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 Ticon small.png TaeJa
South Korea Picon small.png MC
Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett
France Ticon small.png Dayshi
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Picon small.png 12
Ticon small.png 9
Zicon small.png 10
Ricon small.png 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:

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 Picon small.png Stork South Korea Zicon small.png Armani
American qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea Ticon small.png Polt South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet
European qualifier 2014-05-18 South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa Germany Zicon small.png roof Norway Zicon small.png TargA France Zicon small.png FireCake


Protoss Protoss (12) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (10) Random Random (1)
Invited Players (26)[2]
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USA iNcontroL
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South Korea Bomber
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South Korea Jaedong[3]
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South Korea Balloon**
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Germany HasuObs[4]
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South Korea TaeJa
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Norway Snute
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Finland Welmu***
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Denmark Bunny
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Netherlands Ret
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South Korea Patience
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South Korea MMA
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Germany TLO
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United Kingdom BlinG
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United Kingdom DeMusliM
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Canada Scarlett
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Poland MaNa
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France Dayshi
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France Stephano
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Romania NightEnD
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South Korea jjakji
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France ToD
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Germany HeRoMaRinE***
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Germany Socke
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South Korea MC
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Netherlands Harstem
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Netherlands Grubby
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Ukraine White-Ra
Qualified Players (6)
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South Korea Stork
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South Korea Polt*
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South Korea Armani
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South Korea YoDa
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South Korea viOLet*
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Germany roof
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Norway TargA
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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 Zicon small.png TLO 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 2-1 5-2
3. United Kingdom Picon small.png BlinG 1-2 2-4
4. USA Picon small.png iNcontroL 0-2 0-4


lrthread Group B
June 5, 2014 - 16:20 CEST
1. South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji 2-0 4-1
2. Romania Picon small.png NightEnD 2-1 4-3
3. Norway Zicon small.png TargA 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Ticon small.png HeRoMaRinE 0-2 2-4


lrthread Group C
June 5, 2014 - 20:45 CEST
1. South Korea Picon small.png MC 2-0 4-1
2. France Ticon small.png Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Picon small.png Harstem 1-2 3-5
4. France Zicon small.png FireCake 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group D
June 5, 2014 - 21:45 CEST
1. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Picon small.png Stork 2-1 5-2
3. Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra 1-2 2-5
4. United Kingdom Ticon small.png DeMusliM 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group E
June 6, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Ricon small.png Balloon 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 2-1 5-3
3. Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret 1-2 3-5
4. France Picon small.png ToD 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group F
June 6, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. Poland Picon small.png MaNa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Ticon small.png YoDa 1-2 3-5
4. Germany Picon small.png Socke 0-2 0-4


lrthread Group G
June 6, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
1. South Korea Zicon small.png Armani 2-0 4-1
2. Germany Picon small.png HasuObs 2-1 4-3
3. Denmark Ticon small.png Bunny 1-2 3-4
4. France Zicon small.png Stephano 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group H
June 6, 2014 - 19:00 CEST
1. Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea Picon small.png Patience 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zicon small.png roof 0-2 0-4

Group Stage 2[edit]


lrthread Group A
June 7, 2014 - 14:00 CEST
1. South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber 2-0 4-0
2. Canada Zicon small.png Scarlett 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Picon small.png Stork 1-2 2-4
4. Germany Zicon small.png TLO 0-2 1-4


lrthread Group B
June 7, 2014 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Ticon small.png jjakji 2-0 4-2
2. France Ticon small.png Dayshi 2-1 5-3
3. South Korea Zicon small.png Armani 1-2 4-5
4. Poland Picon small.png MaNa 0-2 1-4


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


lrthread Group D
June 7, 2014 - 18:15 CEST
1. South Korea Ticon small.png MMA 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Ticon small.png TaeJa 2-1 5-2
3. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea Ricon small.png Balloon 0-2 0-4


Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Jaedong
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Ticon small.png TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
 South Korea MMA
MMA Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
 South Korea Bomber
Bomber Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Dayshi
 France Dayshi
 South Korea jjakji
jjakji Ticon small.png
Picon small.png MC
June 8, 2014 - 17:10 CEST
 South Korea MC
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea TaeJa
TaeJa Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
 France Dayshi
Dayshi Ticon small.png
Picon small.png 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 Picon small.png
Zicon small.png 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.