The Team Liquid Map Contest #9 is in full swing with map submissions closed and judging underway to secure the 16 finalists. The map contest is a chance for map makers to submit their best work for a chance of winning a portion of a $1000 prize. The map contest is also used as a way for Blizzard to find new ladder maps for future map pools.
Previous Map Contests have brought forward maps such as Frost, New Gettysburg, Ascension to Aiur and many others into the ladder map pool. One of the important parts of the contest is the tournament phase in which the map makers, judges and the public can see the finalists in action, being played on by some of the best players in the world. It is the tournament phase which allows map makers to see what changes they need to make to really make their map the breakthrough of the tournament.
We're happy to announce that WardiTV will be running the $4000 Blizzard sponsored event "WardiTV Team Liquid Map Contest Tournament" for the tournament phase of the 9th Team Liquid Map Contest. The event will feature 16 of the best players in the world & will run every day from the 16th-22nd September.
The tournament will run Ro16 Round Robin Groups of 4 players, where each player plays 3 maps against every other player, followed by a single elimination bracket including a third place match (BO5/BO7/BO15)
Group A - Saturday, Sep 16 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
soO, GuMiho, herO & Harstem
Group B - Sunday, Sep 17 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
TY, Classic, Scarlett & Kelazhur
Group C - Monday, Sep 18 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
INnoVation, Zest, Snute & Nerchio
Group D - Tuesday, Sep 19 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
ByuN, Solar, Serral & Has
Quarterfinals - Wednesday, Sep 20 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
Semifinals & Third Place - Thursday, Sep 21 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
Grand Final (BO15 All Maps Played) - Friday, Sep 22 11:00am GMT (GMT+00:00)
1st - $1000+
2nd - $750+
3rd - $500
4th - $300
5-8th - $100
9-12th - $50
13-16th - $25
There will also be $750 to be won during the grand final, as every map won will add $50 to a players prize.
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