11th SonicTV Starleague

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[e][h]11th SonicTV BJ Starleague
SSL11 banner v1.jpg
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Edition:
11th
Prize pool:
₩ (≃ $)
Start Date:
2015-05-17
End Date:
2015-08-30
Links
Winners
South Korea Zicon small bw.png hero
South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu
South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind
South Korea Picon small bw.png free
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
40
Picon small bw.png 16
Ticon small bw.png 14
Zicon small bw.png 10
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The SBENU 11th SonicTV BJ Starleague with OnGameNet (스베누 스타리그 시즌2) or SSL 11 started in May of 2015. The earliest news announcing the tournament emerged during 10th SonicTV Starleague, with news of Sonic negotiating with OnGameNet (OGN) for a series of Starleague broadcasts.[1] During the finals of SSL 10, Sonic and the commentators stated SSL 11 would be commencing soon thereafter.[2]

On March 10th, 2015, Sonic announced a 128 player amateur selection tournament to be held online from March 14th to the 15th, 2015, with the winners advancing to SSL 11. Additionally, OGN and SonicTV were announced as the organizers.[3]

Participants gathered on May 10th, 2015 for a pre-tournament meeting and photo shoot in Yongsan, Seoul, while a SSL 11 "Challenge Day" and the names of several participants were announced on May 13th, 2015.[4][5]

SSL 11 was casted by TheMarine, Jung So-rim and Kim Carrier. The Finals were played at Korea University's Tiger Dome in Seoul.[6]

Tournament Information[edit]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (16)


Terran Terran (14)


Zerg Zerg (10)


Participant Qualification[edit]

SSL 11 revised its tournament format and qualification system from the one used during SSL 10, reverting to the format used during previous Ongamenet Starleagues (OSLs). As such, the top four finishers from SSL 10 automatically qualified for the round of 16. The preceding round of 24, meanwhile, was composed of a combination of automatic entries: the remainder of the SSL top-16 players and three invited "legacy" players who did not participate in or advance into the top 16 of SSL 10. These three legacy players replaced JangBi, Mini, and Snow, who were SSL 10 top-16 finishers but did not participate in SSL 11 for various reasons (e.g. military). In addition to these players, twelve qualifiers from the Challenge Round (Ro40) joined the Ro24. Four spots in the Ro40 were allocated to players who competed and qualified through an earlier preliminary tournament.[7][8]

Protoss Protoss (16) Terran Terran (14) Zerg Zerg (10)
Qualified for Challenge Round
From Online Preliminaries (4)
South Korea Olympus South Korea IcaruS  —
South Korea Hi South Korea Minam  —
Other Players (20)
South Korea Jaehoon South Korea Ample South Korea By.Spire
South Korea Lazy South Korea Iris South Korea Child
South Korea LuCifer South Korea Major South Korea force[Name]
South Korea Noble South Korea Sea South Korea Hyuk
South Korea RainBOw South Korea Sharp South Korea Killer
South Korea Shuttle South Korea ToSsGirL South Korea Kwanro
South Korea Tyson  —  —
South Korea Zeus  —  —
Qualified for Round of 24
From SSL 10: 5th–16th Place (9)
South Korea free South Korea Mind South Korea hero
South Korea GuemChi South Korea PianO South Korea Larva
South Korea Movie  —  —
South Korea Pure  —  —
South Korea Sea.KH  —  —
Legacy Players (3)
South Korea Bisu  — South Korea EffOrt
 —  — South Korea ZerO
Qualified for Round of 16
From SSL 10: 1st–4th Place (4)
 — South Korea HiyA  —
 — South Korea Last  —
 — South Korea Mong  —
 — South Korea sSak  —

Prize Pool[edit]

Prize money was awarded to the top placing players as per the distribution below,
largely in line with SSL 10[9][10]:

Place Prize (KRW) ~Prize (USD)* ID
1st ₩20,000,000 $17,000 South Korea Zicon small bw.png hero
2nd ₩10,000,000 $8,500 South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu
3rd ₩5,000,000 $4,300 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind
4th ₩2,000,000 $1,700 South Korea Picon small bw.png free

SSL 11 challenge round booth.jpg
SSL 11 challenge round.jpg


Format[edit]

Challenge Round
  • 12 head-to-head matches, winners advance
  • Best of three
Round of 24 Group Stage
  • Six groups of four players each
  • Dual tournament format, best of one
  • Top two players in each group advance
Round of 16 Group Stage
  • Four groups of four players each
  • Round-robin format, best-of-one
  • Top two players in each group advance
Elimination Stage
  • Eight player single-elimination bracket
  • Quarterfinals & semifinals: best-of-five
  • Third place and finals: best-of-five

SSL 11 challenge round booth Sea.jpg



Map Pool[edit]

SSL 11
Neo Jade New Heartbreak Ridge Circuit Breaker La Mancha
Jade Heartbreak Ridge Circuit Breakers La Mancha
La Mancha was introduced for the Round of 16, with the earlier rounds only using three maps.


Results[edit]

Challenge Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Match 1
 South Korea Sea
1
Sea Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Olympus
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Olympus
2
Match 2
 South Korea Shuttle
0
Shuttle Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Ample
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Ample
2
Match 3
 South Korea Hyuk
2
Hyuk Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png LuCifer
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea LuCifer
1
Match 4
 South Korea Sharp
2
Sharp Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Lazy
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Lazy
1

Group B[edit]

Match 1
 South Korea Killer
2
Killer Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png force(Name)
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea force(Name)
0
Match 2
 South Korea Tyson
2
Tyson Picon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png By.Spire
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea By.Spire
0
Match 3
 South Korea Child
2
Child Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png ToSsGirL
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea ToSsGirL
0
Match 4
 South Korea Iris
2
Iris Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Noble
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Noble
0

Group C[edit]

Match 1
 South Korea Kwanro
2
Kwanro Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Hi
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Hi
0
Match 2
 South Korea Jaehoon
2
Jaehoon Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Minam
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Minam
0
Match 3
 South Korea Zeus
0
Zeus Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png IcaruS
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea IcaruS
2
Match 4
 South Korea Major
2
Major Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png RainBOw
May 17, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea RainBOw
0



Round of 24 Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview lrthread Watch VOD Review
May 24, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png EffOrt 2-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png free 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Ample 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Tyson 0-2


Group B[edit]

Group B preview lrthread Watch VOD Review
May 31, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind 2-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Killer 2-1
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png Sea.KH 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Child 0-2


Group C[edit]

Group C preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
June 7, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu 2-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Larva 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png IcaruS 1-2
4. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Major 0-2


Group D[edit]

Group D preview lrthread Watch VOD Recap
June 14, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Hyuk 2-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png GuemChi 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png PianO 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Kwanro 0-2


Group E[edit]

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June 21, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png hero 2-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Olympus 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Iris 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Pure 0-2


Group F[edit]

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June 28, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png ZerO 2-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Movie 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Sharp 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Jaehoon 0-2




Round of 16 Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A preview Review
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind 2-1
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png sSak 2-1
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png Movie 2-1
WD. South Korea Zicon small bw.png EffOrt* 0-3
*EffOrt withdrew from the tournament on July 6, 2015, forfeiting his last two scheduled matches.[11]


Group A Tie Breakers[edit]

Group A Tie Breakers preview lrthread Review
July 21, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind 3-1
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Movie 2-2
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png sSak 1-3



Group B[edit]

Group B preview Review
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png ZerO 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Killer 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Last 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Olympus 0-3


Group C[edit]

Group C preview Review
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png GuemChi 2-1
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mong 2-1
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png free 2-1
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Hyuk 0-3

Group C Tie Breakers[edit]

Group C Tie Breakers preview lrthread Review
July 21, 2015 - 19:00 KST
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png free 3-1
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mong 2-2
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png GuemChi 1-3


Group D[edit]

Group D preview Review
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png hero 3-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Larva 1-2
4. South Korea Ticon small bw.png HiyA 0-3




Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea ZerO
1
ZerO Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Bisu
July 26, 2015 - 19:00 KST
 South Korea Bisu
3
 South Korea Mind
3
Mind Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png Killer
July 29, 2015 - 13:00 KST
  
  
La Mancha
  
  
Neo Jade
 South Korea Killer
0
 South Korea hero
3
hero Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Mong
August 2, 2015 - 19:00 KST
  
  
Neo Jade
 South Korea Mong
0
 South Korea free
3
free Picon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Movie
August 5, 2015 - 13:00 KST
 South Korea Movie
2
Semifinals
 South Korea Bisu
3
Bisu Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Mind
August 12, 2015 - 13:00 KST
 South Korea Mind
2
 South Korea hero
3
hero Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png free
August 19, 2015 - 13:00 KST
  
  
La Mancha
 South Korea free
1
Finals
 South Korea Bisu
0
Bisu Picon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png hero
August 30, 2015 - 17:00 KST
  
  
Circuit Breaker
  
  
La Mancha
 South Korea hero
3
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Mind
3
Mind Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png free
August 23, 2015 - 19:00 KST
  
  
La Mancha
 South Korea free
1
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SSL11 finals venue2.jpg


Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 40
161410
Round of 24
978
Round of 16
556
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Media[edit]

Gallery[edit]

[SSL11] Finals Photo Album by GTR

References[edit]