SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL)
- Not to be confused with StarCraft II StarLeague
The SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL for short) is a semi annual StarCraft tournament broadcasted on Afreeca by SonicTV. SonicTV is run by an individual from South Korea, the channel runs several StarCraft related events and competitions. With the first Starleague held in 2010, SSL is not a new creation, but it wasn't until recent that it gained a lot of focus in the foreign scene due to that both OSL and MSL stopped broadcasting Brood War.
The SSL is a 32-player tournament that lasts about a month. The tournament is divided into several stages, the first is the round of 32 group stage, followed by the round of 16 group stage and an elimination bracket.
Players are invited, often determined by their SOSPA ranking.
- Group Selection
The groups are randomly generated.
- Group Play
The 32 or 16 players are divided into 8 or 4 groups of 4 players each. There are two opening match-ups of each group, the match-ups in the group stages are best of 3. The two winners goes on to face each other, the same goes for the losers. The player who lost in the winners match goes on to face the player who won the losers match. Top two of each group advances to the next stage of the tournament.
The elimination bracket is the final round of the SSL. It works like a classic 8 man single-elimination tournament. The quarterfinals (the first round of the bracket phase) and the semifinals are best of 5, whereas the final is best of 7. The third place match is best of 3.
Total: 11 Starleagues.
Medals won per Race
As of the 10th SonicTV Starleague there have been:
Medals won per Player
|Terror · force[Name] · Sea.KH · Shinee · Candy · Sky · Mong · Bisu · sSak · hero|
|Minus)Eagle · HiyA|
|Dove · Ample · force[Name] · Sky · Larva · hero · Last|
- SSL's Lasting Impact — article looking at SSL's evolution over the years; includes statistics and recommended VODs by BigFan.