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 can be played. The difference to the conventional team format is that the complete lineup isn't 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.

Perhaps the highest profile instance of this format is the GSTL.


One variation to the standard All-Kill format is only the first two players and map are announced and the losing team also chooses the next map from the available map pool.


An All-Kill is when one player takes out every other player on the opposing team. Below is a list of the players who have accomplished that feat.

2011   2012   2013   2014    


2014 All-Kills
Date Event Player Team Results
2014-04-08 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 South Korea Zicon small.png Leenock Flash wolves std.png yoe Flash Wolves
2014-04-07 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 South Korea Ticon small.png ForGG Milllogo std.png Millenium
2014-04-06 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 South Korea Ticon small.png INnoVation Acerlogo std.png Team Acer
2014-03-30 2014 Proleague: Round 2 Playoffs South Korea Picon small.png Billowy MVPlogo std.png MVP
2014-03-29 March Madness 2014 South Korea Ticon small.png MMA Acerlogo std.png Team Acer
2014-03-24 2014 ATC: Season 3 Qualifiers South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
2014-03-24 2014 ATC: Season 3 Qualifiers Finland Picon small.png Welmu Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft
2014-03-24 2014 ATC: Season 3 Qualifiers South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
2014-02-11 2014 Proleague: Round 1 Playoffs South Korea Picon small.png Zest Rolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
2014-02-09 2014 Proleague: Round 1 Playoffs South Korea Picon small.png PartinG SKT1logo std.png SK Telecom T1
2014-01-18 NationWars Germany Ticon small.png HeRoMaRinE Mouzlogo std.png mousesports
2014-01-17 NationWars Russia Picon small.png TitaN Roxicon std.png RoX

Reverse All-Kill[edit]

If the opposing team has almost completed an all kill and your last player (or "anchor") is the only one left and s/he then goes on to do an all kill of the opposing team it's called a reverse all-kill.

Reverse All-Kills
Date Event Player Team Results
2014-04-09 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 3 South Korea Picon small.png HerO Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
2013-10-07 Acer TeamStory Cup Season 2 South Korea Zicon small.png HyuN Qantic std.png Quantic Gaming
2012-06-05 2012 GSTL Season 2 South Korea Zicon small.png Symbol TSLlogo std.png Team SCV Life
2012-02-28 StarCraft 2 Survivor League Germany Zicon small.png roof [1] Srslogo std.png Serious Gaming
2011-01-13 Zotac Team Invitational 2 South Korea Ticon small.png MarineKing Primelogo std.png Prime
  1. Even though he lost his first game, roof was able to perform a reverse all-kill thanks to the particular format of the SC2SL, which allows an eliminated player to be reused for the ace match.
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