Hello Team Liquid community!
Many mapmakers have been losing motivation due to the fact that maps are usually quickly forgotten, once dropped from the first page of the custom map subforum - often without ever being played at all. At the same time, people have started complaining about the staleness of map pools and many have been asking for new maps, even though they already exist, hundreds of them.
So, in an effort to give community maps more attention, a few people from the TL mapmaking community have been working on this small project over the past couple of months.
We thought it would be nice to have a database to keep track of all these maps. And since all the large existing databases (TLPD, SC2ranks, etc) seemed to focus more on statistics and numbers, we ended up making our own, with all the map relevant information:
We are still working on adding advanced search/filtering/sorting options and other features, but we felt now would be a good time to begin public beta and get first user ratings on the maps (To avoid manipulation, you must register to vote).
We are look forward to hearing your feedback!
Edit 1: To all the people interested in playing some community maps, please join the ingame channel ‘MeleeMapTesting’ in Wings of Liberty or the group ‘Melee Mapmaking' in Heart of the Swarm Beta to find other players!
(ProTip: leave some replays on drop.sc or a similar site to make mapmakers happy )
Edit 2: If you are running a tournament and looking for map pool additions, we strongly recommend double checking the maps to make sure they are updated/available on the required server and/or getting in touch with the map authors to avoid any trouble! Some of the information provided on this website might not be up to date!
Edit 3: Follow https://twitter.com/sc2meleenet on Twitter if you'd like to be informed about any new map additions to the database!
Now please go and check out sc2melee.net!
Or go directly to the map list at sc2melee.net/maps/