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MAL presents: The Beginning

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[e][h]MAL presents: The Beginning
League Information
Organizer(s):
James "MAL" Song
Sponsor(s):
DSP-Design, 2LD
Game Version:
Server:
South Korea
Type:
Online
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
Group stage
Single-elimination bracket
Prize pool:
$1,300 USD
Start Date:
2015-01-17
End Date:
2015-01-25
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
8
3
2
3
Maps

About[edit]

MAL presents: The Beginning is an online tournament organized by MAL, aka James the Translator, and sponsored by DSP-Design and 2LD. The tournament brings forth a new twist to online tournament scenes, as it will feature all players’ webcams and microphones to see reactions in the midst of a battle and to hear more from the players during the map vetoes and pre/post game interviews.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage
    • Best-of-three.
    • The 4 players of each group will all play against each other.
    • W-L score will determine which player advances out as first and into the playoffs.
    • Tiebreakers will be determined based on head-to-head results.
    • The player that places in 4th place will be eliminated, while 2nd and 3rd place finishers will fall into the Survival Round.
  • Survival Round
    • Best-of-five.
    • Single-elimination
  • Playoffs
    • Semi-finals: Best-of-five.
    • 3rd/4th Place: Best-of-five.
    • Finals: Best-of-five.

Map pool[edit]

Group Stage

Survival Round & Playoffs

Prize Pool[edit]

$1,300 are divided among participants as follows:

Participants[edit]

Protoss (3) Terran (2) Zerg (3)
South Korea HerO
South Korea jjakji
South Korea Soulkey
South Korea Oz
South Korea Polt
South Korea DongRaeGu
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Hydra

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Group A
January 17, 2015 - 21:00 PST
1. South Korea  PartinG 2-1 5-3
2. South Korea  HerO 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Hydra 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea  jjakji 1-2 2-5

Group B[edit]

lrthread Group B
January 19, 2015 - 05:00 PST
1. South Korea  Soulkey 3-0 6-0
2. South Korea  Oz 1-2 2-4
3. South Korea  DongRaeGu 1-2 2-4
4. South Korea  Polt 1-2 2-4

Polt forfeits due to WCS date changes.[1] As a result, Oz and DongRaeGu go to the survival round, with Oz in second place, since he won against DongRaeGu in the Group Stage.

Survival Round[edit]

Matches
January 23, 2015 - 22:00 PST
HerO  South Korea23South Korea  DongRaeGu
lrthread
January 23, 2015 - 23:30 PST
Oz  South Korea32South Korea  Hydra
lrthread

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG 
 Oz
January 24, 2015 - 01:00 PST
 South Korea Oz
1
 South Korea Soulkey
2
Soulkey 
 DongRaeGu
 South Korea DongRaeGu
3
Finals (Bo5)
 South Korea PartinG
3
PartinG 
 DongRaeGu
January 25, 2015 - 00:00 PST
 South Korea DongRaeGu
2
3rd Place Match (Bo5)
 South Korea Oz
3
Oz 
 Soulkey
January 24, 2015 - 22:00 PST
 South Korea Soulkey
2

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Round of 8
323
Round of 6
33
Semifinals
22
Finals
11
Winner
1

Map Statistics[edit]

vs. vs. vs. Mirrors
Map#Σ%Σ%Σ%
Catallena7----31233.3%110100.0%-12
Deadwing5----21150.0%110100.0%-11
Expedition Lost4----21150.0%-----11
Foxtrot Labs631233.3%1010.0%110100.0%-1-
Merry Go Round421150.0%----21150.0%---
Nimbus11010.0%-----------
Overgrowth11----76185.7%-----22
Secret Spring3----31233.3%-------
The King Sejong Station71010.0%42250.0%1010.0%--1
Vaani Research Station3----2020.0%-----1-
Total Sum (Σ)5172528.6%24121250.0%64266.7%-77

References[edit]

  1. SC2Mal (22 January 2015). "Polt's forfeit". Retrieved 22 January 2015.