North American Star League Season 4

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[e][h]North American Star League Season 4
League Information
North America
USA Long Beach
Group Stage online
Single-elimination playoff offline
Prize pool:
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:
South Korea Picon small.png HerO
South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet
South Korea Ticon small.png Polt
Sweden Zicon small.png SortOf
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Picon small.png 14
Ticon small.png 15
Zicon small.png 16


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


  • Long Beach, California
  • Center Theater


The fourth season was composed of several stages:

Map Pool[edit]

To keep the season fresh, NASL announced that the Season 4 map pool would 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 it was replaced by Abyssal City

Prize Pool[edit]

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


Protoss Protoss (14) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (16)
Seeded through Season 3 (35)
South Korea Alicia
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South Korea PuMa
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France Stephano
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South Korea MC
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South Korea aLive
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Netherlands Ret
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South Korea HerO
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South Korea Ryung
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Taiwan Sen
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Canada HuK
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Serbia Beastyqt
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South Korea Galaxy
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Canada TT1
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United Kingdom DeMusliM
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South Korea Zenio
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Germany HasuObs
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South Korea GanZi
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Belarus LoWeLy
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Romania NightEnD
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Sweden ThorZaIN
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Ukraine DIMAGA
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Poland MaNa
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Ukraine Strelok
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Sweden MorroW
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South Korea HwangSin
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South Korea Polt
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Germany TLO
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South Korea finale
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South Korea SeleCT
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USA Sheth
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Italy ClouD
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Norway TargA
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USA qxc
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Canada MaSa
Qualified (4)
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Sweden Bischu
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South Korea Dark
South Korea Arthur
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South Korea HyuN
Invited via NASL Leaderboard (6)
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Sweden NaNiwa *
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South Korea TaeJa
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South Korea DongRaeGu
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South Korea Oz **
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South Korea MMA
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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.


Divisions Overview[edit]

  • The winner of each division advanced to the main event bracket
  • The standings were 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 advanced to the main event bracket
  • Players ranked 9-22 (14 players) in the league were 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 were eliminated but would be invited to return next season
  • Players ranked 34-45 (bottom 12) in the league were eliminated and did not return