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

2016

Individual

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

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Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize

2015

Individual

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

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

2014

Individual

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

Teams

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

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

2013

Individual

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

Teams

Date Name Winner Runner-up Prize
2013-12-27 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Karnage esports std.png Karnage eSports $750
2013-12-17 Inven.kr Showmatch Sktelecomt1logo std.png SK Telecom T1 Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
2013-12-12 CJ vs Invictus Showmatch Cjentuslogo std.png CJ Entus IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming
2013-11-26 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Ailogo std.png Alien Invasion $250
2013-11-02 SteelSeries King of the Hill Nrslogo std.png NewRoSoft Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $500
2013-08-30 BaseTradeTV ROOT vs Quantic Quanticlogo std.png Quantic Gaming Rootlogo std.png ROOT Gaming $500
2013-08-29 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Propertynewlogo std.png Team Property $250
2013-07-12 SteelSeries King of the Hill Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $250
2013-05-24 SteelSeries King of the Hill Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $250
2013-04-24 SteelSeries King of the Hill Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic Copenhagenwolveslogo std.png Copenhagen Wolves $500

Active

KotH series

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

Showmatch series

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

Inactive

KotH series

Name Organizer Events Final King Start Date End Date
IPL Fight Club IGN 48 South Korea Ticon small.png Polt 2011-11-06 2013-02-26
The V compLexity Gaming 28 Canada Picon small.png Attero 2011-01-21 2011-09-25
WellPlayed Sunday Night Fights WellPlayed.org 5 Sweden Ticon small.png SjoW 2011-07-25 stopped
StarCraftWorld.it KotH StarCraftWorld.it 8 Germany Picon small.png HasuObs 2011-05-23 2011-07-28
GosuGamers KotH GosuGamers 8 Canada Picon small.png KiWiKaKi 2010-09-11 2010-10-29
TosS KotH TosS 5 USA Ticon small.png qxc 2010-09-28 2010-10-28
IPL Team Arena IGN 15 South KoreaSlayerSLogoTransparent.pngSlayerS 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 Picon small.png Seed 2012-05-07 on hold
ALT StarCraft's: The Gauntlet ALT Starcraft 3 USA Ticon small.png qxc 2012-07-25 2012-08-29
NASL Sunday Showdown North American Star League 14 South Korea Picon small.png MC 2012-01-22 2012-06-23
Wednesday Night StarCraft vVv Gaming 39 USA VVv Logo.png vVv Gaming 2011-05-18 2012-05-23
The Rundown EU Cyber Sports Network 1 Denmark Picon small.png BabyKnight 2012-05-22 2012-05-22
The Rundown NA Cyber Sports Network 18 South Korea Picon small.png 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 Zicon small.png HyuN 2012-01-31 2012-05-03
Winamax Challenge Millenium 11 Germany Picon small.png Socke 2011-09-12 2012-01-23