SonicTV BJ Starleague (SSL)

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[e][h]SonicTV BJ Starleague
League Information
South Korea South Korea
Start Date:

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.

Tournament Format[edit]

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 Stage[edit]

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.

Elimination Bracket[edit]

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[edit]

As of the 10th SonicTV Starleague there have been:

Race Gold.png1st Silver.png2nd
Ticon small bw.png Terran 4 5
Zicon small bw.png Zerg 4 3
Picon small bw.png Protoss 3 3

Medals won per Player[edit]


Gold.pngGold.png Zicon small bw.png Killer
Gold.png Zicon small bw.png Terror · Zicon small bw.png force[Name] · Picon small bw.png Sea.KH · Ticon small bw.png Shinee · Ticon small bw.png Candy · Picon small bw.png Sky · Ticon small bw.png Mong · Picon small bw.png Bisu · Ticon small bw.png sSak · Zicon small bw.png hero


Silver.pngSilver.png Picon small bw.png Minus)Eagle · Ticon small bw.png HiyA
Silver.png Ticon small bw.png Dove · Ticon small bw.png Ample · Zicon small bw.png force[Name] · Picon small bw.png Sky · Zicon small bw.png Larva · Zicon small bw.png hero · Ticon small bw.png Last



Starleague Date Winner Runner-Up Final Score TeamLiquid Articles
1st SonicTV BJ Starleague (2010/11/23 - 2010/11/28) Zicon small bw.png Terror Picon small bw.png Minus)Eagle 4-1
2nd SonicTV BJ Starleague (2010/12/24 - 2010/12/31) Zicon small bw.png force[Name] Picon small bw.png Minus)Eagle ?-?
3rd SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/02/17 - 2011/02/26) Picon small bw.png Sea.KH Ticon small bw.png Dove ?-?
4th SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/05/11 - 2011/05/21) Ticon small bw.png Shinee Ticon small bw.png Ample ?-?
5th SonicTV BJ Starleague (2011/07/26 - 2011/08/20) Ticon small bw.png Candy Zicon small bw.png force[Name] 4-0 R&S
Sonic's BJ Starleague Season 6 (2012/02/24 - 2012/03/17) Picon small bw.png Sky Ticon small bw.png HiyA 4-1
Onse Telecom 2 Number Plus SonicTV BJ Starleague (2012/04/16 - 2012/04/28) Ticon small bw.png Mong Picon small bw.png Sky 4-3 R&S
7th SonicTV Starleague (2012/09/16 - 2012/10/13) Zicon small bw.png Killer Zicon small bw.png Larva 4-1 R&S Grand Final Recap
8th SonicTV Starleague (2013/03/01 - 2013/06/01) Zicon small bw.png Killer Ticon small bw.png HiyA 3-1 R&S
9th SonicTV Starleague (2014/01/10 - 2014/03/15) Picon small bw.png Bisu Zicon small bw.png hero 3-2 Info/Announcement Grand Final Recap
10th SonicTV Starleague (2014/12/24 - 2015/02/15) Ticon small bw.png sSak Ticon small bw.png Last 3-2 Grand Final Recap
11th SonicTV Starleague (2015/05/17 - 2015/07/30) Zicon small bw.png hero Picon small bw.png Bisu 3-0 Grand Final Recap

SSL history infographic.jpg


Useful Links[edit]

  • SSL's Lasting Impact — article looking at SSL's evolution over the years; includes statistics and recommended VODs by BigFan.

See also[edit]