2003 Stout MSL

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[e][h]2003 Stout MSL
2003 Stout MSL.jpg
League Information
Series:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1, Double-elimination
Start Date:
2003-04-17
End Date:
2003-07-19
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small bw.png Nal_rA
South Korea Ticon small bw.png NaDa
South Korea Picon small bw.png Zeus
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small bw.png 4
Ticon small bw.png 7
Zicon small bw.png 5
Maps
Chronology

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 Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png V-Gundam
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
 South Korea GoRush
1
GoRush Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png JJu
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea JJu
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Rage
April 17th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea Rage
0
 South Korea Zeus
1
Zeus Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png XellOs
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea XellOs
0
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png JinSu
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea JinSu
0
 South Korea TheMarine
1
TheMarine Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png BrEEzE
April 24th, 2003
 South Korea BrEEzE
0
 South Korea NaDa
0
NaDa Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Nal_rA
April 24th, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea Nal_rA
1
 South Korea kOs
0
kOs Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Sync
April 17th, 2003
 South Korea Sync
1
Quarterfinals
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
V-Gundam Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png GoRush
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea GoRush
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
0
ChoJJa Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Zeus
May 8th, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea Zeus
1
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png TheMarine
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea TheMarine
0
 South Korea Nal_rA
1
Nal_rA Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Sync
May 8th, 2003
 South Korea Sync
0
Semifinals
 South Korea V-Gundam
1
V-Gundam Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Zeus
May 29th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea Zeus
2
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Nal_rA
May 29th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea Nal_rA
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Zeus
0
Zeus Picon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Nal_rA
June 12th, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea Nal_rA
2
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea YellOw
0
YellOw Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png JJu
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea JJu
1
 South Korea Rage
0
Rage Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png XellOs
May 1st, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea XellOs
1
 South Korea JinSu
1
JinSu Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png BrEEzE
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea BrEEzE
0
 South Korea NaDa
1
NaDa Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png kOs
May 1st, 2003
 South Korea kOs
0
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea GoRush
1
GoRush Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png JJu
May 15th, 2003
 South Korea JJu
0
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png XellOs
May 15th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea XellOs
0
 South Korea TheMarine
0
TheMarine Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png JinSu
May 15th, 2003
 South Korea JinSu
1
 South Korea Sync
0
Sync Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
May 15th, 2003
 South Korea NaDa
1
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea GoRush
0
GoRush Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png ChoJJa
May 22nd, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea ChoJJa
2
 South Korea JinSu
1
JinSu Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
May 22nd, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea NaDa
2
Losers' Round 4
 South Korea V-Gundam
0
V-Gundam Ticon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png ChoJJa
June 5th, 2003
 South Korea ChoJJa
2
 South Korea BoxeR
1
BoxeR Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
June 5th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea NaDa
2
Losers' Semifinals
 South Korea ChoJJa
1
ChoJJa Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
June 12th, 2003
  
GreenCheck.png
Charity
 South Korea NaDa
2
Losers' Finals
 South Korea Zeus
2
Zeus Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
 South Korea NaDa
3
Grand Finals
 South Korea Nal_rA
3
Nal_rA Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
July 19th, 2003
GreenCheck.png
  
bye
GreenCheck.png
  
Charity
 South Korea NaDa
0

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
475
Round of 8
233
Round of 4
211
Grand Finals
11
Winner
1

Recommended Games[edit]

  • Vod.png Picon small bw.png Nal_rA < Jim Raynor's Memory J > Ticon small bw.png 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.
  • Vod.png Picon small bw.png Nal_rA < Charity > Picon small bw.png Zeus - Winner's final game 2. A successful PvP rush only seen on island maps.
  • Vod.png Ticon small bw.png BoxeR < Gauntlet 2003 > Zicon small bw.png JinSu - Great display of creativity by the Emperor himself.

Gallery[edit]

Music used:

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

External links[edit]

2003 Stout MSL | Next MSL: 2003 TriGem MSL