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North American Star League Season 4

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[e][h]North American Star League Season 4
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States Long Beach
Format:
Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Prize pool:
$60,000 USD
Start Date:
2012-09-12
End Date:
2012-12-09
Liquipedia tier:
Player breakdown
Number of players:
45
14
15
16
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

The North American Star League, often abbreviated as NASL, was a competitive StarCraft 2 league that was introduced in February 2011. The North American Star League Season 4 was the fourth season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $60,000 prize pool over a three-month season. four players qualified from the Season 3 open tournament, four players qualified from the Season 4 qualifiers, four players were invited, and the remaining 32 players qualified from their placement in Season 3.

Location[edit]

  • Long Beach, California
  • Center Theater

Format[edit]

The fourth season was composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

To keep the season fresh, NASL announced that the Season 4 map pool would be reviewed after the 4th and 9th weeks of competition for potential revisions based on player feedback and internal analysis.[1]

Initial maps:

After the Review Muspelheim was removed from the pool in Week 7 and it was replaced by Abyssal City

Prize Pool[edit]

$60,000 was spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Protoss (14) Terran (15) Zerg (16)
Seeded through Season 3 (35)
South Korea Alicia
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
France Stephano
SK GamingSK Gaming
South Korea MC
FnaticFnatic
South Korea aLive
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea HerO
AxiomAxiom
South Korea Ryung
Gama BearsGama Bears
Taiwan Sen
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Team EmpireTeam Empire
Serbia Beastyqt
MVPMVP
South Korea Galaxy
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada TT1
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea Zenio
mousesportsmousesports
Germany HasuObs
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
Belarus LoWeLy
FnaticFnatic
Romania NightEnD
Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
mTwmTw
Ukraine DIMAGA
mousesportsmousesports
Poland MaNa
FXOpen e-SportsFXOpen e-Sports
Ukraine Strelok
apeX eSportsapeX eSports
Sweden MorroW
It's Gosu eSportsIt's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea Polt
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
Germany TLO
MVPMVP
South Korea finale
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
United States Sheth
Team ALTERNATETeam ALTERNATE
Italy ClouD
MindfreakMindfreak
Norway TargA
compLexity GamingcompLexity Gaming
United States qxc
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
United States ViBE
ROOT GamingROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa
Qualified (4)
Team DignitasTeam Dignitas
Sweden Bischu
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Dark
South Korea Arthur
Team SCV LifeTeam SCV Life
South Korea HyuN
Invited via NASL Leaderboard (6)
MionixMionix
Sweden NaNiwa *
Team LiquidTeam Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
MVPMVP
South Korea DongRaeGu
FnaticFnatic
South Korea Oz **
Team AcerTeam Acer
South Korea MMA
AZUBUAZUBU
South Korea viOLet

*NaNiwa replaced CrazymoviNG who was unable to attend due to personal reasons.[2]
**Oz replaced Puzzle who was unable to attend due to personal reasons. Oz was selected as the next highest ranking Protoss on the NASL Leaderboard.

Results[edit]

Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advanced to the main event bracket
  • The standings were by match score, then by total points. So a 2-0 win gives a player 2 points, a 2-1 win gives a player 1 point, a 1-2 loss gives a player -1 point, and a 0-2 loss gives a player -2 points.
  • Of the second place finishers in each division, the three with the best record advanced to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league were 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 were eliminated but would be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league were eliminated and did not return