TeamLiquid StarLeague 4

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[e][h]TeamLiquid StarLeague 4
League Information
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Type:
Online
Prize pool:
$35,500
Start Date:
2012-07-28
End Date:
2012-09-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Creator
South Korea  Life
South Korea  KeeN
South Korea  Sting
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
13
9
10
Maps
Chronology
 TSL3 TSL3

The TeamLiquid StarLeague 4, announced on April 25, 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 25, 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:

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (13) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (10)
Seeded (3)
Sweden NaNiwa
Sweden ThorZaIN
Ukraine Kas
Qualified (29)
South Korea Daisy
South Korea Sting
Poland Nerchio
Sweden SaSe
Serbia Beastyqt
South Korea Curious
Poland MaNa
South Korea TaeJa
Netherlands Ret
Finland Welmu
Mexico MajOr
Spain VortiX
South Korea Creator
South Korea SeleCT
Sweden LaLuSh
Finland elfi
South Korea Hack
Germany DarKFoRcE
Denmark BabyKnight
South Korea KeeN
United Kingdom JonnyREcco
Sweden Bischu
South Korea CoCa
Germany HasuObs
South Korea HyuN
Ukraine fraer
South Korea Life
South Korea First
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 
 HasuObs
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
 Germany HasuObs
3
 Poland MaNa
0
MaNa 
 Hack
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
 South Korea Hack
3
 Sweden SaSe
1
SaSe 
 CoCa
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
 South Korea CoCa
3
 South Korea SeleCT
0
SeleCT 
 Creator
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
 South Korea Creator
3
 Poland Nerchio
2
Nerchio 
 DarKFoRcE
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
 Germany DarKFoRcE
3
 Serbia Beastyqt
1
Beastyqt 
 Sting
August 5, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea Daisy
0
Daisy 
 First
August 4, 2012 16:00 EDT
 South Korea First
3
 Sweden Bischu
2
Bischu 
 TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
3
 Ukraine Kas
3
Kas 
 fraer
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
 Ukraine fraer
0
 Finland elfi
2
elfi 
 Life
 South Korea Life
3
 Netherlands Ret
2
Ret 
 Squirtle
 South Korea Squirtle
3
 Sweden LaLuSh
0
LaLuSh 
 Curious
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
3
VortiX 
 BabyKnight
 Denmark BabyKnight
1
 Finland Welmu
0
Welmu 
 KeeN
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
3
MajOr 
 HyuN
July 28, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea HyuN
2
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
JonnyREcco 
 NaNiwa
July 29, 2012 14:00 EDT
 Sweden NaNiwa
1
Round of 16 (Bo5)
 Germany HasuObs
1
HasuObs 
 Hack
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Hack
3
 South Korea CoCa
0
CoCa 
 Creator
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Creator
3
 Germany DarKFoRcE
0
DarKFoRcE 
 Sting
August 12, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Sting
3
 South Korea First
3
First 
 TaeJa
 South Korea TaeJa
2
 Ukraine Kas
0
Kas 
 Life
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Squirtle
1
Squirtle 
 Curious
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
 South Korea Curious
3
 Spain VortiX
2
VortiX 
 KeeN
 South Korea KeeN
3
 Mexico MajOr
0
MajOr 
 JonnyREcco
August 13, 2012 13:00 EDT
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Quarterfinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Hack
0
Hack 
 Creator
August 18, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea Creator
4
 South Korea Sting
4
Sting 
 First
 South Korea First
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life 
 Curious
 South Korea Curious
3
 South Korea KeeN
4
KeeN 
 JonnyREcco
 United Kingdom JonnyREcco
3
Semifinals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator 
 Sting
 South Korea Sting
2
 South Korea Life
4
Life 
 KeeN
September 1, 2012 14:00 EDT
 South Korea KeeN
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Creator
4
Creator 
 Life
 South Korea Life
2
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Sting
0
Sting 
 KeeN
September 8, 2012 14:00 EDT
 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 25, 2012.