Tournament Spotlight: Real HomeStory Cup (Sept 9-10)by Wax
Real HomeStory Cup is a special TakeTV event held in between full-size HomeStory Cups. Ten players will compete live in Krefeld over two days (Sept 9-10), with TakeTV hinting that the event will have an old school vibe.
What exactly does that mean? All the competitors are HSC regulars, while RotterdaM, Wardi, and Lowko return as our usual casters (according to Liquipedia). On the face of it, it seems like a scaled down HomeStory Cup—something many fans would be perfectly happy with.
The promo Tweet/X for this event reads: "Who doesn't remember the days when everyone sat in a small apartment to challenge each other in their favorite game called #StarCraft2?" Since TakeTV has given sparse details, it seems that viewers will have to wait and see what aspects of old HomeStory Cups are revived for this event.
Key InfoFormat & Starting Groups:
Players are divided into two groups of five players each. Each group plays a full round robin (best-of-three matches).
- Top three from each group advance to the playoffs
- 1st place in each group receive a first round bye in the playoffs
- September 9 12:00 GMT (+00:00) : Round of 10 - Groups A & B
- September 10 13:00 GMT (+00:00) : Single-elimination playoffs