All-Kill Format

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The basic concept of an All-Kill Format is “winner stays on”.

The All-Kill format is a way a team league or tournament is played. The difference to the conventional team format is, that not the complete lineup is announced before the match, but only the first player of both teams. These players will face each other on the first map of the map pool. The maps are predefined for all games — the players, except the first ones, are not.

After the game between the first two players, the winner will play again. The loser is replaced by a player, who is chosen instantly after the match to challenge the winner of game one. This goes on, until the victor is determined. Usually the All-Kill format is played as a best of 7. That means the first team achieving 4 victories is the winner of the match.

The latest leagues the All-Kill format was used in, were the Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09, STX Masters Cup 2009, and the Shinhan Bank Winners League 09–10. The current is the STX Masters Cup 2010.

The All-Kill[edit]

A common term in the All-Kill Format is the All-Kill. An All-Kill means, that one team is eliminated by a single player of the other team.

Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09[edit]

During Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09 several players were able to all-kill the other team. Jaedong was the most successful All-Killer in this tournament. He managed to perform three All-Kills, one of them in the Play-Off match against the KT MagicNs.

Player All-Kills Against Team(s)
 Jaedong 3 Air Force ACE (09-02-11) · Hite SPARKYZ (09-02-17) · KT MagicNs (09-03-22)
YellOw[ArnC 2 MBCGame HERO (09-01-21) · Air Force ACE (09-03-09)
 Bisu 2 Hite SPARKYZ (09-02-22) · WeMade FOX (09-03-07)
 Calm 1 Samsung KHAN (09-02-28)
 Flash 1 Hwaseung OZ (09-02-08)
 go.go 1 WeMade FOX (09-02-07)
 HiyA 1 STX SouL (09-01-31)
 Kal 1 CJ Entus (09-02-17)
 Luxury 1 Samsung KHAN (09-01-17)
 Notice 1 Air Force ACE (09-02-08)
 PianO 1 KT MagicNs (09-02-24)
 Sea 1 Air Force ACE (09-02-24)
 sKyHigh 1 Hwaseung OZ* (09-03-28)

All-Kills by race and accumulation:

Zerg {} {} {} {}
Terran {} {} {} {} {} {} {}
Protoss {} {}

Shinhan Bank Winners League 09–10[edit]

Player All-Kills Against Team(s)
 Light 3 Air Force ACE (2010.02.06) SK Telecom T1 (2010.03.03) eSTRO (2010.03.08)
 Leta 2 WeMade FOX (2010.02.03) KT Rolster (2010.03.13)
 GuemChi 1 CJ Entus (2010.01.27)
TerranFanTaSy 1 eSTRO (2010.02.02)
 YoonJoong 1 Samsung KHAN (2010.02.08)
 PuMa 1 Air Force ACE (2010.02.09)
 Flash 1 SK Telecom T1 (2010.02.20)
 BaBy 1 Air Force ACE (2010.02.24)
 Juni 1 Air Force ACE (2010.03.09)
 Action 1 Woongjin Stars (2010.03.14)
 Jaedong 1 hite SPARKYZ (2010.03.16)
 Neo.G_Soulkey 1 STX SouL (2010.03.20)

Shinhan Bank Winners League 10–11 Round 1[edit]

Round 3 of the Shinhan Proleague 10-11

Player All-Kills Against Team(s)
 Bisu 3 STX Soul (2011.01.11) WeMade FOX (2011.01.15) Air Force ACE (2011.01.22)
 Baby 1 Air Force ACE (2011.01.17)
 Flash 1 WeMade FOX* (2011.02.13)
 HiyA 1 Air Force ACE (2011.02.01)
 Light 1 WeMade FOX (2011.01.23)
 Stats 1 Air Force ACE (2011.01.10)
 Stork 1 MBC Game HERO* (2011.01.16)
 Tyson 1 Air Force ACE (2011.01.25)

Shinhan Bank Winners League 10–11 Round 2[edit]

Round 4 of the Shinhan Proleague 10-11
Player All-Kills Against Team(s)
 Stats 2 SK Telecom T1 (2011.03.16) Woongjin Stars (2011.03.19)
 Crazy-Hydra 1 MBCGame HERO (2011.03.21)
 Fantasy 1 WeMade FOX (2011.02.22)
 Jaedong 1 Samsung KHAN (2011.03.05)
 Movie 1 MBCGame HERO (2011.02.26)


* denotes a Reverse All-Kill

The Reverse All-Kill[edit]

A Reverse All-Kill is only possible if one team is ahead 3–0. That means the next player the other teams sends out, has to win 4 games in a row to win the match. And it also means, that the current player of the leading team already has 3 consecutive wins. If the fourth and last player manages to achieve 4 wins in a row it is called a Reverse All-Kill.

Notable Reverse All-Kills[edit]

The first Reverse All-Kill with the introduction of the Winners League format was performed by Jaedong against hite SPARKYZ in the 08–09 season. It was the first Reverse All-Kill performed since iloveoov against Pirates of Space (now MBCGame HERO) in the LG IBM Teamleague 6 years prior.

Hwaseung OZ hite SPARKYZ
 Dongrae <  go.go
 Young <  go.go
 HiyA <  go.go
 Jaedong >  go.go
 Jaedong > YellOw[ArnC
 Jaedong >  Justin
 Jaedong >  Leta

However, the most important Reverse All-Kill was probably by sKyHigh in the Final of Shinhan Bank Winners League 08–09 against Hwaseung OZ. He managed to turn the match around after Jaedong led OZ to a 3–0 lead over CJ Entus.

CJ Entus Hwaseung OZ
 EffOrt <  Jaedong
 Iris <  Jaedong
 sAviOr <  Jaedong
 sKyHigh >  Jaedong
 sKyHigh >  Young
 sKyHigh >  Spear
 sKyHigh >  HiyA

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