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StarCraft II StarLeague

Not to be confused with SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL).

The StarCraft II StarLeague (or SSL for short) is a large tournament-based League held on location in South Korea and holds multiple events each year. Started by SPOTV in 2015.

Tournaments[edit]

The first tournament in the league was the 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1.

SSL Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2015 Naver StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 2014-12-17 – 2015-03-21 Korea (South)  Maru Korea (South)  Dream 4-1 Recap
2015 SBENU StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2 2015-04-02 – 2015-06-20 Korea (South)  Classic Korea (South)  Dream 4-1 [R&S]
2015 SBENU StarCraft II StarLeague Season 3 2015-07-02 – 2015-09-20 Korea (South)  herO Korea (South)  ByuL 4-2 [R&S]
2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 2016-01-07 – 2016-04-09 Korea (South)  Dark Korea (South)  Stats 4-2 [R&S]
2016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2 2016-06-02 – 2016-09-11 Korea (South)  Solar Korea (South)  Dark 4-3 [R&S]
2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series

2017 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1

2017-03-20 – 2017-06-10

Premier League Korea (South)  INnoVation Premier League Korea (South)  Solar 4-1

Recap

Challenger League Korea (South)  herO Challenger League Korea (South)  Classic 4-1 Grp. S.

2017 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2

2017-07-03 – 2017-09-24

Premier League Korea (South)  Stats Premier League Korea (South)  Dark 4-3

Recap

Challenger League Korea (South)  soO Challenger League Korea (South)  Bunny 4-1 Grp. S.

Tournament Format[edit]

The SSL is an elaborate tournament which is separated into two tiers:

  • Main Event contains the top tier players who are competing against each other to win the SSL
  • Challenge contains players who are competing against each other to enter the Main Event.

Challenge[edit]

  • 32 players in a single round of 16 Up-and-Down matches.
  • 28 players come from the qualifiers and 4 players who are seeded.
  • Matches are Best-of-five.
    • The winner of the Bo5 advance to the Group Stage.
    • The loser of the Bo5 is eliminated and may qualify through next season's qualifiers.

Main Event[edit]

  • Group Stage
    • 16 players in four groups of 4 players each, played in a double-elimination format.
    • Matches ares Best-of-three.
    • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
    • The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winner’s match.
      • The winner places first in the group and advances to the Playoffs.
    • The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Loser’s match.
      • The loser places fourth in the group and may qualify through next season's qualifiers.
    • The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
      • The winner places second place in the group and advances to the Playoffs.
      • The loser places third in the group and may qualify through next season's qualifiers.
  • Playoffs
    • 8 players in a single-elimination bracket.
      • Quarterfinals: Best-of-five.
      • Semifinals: Best-of-seven.
      • Finals: Best-of-seven.

Maps[edit]

The SSL map pool is an ever-evolving set of maps. Players are each allowed to veto one map for each match.

Current Pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Place Prize (KRW) USD Points
1st ₩40,000,000 $36,068 2,000
2nd ₩10,000,000 $9,017 1,250
3rd-4th ₩4,500,000 $4,057 900
5th-8th ₩2,000,000 $1,803 600
9th-12th ₩1,000,000 $901 400
13th-16th ₩1,000,000 $901 300
17th-28th ₩200,000 $180 50
Total ₩77,400,000 $69,792 10,850

Trivia[edit]

Medal Counts[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

As of September 2017 :

Race Total
Protoss 3 1 10 14
Terran 2 2 1 5
Zerg 2 4 3 9

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

Korea (South)  Maru  -  Korea (South)  Classic  -  Korea (South)  herO  -  Korea (South)  Dark  -  Korea (South)  Solar  -  Korea (South)  INnoVation  -  Korea (South)  Stats

Silver[edit]

Korea (South)  Dream  -  Korea (South)  Dark
Korea (South)  ByuL  -  Korea (South)  Stats  -  Korea (South)  Solar

Semifinals[edit]

Korea (South)  Stats
Korea (South)  Patience  -  Korea (South)  Classic
Korea (South)  Life  -  Korea (South)  herO  -  Korea (South)  TY  -  Korea (South)  Rain  -  Korea (South)  Solar  -  Korea (South)  Classic  -  Korea (South)  ByuL  -  Korea (South)  Dear

Medals won per Team[edit]

  • Note: Medals won per Team shows the team that a player was on when the medal was won, not their current team.
Team Total
SK Telecom T1 2 2 0 4
Jin Air Green Wings 1 0 0 1
KT Rolster 0 1 4 5
CJ Entus 1 1 1 3
mYinsanity 0 0 1 1
Samsung Galaxy 0 0 1 1
Dead Pixels 0 0 1 1

External links[edit]

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