Valor Starleague

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Valor Starleague
League Information
Organizer: GOMTv
Prize Pool: $1,000
Start Date: July 18th, 2009
End Date: July 25th, 2009
Links: TLPD
Winners
USA Terran IdrA
Peru Terran Fenix
Russia Terran Advokate Russia Terran BRAT_OK
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Protoss 8   Terran 9   Zerg 14   Random 1
Maps
Neo Medusa • Destination • Colosseum II • Outsider • Heartbreak Ridge


Overview[edit]

The Valor Starleague was a tournament hosted and sponsored by GOMTv.net and Gameriot's Starfeeder. The event featured many of the best foreign players and was casted by Daniel Lee and Tasteless. In addition to the main event several show matches have been played between qualified players and Korean professionals.

The tournament was hosted before KeSPA and Blizzard started to engage in a heavy fight about the IP Rights over StarCraft Brood War. In the general context of this future argument the tournament could be seen as one of the last tries of the foreign scene and Blizzard getting in touch with the Korean professional scene.

The event was split into two phases. To open this tournament for as many players as possible a team on ICCup was opened. It served the purpose of an internal ladder, just like in the TSL I & II. The best 32 players then moved on two play in a single elimination tournament, with the places 32 - 48 forming a reservation list.

Tournament information[edit]

Prize pool[edit]

Place Prize (USD) ID
1st $700 USA Terran IdrA
2nd $300 Peru Terran Fenix
3rd $100 Russia Terran Advokate

Format[edit]

  • Top 32 of the ladder stage qualifies for the single-elimination bracket.
  • Ro32, Ro16 and Ro8 are Bo3, loser picks the next map from the pool.
  • Semifinals are Bo5, loser picks the next map from the pool.
  • Finals are Bo7, loser picks the next map from the pool.

Maps[edit]

Neo Medusa Destination Colosseum II Outsider Heartbreak Ridge
Medusa Destination Colosseum Outsider Heartbreak Ridge


Results[edit]

Ladder Stage[edit]

No. Player iCCup Rank Stats
1 Canada Zerg XiaOzI 9535 95-24
2 Russia Terran Advokate 9529 75-16
3 Chile Zerg DinOt 9363 77-17
4 Netherlands Zerg Ret 9189 78-13
5 Russia Terran Brat_ok 9168 96-36
6 Ukraine Protoss hanniGan 9103 113-65
7 Germany Zerg aCe 9082 94-32
8 USA Terran Idra 9065 71-16
9 Poland Terran Tarson 9054 101-38
10 Germany Zerg Mondragon 8894 70-17
11 Peru Protoss Fenix 8823 72-14
12 USA Zerg CrayOn 8817 82-32
13 Canada Protoss Tidy 8760 85-34
14 Hungary Zerg Sziky 8739 87-37
15 Russia Zerg Bylat 8724 96-53
16 Ukraine Zerg Dimaga 8643 67-8
17 Peru Zerg CastrO 8628 70-10
18 Germany Terran HoRRoR 8603 73-15
19 Ukraine Terran Strelok 8553 69-11
20 Spain Protoss aSyohI 8550 85-34
21 Finland Zerg Ahzz 8547 99-45
22 Russia Protoss Rondo 8540 78-22
23 Austria Protoss Gamtja 8506 89-27
24 Mexico Terran GosI[Terran] 8505 88-42
25 Poland Protoss Mana 8500 70-17
26 USA Zerg LzGamer 8497 95-31
27 Canada Random Target 8494 74-24
28 Germany Protoss Amazing 8470 130-100
29 Germany Zerg Kolll 8470 96-53
30 Poland Zerg Predator 8449 122-79
31 Peru Protoss Gosudark 8414 117-72
32 Poland Terran Spawn 8414 118-94
33 Germany Protoss Selector 8405 74-21

Elimination Bracket[edit]

Round of 32
 Poland Tarson
W
 Mexico GosI[Terran]
L
 Poland MaNa
L
 USA IdrA
W
 Poland Spawn
L
 Canada XiaOzI
W
 Ukraine Dimaga
L
 Peru CastrO
W
 Spain aSyohI
L
 Canada Tidy
W
 Germany Kolll
L
 Netherlands Ret
W
 USA Ahzz
L
 USA CrayOn
W
 Germany Amazing
L
 Russia BRAT_OK
W
 Germany aCe
L
 USA LzGamer
W
 Austria Gamtja
L
 Germany Mondragon
W
 Russia Bylat
L
 Germany HoRRoR
W
 Peru Gosudark
L
 Russia Advokate
W
 Poland Predator
L
 Chile DinOt
W
 Hungary Sziky
L
 Ukraine Strelok
W
 Ukraine hanniGan
L
 Canada Target
W
 Russia Rondo
L
 Peru Fenix
W
Round of 16
 Poland Tarson
0
 USA IdrA
2
 Canada XiaOzI
0
 Peru CastrO
2
 Canada Tidy
0
 Netherlands Ret
2
 USA CrayOn
0
 Russia BRAT_OK
2
 USA LzGamer
0
 Germany Mondragon
2
 Germany HoRRoR
1
 Russia Advokate
2
 Chile DinOt
1
 Ukraine Strelok
2
 Canada Target
0
 Peru Fenix
2
Quarterfinals
 USA IdrA
2
 Peru CastrO
1
 Netherlands Ret
0
 Russia BRAT_OK
2
 Germany Mondragon
1
 Russia Advokate
2
 Ukraine Strelok
L
 Peru Fenix
W
Semifinals
 USA IdrA
3
 Russia BRAT_OK
1
 Russia Advokate
0
 Peru Fenix
3
Finals
 USA IdrA
4
 Peru Fenix
0
3rd Place Match
 Russia Advokate
W
 Russia BRAT_OK
L

Showmatches[edit]

Time Player 1 Score Player 2
Opening South Korea Terran Tossgirl < Ukraine Terran Strelok
Ro8 South Korea Terran BaBy > Ukraine Protoss White-Ra
Semi final 1 Canada Protoss IefNaij < South Korea Terran Last
Semi final 2 Germany Protoss infernal < South Korea Protoss PerfectMan
Finals Germany Protoss infernal < South Korea Terran Sea.bee

Controversies[edit]

Despite the popularity of this event several controversy discussions emerged.

  • When the event was announced the organizers stated that free streams would only be offered with low quality, in addition to VODs being released with a slight delay. However, this policy changed before the first casts were set up.
  • The quarter final match between Strelok and Fenix have been the center of a bigger argument between the two players and the tournament judges. One of the players disconnected during the second set and the referee's ruling was unclear. The Ukranian Terran stated he wasn't comfortable with this decision and thus quit the tournament.[1]
  • The maybe biggest scandal during this tournament featured IdrA's game against Tarson in the Round of 16. The American Terran continued to insult his opponent during the broadcasted game. Daniel Lee first started to stop commentating and then went on to harshly criticize the player with statements like "he doesn't deserve to be casted". [2]

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