2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL
The 2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL was a sizable Starcraft tournament which ran from January through April of 2004, concluding with the grand finals on the 18th of April of that year.
The lead-in to the 2004 MSL was marked by increasing Terran dominance. One year earlier Nal_rA defeated Zeus in a PvP grand finals, but this year Nal_rA was the only Protoss to even qualify. In the 2003 TriGem MSL six months earlier, iloveoov broke YellOw with a lopsided 3-0, and YellOw was the only non-Terran in the Round of 8. As a result, this year featured a Terran-heavy lineup with some incredible killers: Nada , iloveoov , TheMarine , and Goodfriend led the charge. Zerg came in swinging with players like YellOw and ChoJJa , but the odds were good that we would see a TvT finals.
The tournament is not well remembered today due partly to the endless parades of TvT, and a lack of outstanding and enduring games. However, it featured a substantial prize pool due to its sponsors.
|| $ USD
|| ₩ KRW
|| ₩ 25,000,000
|| ₩ 10,000,000
|| ₩ 4,000,000
|| ₩ 2,500,000
|Round of 16
|Round of 8
|Round of 4
- ↑ 2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL preview on TeamLiquid
- ↑ 2004 HanaFOS CENGAME MSL Tournament Results & Prize Money