North American Star League Season 3

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[e][h]North American Star League Season 3
League Information
North America
Canada Toronto
Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Prize pool:
Start Date:
End Date:
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France Zicon small.png Stephano
South Korea Picon small.png Alicia
South Korea Picon small.png MC
Netherlands Zicon small.png Ret
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
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Ticon small.png 15
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The North American Star League Season 3 is the third season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $100,000 prize pool over a three-month season.


The North American Star League, often abbreviated as NASL, is a competitive StarCraft 2 league that was introduced in February 2011. For Season 3, NASL underwent a number of branding and employee changes. The organization updated the look of their logo, and hired the casting duo of MrBitter and RotterdaM as well as a third caster, Frodan.[1] A number of changes were made to their regular season play as well: effort is made to play and cast games live, and the winner of each match throughout the regular season is awarded $150.[2]

Finally, it was announced that the Season 3 finals are going to be held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada,[3][4] together with the World Championship Series: Canadian Nationals and the The Collegiate Starleague Canadian Championships. The event is cast by Gretorp & Frodan, RotterdaM & MrBitter, iNcontroL & IdrA, Day[9] & Soe and hosted by Clutch & Lauren Elise, with Kadium & Elemental casting in French.


  • Toronto, Ontario
  • International Center


The third season is composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

The original map pool for the season was The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar, ESV Ohana, TPW Odyssey, Bel'Shir Beach Winter, Antiga Shipyard, Daybreak,Shakuras Plateau and Dual Sight. During the season The Shattered Temple, Tal'Darim Altar and TPW Odyssey were removed from the map pool and Cloud Kingdom was added.

Prize Pool[edit]

A total prize pool of $100,000 is distributed throughout the season, with $150 awarded for each match won during the Divisions, and an undisclosed amount awarded to the winners of the Wildcards.[5]

The remaining $60,000 is distributed as follows:


Players (45)
Protoss Protoss (14) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (16)
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South Korea HerO
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South Korea PuMa
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Taiwan Sen
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South Korea Puzzle
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Sweden ThorZaIN
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Sweden MorroW
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South Korea HwangSin
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USA qxc
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Peru CatZ
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Poland MaNa
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Italy ClouD
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Germany DarKFoRcE
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South Korea Alicia
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South Korea GanZi
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South Korea CrazymoviNG
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Canada TT1
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Sweden Jinro
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Germany TLO
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United Kingdom DeMusliM
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Belarus LoWeLy
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USA CrunCher
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Russia Brat_OK
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Romania NightEnD
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South Korea SeleCT
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South Korea Zenio
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Germany HasuObs
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South Korea Rain
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Ukraine DIMAGA
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USA Axslav
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South Korea Polt
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Norway TargA
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Canada HuK
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South Korea Ryung
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Sweden HayprO
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Ukraine White-Ra
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Ukraine Strelok
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South Korea MC
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South Korea aLive
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USA Sheth
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Sweden SjoW
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France Stephano
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Netherlands Ret


Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advances to the main event bracket
  • Of the second place finishers in each division, the three with the best record advance to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league are placed into a wildcard playoff with the top two of the open tournament to determine the remaining 8 spots in the offline finals
  • Players ranked 23-33 (11 players) in the league are eliminated but will be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league are eliminated and will not return