North American Star League Season 4

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North American Star League Season 4
League Information
Organizer: NASL
Sponsor: EIZO
Kingston HyperX
GAMER.minder
iBUYPOWER
EPSON
Game Version: Wings of Liberty Patch 1.5.2
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
Format: Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Start Date: 2012-09-12
End Date: 2012-12-09
Winners
South Korea Protoss HerO
South Korea Zerg viOLet
South Korea Terran Polt
Sweden Zerg SortOf
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 45
Protoss 14   Terran 15   Zerg 16   
Maps
Cloud Kingdom • Daybreak • Entombed Valley • Metropolis • Muspelheim • Ohana • Whirlwind • Abyssal City
Chronology
 NASL Season 3 NASL Season 3

About[edit]

The North American Star League, often abbreviated as NASL, is a competitive StarCraft 2 league that was introduced in February 2011. The North American Star League Season 4 is the fourth season of the North American Star League. 45 players compete for a $60,000 prize pool over a three-month season. 4 players qualified from the Season 3 open tournament, 4 players qualify from the Season 4 qualifiers, 4 players are invited and the remaining 32 players qualified from their placement in season 3.

Location[edit]

  • Long Beach, California
  • Center Theater

Format[edit]

The fourth season is composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

To keep the season fresh, the NASL Season 4 map pool will be reviewed after the 4th and 9th weeks of competition for potential revisions based on player feedback and internal analysis.[1]

Initial maps:

After the Review Muspelheim was removed from the pool in Week 7 and was replaced by Abyssal City

Prize Pool[edit]

$60,000 is spread among the players as seen below:

Place Prize ID Team
1st $30,000 South Korea Protoss HerO Team Liquid Team Liquid
2nd $15,000 South Korea Zerg viOLet AZUBU AZUBU
3rd $10,000 South Korea Terran Polt Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
4th $5,000 Sweden Zerg SortOf Western Wolves Western Wolves

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (14) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (16)
Seeded through Season 3 (35)
South Korea Alicia
Evil Geniuses
South Korea PuMa
Evil Geniuses
France Stephano
SK Gaming
South Korea MC
Fnatic
South Korea aLive
Team Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Team Liquid
South Korea HerO
Axiom
South Korea Ryung
Gama Bears
Taiwan Sen
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
Team Empire
Serbia Beastyqt
MVP (team)
South Korea Galaxy
ROOT Gaming
Canada TT1
Evil Geniuses
United Kingdom DeMusliM
Team Liquid
South Korea Zenio
Mousesports
Germany HasuObs
CompLexity Gaming
South Korea GanZi
FXOpen e-Sports
Belarus LoWeLy
Fnatic
Romania NightEnD
Evil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
MTw
Ukraine DIMAGA
Mousesports
Poland MaNa
FXOpen e-Sports
Ukraine Strelok
ApeX eSports
Sweden MorroW
It's Gosu eSports
South Korea HwangSin
Team SCV Life
South Korea Polt
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
MVP (team)
South Korea finale
Team Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Team Liquid
USA Sheth
Team ALTERNATE
Italy ClouD
Mindfreak eSports
Norway TargA
CompLexity Gaming
USA qxc
ROOT Gaming
USA ViBE
ROOT Gaming
Canada MaSa
Qualified (4)
Team Dignitas
Sweden Bischu
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Dark
South Korea Arthur
Team SCV Life
South Korea HyuN
Invited via NASL Leaderboard (6)
Sweden NaNiwa *
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
MVP (team)
South Korea DongRaeGu
Fnatic
South Korea Oz **
Team Acer
South Korea MMA
 
South Korea viOLet

*NaNiwa replaced CrazymoviNG who was unable to attend due to personal reasons.[2]
**Oz replaced Puzzle who was unable to attend due to personal reasons. Oz was selected as the next highest ranking Protoss on the NASL Leaderboard.

Results[edit]

Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advances to the main event bracket
  • The standings are by match score, then by total points. So a 2-0 win gives a player 2 points, a 2-1 win gives a player 1 point, a 1-2 loss gives a player -1 point, and a 0-2 loss gives a player -2 points.
  • 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
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