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All-Kill Format

Definition[edit]

The basic concept of an All-Kill Format is “winner stays on”.

The All-Kill format is a way a team league or tournament can be played. The difference to the conventional team format is that the complete lineup isn't announced before the match, but only the first player of both teams. These players will face each other on the first map of the map pool. The maps are predefined for all games — the players, except the first ones, are not.

After the game between the first two players, the winner will play again. The loser is replaced by a player, who is chosen instantly after the match to challenge the winner of game one. This goes on, until the victor is determined. Usually the All-Kill format is played as a best of 7. That means the first team achieving 4 victories is the winner of the match.

Perhaps the highest profile instance of this format was the GSTL, nowadays the SPL playoffs.

Variations[edit]

One variation to the standard All-Kill format is only the first two players and map are announced and the losing team also chooses the next map from the available map pool.

All-Kills[edit]

An All-Kill is when one player takes out every other player on the opposing team. Below is a list of the players who have accomplished that feat.


2016 All-Kills
Date Event Player Team Results
2016-05-17 2016 Proleague Round 2 Playoffs Match 2 Korea (South)  Stats KT Rolster
2016-05-16 2016 Proleague Round 2 Playoffs Match 1 Korea (South)  Classic SK Telecom T1
2016-01-03 NationWars III Playoffs France  MarineLorD Millenium
2016-01-03 NationWars III Playoffs France  MarineLorD Millenium

Reverse All-Kill[edit]

If the opposing team has almost completed an all kill and your last player (or "anchor") is the only one left and s/he then goes on to do an all kill of the opposing team it's called a reverse all-kill.

Reverse All-Kills
Date Event Player Team Results
2016-12-18 WardiTV Team League S7 Germany  TLO Team Liquid
2015-12-12 NationWars III Group Stage Korea (South)  INnoVation [1] SK Telecom T1
2015-09-22 2015 Proleague Postseason Playoffs South Korea  sOs Jin Air Green Wings
2014-04-09 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 Korea (South)  HerO Team Liquid
2013-10-07 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2 Korea (South)  HyuN Quantic Gaming
2012-06-05 2012 GSTL Season 2 Korea (South)  Symbol Team SCV Life
2012-02-28 StarCraft 2 Survivor League Germany  roof [2] Serious Gaming
2011-01-13 Zotac Team Invitational 2 South Korea  MarineKing Prime
  1. Even though he lost his first game, INnoVation was able to perform a reverse all-kill thanks to the particular format of the NationWars, which allows an eliminated player to be revived once.
  2. Even though he lost his first game, roof was able to perform a reverse all-kill thanks to the particular format of the SC2SL, which allows an eliminated player to be reused for the ace match.

Players with most all-kills[edit]

Top 30[edit]

... further results
Player All-kills
South Korea  INnoVation 14
Italy  Reynor 8
Mexico  SpeCial 8
Netherlands  uThermal 7
South Korea  TaeJa 7
Norway  Snute 6
United States  Neeb 6
United States  JonSnow 6
Finland  Serral 5
Canada  Scarlett 5
France  MarineLorD 5
Ukraine  Bly 5
Spain  VortiX 4
South Korea  Ryung 4
South Korea  PartinG 4
Poland  Nerchio 4
South Korea  ForGG 4
Denmark  Bunny 4
Poland  Elazer 4
Germany  ShoWTimE 4
Mexico  Cham 4
France  Dayshi 4
South Korea  YongHwa 4
South Korea  MMA 4
South Korea  Sage 3
South Korea  Jaedong 3
South Korea  First 3
United Kingdom  DeMusliM 3
South Korea  Solar 3
Brazil  Kelazhur 3