Valor Starleague

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[e][h]Valor Starleague
ValorLogo.PNG
League Information
Organizer:
GOMTv
Type:
Online
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$1,000
Start Date:
July 18th, 2009
End Date:
July 25th, 2009
Links
Winners
USA Ticon small bw.png IdrA
Peru Ticon small bw.png Fenix
Russia Ticon small bw.png Advokate
Russia Ticon small bw.png BRAT_OK
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
Picon small bw.png 8
Ticon small bw.png 9
Zicon small bw.png 14
Ricon small bw.png 1
Maps

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 Entertainment 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 Ticon small bw.png IdrA
2nd $300 Peru Ticon small bw.png Fenix
3rd $100 Russia Ticon small bw.png 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 Zicon small bw.png XiaOzI Icc aminus.jpg 9535 95-24
2 Russia Ticon small bw.png Advokate Icc aminus.jpg 9529 75-16
3 Chile Zicon small bw.png DinOt Icc aminus.jpg 9363 77-17
4 Netherlands Zicon small bw.png Ret Icc aminus.jpg 9189 78-13
5 Russia Ticon small bw.png Brat_ok Icc aminus.jpg 9168 96-36
6 Ukraine Picon small bw.png hanniGan Icc aminus.jpg 9103 113-65
7 Germany Zicon small bw.png aCe Icc aminus.jpg 9082 94-32
8 USA Ticon small bw.png Idra Icc aminus.jpg 9065 71-16
9 Poland Ticon small bw.png Tarson Icc aminus.jpg 9054 101-38
10 Germany Zicon small bw.png Mondragon Icc bplus.jpg 8894 70-17
11 Peru Picon small bw.png Fenix Icc bplus.jpg 8823 72-14
12 USA Zicon small bw.png CrayOn Icc bplus.jpg 8817 82-32
13 Canada Picon small bw.png Tidy Icc bplus.jpg 8760 85-34
14 Hungary Zicon small bw.png Sziky Icc bplus.jpg 8739 87-37
15 Russia Zicon small bw.png Bylat Icc bplus.jpg 8724 96-53
16 Ukraine Zicon small bw.png Dimaga Icc bplus.jpg 8643 67-8
17 Peru Zicon small bw.png CastrO Icc bplus.jpg 8628 70-10
18 Germany Ticon small bw.png HoRRoR Icc bplus.jpg 8603 73-15
19 Ukraine Ticon small bw.png Strelok Icc bplus.jpg 8553 69-11
20 Spain Picon small bw.png aSyohI Icc bplus.jpg 8550 85-34
21 Finland Zicon small bw.png Ahzz Icc bplus.jpg 8547 99-45
22 Russia Picon small bw.png Rondo Icc bplus.jpg 8540 78-22
23 Austria Picon small bw.png Gamtja Icc bplus.jpg 8506 89-27
24 Mexico Ticon small bw.png GosI[Terran] Icc bplus.jpg 8505 88-42
25 Poland Picon small bw.png Mana Icc bplus.jpg 8500 70-17
26 USA Zicon small bw.png LzGamer Icc bplus.jpg 8497 95-31
27 Canada Ricon small bw.png Target Icc bplus.jpg 8494 74-24
28 Germany Picon small bw.png Amazing Icc bplus.jpg 8470 130-100
29 Germany Zicon small bw.png Kolll Icc bplus.jpg 8470 96-53
30 Poland Zicon small bw.png Predator Icc bplus.jpg 8449 122-79
31 Peru Picon small bw.png Gosudark Icc bplus.jpg 8414 117-72
32 Poland Ticon small bw.png Spawn Icc bplus.jpg 8414 118-94
33 Germany Picon small bw.png Selector Icc bplus.jpg 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 Ticon small bw.png Tossgirl < Ukraine Ticon small bw.png Strelok
Ro8 South Korea Ticon small bw.png BaBy > Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra
Semi final 1 Canada Picon small bw.png IefNaij < South Korea Ticon small bw.png Last
Semi final 2 Germany Picon small bw.png infernal < South Korea Picon small bw.png PerfectMan
Finals Germany Picon small bw.png infernal < South Korea Ticon small bw.png 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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