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Akilon Wastes

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[e][h]Akilon Wastes
Map Information
Creator:
Tileset:
Phaeton
Size:
148x144
Spawn Positions:
2 at 4,10
1v1 Ladder:
2014-11-10 — 2014-12-18


Overview[edit]

Akilon Wastes is a two-player map that was debuted in the Heart of the Swarm BETA map pool. On February 19, Blizzard removed the 2 central Xel'naga watchtowers.

Official Map Description[edit]

Start by securing the three easy to protect expansions around your base. Set up your defenses carefully and prepare for a longer macro game, as it can be difficult to play offensively on this map.

Analysis[edit]

Akilon Wastes has no central point. Where Ohana and Daybreak, among others, revolve entirely around holding a central point and then harassing from it, containing your opponent while taking bases, this map has a crevasse that bisects it. Players are forced to take one path or the other, which can sometimes create a positional tug-of-war. There is high ground on either side of the crevasse, allowing players to aim to control the position in that manner. Xel'Naga towers allow players to monitor the fringes for potential drops and other harass. Parade pushing can also be effective here, as the defense angles are very neutral, favoring both attacker and defender in varying ways. Thirds can be quite hard to hold and fourths near impossible against a determined offensive player.

Notable Features[edit]

  • There are two Xel'Naga Towers located at two and eight o'clock, covering side attack paths but not the center attack paths.
  • Destructible rock prevents access to the fourth expansion.
  • Collapsible rock can be destroyed to deny access to the fourth expansion location.
  • Central crevasse creates tug of war
  • Ledges and cliffs create a different type of positional war
  • Hard to take third and fourth

Strategies[edit]

External links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Akilon Wastes249753227825452.3%51825426449.0%60028331747.2%234246367

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2013-12-062013-12-07ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013ASUS ROG NorthCon 2013
2013-11-282013-12-01World Cyber Games 2013World Cyber Games 2013World Cyber Games 2013
2013-11-282013-12-01IEM Season VIII - SingaporeIEM Season VIII - SingaporeIEM Season VIII - Singapore
2013-11-282013-11-302013 DreamHack Open: Winter2013 DreamHack Open: Winter2013 DreamHack Open: Winter
2013-11-142013-11-17HomeStory Cup VIIIHomeStory Cup VIIIHomeStory Cup VIII
2013-11-082013-11-092013 WCS Global Finals2013 WCS Global Finals2013 WCS Global Finals
2013-09-162013-11-032013 WCS Season 3 America2013 WCS Season 3 America2013 WCS Season 3 America
2013-10-252013-10-272013 WCS Season 32013 WCS Season 32013 WCS Season 3
2013-09-032013-10-242013 WCS Season 3 Europe2013 WCS Season 3 Europe2013 WCS Season 3 Europe
2013-09-162013-10-202013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 3 America: Premier League
2013-08-062013-10-192013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL
2013-10-102013-10-13IEM Season VIII - New YorkIEM Season VIII - New YorkIEM Season VIII - New York
2013-09-032013-10-062013 WCS Season 3 Europe: Premier League2013 WCS Season 3 Europe: Premier League2013 WCS Season 3 Europe: Premier League
2013-09-222013-09-222013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL: Qualifier2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL: Qualifier2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL: Qualifier
2013-09-142013-09-152013 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2013 DreamHack Open: Bucharest2013 DreamHack Open: Bucharest
2013-07-022013-09-052013 WCS Season 2 America2013 WCS Season 2 America2013 WCS Season 2 America
2013-08-232013-08-252013 WCS Season 22013 WCS Season 22013 WCS Season 2
2013-07-152013-08-112013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 2 America: Premier League
2013-05-282013-08-102013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL2013 WCS Season 2 Korea OSL
2013-08-012013-08-03ASUS ROG Summer 2013ASUS ROG Summer 2013ASUS ROG Summer 2013
2013-07-192013-07-20DreamHack Open Valencia 2013DreamHack Open Valencia 2013DreamHack Open Valencia 2013
2013-03-222013-07-202013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12013 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
2013-06-282013-06-302013 MLG Spring Championship2013 MLG Spring Championship2013 MLG Spring Championship
2013-06-152013-06-17DreamHack Open Summer 2013DreamHack Open Summer 2013DreamHack Open Summer 2013
2013-06-072013-06-092013 WCS Season 12013 WCS Season 12013 WCS Season 1
2013-04-292013-06-022013 WCS Season 1 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 1 America: Premier League2013 WCS Season 1 America: Premier League
2013-03-042013-06-012013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL
2013-04-232013-05-262013 WCS Season 1 Europe: Premier League2013 WCS Season 1 Europe: Premier League2013 WCS Season 1 Europe: Premier League
2013-04-262013-04-272013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm2013 DreamHack Open: Stockholm
2013-03-152013-03-172013 MLG Winter Championship2013 MLG Winter Championship2013 MLG Winter Championship
2013-03-052013-03-09IEM Season VII - World ChampionshipIEM Season VII - World ChampionshipIEM Season VII - World Championship

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