HomeStory Cup IX

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[e][h]HomeStory Cup IX
League Information
Game Version:
Germany Krefeld
1v1, Group Stages,
Single-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
South Korea Terran TaeJa
South Korea Protoss MC
Canada Zerg Scarlett
France Terran Dayshi
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Protoss 12
Terran 9
Zerg 10
Random 1

HomeStory Cup IX is a StarCraft II Tournament hosted by Dennis "TaKe" Gehlen at his studio apartment in Krefeld, Germany.


Harstem, Apollo, MC, HasuObs and ToD casting the match between iNcontroL and BlinG from the TaKeTV couch
iNcontroL interviewing winner TaeJa at the Pub under TaKe's flat

The HomeStory Cup, organised by Dennis "TaKe" Gehlen, is a tournament where TaKe invites star players from around the world into his home to compete and socialize with one another. Providing multiple streams and interviews over three to four days, it is a fun atmosphere for both players and fans alike.


  • Two group stages
    • Ro32 stage: 8 groups of 4 players each
    • Ro16 stage: 4 groups of 4 players each, see Group Selection Procedure.
  • Top two of each group from the second stage will advance to the bracket
    • Bracket will be single-elimination, best of 5
    • Grand finals will be best of 7

Group Selection Procedure[edit]

Ro16 groups were selected according to the following procedure:

  • The top 4 Ro32 group winners (ranked by match and map score, ties broken by drawing lots) were distributed into the 4 Ro16 groups (alphabetically by ID).
  • The remaining 4 Ro32 group winners drew their group assignments from a hat.
  • The four groups were filled by the second place finishers from each Ro32 group (again drawing their assignments from a hat).
    • Any player who drew a Ro32 opponent again drew a new group.
  • Top 4 Ro32 winners were then allowed to change groups with any other player (the highest ranked player having the final selection).

For a full walkthrough of the actual group selection, see this post on

Prize Pool[edit]

$25,000 USD and 4,000 WCS Points are divided among participants as follows:

Place $ USD WCS Points Player Team
1st $10,000 +750 South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid
2nd $6,500 +500 South Korea Protoss MC ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
3rd-4th $2,500 +375 Canada Zerg Scarlett Team Acer Team Acer
France Terran Dayshi Millenium Millenium
5th-8th $875 +250 South Korea Zerg Jaedong Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
South Korea Terran MMA Team Acer Team Acer
South Korea Terran Bomber Red Bull Red Bull
South Korea Terran jjakji MYinsanity mYinsanity
9th-12th - +125 Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
Germany Protoss HasuObs Mousesports mousesports
South Korea Zerg Armani Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Protoss Stork Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
13th-16th - +125 South Korea Random Balloon MYinsanity mYinsanity
Romania Protoss NightEnD NewRoSoft NewRoSoft
Poland Protoss MaNa Team Liquid Team Liquid
Germany Zerg TLO Team Liquid Team Liquid

When HomeStory Cup IX was officially announced, it was supposed to have a 3rd place match, but they changed that and there was none. Unfortunately, there is no official announcement about the prize distribution. The previous reward of $3,000 for third and $2,000 for 4th was changed to $2,500 for 3rd/4th but it may be wrong.


Three qualifiers, one for each region, will be held and will allow eight players to be invited:

The eight players then compete in the Top 8 Tournament for a full paid trip to Germany.[1]

League Date Qualified Players
Korean qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea Protoss Stork South Korea Zerg Armani
American qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea Terran Polt South Korea Zerg viOLet
European qualifier 2014-05-18 South Korea Terran YoDa Germany Zerg roof Norway Zerg TargA France Zerg FireCake


Protoss Protoss (12) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (10) Random Random (1)
Invited Players (26)[2]
Evil Geniuses
USA iNcontroL
Red Bull
South Korea Bomber
Evil Geniuses
South Korea Jaedong[3]
South Korea Balloon**
Germany HasuObs[4]
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
Finland Welmu***
Team Liquid
Denmark Bunny
Team Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Alien Invasion
South Korea Patience
Team Acer
South Korea MMA
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
Team Dignitas
United Kingdom BlinG
Evil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Team Acer
Canada Scarlett
Team Liquid
Poland MaNa
France Dayshi
France Stephano
Romania NightEnD
South Korea jjakji
France ToD
Germany HeRoMaRinE***
Germany Socke
Category:Free Agents
South Korea MC
Netherlands Harstem
Team Grubby
Netherlands Grubby
Ukraine White-Ra
Qualified Players (6)
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Stork
CM Storm
South Korea Polt*
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Armani
Category:Free Agents
South Korea YoDa
Category:Free Agents
South Korea viOLet*
Germany roof
Imaginary Gaming
Norway TargA
Punchline ESC
France FireCake

*Polt and viOLet could not attend and were replaced by Bomber and Scarlett. Phog and hendralisk were first choices but could not attend either.[5]
**Balloon replaces Grubby, who decided to focus on WCS.[6]
***Welmu cancels his partitipation to HomeStory Cup IX due to health problems,[7] and is replaced by HeRoMaRinE.[8]


Group Stage 1[edit]


lrthread Group A
June 5, 2014 - 15:45 CEST
1. Germany Zerg TLO 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran MMA 2-1 5-2
3. United Kingdom Protoss BlinG 1-2 2-4
4. USA Protoss iNcontroL 0-2 0-4


lrthread Group B
June 5, 2014 - 16:20 CEST
1. South Korea Terran jjakji 2-0 4-1
2. Romania Protoss NightEnD 2-1 4-3
3. Norway Zerg TargA 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Terran HeRoMaRinE 0-2 2-4


lrthread Group C
June 5, 2014 - 20:45 CEST
1. South Korea Protoss MC 2-0 4-1
2. France Terran Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Protoss Harstem 1-2 3-5
4. France Zerg FireCake 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group D
June 5, 2014 - 21:45 CEST
1. Norway Zerg Snute 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss Stork 2-1 5-2
3. Ukraine Protoss White-Ra 1-2 2-5
4. United Kingdom Terran DeMusliM 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group E
June 6, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Random Balloon 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran Bomber 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Zerg Ret 1-2 3-5
4. France Protoss ToD 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group F
June 6, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. Poland Protoss MaNa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Terran YoDa 1-2 3-5
4. Germany Protoss Socke 0-2 0-4


lrthread Group G
June 6, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Armani 2-0 4-1
2. Germany Protoss HasuObs 2-1 4-3
3. Denmark Terran Bunny 1-2 3-4
4. France Zerg Stephano 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group H
June 6, 2014 - 19:00 CEST
1. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Protoss Patience 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zerg roof 0-2 0-4

Group Stage 2[edit]


lrthread Group A
June 7, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Terran Bomber 2-0 4-0
2. Canada Zerg Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Protoss Stork 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zerg TLO 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group B
June 7, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Terran jjakji 2-0 4-2
2. France Terran Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. South Korea Zerg Armani 1-2 4-5
4. Poland Protoss MaNa 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group C
June 7, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Protoss MC 2-1 5-2
3. Germany Protoss HasuObs 1-2 3-5
4. Romania Protoss NightEnD 0-2 0-4


lrthread Group D
June 7, 2014 - 18:15 CEST
1. South Korea Terran MMA 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. Norway Zerg Snute 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Random Balloon 0-2 0-4


Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Jaedong
Jaedong Zerg
Terran TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
 South Korea MMA
MMA Terran
Zerg Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
 South Korea Bomber
Bomber Terran
Terran Dayshi
 France Dayshi
 South Korea jjakji
jjakji Terran
Protoss MC
June 8, 2014 - 17:10 CEST
 South Korea MC
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea TaeJa
TaeJa Terran
Zerg Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
 France Dayshi
Dayshi Terran
Protoss MC
June 8, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
 South Korea MC
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea TaeJa
 South Korea MC

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
Round of 16

Brood War Showmatch[edit]

 South Korea Stork
Stork Protoss
Zerg Jaedong
 South Korea Jaedong

View Games[edit]




  • TaKe did a small Korea Vs. The World series in the down time of the tournament. It consisted of small mini-games of some of the Korean's who attended HSC against the foreigners.
    • It started with a apple bobbing contest with Ret vs TaeJa, Ret was able to pick up the apple and won.
    • The second game consisted of the solving of a puzzle as fast as possible. The World team was made up of roof and Snute against Balloon and jjakji, the Koreans ended up solving the puzzle first.
    • The third game was connect 4 with TLO vs MC. MC was able to clinch the victory.
    • The fourth game was table football with White-Ra, Stephano and Harstem vs Stork, MMA and Jaedong. The Koreans were able to win 3-2.
    • Next was a tug-of-war with iNcontroL and TargA vs jjakji, Stork, MMA, Balloon and Armani. Team Korea was able to pull the victory.
    • To open the 3rd day, a first-to-5 game of Memory (Concentration) was played, in which FireCake defeated Balloon 5-4.
    • On the third day Bling beat Patience in a game of Sticky Ball Darts 110 to 90.
  • A Brood War showmatch with Jaedong vs. Stork occured and Stork was able to win 2-1.

Additional Coverage[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]


  1. TaKeTV (May 15, 2014). "HomeStory Cup IX Qualifier". Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  2. TaKeTV (May 28, 2014). "Dramatic HomeStoryCup player announcement". Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  3. TaKeTV (May 25, 2014). "Jaedong comes to HomeStoryCup!". Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  4. TaKe-TV (May 25, 2014). "HasuObs comes to HSC IX". Retrieved May 25, 2014.
  5. TaKeTV (May 28, 2014). "Bomber and Scarlett replace Polt and viOLet". Retrieved May 29, 2014.
  6. TaKeSeN (June 2, 2014). "Balloon replaces Grubby". Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  7. @Newrosoft (June 3, 2014). "Welmu cancels his participation". Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. TaKeTV (June 3, 2014). "Welmu cannot come to HSC - HeRoMaRinE as replacement". Retrieved June 3, 2014.