HomeStory Cup IX

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[e][h]HomeStory Cup IX
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game Version:
Server:
Europe
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Krefeld
Format:
1v1, Group Stages,
Single-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$25,000
Start Date:
2014-06-05
End Date:
2014-06-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  TaeJa
South Korea  MC
Canada  Scarlett
France  Dayshi
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
12
9
10
1
Maps
Chronology

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

Overview[edit]

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.

Format[edit]

  • 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 TeamLiquid.net.

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.

Qualifiers[edit]

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  Stork South Korea  Armani
American qualifier 2014-05-17 South Korea  Polt South Korea  viOLet
European qualifier 2014-05-18 South Korea  YoDa Germany  roof Norway  TargA France  FireCake

Participants[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Group Stage 1[edit]

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

Group Stage 2[edit]

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

[edit]

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

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Jaedong
2
Jaedong 
 TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 South Korea MMA
1
MMA 
 Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
3
 South Korea Bomber
2
Bomber 
 Dayshi
 France Dayshi
3
 South Korea jjakji
0
jjakji 
 MC
June 8, 2014 - 17:10 CEST
 South Korea MC
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea TaeJa
3
TaeJa 
 Scarlett
 Canada Scarlett
1
 France Dayshi
1
Dayshi 
 MC
June 8, 2014 - 20:00 CEST
 South Korea MC
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea TaeJa
4
 South Korea MC
0

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
129101
Round of 16
5551
Quarterfinals
152
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

Brood War Showmatch[edit]

 South Korea Stork
2
Stork 
 Jaedong
 South Korea Jaedong
1

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VoDs[edit]

Trivia[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]

References[edit]

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