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Map Information
Spawn Positions:
4 at 12, 2, 6, 8
1.1, GOMTV, Dreamhack
Competition Span:
2010-02 – 2012-06


Metalopolis was one of the maps released with the StarCraft II beta, and is therefore one of the oldest maps in StarCraft II. The map has a similar design to the former StarCraft WCG Map Gaia. It was removed from the Ladder Map Pool in Season 3, however major tournaments continued to use it because it is considered a balanced map when spawning close positions is not possible. At the start of Leagues Season 4 Metalopolis returned with close positions removed, because of player feedback which insisted on more tournament-based maps[1]. It was then removed from the ladder at the beginning of the Leagues Season 8[2].

Metalopolis re-entered the Ladder Map Pool (HotS) from 2014-11-10 to 2014-12-18 as part of the "Dream Pool". See "Season 4 Ladder Map Pool: Winners Revealed" for additional information.

Official Map Description[edit]

Your base is easily defended but nearby resources are harder to protect. Watch Towers observe the main paths across the map. Additional resources are challenging to hold in the middle of the map.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Smoke provides a hidden area in the corner of each base.
  • High-Yield expansions are hard to take and protect.
  • The small platforms on which the Xel'Naga Towers are positioned can be used to reveal the adjacent High-Yield expansions and also allow Siege Tanks (in Siege Mode), and Colossi (with Extended Thermal Lance) to attack them or harass the workers. Ghosts can launch a Tactical Nuke on them from either of those locations.


Symmetrical distances are not shown to improve clarity


MLG Metalopolis[edit]

  • No close spawn positions
  • Neutral supply depot at ramp


  • Cross position enforced
  • Rocks at gold base

Ladder Season 4[edit]

  • No close spawn positions

Protoss Wall-ins[edit]

2 o'clock


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2012-04-212012-04-222012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm
2012-03-232012-03-252012 MLG Winter Championship2012 MLG Winter Championship
2012-02-242012-02-262012 MLG Winter Arena2012 MLG Winter Arena
2012-02-242012-02-25ASUS ROG Winter 2012ASUS ROG Winter 2012
2012-02-082012-02-11IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao PauloIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
2012-01-192012-01-22IEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
2012-01-052012-01-08HomeStory Cup IVHomeStory Cup IV
2011-12-082011-12-11WCG 2011WCG 2011
2011-08-302011-12-04North American Star League Season 2North American Star League Season 2
2011-11-242011-11-26DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship
2011-11-182011-11-202011 MLG Pro Circuit Providence2011 MLG Pro Circuit Providence
2011-10-212011-10-23Electronic Sports World Cup 2011Electronic Sports World Cup 2011
2011-09-192011-10-222011 Global StarCraft II League October2011 Global StarCraft II League October
2011-10-142011-10-162011 MLG Pro Circuit Orlando2011 MLG Pro Circuit Orlando
2011-10-062011-10-09IGN ProLeague Season 3IGN ProLeague Season 3
2011-06-232011-10-082011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12011 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
2011-08-082011-09-102011 Global StarCraft II League August2011 Global StarCraft II League August
2011-08-262011-08-282011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh2011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh
2011-08-172011-08-21IEM Season VI - Global Challenge CologneIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Cologne
2011-07-142011-08-14IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic"IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic"
2011-08-042011-08-05ASUS ROG Summer 2011ASUS ROG Summer 2011
2011-07-292011-07-312011 MLG Pro Circuit Anaheim2011 MLG Pro Circuit Anaheim
2011-06-272011-07-302011 Global StarCraft II League July2011 Global StarCraft II League July
2011-04-122011-07-10North American Star League Season 1North American Star League Season 1
2011-06-182011-06-20DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship
2011-05-232011-06-18LG Cinema 3D Super TournamentLG Cinema 3D Super Tournament
2011-06-032011-06-052011 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus2011 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus
2011-05-162011-05-19Global Starcraft II Team League MayGlobal Starcraft II Team League May TSL3
2011-04-182011-05-142011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May
2011-03-282011-04-092011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul2011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul
2011-04-012011-04-032011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas2011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas
2011-03-212011-03-24Global Starcraft II Team League MarchGlobal Starcraft II Team League March
2011-01-122011-03-20GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1
2011-02-212011-03-192011 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Global StarCraft II League March2011 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Global StarCraft II League March
2011-02-072011-02-102011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Feb
2011-01-022011-01-292011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January
2010-11-152010-12-182010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 32010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3
2010-11-252010-11-27DreamHack SteelSeries LANDreamHack SteelSeries LAN
2010-10-092010-11-132010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 22010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2
2010-11-052010-11-072010 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas2010 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas
2010-10-152010-10-162010 MLG Pro Circuit Washington D.C.2010 MLG Pro Circuit Washington D.C.
2010-08-282010-10-022010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 12010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 1
2010-08-272010-08-282010 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh2010 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh
2010-08-182010-08-22IEM Season V - Global Challenge CologneIEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne

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