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

All-Kills by race and accumulation:

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Shinhan Bank Winners League 09–10[edit]

Player All-Kills Against Team(s)
Ticon small bw.png Light 3 Air Force ACE (2010.02.06) SK Telecom T1 (2010.03.03) eSTRO (2010.03.08)
Ticon small bw.png Leta 2 WeMade FOX (2010.02.03) KT Rolster (2010.03.13)
Picon small bw.png GuemChi 1 CJ Entus (2010.01.27)
TerranFanTaSy 1 eSTRO (2010.02.02)
Picon small bw.png YoonJoong 1 Samsung KHAN (2010.02.08)
Ticon small bw.png PuMa 1 Air Force ACE (2010.02.09)
Ticon small bw.png Flash 1 SK Telecom T1 (2010.02.20)
Ticon small bw.png BaBy 1 Air Force ACE (2010.02.24)
Zicon small bw.png Juni 1 Air Force ACE (2010.03.09)
Zicon small bw.png Action 1 Woongjin Stars (2010.03.14)
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong 1 hite SPARKYZ (2010.03.16)
Zicon small bw.png 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)
Picon small bw.png Bisu 3 STX Soul (2011.01.11) WeMade FOX (2011.01.15) Air Force ACE (2011.01.22)
Ticon small bw.png Baby 1 Air Force ACE (2011.01.17)
Ticon small bw.png Flash 1 WeMade FOX* (2011.02.13)
Ticon small bw.png HiyA 1 Air Force ACE (2011.02.01)
Ticon small bw.png Light 1 WeMade FOX (2011.01.23)
Picon small bw.png Stats 1 Air Force ACE (2011.01.10)
Picon small bw.png Stork 1 MBC Game HERO* (2011.01.16)
Picon small bw.png 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)
Picon small bw.png Stats 2 SK Telecom T1 (2011.03.16) Woongjin Stars (2011.03.19)
Zicon small bw.png Crazy-Hydra 1 MBCGame HERO (2011.03.21)
Ticon small bw.png Fantasy 1 WeMade FOX (2011.02.22)
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong 1 Samsung KHAN (2011.03.05)
Picon small bw.png 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
Ticon small bw.png Dongrae < Ticon small bw.png go.go
Picon small bw.png Young < Ticon small bw.png go.go
Ticon small bw.png HiyA < Ticon small bw.png go.go
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong > Ticon small bw.png go.go
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong > Zicon small bw.png YellOw[ArnC
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong > Ticon small bw.png Justin
Zicon small bw.png Jaedong > Ticon small bw.png 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
Zicon small bw.png EffOrt < Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
Ticon small bw.png Iris < Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
Zicon small bw.png sAviOr < Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
Ticon small bw.png sKyHigh > Zicon small bw.png Jaedong
Ticon small bw.png sKyHigh > Picon small bw.png Young
Ticon small bw.png sKyHigh > Picon small bw.png Spear
Ticon small bw.png sKyHigh > Ticon small bw.png HiyA

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