Ajae League Season 1
Ajae League Season 1 is a team league based featuring exclusively veteran players of the StarCraft Brood War scene. The league was organized by former CJ Entus, SKT T1 legend, GoRush and sponsored by the livestreaming company AfreecaTV. The original tournament was run and organized by former Samsung KHAN legend firebathero. firebathero had been running the original Ajae League for months with a slightly different format prior to the one organized by GoRush. The primary idea in both versions was to involve the game's older generation of former players, featuring names such as Garimto and ClouD.
The draft selection was held on April 6, 2017 on a broadcast on AfreecaTV. And the first match is scheduled to take place on April 10, 2017.
₩5,200,000 KRW (~$4,680) is to be awarded to the top placing teams per the distribution below:
|Place||$ USD||₩ KRW||Team|
|1st||$ 2,250||₩ 2,500,000||TBD|
|2nd||$ 1,350||₩ 1,500,000||TBD|
|3rd||$ 540||₩ 600,000||TBD|
|4th||$ 540||₩ 600,000||TBD|
|Protoss (4)||Terran (5)||Zerg (3)|
Double Elimination Matches are played as Best of Five.
- Three 1v1s
- One 2v2
- Ace Match 1v1
|Monty Hall||Tau Cross||Colosseum||Hunters||Luna|
|Team NaDa||Team Zeus||Team Nal_rA||Team Pusan|
Quarterfinals Match 1
|Team NaDa||2||3||Team Zeus|
|April 10, 2017 - 20:00 KST|
Quarterfinals Match 2
|Team Nal_rA||3||2||Team Pusan|
|April 12, 2017 - 20:00 KST|
|Team Zeus||3||2||Team Nal_rA|
|April 17, 2017 - 20:00 KST|
|Team NaDa||1||3||Team Pusan|
|April 19, 2017 - 20:00 KST|
|April 26, 2017 - 20:00 KST|
Ajae (pronounced ah-jay) is Korean slang which means middle-aged man. It is mostly used in a slightly derogatory sense. They are poking fun at themselves for being old. All participants are over 30 in age and have completed military service (with the exception of HyuN). This is their criteria for being an "ajae".
All links below are Lemmata's post on the Teamliquid Forums.