TeamLiquid StarLeague 4

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TeamLiquid StarLeague 4
League Information
Series: TeamLiquid StarLeague
Organizer: TeamLiquid.net
Sponsor: Razer
TwitchTV
Game Version: Wings of Liberty
Patch 1.4.4Patch 1.5.1
Event Type: Online
Prize pool: $35,500
Start Date: 2012-07-28
End Date: 2012-09-08
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Links: Official Website
Winners
South Korea Protoss Creator
South Korea Zerg Life
South Korea Terran KeeN
South Korea Terran Sting
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Protoss 13   Terran 9   Zerg 10   
Maps
TSL4 Antiga Shipyard • TSL4 Cloud Kingdom • TSL4 Daybreak • TSL4 Entombed Valley • TSL4 Metropolis • TSL4 Ohana
Chronology
 TSL3 TSL3

The TeamLiquid StarLeague 4, announced on April 25th 2012, will be the second TSL event held for StarCraft II. It will feature three returning seeds, the three players who achieved podium in the previous edition: ThorZaIN, NaNiwa, and Kas. The twenty-nine remaining spots will be awarded through qualifiers. The event will have a live finals and after party in New York City, as well as full news and coverage on TeamLiquid.net.[1]

History[edit]

TeamLiquid.net, the biggest foreign website/community dedicated to StarCraft, has grown steadily since its founding in 2002. With its increase in both members and staff as well as prestige and acclaim, the site organised numerous events, such as small tournaments and exhibition matches over the years.

In 2008, the biggest foreign StarCraft: Brood War tournament thus far was held: the Razer TeamLiquid StarLeague, which was won by IefNaij. One year later, an even bigger sequel saw the light of day: the Pokerstrategy.com TeamLiquid Starleague. It was won by NonY. Mondragon and Sen came in 2nd and 3rd respectively.

With the release of StarCraft II, TeamLiquid's events centered around this second iteration. After a number of Team Liquid SC2 Opens, the site finally launched the Team Liquid StarLeague 3 on the first day of 2011. This event turned out to be one of the most highlighted foreign events of 2011, and was concluded by ThorZaIN's victory against NaNiwa in a tight finals which took place in the Team Liquid HQ in NYC.

Almost a year after this final, Team Liquid announces the TSL4.

Team Liquid StarLeague 4[edit]

The fourth edition of the starleague was announced on April 25th 2012, through a teaser and a short text that announced Razer and TwitchTV as the main sponsors. The event will feature three returning seeds from TSL3: ThorZaIN, NaNiwa, and Kas. The other twenty-nine players will come from open qualifier TL Open tournaments: eighteen from North America and Europe, and eleven from Korea and Asia.

Prize Pool[edit]

$35,500 is spread among the players as seen below:

Place $ USD Player Team
1st $16,000 South Korea Protoss Creator Prime Prime
2nd $7,000 South Korea Zerg Life StarTale StarTale
3rd $3,000 South Korea Terran KeeN MVP (team) MVP
4th $1,500 South Korea Terran Sting ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
5th-8th $700 South Korea Terran Hack StarTale StarTale
South Korea Protoss First Incredible Miracle Incredible Miracle
South Korea Zerg Curious StarTale StarTale
United Kingdom Zerg JonnyREcco Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
9th-16th $350 Germany Protoss HasuObs Mousesports mousesports
South Korea Zerg CoCa SlayerS SlayerS
Germany Zerg DarKFoRcE Team ALTERNATE Team ALTERNATE
South Korea Terran TaeJa Team Liquid Team Liquid
Ukraine Terran Kas Team Empire Team Empire
South Korea Protoss Squirtle StarTale StarTale
Spain Zerg VortiX Karont3 e-Sports Club Karont3 e-Sports Club
Mexico Terran MajOr ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
17th-32nd $150 Sweden Terran ThorZaIN Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Poland Protoss MaNa Mousesports mousesports
Sweden Protoss SaSe Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming
South Korea Terran SeleCT Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Poland Zerg Nerchio Team Acer Team Acer
Serbia Terran Beastyqt Team Empire Team Empire
South Korea Protoss Daisy ESC Gaming ESC Gaming
Sweden Protoss Bischu Team Dignitas Team Dignitas
Ukraine Protoss fraer RoX RoX
Finland Protoss elfi ASUS ROG ASUS ROG
Netherlands Zerg Ret Team Liquid Team Liquid
Sweden Zerg LaLush Millenium Millenium
Denmark Protoss BabyKnight FXOpen e-Sports FXOpen e-Sports
Finland Protoss Welmu Eclypsia Eclypsia
South Korea Zerg HyuN Team SCV Life Team SCV Life
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa Quantic Gaming Quantic Gaming

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (10)
Seeded (3)
Quantic Gaming
Sweden NaNiwa
Evil Geniuses
Sweden ThorZaIN
Team Empire
Ukraine Kas
Qualified (29)
ESC Gaming
South Korea Daisy
South Korea Sting
Team Acer
Poland Nerchio
Quantic Gaming
Sweden SaSe
Team Empire
Serbia Beastyqt
StarTale
South Korea Curious
Mousesports
Poland MaNa
Team Liquid
South Korea TaeJa
Team Liquid
Netherlands Ret
Eclypsia
Finland Welmu
ROOT Gaming
Mexico MajOr
Karont3 e-Sports Club
Spain VortiX
Prime
South Korea Creator
Team Dignitas
South Korea SeleCT
Millenium
Sweden LaLuSh
Finland elfi
StarTale
South Korea Hack
Team ALTERNATE
Germany DarKFoRcE
FXOpen e-Sports
Denmark BabyKnight
MVP (team)
South Korea KeeN
Team Dignitas
United Kingdom JonnyREcco
Team Dignitas
Sweden Bischu
SlayerS
South Korea CoCa
Mousesports
Germany HasuObs
Team SCV Life
South Korea HyuN
RoX
Ukraine fraer
StarTale
South Korea Life
Incredible Miracle
South Korea First
StarTale
South Korea Squirtle

Casters[edit]

  • Sean "Day[9]" Plott is a man who anyone who follows StarCraft, even a little bit, should recognize. His days in StarCraft go back many years both as a player and Team Liquid contributor. Sean is known for his extremely positive attitude and upbeat personality with a unique sense of humor. He is also known for being the host of his own show, the Day[9] Daily as well as being the organizer for the After Hours Gaming League. He has cast nearly every major event outside Korea.
  • Mike “Husky” Lamond has been casting since the days when being an English commentator meant taking Brood War videos and talking over the top of them. Since his foray into StarCraft II, early in the beta, he has developed one of the most popular channels on all of YouTube. Husky and brings a passion and enthusiasm into a cast that few can match, turning any game into a fun, lighthearted, affair that anyone can enjoy.
  • Marcus “DjWheat” Graham is truly a veteran of the scene, having began his casting career commentating Quake over a decade ago. He has become a pillar of the StarCraft II community, regularly commentating on games for MLG as well as hosting the popular shows Kings of Tin, Inside the Game, and Live on Three. Marcus also works for Twitch.tv as their ESPORTS manager. In the past, he helped to bring an air of professionalism and experience to the TSL3 experience and will do it again in TSL4.
  • Blake “Chill” Muzar has been a staple of TL-run events since the early days of TL Attack! and Liquibition, in addition to TSL. From casting the very first event to achieving his own catchphrase during the last game of TSL3 he has been here rain or shine. He casts games with an honesty that approaches bluntness, mixing in dry Canadian humor at a pace that makes each match feel fresh.
  • Shaun “Apollo” Clark is the newest addition to the TSL's casting crew. A world champion in competitive Command and Conquer 3, he started playing Brood War several years ago and moved to StarCraft II during the beta. Most recently he commentated at DreamHack Stockholm and started working with the GD Studio for their Arena events and their production at ASUS ROG Summer 2012. His experience both as a player and commentator allow him to give valuable insight into a wide number of situations, making him a perfect fit for the TSL.
  • Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski, the analytical half of the famous GSL Casting Archon, Tastosis, may also be making a guest appearance if his busy schedule can allow it. He has been with the TSL since its humble beginnings and we hope he'll be able to cast at least one match in every TSL we run.

Map Pool[edit]

Bracket[edit]

The full bracket was announced through the TSL4 Bracket Show, hosted by Day[9] and djWHEAT, with special guest Waxangel.

Round of 32 (Bo5)
 Sweden ThorZaIN
0
ThorZaIN Terran
Protoss HasuObs
preview lrthread
 Germany HasuObs
3
 Poland MaNa
0
MaNa Protoss
Terran Hack
preview lrthread
 South Korea Hack
3
 Sweden SaSe
1
SaSe Protoss
Zerg CoCa
preview lrthread
 South Korea CoCa
3
 South Korea SeleCT
0
SeleCT Terran
Protoss Creator
preview lrthread
 South Korea Creator
3
 Poland Nerchio
2
Nerchio Zerg
Zerg DarKFoRcE
preview lrthread
 Germany DarKFoRcE
3
 Serbia Beastyqt
1
Beastyqt Terran
Terran Sting
preview lrthread
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea Daisy
0
Daisy Protoss
Protoss First
preview lrthread
 South Korea First
3
 Sweden Bischu
2
Bischu Protoss
Terran TaeJa
preview lrthread
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 Ukraine Kas
3
Kas Terran
Protoss fraer
  
Ohana
preview lrthread Interview
 Ukraine fraer
0
 Finland elfi
2
elfi Protoss
Zerg Life
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Life
3
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zerg
Protoss Squirtle
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Squirtle
3
 Sweden LaLuSh
0
LaLuSh Zerg
Zerg Curious
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
3
VortiX Zerg
Protoss BabyKnight
preview lrthread
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
 Finland Welmu
0
Welmu Protoss
Terran KeeN
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
3
MajOr Terran
Zerg HyuN
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea HyuN
2
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
JonnyREcco Zerg
Protoss NaNiwa
preview lrthread Interview
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
Round of 16 (Bo5)
 Germany HasuObs
1
HasuObs Protoss
Terran Hack
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Hack
3
 South Korea CoCa
0
CoCa Zerg
Protoss Creator
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Creator
3
 Germany DarKFoRcE
0
DarKFoRcE Zerg
Terran Sting
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea First
3
First Protoss
Terran TaeJa
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 Ukraine Kas
0
Kas Terran
Zerg Life
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Squirtle
1
Squirtle Protoss
Zerg Curious
preview lrthread
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
2
VortiX Zerg
Terran KeeN
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
0
MajOr Terran
Zerg JonnyREcco
preview lrthread Interview
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Quarterfinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Hack
0
Hack Terran
Protoss Creator
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Creator
4
 South Korea Sting
4
Sting Terran
Protoss First
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea First
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zerg
Zerg Curious
preview lrthread Interview
 South Korea Curious
3
 South Korea KeeN
4
KeeN Terran
Zerg JonnyREcco
preview lrthread Interview
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Semifinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator Protoss
Terran Sting
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea Sting
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zerg
Terran KeeN
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea KeeN
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator Protoss
Zerg Life
preview lrthread Interview Recap
 South Korea Life
2
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Sting
0
Sting Terran
Terran KeeN
preview lrthread
 South Korea KeeN
4

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
13910
Round of 16
466
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

View Games[edit]

Live Stream[edit]

VODs[edit]

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "TeamLiquid StarLeague 4". TeamLiquid.net. April 25th 2012.
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