Show Matches

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Tournaments

For Show Matches, most of the time two top players are invited to play a BoX series against each other. Some times they adopt a King of The Hill "winner stays on" format where, once the series is over, the winner is crowned king and will automatically participate in the next showmatch. These events usually feature well-known players and highly-anticipated matchups that might never come to pass in a regular tournament.

2017

Individual

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2017-08-31 Castplay Showmatch Poland  Rodzyn Poland  ArT $64
2017-08-10 Polygon Invitational #11 South Korea  Ryung South Korea  Classic $80
2017-06-04 KOTN Versus Canada  MaSa USA  Neeb $200
2017-04-23 ZERGTV Showmatch #3 Poland  MaNa Ukraine  Kas $50
2017-04-15 ZERGTV Showmatch #2 Netherlands  Harstem Ukraine  Minato $50
2017-04-12 ZERGTV Showmatch #1 Kazakhstan  PiLiPiLi Russia  BRAT_OK $50
2017-03-29 Polygon Invitational #10 South Korea  Dark South Korea  INnoVation $126
2017-02-18 Polygon Invitational #9 South Korea  INnoVation South Korea  soO $66
2017-02-18 Polygon Invitational #8 South Korea  soO South Korea  Bunny $146
2017-01-29 ByuN vs Nerchio BO9 Showmatcherino Poland  Nerchio South Korea  ByuN $651
2017-01-14 Polygon Invitational #7 South Korea  Classic South Korea  soO $186
2017-01-14 Polygon Invitational #6 South Korea  GuMiho South Korea  Seed $150

2016

Individual

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2016-12-03 Polygon Invitational #5 USA  Neeblet Canada  Scarlett $204
2016-08-27 Polygon Invitational #4 Canada  MaSa Germany  TLO $104
2016-07-23 Polygon Invitational #3 Poland  Elazer Netherlands  Harstem $111
2016-06-20 Polygon Invitational #2 South Korea  Hydra Ukraine  Kas $120
2016-06-03 Polygon Invitational #1 Brazil  Kelazhur Spain  Botvinnik $50
2016-03-17 Verdi vs CIS players #1 Russia  Happy Russia  Rail $100
2016-02-09 Tournament of 3 races #3 Ukraine  Kas Ukraine  DIMAGA $33
2016-01-16 Pizza.GG Grudgematches Canada  Scarlett Canada  HuK $750
2016-01-16 Pizza.GG Grudgematches Poland  Nerchio Poland  MaNa $750
2016-01-16 Pizza.GG Grudgematches Norway  Snute France  FireCake $750
2016-01-16 Pizza.GG Grudgematches Germany  TLO France  Lilbow $750
2016-01-10 JonSnow vs PiLiPiLi Bo69 USA  JonSnow Kazakhstan  PiLiPiLi $1,337

Archon

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize

2015

Individual

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2015-12-02 Matcherino Shomatches #4 Ukraine  Bly Poland  MaNa $117
2015-12-02 Matcherino Shomatches #4 Poland  MaNa Denmark  Bunny $191
2015-11-23 Matcherino Shomatches #3 France  MarineLorD Germany  TLO $796
2015-11-23 Matcherino Shomatches #3 Netherlands  Harstem Canada  Scarlett $460
2015-11-23 Matcherino Shomatches #3 South Korea  TRUE South Korea  HyuN $365
2015-11-23 Matcherino Shomatches #3 South Korea  ByuN South Korea  Patience $250
2015-10-15 Matcherino Shomatches #2 Denmark  Theo Denmark  Lillekanin $269
2015-10-15 Matcherino Shomatches #2 Ukraine  Bly South Korea  Ryung $255
2015-10-15 Matcherino Shomatches #2 South Korea  Patience South Korea  TRUE $204
2015-09-10 Matcherino Shomatches USA  puCK Serbia  Beastyqt $312
2015-09-10 Matcherino Shomatches Germany  TLO South Korea  Heart $412
2015-09-10 Matcherino Shomatches Serbia  Beastyqt Germany  TLO $303
2015-09-30 BTTV LOTV Showmatch Serbia  Beastyqt Ukraine  Bly $200
2015-09-30 BTTV LOTV Showmatch Poland  Nerchio Serbia  Beastyqt $300
2015-08-19 Gauntlet Showmatch #1 Australia  PiG France  ToD $150
2015-07-17 Tournament of 3 races #2 Ukraine  White Russia  Strange $43
2015-07-03 Tournament of 3 races #1 Ukraine  DIMAGA Ukraine  Kas $51
2015-06-03 HTC: Best of 69 Denmark  Bunny Norway  Snute $4,047

Archon

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2015-12-12 Gauntlet Showmatch #2 Canada  HuK
South Korea  MC
Canada  MaSa
South Korea  ViOLet
$200
2015-11-06 Champions Showmatch Canada  HuK
South Korea  MC
Norway  Snute
Germany  TLO
2015-11-06 Legends Showmatch South Korea  Mvp
South Korea  BoxeR
South Korea  NesTea
South Korea  YellOw

2014

Individual

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2014-12-28 Kas vs Minato Showmatch Ukraine  Minato Ukraine  Kas $100
2014-12-04 PVPorama South Korea  Oz South Korea  Patience $550
2014-10-13 M$ Showmatch Series 13 South Korea  ForGG Netherlands  Harstem $250
2014-09-23 NesTea vs hendralisk South Korea  NesTea Canada  hendralisk $500
2014-09-23 NesTea vs hendralisk Offrace Canada  hendralisk South Korea NesTea $50
2014-09-18 M$ Showmatch Series 12 Canada  Kane Ukraine  Kas $200
2014-09-18 M$ Showmatch Series 12 Sweden  Namshar Germany  InZaNe $50
2014-08-02 SEED Gaming KotH $50
2014-06-29 Winamax KOTH 2014 Poland  MaNa Sweden  Zanster $300
2014-06-04 M$ Showmatch Series 11 South Korea  MMA Norway  Snute $200
2014-06-04 M$ Showmatch Series 11 Denmark  Lillekanin Poland  ParanOid $125
2014-05-28 M$ Showmatch Series 10 South Korea  Journey South Korea  Impact $125
2014-05-16 Stephano vs. Balloon Showmatch South Korea  Balloon France  Stephano $500
2014-05-15 M$ Showmatch Series 9 USA  puCK Mexico  JimRiSiNg $100
2014-05-15 M$ Showmatch Series 9 USA  Caliber Canada  NoRegreT $100
2014-05-15 M$ Showmatch Series 9 USA  Arium USA  Phog $50
2014-05-14 King Of The Iron Week 12 South Korea  Leenock South Korea  Mvp $200
2014-05-10 M$ Showmatch Series 8 South Korea  INnoVation United Kingdom  Franscar $75
2014-05-10 M$ Showmatch Series 8 South Korea  INnoVation South Korea  Ryung $150
2014-05-10 M$ Showmatch Series 8 South Korea  Impact South Korea  CranK $100
2014-05-10 M$ Showmatch Series 8 USA  rsvp USA  TehRedBandit $50
2014-05-07 King Of The Iron Week 11 South Korea  Mvp Canada  Scarlett $200
2014-04-30 King Of The Iron Week 10 South Korea  Mvp Taiwan  Has $200
2014-04-23 King Of The Iron Week 9 Taiwan  Has South Korea  Bomber $200
2014-04-16 King Of The Iron Week 8 Taiwan  Has South Korea  NesTea $200
2014-04-09 King Of The Iron Week 7 Taiwan  Has South Korea  MarineKing $200
2014-04-02 King Of The Iron Week 6 South Korea  MarineKing South Korea  RagnaroK $200
2014-03-31 Fnatic Eizo Showmatch #5 France  Lilbow Sweden  Miniraser EIZO Monitor
2014-03-28 King Of The Iron Week 5 South Korea  RagnaroK South Korea  HerO $750
2014-03-19 King Of The Iron Week 4 South Korea  RagnaroK Taiwan  Sen $450
2014-03-10 King Of The Iron Week 3 South Korea  RagnaroK South Korea  TaeJa $200
2014-03-09 NDG Showmatch #5 South Korea  Kellerman South Korea  AkaRi $100
2014-03-05 King Of The Iron Week 2 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  Squirtle $250
2014-03-02 Fnatic Eizo Showmatch #4 USA  Guitarcheese USA  hellokitty EIZO Monitor
2014-02-26 King Of The Iron Week 1 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  Revival $200
2014-02-26 RoX.KIS Pomi Showmatch #1 Finland  elfi Russia  LiveZerg $100
2014-02-23 Kappa StarLeague Match 8 France  Dayshi USA  Minigun $200
2014-02-23 The Irish Fight Club Week 2 United Kingdom  SHODAN Ireland  Lucoda €10
2014-02-23 Showdown at Midday USA  Kontinue Mexico  JimRising $100
2014-02-23 XMG Balance Test Showmatches Series Poland  MaNa France  FireCake $100
2014-02-23 XMG Balance Test Showmatches Series Norway  Snute USA  Minigun $100
2014-02-23 XMG Balance Test Showmatches Series Netherlands  Grubby France  Stephano $100
2014-02-22 Ender's Game on Blu-ray Showmatch USA  Minigun Canada  MaSa $10,000
2014-02-21 Grubby vs Minigun Showmatch Netherlands  Grubby USA  Minigun
2014-02-21 NDG Showmatch #4 South Korea  Ghost South Korea  AkaRi $100
2014-02-20 Money $peak$ South Korea  SeleCT South Korea  Golden $150
2014-02-20 Money $peak$ South Korea  Solar South Korea  Heart $125
2014-02-20 Money $peak$ France  Dayshi Australia  PiG $100
2014-02-19 NXT StarCraft Challenge Netherlands  Ret Ukraine  White-Ra 25,000NXT
2014-02-14 Kappa StarLeague Match 7 South Korea  Sage USA  Minigun $125
2014-02-14 The Irish Fight Club Week 1 United Kingdom  SHODAN United Kingdom  Mix €10
2014-02-09 UK Showmatch Series United Kingdom  MystiC United Kingdom  Dzerzhinsky
2014-02-09 Kappa StarLeague Match 6 USA  puCK New Zealand  Petraeus $125
2014-02-08 NDG Showmatch #3 Chile  Darkness South Korea  Ghost $100
2014-02-07 Money $peak$ France  FireCake USA  Avilo $200
2014-02-05 NDG Showmatch #2 Germany  ColdScars USA  PandaBearMe $100
2014-02-04 Team Gravity's Fight Night Main USA  Minigun Spain  VortiX $100
2014-02-04 Team Gravity's Fight Night Preliminary TBD TBD
2014-02-04 Team Gravity's Fight Night Preliminary TBD TBD
2014-02-04 NDG Showmatch #1 Australia  iaguz New Zealand  Petraeus $50
2014-01-27 Fnatic Showmatch Netherlands  Harstem Ukraine  Strelok EIZO Monitor
2014-01-24 The DreamHack Showdown South Korea  TaeJa Sweden  ThorZaIN $5,000
2014-01-24 ESGN Fight Night Season 1 Germany  Socke Poland  MaNa $500
2014-01-23 ESGN Fight Night Season 1 South Korea  NesTea Germany  Socke $500
2014-01-22 ESGN Fight Night Season 1 South Korea  Mvp Poland  MaNa $500
2014-01-21 ESGN Fight Night Season 1 Germany  TLO Ukraine  White-Ra $500
2014-01-20 ESGN Fight Night Season 1 Germany  HasuObs Netherlands  Grubby $500
2014-01-19 Aposis TV Showmatch Finland  elfi Norway  Evire $100
2014-01-18 UK Showmatch Series United Kingdom  rANDY United Kingdom  RMP
2014-01-16 Kappa StarLeague Match 5 USA  Sasquatch USA  qxc $125
2014-01-14 Team Gravity's Fight Night Main South Korea  Tassadar South Korea  Solar $100
2014-01-14 Team Gravity's Fight Night Preliminary USA  Debaser Belgium  HTOMario
2014-01-14 Team Gravity's Fight Night Preliminary USA  DeeMo Canada  KoreanAir
2014-01-12 Bikini Death Match South Korea  HyuN South Korea  Dragon
2014-01-10 Fnatic Showmatch Netherlands  Harstem New Zealand  Petraeus
2014-01-09 Money $peak$ Ukraine  Bly USA  puCK $100
2014-01-09 Money $peak$ South Korea  SeleCT USA  ZergZingZing $50
2014-01-09 Money $peak$ Belgium  HTOMario Germany  CPU $25
2014-01-09 PoisonTV Showmatch Ukraine  Strelok South Korea  joyasin $100
2014-01-09 Fnatic Showmatch Sweden  Miniraser Ukraine  Kas
2014-01-08 Kappa StarLeague Match 4 South Korea  TaeJa South Korea  San $125
2014-01-07 Fnatic Showmatch Ukraine  Kas Netherlands  Harstem
2014-01-06 Kappa StarLeague Match 3 USA  Minigun Mexico  MajOr $125
2014-01-05 Kappa StarLeague Match 2 USA  Minigun South Korea  HyuN $125

Teams

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2014-03-14 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March #4 Incredible Miracle StarTale $500
2014-03-10 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March #3 mYinsanity IvDgaming $500
2014-03-06 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March #2 Millenium Evil Geniuses $500
2014-03-01 SteelSeries King of the Hill #9 Fnatic compLexity Gaming $250
2014-03-01 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars March #1 mYinsanity ZZZZZ Clan Who? $500
2014-02-27 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February #3 StarTale Axiom $500
2014-02-23 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February #2 Team Acer mousesports $500
2014-02-20 SHOUTcraft Clan Wars February #1 Evil Geniuses Incredible Miracle $500
2014-01-28 SteelSeries King of the Hill #8 Team MiA Fnatic $750
2014-01-25 UK Showmatch Series ZZZZZ Great Britian ZZZZZ Ireland
2014-01-12 CSL Showmatch ZZZZZ Ohio State Uni. ZZZZZ Uni. of New Mexico
2014-01-08 100k Dogecoin Showmatch SEED Gaming Clarity Gaming

Archon

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2014-11-08 Legacy of the Void Archon Mode Show Tourney South Korea  MC
South Korea  HyuN
South Korea  soO
South Korea  Polt

2013

Individual

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2013-12-23 Fnatic Showmatch Canada  Kane Denmark  Pink Hardware
2013-12-21 Bitcoin StarCraft Challenge Sweden  NaNiwa Canada  Scarlett 14 Bitcoins
2013-12-12 TLsjOwmatch Germany  TLO Sweden  SjoW $250
2013-12-12 TLsjOwmatch USA  ViBE USA  NonY $100
2013-12-12 TLsjOwmatch South Korea  Venus Belgium  HTOMario $50
2013-11-24 Fnatic Showmatch Sweden  MorroW Finland  Naama Hardware
2013-10-09 Fnatic Showmatch Netherlands  Harstem Taiwan  Fly Hardware

Teams

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2013-12-27 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnatic Karnage eSports $750
2013-12-17 Inven.kr Showmatch SK Telecom T1 KT Rolster
2013-12-12 CJ vs Invictus Showmatch CJ Entus Invictus Gaming
2013-11-26 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnatic Alien Invasion $250
2013-11-02 SteelSeries King of the Hill NewRoSoft Fnatic $500
2013-08-30 BaseTradeTV ROOT vs Quantic Quantic Gaming ROOT Gaming $500
2013-08-29 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnatic Team Property $250
2013-07-12 SteelSeries King of the Hill mYinsanity Fnatic $250
2013-05-24 SteelSeries King of the Hill Natus Vincere Fnatic $250
2013-04-24 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnatic Copenhagen Wolves $500

Active

KotH series

Name Organizer Events Current King Start Date End Date
Kaspersky Arena Freaks4U Gaming 5 Germany  TLO 2013-03-27 ongoing'
SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnatic 2 Natus Vincere 2013-04-24 ongoing'

Showmatch series

Name Organizer Events Last Winner Start Date End Date
ESET UK Showdown Multiplay 15 United Kingdom  JonnyREcco 2013-01-07 ongoing

Inactive

KotH series

Name Organizer Events Final King Start Date End Date
IPL Fight Club IGN 48 South Korea  Polt 2011-11-06 2013-02-26
The V compLexity Gaming 28 Canada  Attero 2011-01-21 2011-09-25
WellPlayed Sunday Night Fights WellPlayed.org 5 Sweden  SjoW 2011-07-25 stopped
StarCraftWorld.it KotH StarCraftWorld.it 8 Germany  HasuObs 2011-05-23 2011-07-28
GosuGamers KotH GosuGamers 8 Canada  KiWiKaKi 2010-09-11 2010-10-29
TosS KotH TosS 5 USA  qxc 2010-09-28 2010-10-28
IPL Team Arena IGN 15 South KoreaSlayerS 2011-08-02 on hold

Showmatch series

Name Organizer Events Last Winner Start Date End Date
Kung Fu Cup 星际老男孩SC2Boy NeoTV 23 South Korea  Seed 2012-05-07 on hold
ALT StarCraft's: The Gauntlet ALT Starcraft 3 USA  qxc 2012-07-25 2012-08-29
NASL Sunday Showdown North American Star League 14 South Korea  MC 2012-01-22 2012-06-23
Wednesday Night StarCraft vVv Gaming 39 USA  vVv Gaming 2011-05-18 2012-05-23
The Rundown EU Cyber Sports Network 1 Denmark  BabyKnight 2012-05-22 2012-05-22
The Rundown NA Cyber Sports Network 18 South Korea  HwangSin 2011-12-07 2012-05-14
NaNiwa vs Scarlett TotalBiscuit 2 South Korea TBD 2013-12-21 2013-12-21
Showmatch Cdiscount Millenium 6 South Korea  HyuN 2012-01-31 2012-05-03
Winamax Challenge Millenium 11 Germany  Socke 2011-09-12 2012-01-23