BornGosu DAB Tournament #3

Hello, and welcome to the third edition of the BornGosu DAB Tournament!



This is a BornGosu in house event with a small prize pool open to members and tryout members and features a different rule-set and formatting than normal SC2 games.

It's mostly created to promote a more fun approach to the game, shake up the meta, and encourage creativity and mind-games.

(*depending on the MU and special rules, these will NOT be balanced games, but that's the whole point)


  • The tournament will be held on NA, in the "borngosu" channel. Just /join borngosu 
  • The tournament will be held on Sunday, 24rd of February, at 8:00PM  UTC. Time conversions HERE.
  • Check in will begin 1 hour prior to the start of the tourney. YOU MUST CHECK IN TO PLAY!
  • If no issues arises, we'll have Caesar casting this edition again. Otherwise, I will try my best to set it up with another caster
  • Depending on the number of players signed in, we'll cast each game starting with the Semifinals, or even earlier (if less players), so make sure you got the time to play, please

  • Games are played by default on East America servers, but can be changed if both players agree
  • The players have to specify their race at the beginning of the tournament and CANNOT change it during the tournament
  • Random is NOT permitted


    • Since there is a lot of management required on my part, i would ask that after you check in, you are present at your PC in order to provide the race/division/bans for the first round games
    • Due to the same reason above, I will NOT be accepting any other players after check-in closes, so make sure you sign-up and check-in in time if you want to play


Keeping the tradition alive, there will again be a HYPELICIOUS prize pool sum of 20$ USD (at my bank's conversion rate at the time of payment).
If you want to contribute to increase the prize pool, let me know.

The prize pool is top heavy, and will be split between the top 3 placements:

  1. place: 11$ USD
  2. place: 6$ USD
  3. place: 3$ USD


The tournament is a Single Elimination Bracket, that features the "Draft Asset Banning"™ system (henceforth referred as the DAB)
The matches are al Bo3 with a Bo5 FINAL (3rd/4th place match is Bo3 as well).

The first map of each Bo3 will be played on Cyber Forest
; loser picks next map from the current ladder pool.

Player Eligibility:

  • in order to play in the tourney, you have to be ranked this season with at least 10 ladder games
  • if you chose to off-race, the MMR that will be considered for calculations is your HIGHEST current value among all races / regions / accounts (only MMR from 1v1 is considered)
  • Of course, you must be either a full fledged or tryout member of BornGosu

What is the DAB this time? Well, it's somewhat different ^_^

  • This time, there will be no unit bans. Instead we'll just "neuter" buildings.
  • Each player can chose 2 of his opponent's building to "neuter" (out of a preset list found below)
  • Those buildings can be built as normal, to progress through the tech tree and to build units that require those buildings,  however the player is not allowed to use any of the building's "actions" (like research techs that are specific to that building)
  • To avoid counter-picking, the initial bans of each Bo3 will be blind (handled individually by me through Discord/Bnet DMs)
  • After each game, the loser can chose to change the bans he placed on his opponent for the next game; the winner cannot
  • On the top of every 500 MMR point difference between the players, the weaker player can add another building to the ban list
    **so, for example:
    -- 3900 MMR vs 4300 MMR -> two bans each
    -- 3900 MMR vs 4420 MMR -> two bans each + 3900 MMR player gets an extra ban

List of available ban targets per race:


  • Engineering Bay
  • Armory
  • Barracks Tech Lab (addon researches only, barracks can still produce Tech Lab units)
  • Factory Tech Lab (addon researches only, factory can still produce Tech Lab units)
  • Starport Tech Lab (addon researches only, starport can still produce Tech Lab units)
  • Ghost Academy
  • Fusion Core


  • Forge
  • Cybernetics Core (including Warp Gate research)
  • Twilight Council
  • Templar Archives
  • Dark Shrine
  • Robotics Support Bay
  • Fleet Beacon


  • Spawning Pool
  • Evolution Chamber
  • Roach Warren
  • Baneling Nest
  • Hydralisk Den (can still be morphed into Lurker den, just no researches)
  • Spire (can still be morphed into Greater Spire, just no researches)
  • Infestation Pit
  • Ultralisk Cavern

The Command Center / Nexus / Hatchery buildings can use all of their available "actions" and cannot be banned


GL, HF to everyone!

Final Results

Supreme Champion: sc2frago
Worthy Adversary: Coek
Maybe Next Time: Sated

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