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Bombastic StarLeague 8

Welcome all the bombastic people!

BSL Season 7 has just wrapped up. We, however, are anything but done. Get ready for yet another season of your favourite foreign StarCraft league - BSL Season 8 is all ahead full! With the ladder stage set to commence on the 1st of December, the time to start grinding is as good as any. Think you have what it takes? Then fire up the game, head over to Battle.net, create a brand new profile with the BSL8- tag, and rise through the ranks to qualify for a spot in one of the three layers of competition - Pro, Gosu, and Chobo. Plenty of BSL Points are still up for grabs, and with the 3000$ grand finale of BSL Season 10 looming on the horizon, things are bound to get heated!

There are two more exciting developments we’re thrilled to share with you:

1. We partnered up with Liquipedia, your go-to place for all things StarCraft! Information about players, tournaments, events, statistics, maps, strategies and everything you don't know about Starcraft or another game is just on Liquipedia. To celebrate, we will be hosting a bracket prediction contest - tune in to BSL broadcasts for more details. Liquipedia supported us with USD$ 800, it will be put towards production quality improvements and ladder tournaments prize pool during Season 8, 9 and 10.

2. We're proud to announce Esport.fund has joined the star-studded roster of BSL sponsors! Esport.fund is an organisation run by esports buffs, whose mission is to support the growth of StarCraft and esports in a wider sense. Their involvement made a number of foreign StarCraft events possible and we couldn't be happier to have them on our side. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

The partnership brings in a whopping $5,500 - $4,000 of which will go towards increasing the prize purse of the three upcoming BSL seasons and $1,500 being put aside for admin and production-related expenses.
BSL Season 8: $1,000 --> $2,000
BSL Season 9: $1,000 --> $2,000
BSL Season 10: $3,000 --> $5,000

With all that out of the way, let’s do some StarCraft.

Ladder stage starts 01 December 2019! You can start playing now !

How do I sign up?

  1. Create a new account using the BSL8- tag on any gateway
    BSL8-YourNickName, e.g.: BSL8-Hatchet, BSL8-Awerti, BSL8-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 December 01 and closes on December 28 at 23:59 CET

If you want to play a SMURF during a ladder stage, you must notify Admins about it. This information will remain among BSL admins until the end of the ladder phase. People who qualify on a smurf without notifying the administrators will be removed from the tournament.

How do I qualify for each division?

  1. The top 20 players from the Ladder Stage get seeded directly into BSL8 ProLeague
  2. Players ranked #21 to #53 from the Ladder Stage get seeded into BSL8 GosuLeague
  3. All remaining Ladder Stage participants who completed at least 20 ladder games get seeded into BSL8 ChoboLeague

Continue improving your BSL ladder placement even after qualifying - the player with the higher ladder placement will be given priority during map vetoes in Ro8.



Seeded into the BSL8 ProLeague from BSL7:
From BSL7 ProLeague into Ro16: trutaCz, eOnzErG, Bonyth, Jaeyun
From BSL7 GosuLeague into Ro24: Oya, Yeti, Ziggy, Bandy



BSL Season 8 Format

Format Info
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BSL8 ProLeague schedule

01.12.2019 - 28.12.2019 Ladder Stage
29.12.2019 - Group draw
04.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro24 Group 1 & 2
05.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro24 Group 3 & 4
11.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro24 Group 5 & 6
12.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Group draw ceremony
18.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro16 Group 1
19.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro16 Group 2
25.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro16 Group 3
26.01.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro16 Group 4
01.02.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro8 Day 1
02.02.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro8 Day 2
09.02.2020 - 18:00 CET - Ro4
16.02.2020 - 18:00 CET - Grand Finals and 3rd place match

BSL8 ladder tournaments

07.12.2019 - Tournament for players below TOP32 in BSL-ladder stage
08.12.2019 - Open Tournament
14.12.2019 - Tournament for players below TOP32 in BSL-ladder stage
15.12.2019 - Open Tournament
21.12.2019 - Tournament for players below TOP32 in BSL-ladder stage
22.12.2019 - Open Tournament
* To participate in any ladder tournament minimum 20 games has to be played in BSL8-Nickname

Map pool

Crossing Field
Heartbreak Ridge
Clay Fields

Download BSL8 map pack

First maps for group stages

Ro24 Group Stage:
Game 1 & 2 - Crossing Field
Winners Match - Transistor
Losers match & Advancement match - Clay Fields
RO16 Group Stage:
Game 1 & 2 - Hearthbreak Ridge
Winners Match - Sylphid
Losers match & Advancement match - Gladiator

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

Ro8 Bracket:

All matches during the bracket are Bo5. Grand Finals are Bo7. 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 BSL8 ProLeague prize pool of $2,000 USD is sponsored by Blizzard & esport.fund and will be distributed as follows:
1st place - $750 + 1500 Bombastic Points + Seed in RO16 of BSL9 + Seed in BSL10
2nd place - $500 + 700 Bombastic Points + Seed in RO16 of BSL9
3rd place - $300 + 500 Bombastic Points + Seed in RO16 of BSL9
4th place - $150 + 400 Bombastic Points + Seed in RO16 of BSL9
5th-8th place - $50 + 250 Bombastic Points
9th-12th place - 25$ + 200 Bombastic Points

BSL Points

BSL Points will be awarded throughout BSL seasons 7, 8 and 9 based on rankings in each division. These points will then be used to determine the 20 players seeded into BSL Season 10.

View the rankings table.

Bombastic Points Distribution

Points Info

Tournament rules

1. Everyone must join the BSL Official Discord channel.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.
Winner of the match must upload the replays to the admins.

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

6. 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.

7. Casting the game
Everyone should allow ZZZero or another official caster to join the game for broadcast.

8. Winners of cash prizes are required to contact the organizer to agree on the desired form of payment of the prize. Contact should be via Discord. The cost of sending funds and commissions are covered by the recipient.

9. 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.

10. Anyone who is participating in the tournament and is considered relative of a PEP or SDN/ OFAC listed person must to contact the organizer.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask anyone from the Staff on the discord channel.