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Ulrena

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[e][h]Ulrena
Map Information
Creator:
Tileset:
Exterior Ulnar
Size:
164x120
Spawn Positions:
2 at 10, 8
Competition Span:
2015-11-10 - Present
1v1 Ladder:
2015-11-10 — 2016-07-12

Ulrena is a two player map made by Blizzard and used in the first Legacy of the Void ladder season.

Official Map Description[edit]

Make use of the narrow, quick patch to rush your opponent in the early game. Watch this location closely when army sizes get bigger, while utilizing the wider attack paths.

Notable Features[edit]

  • Two gold bases, once on each side of the map. The closest one is on an island.
  • Very short distance to your opponent, with a narrow path and a Xel'Naga watchtower.

Strategies[edit]

Ulrena's map design featured very little airspace between the opponent's main bases. This resulted in a multitude of very strong 1-2 base play in all matchups. While Ulrena was unsurprisingly cut out of GSL for it's radical design, it did see a season of play in 2016 Proleague. ByuL popularized the ZvT / ZvP ling-Queen drop, while Korean and foreign professional protoss found much success in PvT with a Tempest rush build created solely for this map. The narrow flight distance also lead to some intense Pylon-rushes, as the Mothership Core was still a key early game unit for protoss at the time. The maps chokes allowed Terrans to experiment with turtle mech focused around Tanks and Thors, or its relatively short rush distance lead to some 5-Rax-Marine or 3-Rax-Reaper all-ins. In addition, the unlikelihood of players travelling far to the right side of the map allowed for some hidden bases and proxied tech, which even trickled up to professional play. For late game, heavy air compositions were common due to the awkwardness of the North-South passages.

Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Ulrena112937017319746.8%28914414549.8%144756952.1%6118679

Played in Premier Tournaments

Start dateEnd dateTournament
2016-06-022016-09-112016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 22016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 22016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 2
2016-06-232016-06-26HomeStory Cup XIIIHomeStory Cup XIIIHomeStory Cup XIII
2016-05-142016-05-162016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Circuit Championship
2016-05-062016-05-082016 DreamHack Open: Austin2016 DreamHack Open: Austin2016 DreamHack Open: Austin
2016-01-072016-04-092016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 12016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 12016 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1
2016-03-212016-03-26Gold Series International 2016Gold Series International 2016Gold Series International 2016
2016-03-022016-03-052016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship2016 WCS Circuit: Winter Circuit Championship
2016-01-222016-01-242016 DreamHack Open: Leipzig2016 DreamHack Open: Leipzig2016 DreamHack Open: Leipzig
2015-12-032016-01-03NationWars IIINationWars IIINationWars III
2015-12-172015-12-20HomeStory Cup XIIHomeStory Cup XIIHomeStory Cup XII
2015-11-262015-11-28DreamHack ROCCAT LotV ChampionshipDreamHack ROCCAT LotV ChampionshipDreamHack ROCCAT LotV Championship

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