Steppes of War
Steppes of War is one of the original maps released in the Wings of Liberty Beta and was seen in some of the Alpha matches. Designed as a two-player “rush map”, it was played on the Blizzard ladder until it was removed in February, 2011 in favor of four-player “rush” maps. Due to its lamentable balance, it disappeared from competitive use shortly thereafter.
Official Map Description
There is a straight path to attack your enemy. Side paths offer additional resources. Rocks offer access to surprise attack routes.
- Rocks protecting Thirds - Destructible rocks bar the direct way to the third bases. These are accessible through two ramps.
- Rush Distance - There is an extremely short rush distance on this map, often encouraging early-game aggression.
- Xel'Naga Towers - These can give vision of the high-yield expansions, but due to the brush blocking sight of them, the player occupying the expansion may not be aware that the tower has been activated.
- Exposed Natural - There is a wide ramp outside the natural expansion that makes defending a fast-expansion build more difficult. Players may choose to wall-off or narrow it by placing buildings there.
|Steppes of War||199||45||25||20||55.6%||42||25||17||59.5%||54||26||28||48.1%||18||30||10|
Played in Premier Tournaments
|Start date||End date||Tournament|
|2011-01-02||2011-01-29||2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January|
|2010-11-15||2010-12-18||2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3|
|2010-11-25||2010-11-27||DreamHack SteelSeries LAN|
|2010-10-09||2010-11-13||2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2|
|2010-11-05||2010-11-07||2010 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas|
|2010-10-15||2010-10-16||2010 MLG Pro Circuit Washington D.C.|
|2010-08-28||2010-10-02||2010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 1|
|2010-08-27||2010-08-28||2010 MLG Pro Circuit Raleigh|
|2010-08-18||2010-08-22||IEM Season V - Global Challenge Cologne|