Black Dragon League

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[e][h]Black Dragon League
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Online
Location:
Europe Europe
Format:
1v1, Round Robin + Finals
Prize pool:
$6,000
Start Date:
2011-01-05
End Date:
2011-06-12
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
Sweden  NaNiwa
Germany  Socke
Russia  Brat_OK
Ukraine  Strelok
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
6
7
3
Maps

Overview[edit]

The Black Dragon League (BDL) is a European tournament in which some of the best European players duel it out for a prize pool of $6,000. The League itself consists of 16 players, 9 direct invites (3 of each race) and 7 participants determined by qualification tournaments.

Prize Pool[edit]

$6,000 are spread among the players as seen below:

Qualification Process[edit]

  • Protoss Invites:  Socke,  MaNa,  White-Ra
  • Terran Invites:  GoOdy,  DeMusliM,  Brat_OK
  • Zerg Invites:  MaDFroG (declined),  TheLittleOne (declined),  DIMAGA
  • Qualifier 1:  Kas
  • Qualifier 2:  Satiini
  • Qualifier 3:  Strelok
  • Qualifier 4:  NaNiwa
  • Second Chance Group A:  Naama was able to defeat Fury and Delphi in Best-of-5 matches and therefore also secured himself a spot in the BLD.
  • Second Chance Group B:  NightEnD turned out to be the superior player, facing ParanOid and Lucifron in the second group.
  • Second Chance Group C:  elfi was able to win the last qualification group after defeating HasuObs and Abver.

To replace the two zerg players who had declined their invitation, BDL let the community vote between six of the best placing Zergs in the preceding qualifiers. The community could choose between Abver, ParanOid, DarKFoRcE, Delphi, Ciara and LaLuSh.

  • Community Voting Results:  LaLuSh (43%) and  Abver (38%) received the largest shares of votes and clinched the two remaining spots.

Players[edit]


Russia  Abver

Russia  Brat_OK

United Kingdom  DeMusliM*

Ukraine  DIMAGA

Finland  elfi

Germany  GoOdy

Ukraine  Kas

Sweden  LaLuSh

Poland  MaNa

Finland  Naama

Sweden  NaNiwa

Romania  NightEnD

Finland  Satiini

Germany  Socke

Ukraine  Strelok

Ukraine  White-Ra


* DeMusliM broke his arm and elbow in early February, he was at that time not able to play StarCraft II competitively. At first the league administration granted him some time off until March. Unfortunately there was another operation necessary for him preventing him from finishing his matches by the end of the season. Because of these complications he left the Black Dragon League by mutual agreement. His former matches will be disregarded in the final standings.

Results[edit]

Official Ranking Table can be found here.

# Player ID MP W-L Score
1. Sweden NaNiwa 14 11-3 24:14
2. Russia Brat_OK 14 10-4 22:11
3. Romania NightEnD 14 10-4 23:13
4. Ukraine Kas 14 10-4 21:13
5. Germany Socke 14 9-5 21:12
6. Ukraine Strelok 14 9-5 23:16
7. Ukraine White-Ra 14 8-6 20:15
8. Poland MaNa 14 7-7 19:15
9. Ukraine DIMAGA 14 7-7 16:20
10. Finland elfi 14 6-8 17:19
11. Germany GoOdy 14 5-9 13:20
12. Finland Naama 14 5-9 14:22
13. Sweden LaLuSh 14 4-10 12:21
14. Russia Abver 14 3-11 10:23
15. Finland Satiini 14 1-13 6:27

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
  BYE
0
 Romania NightEnD
1
 Ukraine Strelok
2
 Germany Socke
2
 Ukraine Kas
1
  BYE
0
 Russia Brat_OK
1
Semifinals
 Sweden NaNiwa
2
 Ukraine Strelok
1
 Germany Socke
2
 Russia Brat_OK
1
Finals
 Sweden NaNiwa
3
 Germany Socke
1
3rd Place Match
 Ukraine Strelok
0
 Russia Brat_OK
3

Rules & Regulations[edit]

A complete set of rules for BDL can be found here (rules may change).

Competition Format[edit]

The competition is in the round robin format were each participant faces every other participant once, totaling 15 matches per player. Matches will be played as best of three (Bo3).

Match Schedule[edit]

The matches have to be played on certain times and days given by the league administration. The participants have to schedule their match in the following timeframe (CET = GMT +01:00):

Monday / Wednesday / Friday

  • 18:00 (06:00 PM)
  • 19:00 (07:00 PM)
  • 20:00 (08:00 PM)
  • 21:00 (09:00 PM)
  • 22:00 (10:00 PM)

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