Taebaek Mountains

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[e][h]Taebaek Mountains
Map Information
Jungle World
Spawn Positions:
2 at 7,11


Taebaek Mountains (태백산맥) is a Starcraft: Brood War map created by [Ragnarok]Valkyrie. It was introduced in the Afreeca Starleague Season 1 and has not yet been used outside of this one tournament.

News of the map being selected for the ASL Season 1 was posted on TeamLiquid in May, 2016.[1] Version 0.90 - initially called Taebaek Sanmaek by the foreign community - would go through several changes both before and during the tournament. Version 1.1 and 1.2 soon followed[2], with new weaknesses being identified as play continued. The final iterations (versions 1.9 and 2.1) were titled New Taebaek Mountains (신 태백산맥)(download link)[3]; version 2.1 would be used for the remainder of the tournament.

Notable Features[edit]

  • I mean just look at it.
  • Rampless choke - The main is on the same level as the natural, and the choke is larger than a ramp would be. This can make early game harassment more effective.
  • Very open main which is vulnerable to drop harassment and cheese builds.
  • Long rush distance, but short air distance led to early use of builds like 2 Base Carrier (vs. Terran).
  • An awkward 3rd location further pushed some players towards 2-base play until a gas geyser was added to the corner expansion.


  • Significant terrain updates:
    • Main base expanded slightly
    • Natural expansion was made significantly smaller
    • The ramp to the walkway behind the main was relocated to the back of the natural expansion
  • Gas geysers added to corner expansions
  • Breakable temples added to protect the corner expansions
  • Some mineral patches were adjusted

Map version images[edit]

Notable Games[edit]

Taebaek Mountains South Korea Terran Sharp The first TvP on Taebaek in a tournament setting. This game shows that from the first, Protoss players were eager to abuse the cliffs and flight distances with Carrier play.
South Korea Protoss Jaehoon
Date: 2016-07-31
Patch: VOD
Taebaek Mountains South Korea Protoss Jaehoon Jaehoon met Shuttle in the ASL Season 1 quarterfinals. Taebaek had already provided some wild games, but an actual in-base cheese build had not yet happened. Jaehoon came prepared with one here, and did his best Nal_rA impression.
South Korea Protoss Shuttle
Date: 2016-08-21
Patch: VOD

Recent Games[edit]

This automatically generated table shows the 10 most recent games with VODs and can be modified here.
DateTimeTournamentOpponentVs. OpponentVOD
2016-08-2910:00 UTCASL Season 1Last Terran South KoreaShuttleSouth Korea Protoss ShuttleWatch VOD
2016-08-2804:00 UTCASL Season 1Sea Terran South KoreaSharpSouth Korea Terran SharpWatch VOD
2016-08-2104:00 UTCASL Season 1Jaehoon Protoss South KoreaShuttleSouth Korea Protoss ShuttleWatch VOD
2016-08-1610:00 UTCASL Season 1hero Zerg South KoreaSeaSouth Korea Terran SeaWatch VOD
2016-08-1410:00 UTCASL Season 1Sharp Terran South KoreasSakSouth Korea Terran sSakWatch VOD
2016-08-0210:00 UTCASL Season 1free Protoss South KoreaShuttleSouth Korea Protoss ShuttleWatch VOD
2016-07-3110:00 UTCASL Season 1Jaehoon Protoss South KoreaSharpSouth Korea Terran SharpWatch VOD
2016-07-2610:00 UTCASL Season 1Sea Terran South KoreaFlashSouth Korea Terran FlashWatch VOD
2016-07-2410:00 UTCASL Season 1Mind Terran South KoreaZerOSouth Korea Zerg ZerOWatch VOD
2016-07-1910:00 UTCASL Season 1hero Zerg South KoreaBeStSouth Korea Protoss BeStWatch VOD


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Taebaek Mountains112020.0%110100.0%220100.0%4-2