So the first Headoff G.I. User Maps Tournament 01 is over. This tourney was played in the Bulgarian Headoff G.I. server. The date was 30.12.2005 20:00 CET. 30 players take part in it. They fight for 50 leva (25 Euro), and the promised showmatch vs Darki. The map pool was:
Round 1: (4)Sattarchasm by Starparty - MotW 48
Round 2: (4)Grapes of Wrath 2.0 by LGI - MotW 50
Round 3: (4)Comet by trcc - MotW 49
Round 4: (2)Star Gates by SpitFire - MotW 51
Round 5 Final: (4)Toxicity v1.1 by flothefreak
After many hard sitations with the players who were missing in the begining, and a late start, the tourney finaly got the 100% registred players. And they were:
Because the tourney was in bulgarian server, the players were all Bulgarians, except for ScoutWBF_Pro & Panschk_Pro, who are both germans, and well known in www.broodwarmaps.net as ScoutWBF and Panschk[FP] (The founder of www.broodwarmaps.net).
The players who get to the final were sC4s]StInG and virus_protoss, both bulgarians. Their main races are Zerg (sC4s]StInG) and Protoss (virus_protoss). The first map was (4)Toxicity v1.1, and virus_protoss win easily with blocking the entrance with zilots and cannon rush. The second game sC4s]StInG pick (4)Sattarchasm, and after 22 minutes of Blood Bath, sC4s]StInG win with a big advantage in army and expands. The third and final game was on (4)Toxicity v1.1 again, picked by virus_protoss. The intresting thing was that virus_protoss chose to be a terran. So the game was TvZ. sC4s]StInG didn't use the advantage that virus_protoss is a protoss player and play only on one hatchery for very fast lurkers, but virus_protoss stop them, and then easily win. So the winner of this tournament was virus_protoss.
virus_protoss is a 15 years old boy. His real name is Ilian Zdravkov Stefanov. He plays Brood War since 2003 year, but only for those 2 years he is showing us that he is having a good future in gaming.
So lets wish good luck to virus_protoss in the showmatch, that the date of it, is still unknown.
Posted by:panschk[FP] Today xOr.GaNg[FP] and oG)zoxxer played their best of nine for another BWMN showmatch. All games were TvP, with zoxxer being the terran. The maps to be played were:
(2)Goddess of Day by Spitfire
(4)Temple of Eden by Listoric
(4)Crusader by Travin
(4)Arena by Starparty
Well, I'm not going to lie at you: It wasn't really even in skill, so most games were finished pretty early. zoxxer managed to win the first game at Temple of Eden, then GaNg took the next five. Two of those games were pretty long and interesting, the other three were very short and one sided, so I think it is not needed to release them -_-
GaNg 5:1 zoxxer
The showmatch by the two german star players DkH.GoOdy and ESA.ScHnibL0r has been played today. The maps this time were:
(2)Goddess of Day by Spitfire
(4)Shangri-La by Starparty
(2)Colonization by Panschk
(4)Origo Hills by flothefreak
flothefreak has managed to get the terran player Goody and the zerg player Schnibl0r to play the best of nine match on maps from the BWMN mappack one, and was organising the event. Thanks for that :)
ScoutWBF did the german (almost) live shoutcasting on all games. He started pretty slow, but later got more emotional, and sometimes a bit insulting-_-
Now to the actual action:
The first game on Goddess of day the players had to handle a pretty huge lag, the game was already decided when the observers left. Unfortunatly, someone saved the game once, so the very end of the replay is corrupted. Most of it can be viewed though. Goody did some nice MMF micro to get a fast win in this game.
Schnibl0r managed to win the next two games rather easily, goody choose protoss in the third game on colonization and underestimated the power of lings T_T.
The map for the fourth game had a humilating bug that unfortunatly passed our qualitity control for the mappack: One of the players was assigned in the "observer" group. We were lucky it did not affect the gameplay of this map much, we will update the BWMN mappack tomorrow!
schnibl0r (orange, zerg) used lurker-ling to contain the blue protoss goody and got the 3:1 lead after 16 minutes of fighting.
On Goddess of Day for the secound time, schnibl0r took the 4:1 lead after harassing very well with his zergling(s) in the base of goody, who again played protoss. One zergling even managed to get seven kills, that's cost effective! :) The corsair + dark templer strategy by goody failed to a well timed hydralisks attack with overlord support. 4:1 for Schnib now.
The most entertaining game imo was the sixth, where both players pretty much switched base on Shangri-La. goody, finally playing terran again, bunker rushed and denied the expo of the zerg. While he builds a total of 4(!) bunkers close to his opponent's choke, schnibl0r gets a hidden hatch in the terran base and starts ripping it apart with sunken colonies. Goody can't save his main and counter-attacks with everything he has, which is too much for schnibl0r. GG
In the last game of the series, schnibl0r shows us how to use burrow. His well timed trap put him in front a lot, he finished the series with mutas then:]
ScHnibL0r 5:2 GoOdy
The replays are available in the file section or here
The last MOTW being released this year is made by the most successful mapper this year. Again it's the swedish mapping legend Starparty who takes the cake.
His new map is from the same mold as most of his other newer creations, clearly focussing on offering very solid gameplay. In the first version it was said to be terran favoring, but starparty found a way to make the cliffs less powerful to balance the map. The map reminds a bit of gaia with a bigger middle area, and we all love Gaia don't we?
Congratulations to Starparty, let's see how many MOTW he will have next year ;)
I offered to hold the competition here since we will be the ones evaluating the maps - and - we have better scripts for holding a map competition. So add the ones you already made, and you who havent - make one fast. If you make a good map, there are really good chances that it will be used :)
Deadline = 29th! Yes i know its a short deadline, so get to work. Then i will present the results in the gg.net map developer forum! gogo create!
/edit by LGI
I just want to add the rules from gg.net to be all clear, for someone that haven't read it yet.
Design a balanced Christmas-themed map (non-UMS), and submit it by Christmas. The top maps will be used in our grand final tournament, and the winners will be able to join the fun at the Crew e-party.
The judging will be done by members of our Map Developer forum."