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Bombastic StarLeague 15

Welcome everyone!

If you thought that we would give you a break from BSL, we want to let you know - it was just a warm up! Now it’s time to announce The Biggest Tournament BSL Have Ever Organized! Let us introduce you to the BSL15 Continental Championship!

As we announced in the BSL14 Announcement - this was our plan for BSL in 2022!

Sponsors

Of course it wouldn’t be possible for us to come back with another season without the support of our sponsors and crowdfunding from the community!

Big thanks from me to our wonderful sponsor and community for enabling us to have yet another season of Bombastic StarLeague! We are looking for sponsors to organize BSL16 as the BSL 2022 World Championship. I will appreciate it if you will spread the word!

But now hold onto your seats, because we prepared an incredible season for you!

How do I sign up?

  1. Create a new account using the BSL15- tag on any gateway BSL15-<YourNickName>, e.g. BSL15-Hatchet, BSL15-HaN, BSL15-ZZZero, ...
  2. Head over to: https://bombasticstarleague.com/
  3. Register on the site and add your in-game account to the rankings
  4. Launch StarCraft:Remastered and start laddering! The Ladder Stage commences on April 10 and closes on April 29 at 23:59 UTC
  5. Join BSL Discord https://discord.gg/rFANYvZ
  6. Adding or changing your BSL-account on a website will be prohibited during the last 72 hours of ladder stage. Please don’t add your account at the very last moment to avoid any confusion.

How do I qualify for each division?

ProLeague (TOP16 of each region/continent - min. 40 games)

Format

BSL Season 15 Format

Format Info
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ProLeague - Each Continent

ProLeague - Season Finals

Double elimination tournament

Format Info
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GosuLeague and HasuLeague

ChoboLeague

BSL14 ProLeague schedule

BSL15 Continental Championships - Asia

BSL15 Continental Championships - Latino America

BSL15 Continental Championships -North America

BSL15 Continental Championships - Europe

BSL15 Continental Championships - Season Finals

We reserve the right to change the broadcast schedule, as well as broadcast the official channel. It’s best to follow both - BSL Twitch & BSL Trovo

RESTREAMING or STREAMING the EVENT without permission is NOT ALLOWED, our goal is to maximize viewers on the official BSL channels, so we will try to attract some sponsors.

Map pool

Overwatch
Butter
Sylphid
Monopoly
Longinus
Vermeer
Gladiator

Download BSL15 map pack

First maps for each round

RO16 Group Stage First Maps For Europe and North America:
Game 1 & 2 = Butter (first map)
Winners Match & Losers Match = Monopoly (first map)
Advancement Match = Vermeer (first map)

RO16 Group Stage First Maps For Asia and Latin America:
Game 1 & 2 = Overwatch (first map)
Winners Match & Losers Match = Longinus (first map)
Advancement Match = Gladiator (first map)

Choosing second/third map rules: winner bans one map, loser choose map from remaining maps in the map pool.

Bracket stage:

All vetoes and map picks need to be made before the matches. The player with the higher ladder stage ranking can decide if they want to veto first or second. The order for vetoes is AB ABABC for BO5 and ABABABC for BO7.

Example of vetoes for the BO5 match:
player A vetoes a map
player B vetoes a map
player A picks the first map
player B picks the second map
player A picks the third map
player B picks the fourth map
the remaining map will be played in the decider match
Once all vetoes and mappicks are done you can start the matches.

Prize pool distribution

The BSL15 prize pool of $6,500 USD will be distributed as follows: The BSL15 Season Finals prize pool will be distributed as follows: The BSL14 Gosuleague

BSL Points

Bombastic Points will be awarded throughout BSL seasons 14 & 15 based on rankings. These points will then be used to determine the 16 players seeded into the BSL16 2022 Championship.

BSL16 World Championship

I. Ladder Stage Qualifications - Start TBA
II. Ladder Tournaments - similar to previous seasons
III. Leagues and seeds distribution
- Seeds(6):
Champion of BSL Season 14,
Champion of BSL15 NA,
Champion of BSL15 SA,
Champion of BSL15 EU,
Champion of BSL15 AS
Champion of BSL15 Season Finals
- BSL Points - 16 seeds
- BSL Ladder - 10 seeds
Format:
Ro32 - 8 groups, 4 players each group, best-of-three, top2 advance
Ro16 - 4 groups, 4 players each group, best of three, top2 advance
Ro8 - 1 group for 8 players, round robin, best-of-three, top6 advance to stepladder finals -> TOP6 vs TOP5, winner vs TOP4, winner vs TOP3, winner vs TOP2 & Finals.

Tournament rules

1. Everyone must join the BSL Official Discord channel.

2. Confirmation after ladder stage
Every player who played in the BSL15 ladder stage, has to confirm their participation in the tournament on BSL Discord:
a) ProLeague - within 12 hours after ladder stage ends
b) GosuLeague, HasuLeague & ChoboLeague - within one week from ladder stage end

3. Qualification restrictions
Players who have previously played in ProLeague (Seasons 5-14) can't qualify for Hasu and Chobo leagues. Players who have played in GosuLeague (Seasons 6-14) can't qualify for ChoboLeague. Players who weren't able to reach the needed MMR will have to skip this BSL Season.

4. The tournament is residency locked
The goal of the Bombastic StarLeague is to focus on the development of players outside of Korea. Therefore, only players that are living outside of South Korea can participate in this tournament.

5. Smurfs
a) Everyone can add up to FIVE BSL15-accounts on bombasticstarleague.com. Highest placed account will appear on the ranking. Using multiple accounts on the BSL website is not allowed. If you want to merge your accounts, please contact admins on Discord. Penalty for breaking this rule is a BAN for the BSL Season.
b) Sharing accounts is not allowed - one battle.net account can be used by one player only.

6. Race Picking
Upon confirming their participation, players need to declare race and matchups they play for the entire season.

7. Regular match rules
Players must be online and available on Battle.net channel Op BSL (Europe) 15 minutes before their scheduled match. Secondary channel of communication is BSL Discord server.
15 minutes after scheduled time, if one of the players not responding, his opponent may claim a technical win for one game.
15 minutes after that he can claim a win for the whole series.
It is not allowed to livestream your games or announce the result before they have been officially casted.

8. Playing matches before the schedule
Every match prior to the Elimination Stage can be played ahead of schedule if both players and admins agree.
Contact your opponent and set up the date to play. We strongly suggest using BSL Discord for this so admins can keep track of things.
On the selected day, play your match. Apply the same rules as for a regular match - use Op BSL and Discord to communicate.
If both players were unable to play on their selected date/time or weren't able to set one up, match should be played as it was scheduled.
It is not allowed to livestream your games or announce the result if you are playing your match earlier.
Both players must ensure that the replays are uploaded and available for the admins.

9. ShieldBattery
Any match can be played using ShieldBattery if both players and admins agree. For more info please visit the ShieldBattery website.

10. Latency
Default Turn Rate setting is DTR. If both players agree, Turn Rate setting can be changed.

11. Disconnects
If one of the players gets disconnected from the game before the 2-minute mark, the game must be replayed. If one of the players had an advantage after the 2 minute mark, the decision is up to the admin.

12. Casting the game
Everyone should allow ZZZero or any other responsible person to join the game for broadcast.

13. Unsportsmanlike conduct
Any menace, insults, toxicity, bad manners, racism, homophobia, sexism and any kind of behavior which will be treated as offensive as well as unsportsmanlike conduct will be punished in BSL. If no mitigating circumstances are found, the penalty is the BAN from the BSL season.

14. Prize distribution
Winners of cash prizes are required to contact ZZZero on Discord to agree on the desired form of payment of the prize. Default payment form is via Paypal. Winners must also send Name + Surname and address. The cost of sending funds and commissions are covered by the recipient.

15. Personal data
Anyone who is participating in the tournament agree to the processing of their personal data, which they made available to the organizer or which are accessible publicly.

16. Additional info
Anyone who is participating in the tournament and is listed in the PEP, SDN or OFAC lists is obligated to contact the organizer.