Black Dragon League
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.
$6,000 are spread among the players as seen below:
- 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.
* 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.
Official Ranking Table can be found here.
Rules & Regulations
A complete set of rules for BDL can be found here (rules may change).
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).
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)