TeamLiquid StarLeague 4

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TeamLiquid StarLeague 4
TSL4 banner.jpg
League Information
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
Links: Official Website
Winners
Gold.png South Korea Picon small.png Creator
Silver.png South Korea Zicon small.png Life
Bronze.png South Korea Ticon small.png KeeN
Copper.png South Korea Ticon small.png Sting
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 32
Picon small.png 13   Ticon small.png 9   Zicon small.png 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 Prize ID Team
Gold.png 1st $16,000 South Korea Picon small.png Creator Primelogo std.png Prime
Silver.png 2nd $7,000 South Korea Zicon small.png Life Startalelogo std.png StarTale
Bronze.png 3rd $3,000 South Korea Ticon small.png KeeN MVPlogo std.png MVP
Copper.png 4th $1,500 South Korea Ticon small.png Sting ZZZZZLogo filler std.png

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (10)
Seeded (3)
Qantic std.png
Sweden NaNiwa
Eglogo std.png
Sweden ThorZaIN
Empirelogo std.png
Ukraine Kas
Qualified (29)
ESClogo std.png
South Korea Daisy
South Korea Sting
Acerlogo std.png
Poland Nerchio
Qantic std.png
Sweden SaSe
Empirelogo std.png
Serbia Beastyqt
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Curious
Mouzlogo std.png
Poland MaNa
Liquidlogo std.png
South Korea TaeJa
Liquidlogo std.png
Netherlands Ret
Small eclypsia.png
Finland Welmu
Rootlogo std.png
Mexico MajOr
Karont3 std.png
Spain VortiX
Primelogo std.png
South Korea Creator
Dignitaslogo std.png
South Korea SeleCT
Milllogo std.png
Sweden LaLuSh
Asusroglogo std.png
Finland elfi
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Hack
Atnlogo std.png
Germany DarKFoRcE
FXOlogo std.png
Denmark BabyKnight
MVPlogo std.png
South Korea KeeN
Dignitaslogo std.png
United Kingdom JonnyREcco
Dignitaslogo std.png
Sweden Bischu
SlayerSlogo std.png
South Korea CoCa
Mouzlogo std.png
Germany HasuObs
TSLlogo std.png
South Korea HyuN
Roxicon std.png
Ukraine fraer
Startalelogo std.png
South Korea Life
IMlogo std.png
South Korea First
Startalelogo std.png
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 Ticon small.png
Picon small.png HasuObs
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
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 Germany HasuObs
3
 Poland MaNa
0
MaNa Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Hack
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea Hack
3
 Sweden SaSe
1
SaSe Picon small.png
Zicon small.png CoCa
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea CoCa
3
 South Korea SeleCT
0
SeleCT Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Creator
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea Creator
3
 Poland Nerchio
2
Nerchio Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png DarKFoRcE
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 Germany DarKFoRcE
3
 Serbia Beastyqt
1
Beastyqt Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png Sting
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea Daisy
0
Daisy Picon small.png
Picon small.png First
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png
 South Korea First
3
 Sweden Bischu
2
Bischu Picon small.png
Ticon small.png TaeJa
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 Ukraine Kas
3
Kas Ticon small.png
Picon small.png fraer
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
GreenCheck.png
  
Ohana
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 Ukraine fraer
0
 Finland elfi
2
elfi Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview
 South Korea Life
3
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Squirtle
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview
 South Korea Squirtle
3
 Sweden LaLuSh
0
LaLuSh Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Curious
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
3
VortiX Zicon small.png
Picon small.png BabyKnight
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
 Finland Welmu
0
Welmu Picon small.png
Ticon small.png KeeN
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
3
MajOr Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png HyuN
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview
 South Korea HyuN
2
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
JonnyREcco Zicon small.png
Picon small.png NaNiwa
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Interview
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
Round of 16 (Bo5)
 Germany HasuObs
1
HasuObs Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Hack
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Interview
 South Korea Hack
3
 South Korea CoCa
0
CoCa Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Creator
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 South Korea Creator
3
 Germany DarKFoRcE
0
DarKFoRcE Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Sting
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea First
3
First Picon small.png
Ticon small.png TaeJa
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 Ukraine Kas
0
Kas Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Squirtle
1
Squirtle Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Curious
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
2
VortiX Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png KeeN
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
0
MajOr Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png JonnyREcco
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Interview
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Quarterfinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Hack
0
Hack Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Creator
August 18, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Interview
 South Korea Creator
4
 South Korea Sting
4
Sting Ticon small.png
Picon small.png First
August 18, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Vod6.png Interview
 South Korea First
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Curious
August 19, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Vod6.png Vod7.png Interview
 South Korea Curious
3
 South Korea KeeN
4
KeeN Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png JonnyREcco
August 19, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Vod6.png Vod7.png Interview
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Semifinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Sting
September 1, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Vod6.png Interview Recap
 South Korea Sting
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png KeeN
September 1, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Interview Recap
 South Korea KeeN
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
September 8, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png Vod5.png Vod6.png Interview Recap
 South Korea Life
2
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Sting
0
Sting Ticon small.png
Ticon small.png KeeN
September 8, 2012 14:00 EDT
preview lrthread Vod1.png Vod2.png Vod3.png Vod4.png
 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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