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SonicTV BJ Starleague

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[e][h]SonicTV BJ Starleague
Series Information
South Korea South Korea
Start Date:
Cumulative Prize Pool:
$ 0
Not to be confused with StarCraft II StarLeague (SSL)

The SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL for short) was a semi annual StarCraft tournament broadcasted on Afreeca by SonicTV. SonicTV is run by an individual from South Korea, the channel runs several StarCraft related events and competitions. With the first Starleague held in 2010, SSL is not a new creation, but it wasn't until recent that it gained a lot of focus in the foreign scene due to that both OSL and MSL stopped broadcasting Brood War.

Tournament Format[edit]

The SSL is a 32-player tournament that lasts about a month. The tournament is divided into several stages, the first is the round of 32 group stage, followed by the round of 16 group stage and an elimination bracket.

Players are invited, often determined by their SOSPA ranking.

Group Stage[edit]

Group Selection

The groups are randomly generated.

Group Play

The 32 or 16 players are divided into 8 or 4 groups of 4 players each. There are two opening match-ups of each group, the match-ups in the group stages are best of 3. The two winners goes on to face each other, the same goes for the losers. The player who lost in the winners match goes on to face the player who won the losers match. Top two of each group advances to the next stage of the tournament.

Elimination Bracket[edit]

The elimination bracket is the final round of the SSL. It works like a classic 8 man single-elimination tournament. The quarterfinals (the first round of the bracket phase) and the semifinals are best of 5, whereas the final is best of 7. The third place match is best of 3.


Total: 11 Starleagues.

Medals won per Race[edit]

As of the 10th SonicTV Starleague there have been:

Race 1st 2nd
Terran 4 5
Zerg 4 3
Protoss 3 3

Medals won per Player[edit]


Zerg Killer
Zerg Terror · Zerg force · Protoss Sea.KH · Terran Shinee · Terran Candy · Protoss Sky · Terran Mong · Protoss Bisu · Terran sSak · Zerg hero


Protoss Minus)Eagle · Terran HiyA
Terran Dove · Terran Ample · Zerg force · Protoss Sky · Zerg Larva · Zerg hero · Terran Last



Starleague Date Winner Runner-Up Final Score TeamLiquid Articles
1st SonicTV BJ Starleague (2010/11/23 - 2010/11/28) Zerg Terror Protoss Minus)Eagle 4-1
2nd SonicTV BJ Starleague (2010/12/24 - 2010/12/31) Zerg force Protoss Minus)Eagle ?-?
3rd SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/02/17 - 2011/02/26) Protoss Sea.KH Terran Dove ?-?
4th SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/05/11 - 2011/05/21) Terran Shinee Terran Ample 3-0
5th SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/07/26 - 2011/08/20) Terran Candy Zerg force 4-0 R&S
Sonic's BJ Starleague Season 6 (2012/02/24 - 2012/03/17) Protoss Sky Terran HiyA 4-1
Onse Telecom 2 Number Plus SonicTV BJ Starleague (2012/04/16 - 2012/04/28) Terran Mong Protoss Sky 4-3 R&S
7th SonicTV Starleague (2012/09/16 - 2012/10/13) Zerg Killer Zerg Larva 4-1 R&S Grand Final Recap
8th SonicTV Starleague (2013/03/01 - 2013/06/01) Zerg Killer Terran HiyA 3-1 R&S
9th SonicTV Starleague (2014/01/10 - 2014/03/15) Protoss Bisu Zerg hero 3-2 Info/Announcement Grand Final Recap
10th SonicTV Starleague (2014/12/24 - 2015/02/15) Terran sSak Terran Last 3-2 Grand Final Recap
11th SonicTV Starleague (2015/05/17 - 2015/07/30) Zerg hero Protoss Bisu 3-0 Grand Final Recap


Useful Links[edit]

  • SSL's Lasting Impact — article looking at SSL's evolution over the years; includes statistics and recommended VODs by BigFan.

See also[edit]