2003 Stout MSL

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2003 Stout MSL
League Information
Series: MBCGame_StarCraft_League_(MSL) MSL
Organizer:
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Format: 1v1, Double-elimination
Start Date: 2003-04-17
End Date: 2003-07-19
Links: TLPD
R&S Website
Winners
GoldSouth Korea Protoss Nal_rA
Silver South Korea Terran NaDa Bronze South Korea Protoss Zeus
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 16
Protoss 4   Terran 7   Zerg 5   
Maps
Charity • Dark Sauron • Gauntlet 2003 • Jim Raynor's Memory J


Overview[edit]

Following the four KGPA Tours, this was the first official MSL, and it was interesting on many accounts.

ChoJJa was the only Zerg who managed to go deep in the tournament, despite very tough maps, proving his ZvT was nothing to laugh about.

BoxeR played some very inspired games and came the closest to defeating the eventual winner, proving that his TvP was formidable, but was eliminated 2-1 in the loser's bracket by NaDa.

Zeus had an impressive run going up to the winner's final, and even came one game away from advancing to the grand final.

NaDa, in the running for his fourth consecutive title, made an impressive run to the Loser's Bracket finals after being knocked out of the Upper Bracket in the first round. His run culminated in an intense series against Zeus where he came back from a two game deficit to advance to the Grand Finals.

But this MSL was above all the one that revealed Nal_rA. This was the first individual league he qualified for, and he won it in a very impressive fashion, dropping only one game to BoxeR in their Bo3. While he did not have to play PvZ, he completely dominated Zeus in PvP, and showcased a very strong macro oriented PvT. He also showed hints of the creativity that he would later be famed for, especially in his series against BoxeR and in the second game of his series against Zeus.

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (7) Zerg Zerg (5)
South Korea BrEEzE South Korea BoxeR South Korea ChoJJa
South Korea Nal_rA South Korea kOs South Korea GoRush
South Korea Rage South Korea NaDa South Korea JinSu
South Korea Zeus South Korea Sync South Korea JJu
South Korea TheMarine South Korea YellOw
South Korea V-Gundam
South Korea XellOs


Maps[edit]

Charity Dark Sauron Gauntlet 2003 Jim Raynor's Memory J
Charity Sauron Gauntlet Jim Raynor's Memory J


Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 South Korea YellOw
0
YellOw Zerg
Terran V-Gundam
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
 South Korea GoRush
1
GoRush Zerg
Zerg JJu
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea JJu
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zerg
Protoss Rage
April 17th, 2003
Charity
  
 South Korea Rage
0
 South Korea Zeus
1
Zeus Protoss
Terran XellOs
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea XellOs
0
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Terran
Zerg JinSu
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea JinSu
0
 South Korea TheMarine
1
TheMarine Terran
Protoss BrEEzE
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea BrEEzE
0
 South Korea NaDa
0
NaDa Terran
Protoss Nal_rA
April 24th, 2003
  
Charity
 South Korea Nal_rA
1
 South Korea kOs
0
kOs Terran
Terran Sync
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea Sync
1
Quarterfinals
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
V-Gundam Terran
Zerg GoRush
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea GoRush
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
0
ChoJJa Zerg
Protoss Zeus
May 8th, 2003
  
Charity
 South Korea Zeus
1
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Terran
Terran TheMarine
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea TheMarine
0
 South Korea Nal_rA
1
Nal_rA Protoss
Terran Sync
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea Sync
0
Semifinals
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
V-Gundam Terran
Protoss Zeus
May 29th, 2003
 South Korea Zeus
2
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Terran
Protoss Nal_rA
May 29th, 2003
 South Korea Nal_rA
2
Winner's Finals
 South Korea Zeus
0
Zeus Protoss
Protoss Nal_rA
June 12th, 2003
 South Korea Nal_rA
2
Loser's Round 1
 South Korea YellOw
0
YellOw Zerg
Zerg JJu
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea JJu
1
 South Korea Rage
0
Rage Protoss
Terran XellOs
May 1st, 2003
  
Charity
 South Korea XellOs
1
 South Korea JinSu
1
JinSu Zerg
Protoss BrEEzE
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea BrEEzE
0
 South Korea NaDa
1
NaDa Terran
Zerg kOs
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea kOs
0
Loser's Round 2
 South Korea GoRush
1
GoRush Zerg
Zerg JJu
May 15h, 2003
 South Korea JJu
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zerg
Terran XellOs
May 15h, 2003
Charity
  
 South Korea XellOs
0
 South Korea TheMarine
0
TheMarine Terran
Zerg JinSu
May 15h, 2003
 South Korea JinSu
1
 South Korea Sync
0
Sync Terran
Terran NaDa
May 15h, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
1
Loser's Round 3
 South Korea GoRush
0
GoRush Zerg
Zerg ChoJJa
May 22nd, 2003
 South Korea ChoJJa
2
 South Korea JinSu
1
JinSu Zerg
Terran NaDa
May 22nd, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
2
Loser's Round 4
 South Korea V-Gundam
0
V-Gundam Terran
Zerg ChoJJa
June 5th, 2003
 South Korea ChoJJa
2
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Terran
Terran NaDa
June 5th, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
2
Loser's Semifinals
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zerg
Terran NaDa
June 12th, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
2
Loser's Finals
 South Korea Zeus
2
Zeus Protoss
Terran NaDa
June 19th, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
3
Grand Finals
 South Korea Nal_rA
3
Nal_rA Protoss
Terran NaDa
July 19th, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
0

Maps[edit]

Recommended Games[edit]

  • Protoss Nal_rA < Jim Raynor's Memory J > Terran BoxeR - Game 1 of their series. A long and tense macro game which features heavy harassment, a great comeback, ghosts and end-game shield batteries.
  • Protoss Nal_rA < Charity > Protoss Zeus - Winner's final game 2. A successful PvP rush only seen on island maps.
  • Terran BoxeR < Gauntlet 2003 > Zerg JinSu - Great display of creativity by the Emperor himself.

Gallery[edit]

Music used:

  • Linkin Park - Papercut -
  • Linkin Park - By myself -
  • Shadow of Twilight - Zelda Metal Remix
  • Seo Taiji - Daekyungsung

External links[edit]

2003 Stout MSL | Next MSL: 2003 TriGem MSL
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