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Map Information
Spawn Positions:
4 at 3,6,9,12
1v1 Ladder:
2012-04-10 — 2012-04-24

This map, released in December 2011 by the GSL Official Map Maker, LS, was used in a notable event for the first time in January 2012, when GOMTV made it a part of its Arena of Legends: The King of Kongs tournament map pool [1]. The map is a re-skinned version of Plains of Despair, which was created by the same mapmaker.

The map was also used in the 2012 GSL Season 2 and Season 3 map pool.

Ladder Edition[edit]

The ladder edition was part of the 1v1 map pool since 10th of April 2012 (Season 7). In this version, Blizzard replaced the neutral creep tumors with destructible rocks on the two island bases. Citing performance issues, it was removed from the ladder pool three weeks into Season 7.[2]

MLG Edition[edit]

Presumably due to balance concerns, MLG removed the island bases from the version of the map used in their tournaments. However this received some negative responses from the community due to the fact that they made these changes without consulting the original mapmaker.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Island expansions at 5 and 10 features a neutral creep tumor which has to be destroyed in order to expand (including for Zerg players, since the tumor is located on the building location).


Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2013-03-052013-03-09IEM Season VII - World ChampionshipIEM Season VII - World Championship
2012-11-102013-02-16AZUBU Collegiate Champions
2012-11-282013-01-26Iron Squid – Chapter IIIron Squid – Chapter II
2013-01-182013-01-20IEM Season VII - KatowiceIEM Season VII - Katowice
2012-12-192012-12-22HomeStory Cup VIHomeStory Cup VI
2012-09-122012-12-09North American Star League Season 4North American Star League Season 4
2012-11-292012-12-02IGN ProLeague Season 5IGN ProLeague Season 5
2012-11-222012-11-25IEM Season VII - SingaporeIEM Season VII - Singapore
2012-11-222012-11-24DreamHack EIZO Open: WinterDreamHack EIZO Open: Winter
2012-11-092012-11-11North American Star League Season 4: Open Tournament
2012-11-022012-11-042012 MLG Fall Championship2012 MLG Fall Championship
2012-11-022012-11-03Electronic Sports World Cup 2012Electronic Sports World Cup 2012
2012-10-202012-10-21DreamHack EIZO Open: BucharestDreamHack EIZO Open: Bucharest
2012-09-222012-09-23DreamHack EIZO Open: ValenciaDreamHack EIZO Open: Valencia
2012-07-282012-09-08TeamLiquid StarLeague 4TeamLiquid StarLeague 4
2012-08-242012-08-262012 MLG Summer Championship2012 MLG Summer Championship
2012-08-152012-08-19IEM Season VII - CologneIEM Season VII - Cologne
2012-08-022012-08-04ASUS ROG Summer 2012ASUS ROG Summer 2012
2012-05-282012-07-282012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 22012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2
2012-05-212012-07-272012 Global StarCraft II League Season 32012 Global StarCraft II League Season 3
2012-07-202012-07-222012 MLG Summer Arena2012 MLG Summer Arena
2012-07-052012-07-08HomeStory Cup VHomeStory Cup V
2012-06-162012-06-18DreamHack EIZO Open: SummerDreamHack EIZO Open: Summer
2012-06-082012-06-102012 MLG Spring Championship2012 MLG Spring Championship
2012-02-112012-06-03Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1Korean StarCraft II League 2012 Season 1
2012-05-262012-05-27Red Bull Battlegrounds: AustinRed Bull Battlegrounds: Austin
2012-05-182012-05-202012 MLG Spring Arena 22012 MLG Spring Arena 2
2012-03-102012-05-192012 Global StarCraft II League Season 22012 Global StarCraft II League Season 2
2012-02-192012-05-05Iron Squid – Chapter IIron Squid – Chapter I
2012-04-212012-04-222012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm
2012-04-062012-04-08IGN ProLeague Season 4IGN ProLeague Season 4
2012-01-272012-04-072012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 12012 Global Starcraft II Team League Season 1
2012-03-062012-03-10IEM Season VI - World ChampionshipIEM Season VI - World Championship
2012-01-092012-03-032012 Global StarCraft II League Season 12012 Global StarCraft II League Season 1

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