North American Star League Season 4
Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
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.
The fourth season was composed of several stages:
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.
After the Review Muspelheim was removed from the pool in Week 7 and it was replaced by Abyssal City
$60,000 was spread among the players as seen below:
*NaNiwa replaced CrazymoviNG who was unable to attend due to personal reasons.
**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.
- 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
|Matches Won-Lost | Games Won-Lost
|Advance to Top 16
|Advances to Wildcards
|Eliminated. Returns next season.
|Fate not yet determined.
* SeleCT won't be returning for season 5 as he retired as a Starcraft 2 player.
Main Event Bracket
- Note: The round of 16 is played online.
|Round of 16
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