North American Star League Season 3

[e][h]North American Star League Season 3
League Information
North America
Canada Toronto
Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Prize pool:
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
France  Stephano
South Korea  Alicia
South Korea  MC
Netherlands  Ret
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:

The North American Star League Season 3 is the third season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $100,000 prize pool over a three-month season.


The North American Star League, often abbreviated as NASL, is a competitive StarCraft 2 league that was introduced in February 2011. For Season 3, NASL underwent a number of branding and employee changes. The organization updated the look of their logo, and hired the casting duo of MrBitter and RotterdaM as well as a third caster, Frodan.[1] A number of changes were made to their regular season play as well: effort is made to play and cast games live, and the winner of each match throughout the regular season is awarded $150.[2]

Finally, it was announced that the Season 3 finals are going to be held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada,[3][4] together with the World Championship Series: Canadian Nationals and the The Collegiate Starleague Canadian Championships. The event is cast by Gretorp & Frodan, RotterdaM & MrBitter, iNcontroL & IdrA, Day[9] & Soe and hosted by Clutch & Lauren Elise, with Kadium & Elemental casting in French.


  • Toronto, Ontario
  • International Center


The third season is composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

The original map pool for the season was The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar, ESV Ohana, TPW Odyssey, Bel'Shir Beach Winter, Antiga Shipyard, Daybreak,Shakuras Plateau and Dual Sight. During the season The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar and TPW Odyssey were removed from the map pool and Cloud Kingdom was added.

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $100,000 is distributed throughout the season, with $150 awarded for each match won during the Divisions, and an undisclosed amount awarded to the winners of the Wildcards.[5]

Main Tournament[edit]

$60,000 are distributed as follows:


Players (45)
Protoss Protoss (14) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (16)
South Korea HerO
South Korea PuMa
Taiwan Sen
South Korea Puzzle
Sweden ThorZaIN
Sweden MorroW
South Korea HwangSin
USA qxc
Peru CatZ
Poland MaNa
Italy ClouD
Germany DarKFoRcE
South Korea Alicia
South Korea GanZi
South Korea CrazymoviNG
Canada TT1
Sweden Jinro
Germany TLO
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Belarus LoWeLy
USA CrunCher
Russia Brat_OK
Romania NightEnD
South Korea SeleCT
South Korea Zenio
Germany HasuObs
South Korea Rain
Ukraine DIMAGA
USA Axslav
South Korea Polt
Norway TargA
Canada HuK
South Korea Ryung
Sweden HayprO
Ukraine White-Ra
Ukraine Strelok
South Korea MC
South Korea aLive
USA Sheth
Sweden SjoW
France Stephano
Netherlands Ret


Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advances to the main event bracket
  • Of the second place finishers in each division, the three with the best record advance to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league are placed into a wildcard playoff with the top two of the open tournament to determine the remaining 8 spots in the offline finals
  • Players ranked 23-33 (11 players) in the league are eliminated but will be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league are eliminated and will not return