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HomeStory Cup IX

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[e][h]HomeStory Cup IX
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game version:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Krefeld
Format:
1v1, Group Stages,
Single-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000 USD
Start Date:
2014-06-05
End Date:
2014-06-08
Liquipedia tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
32
12
9
10
1
Maps
Chronology

HomeStory Cup IX is a StarCraft II Tournament hosted by Dennis "TaKe" Gehlen at his studio apartment in Krefeld, Germany.

Overview[edit]

Harstem, Apollo, MC, HasuObs and ToD casting the match between iNcontroL and BlinG from the TaKeTV couch
iNcontroL interviewing winner TaeJa at the Pub under TaKe's flat

The HomeStory Cup, organised by Dennis "TaKe" Gehlen, is a tournament where TaKe invites star players from around the world into his home to compete and socialize with one another. Providing multiple streams and interviews over three to four days, it is a fun atmosphere for both players and fans alike.

Format[edit]

  • Two group stages
    • Ro32 stage: 8 groups of 4 players each
    • Ro16 stage: 4 groups of 4 players each, see Group Selection Procedure.
  • Top two of each group from the second stage will advance to the bracket
    • Bracket will be single-elimination, best of 5
    • Grand finals will be best of 7

Group Selection Procedure[edit]

Ro16 groups were selected according to the following procedure:

  • The top 4 Ro32 group winners (ranked by match and map score, ties broken by drawing lots) were distributed into the 4 Ro16 groups (alphabetically by ID).
  • The remaining 4 Ro32 group winners drew their group assignments from a hat.
  • The four groups were filled by the second place finishers from each Ro32 group (again drawing their assignments from a hat).
    • Any player who drew a Ro32 opponent again drew a new group.
  • Top 4 Ro32 winners were then allowed to change groups with any other player (the highest ranked player having the final selection).

For a full walkthrough of the actual group selection, see this post on TL.net.

Casters and Host[edit]

  • Host
    • Germany TaKe (Dennis Gehlen)
  • Commentator
    • TBD
  • French Commentator
    • TBD

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 USD and 4,000 WCS Points are divided among participants as follows:

When HomeStory Cup IX was officially announced, it was supposed to have a 3rd place match, but they changed that and there was none. Unfortunately, there is no official announcement about the prize distribution. The previous reward of $3,000 for third and $2,000 for 4th was changed to $2,500 for 3rd/4th but it may be wrong.

Qualifiers[edit]

Three qualifiers, one for each region, will be held and will allow eight players to be invited:

The eight players then compete in the Top 8 Tournament for a full paid trip to Germany.[1]

League Date Qualified Players
Korean qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea Protoss Stork South Korea Zerg Armani
American qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea Terran Polt South Korea Zerg viOLet
European qualifier 2014-05-18 South Korea Terran YoDa Germany Zerg roof Norway Zerg TargA France Zerg FireCake

Participants[edit]

Protoss (12) Terran (9) Zerg (10) Random (1)
Invited Players (26)[2]
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United States iNcontroL
Red BullRed Bull
South Korea Bomber
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong[3]
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea Balloon**
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HasuObs[4]
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Norway Snute
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft
Finland Welmu***
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Denmark Bunny
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Alien InvasionAlien Invasion
South Korea Patience
Team AcerTeam Acer
South Korea MMA
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Germany TLO
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
United Kingdom BlinG
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Team AcerTeam Acer
Canada Scarlett
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Poland MaNa
MilleniumMillenium
France Dayshi
MeltdownMeltdown
France Stephano
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft
Romania NightEnD
mYinsanitymYinsanity
South Korea jjakji
XMGXMG
France ToD
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HeRoMaRinE***
XMGXMG
Germany Socke
South Korea MC
FnaticFnatic
Netherlands Harstem
Team GrubbyTeam Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
**
Tt eSPORTSTt eSPORTS
Ukraine White-Ra
Qualified Players (6)
Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy
South Korea Stork
CM StormCM Storm
South Korea Polt*
Samsung GalaxySamsung Galaxy
South Korea Armani
South Korea YoDa
South Korea viOLet*
NewRoSoftNewRoSoft
Germany roof
Imaginary GamingImaginary Gaming
Norway TargA
Punchline ESCPunchline ESC
France FireCake

*Polt and viOLet could not attend and were replaced by Bomber and Scarlett. Phog and hendralisk were first choices but could not attend either.[5]
**Balloon replaces Grubby, who decided to focus on WCS.[6]
***Welmu cancels his partitipation to HomeStory Cup IX due to health problems,[7] and is replaced by HeRoMaRinE.[8]

Results[edit]

Group Stage 1[edit]

[edit]

lrthread Group A
June 5, 2014 - 15:45 CEST
1. Germany Zerg TLO 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran MMA 2-1 5-2
3. United Kingdom Protoss BlinG 1-2 2-4
4. United States Protoss iNcontroL 0-2 0-4
Group A Matches
TLO
2
0
iNcontroL
iNcontroL
0
2
BlinG

[edit]

lrthread Group B
June 5, 2014 - 16:20 CEST
1. South Korea Terran jjakji 2-0 4-1
2. Romania Protoss NightEnD 2-1 4-3
3. Norway Zerg TargA 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE 0-2 2-4
Group B Matches
HeRoMaRinE
1
2
jjakji
NightEnD
0
2
TargA
NightEnD
TargA
jjakji
2
0
TargA
jjakji
TargA
HeRoMaRinE
1
2
NightEnD
TargA
0
2
NightEnD
TargA
NightEnD

[edit]

lrthread Group C
June 5, 2014 - 20:45 CEST
1. South Korea Protoss MC 2-0 4-1
2. France Terran Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Protoss Harstem 1-2 3-5
4. France Zerg FireCake 0-2 1-4
Group C Matches
Harstem
2
1
FireCake
Harstem
0
2
MC
FireCake
0
2
Dayshi
Harstem
1
2
Dayshi

[edit]

lrthread Group D
June 5, 2014 - 21:45 CEST
1. Norway Zerg Snute 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss Stork 2-1 5-2
3. Ukraine Protoss White-Ra 1-2 2-5
4. United Kingdom Terran DeMusliM 0-2 1-4
Group D Matches
Snute
2
0
White-Ra
Stork
2
0
DeMusliM
Stork
DeMusliM
White-Ra
2
1
DeMusliM
Stork
2
0
White-Ra

[edit]

lrthread Group E
June 6, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Random Balloon 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran Bomber 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Zerg Ret 1-2 3-5
4. France Protoss ToD 0-2 1-4

[edit]

lrthread Group F
June 6, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. Poland Protoss MaNa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Terran YoDa 1-2 3-5
4. Germany Protoss Socke 0-2 0-4

[edit]

lrthread Group G
June 6, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Armani 2-0 4-1
2. Germany Protoss HasuObs 2-1 4-3
3. Denmark Terran Bunny 1-2 3-4
4. France Zerg Stephano 0-2 1-4
Group G Matches
Armani
2
0
HasuObs
Armani
HasuObs
Bunny
2
0
Stephano
HasuObs
2
1
Stephano
Bunny
0
2
HasuObs

[edit]

lrthread Group H
June 6, 2014 - 19:00 CEST
1. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Protoss Patience 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zerg roof 0-2 0-4
Group H Matches
TaeJa
2
0
roof
Patience
0
2
Scarlett
Patience
Scarlett
TaeJa
1
2
Scarlett
TaeJa
2
0
Patience

Group Stage 2[edit]

[edit]

lrthread Group A
June 7, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Terran Bomber 2-0 4-0
2. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Protoss Stork 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zerg TLO 0-2 1-4
Group A Matches
TLO
0
2
Bomber
Scarlett
0
2
Stork
Scarlett
Stork
Bomber
2
0
Stork
Stork
0
2
Scarlett

[edit]

lrthread Group B
June 7, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Terran jjakji 2-0 4-2
2. France Terran Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. South Korea Zerg Armani 1-2 4-5
4. Poland Protoss MaNa 0-2 1-4
Group B Matches
Armani
2
1
Dayshi
Armani
1
2
jjakji
Dayshi
2
0
MaNa
Dayshi
MaNa

[edit]

lrthread Group C
June 7, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss MC 2-1 5-2
3. Germany Protoss HasuObs 1-2 3-5
4. Romania Protoss NightEnD 0-2 0-4
Group C Matches
NightEnD
0
2
Jaedong
HasuObs
1
2
Jaedong
MC
2
0
NightEnD

[edit]

lrthread Group D
June 7, 2014 - 18:15 CEST
1. South Korea Terran MMA 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. Norway Zerg Snute 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Random Balloon 0-2 0-4
Group D Matches
Balloon
0
2
MMA
TaeJa
2
0
Balloon
Snute
0
2
TaeJa

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
Semifinals (Bo5)
Finals (Bo7)
South KoreaJaedong
2
South KoreaTaeJa
3
South KoreaMMA
1
CanadaScarlett
3
South KoreaTaeJa
3
CanadaScarlett
1
TaeJa
Scarlett
South KoreaBomber
2
FranceDayshi
3
South Koreajjakji
0
South KoreaMC
3
jjakji
MC
June 8, 2014 - 15:10 UTC
FranceDayshi
1
South KoreaMC
3
Dayshi
MC

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZergRandom
Round of 32
129101
Round of 16
5551
Quarterfinals
152
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

Brood War Showmatch[edit]

Final
Final
F
South KoreaStork
2
South KoreaJaedong
1
Stork
Jaedong
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VoDs[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • TaKe did a small Korea Vs. The World series in the down time of the tournament. It consisted of small mini-games of some of the Korean's who attended HSC against the foreigners.
    • It started with a apple bobbing contest with Ret vs TaeJa, Ret was able to pick up the apple and won.
    • The second game consisted of the solving of a puzzle as fast as possible. The World team was made up of roof and Snute against Balloon and jjakji, the Koreans ended up solving the puzzle first.
    • The third game was connect 4 with TLO vs MC. MC was able to clinch the victory.
    • The fourth game was table football with White-Ra, Stephano and Harstem vs Stork, MMA and Jaedong. The Koreans were able to win 3-2.
    • Next was a tug-of-war with iNcontroL and TargA vs jjakji, Stork, MMA, Balloon and Armani. Team Korea was able to pull the victory.
    • To open the 3rd day, a first-to-5 game of Memory (Concentration) was played, in which FireCake defeated Balloon 5-4.
    • On the third day Bling beat Patience in a game of Sticky Ball Darts 110 to 90.
  • A Brood War showmatch with Jaedong vs. Stork occured and Stork was able to win 2-1.

Additional Coverage[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. TaKeTV (May 15, 2014). "HomeStory Cup IX Qualifier". TL.net. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  2. TaKeTV (May 28, 2014). "Dramatic HomeStoryCup player announcement". Youtube.com. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. TaKeTV (May 25, 2014). "Jaedong comes to HomeStoryCup!". Youtube.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  4. TaKe-TV (May 25, 2014). "HasuObs comes to HSC IX". Facebook.com. Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  5. TaKeTV (May 28, 2014). "Bomber and Scarlett replace Polt and viOLet". TL.net. Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  6. TaKeSeN (June 2, 2014). "Balloon replaces Grubby". Reddit.com. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  7. @Newrosoft (June 3, 2014). "Welmu cancels his participation". Twitter.com. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. TaKeTV (June 3, 2014). "Welmu cannot come to HSC - HeRoMaRinE as replacement". Reddit.com. Retrieved June 3, 2014.