009


First used in the 2008 Incruit OSL, Return of the King has been used in the Batoo OSL and was last used in the Bacchus OSL 2009 and is an OSL-exclusive map. The map is a fairly standard 4 player macro map. Although it is decently balanced in PvZ and TvZ, TvP usually favors Terran due to the many narrow valleys and the island mineral-only in the main base. Contains are especially difficult to break on this map due to the narrow exit to the natural. Despite only being used in 3 OSLs, Stork has managed to play 9 games on the map, going 8-1 (only dropping 1 game to fantasy).

Notable Features[edit]

  • Island Expansion - There are four island expansions placed within each player's main allowing easy expansion with drop tech; Reavers are a popular tech path for Protoss since they can use the Shuttle to take the island expansion early on.
  • High Ground Middle - The high ground in the middle helps anyone wishing to set up a contain, forcing the opponent to attack uphill to break any contain.
  • Narrow Valleys - The narrow valleys leading to the 3rd base offer a chance to flank an army entrenched on the high ground but it is a very narrow path and can make holding the 3rd difficult if you are out of position.

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
2015-02-1505:20 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleaguesSak Terran South KoreaLastSouth Korea Terran LastWatch VOD
2015-02-1204:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA Terran South KoreaMongSouth Korea Terran MongWatch VOD
2015-02-0504:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA Terran South KoreasSakSouth Korea Terran sSakWatch VOD
2015-02-0404:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueLast Terran South KoreaMongSouth Korea Terran MongWatch VOD
2015-02-0104:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleaguesSak Terran South KoreaMiniSouth Korea Protoss MiniWatch VOD
2015-02-0104:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueHiyA Terran South KoreaSnowSouth Korea Protoss SnowWatch VOD
2015-01-2904:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueMong Terran South KoreafreeSouth Korea Protoss freeWatch VOD
2015-01-2904:00 UTC10th SonicTV BJ StarleagueMind Terran South KoreaLastSouth Korea Terran LastWatch VOD
2015-01-2510th SonicTV BJ StarleagueMind Terran South KoreafreeSouth Korea Protoss freeWatch VOD
2015-01-2210th SonicTV BJ StarleaguePianO Terran South KoreaJangBiSouth Korea Protoss JangBiWatch VOD


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Return of the King13138221657.9%1811761.1%42172540.5%11148