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Shakuras Plateau

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[e][h]Shakuras Plateau
Map Information
Creator:
Tileset:
Twilight
Size:
156x128
Spawn Positions:
4 at 1, 5, 7, 11
Versions:
*Shakuras Plateau
  • Shakuras Plateau 2.0
Competition Span:
2010-02 – 2013-01
1v1 Ladder:
2010-10-07 — 2013-01-03 2014-11-10 — 2014-12-18


Overview[edit]

Shakuras Plateau is a four-player map released with the SC2 beta and originally intended for 2v2 play. It replaced Kulas Ravine on the 1v1 ladder on October 7, 2010[1].

Because of the strength of pushes between adjacent mains, especially in Terran vs Zerg, tournaments such as the TSL chose to disable horizontal spawn positions, and on February 26, 2011, Blizzard removed the map from rotation on the ladder[2]. Intended to ameliorate this issue, a new version, here referred to as 2.0, was released and added to the ladder map pool on March 22, 2011[3].

Official Map Description[edit]

Your first expansion is easy to defend, but additional expansions push you farther into the battlefield. One central path to your enemy. Destroy rocks to open surprise attack routes.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Players always spawn in left versus right positions (i.e., positions 1 or 5 versus 7 or 11).
  • The main path is a long central route that every player shares.
  • Rocks at the back of each base block off a pathway that leads to an expansion and to the enemy base.
  • Watch towers grant sight of three possible expansions and a large area around the center of the map.
  • Inside expansions are vulnerable to siege from the watch tower.
  • Shared corridor creates a positional game over middle of map
  • Xel'Naga towers can be used to siege the third base in cluster if taken
  • Ledges in central corridor can be held by area-of-effect units
  • Lots of open air space around main and natural, including a cliff separating main and third. Due to this, drops can be incredibly annoying, as can fast air units like Mutalisks or Phoenix.

Distances[edit]

Symmetrical distances are not shown to improve clarity.

Changes[edit]

  • Backdoor into the main removed.
  • 12 and 6 oclock expansions now accessible by ramps (blocked by destructible rocks) leading down into the middle of the map.
  • Inside expansions moved back away from the watch towers.
  • Destructible rocks in the center removed.

Map version images[edit]

Bugs[edit]

A picture of an invisible pylon

There was a known bug involving a specific area in which a building of the smallest size, for example a pylon or a spire, could not be seen by anyone.

The map was removed from the 1v1 ladder pool on December 22, 2010. When it returned to the rotation on January 21, 2011, the bug had been fixed.

External Links[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Shakuras Plateau119530016014053.3%29015014051.7%30413716745.1%1178797

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2012-11-172012-11-182012 Battle.net World Championship2012 Battle.net World Championship2012 Battle.net World Championship
2012-11-022012-11-03Electronic Sports World Cup 2012Electronic Sports World Cup 2012Electronic Sports World Cup 2012
2012-10-132012-10-142012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Asia Finals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Asia Finals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Asia Finals
2012-09-152012-09-162012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Europe Finals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Europe Finals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: Europe Finals
2012-08-242012-08-262012 MLG Summer Championship2012 MLG Summer Championship2012 MLG Summer Championship
2012-08-062012-08-252012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series: South Korea Nationals
2012-07-202012-07-222012 MLG Summer Arena2012 MLG Summer Arena2012 MLG Summer Arena
2012-04-112012-07-15North American Star League Season 3North American Star League Season 3North American Star League Season 3
2012-06-082012-06-102012 MLG Spring Championship2012 MLG Spring Championship2012 MLG Spring Championship
2012-05-182012-05-202012 MLG Spring Arena 22012 MLG Spring Arena 22012 MLG Spring Arena 2
2012-04-212012-04-222012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm2012 DreamHack EIZO Open: Stockholm
2012-03-232012-03-252012 MLG Winter Championship2012 MLG Winter Championship2012 MLG Winter Championship
2012-03-062012-03-10IEM Season VI - World ChampionshipIEM Season VI - World ChampionshipIEM Season VI - World Championship
2012-02-242012-02-262012 MLG Winter Arena2012 MLG Winter Arena2012 MLG Winter Arena
2012-02-242012-02-25ASUS ROG Winter 2012ASUS ROG Winter 2012ASUS ROG Winter 2012
2012-02-082012-02-11IEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao PauloIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao PauloIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Sao Paulo
2011-11-012012-02-01TCL4TCL4TCL4
2012-01-192012-01-22IEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievIEM Season VI - Global Challenge KievIEM Season VI - Global Challenge Kiev
2012-01-052012-01-08HomeStory Cup IVHomeStory Cup IVHomeStory Cup IV
2011-12-082011-12-11WCG 2011WCG 2011WCG 2011
2011-11-242011-11-26DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship
2011-11-182011-11-202011 MLG Pro Circuit Providence2011 MLG Pro Circuit Providence2011 MLG Pro Circuit Providence
2011-10-212011-10-23Electronic Sports World Cup 2011Electronic Sports World Cup 2011Electronic Sports World Cup 2011
2011-10-212011-10-22BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II InvitationalBlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II InvitationalBlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational
2011-10-142011-10-162011 MLG Pro Circuit Orlando2011 MLG Pro Circuit Orlando2011 MLG Pro Circuit Orlando
2011-10-062011-10-09IGN ProLeague Season 3IGN ProLeague Season 3IGN ProLeague Season 3
2011-08-262011-08-282011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh2011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh2011 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh
2011-08-172011-08-21IEM Season VI - Global Challenge CologneIEM 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"IGN ProLeague Season 2 "Across the Atlantic"
2011-08-042011-08-05ASUS ROG Summer 2011ASUS ROG Summer 2011ASUS ROG Summer 2011
2011-07-292011-07-312011 MLG Pro Circuit Anaheim2011 MLG Pro Circuit Anaheim2011 MLG Pro Circuit Anaheim
2011-06-182011-06-20DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD ChampionshipDreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship
2011-06-032011-06-052011 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus2011 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus2011 MLG Pro Circuit Columbus
2011-03-192011-05-15PokerStrategy.com TSL3PokerStrategy.com TSL3PokerStrategy.com TSL3
2011-03-282011-04-092011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul2011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul2011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul
2011-04-012011-04-032011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas2011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas2011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas
2011-01-122011-03-20GosuCoaching Premiere League Season 1GosuCoaching 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 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 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 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 32010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3
2010-11-252010-11-27DreamHack SteelSeries LANDreamHack SteelSeries LANDreamHack SteelSeries LAN
2010-10-092010-11-132010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 22010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 22010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2

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