2006 GOMTV MSL Season 1

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2006 GOMTV MSL Season 1
League Information
Series: MBCGame_StarCraft_League_(MSL) MSL
Organizer:
Sponsor: GomTV
Event Type: Offline
Location: South Korea South Korea
Format: 1v1
Start Date: 2006-12-07
End Date: 2007-03-03
Links: TLPD
R&S Website
Winners
South Korea Protoss Bisu
South Korea Zerg sAviOr
South Korea Terran Hwasin South Korea Protoss Nal_rA
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: 16
Protoss 5   Terran 5   Zerg 6   
Maps
Blitz X • Desert Fox • Longinus 2 • Reverse Temple


Overview[edit]

The finals constitute one of the most epic and most influential series in the history of Brood War. Bisu single-handedly revolutionized the PvZ match-up, developing what would be known as the PvZ "Bisu Build". It is based on a Forge Fast Expand, followed up by Stargate play. Using the Corsairs to take down Overlords, Bisu was frequently able to slip in Dark Templar undetected, causing significant damage. Ever since that series, fast-expand Stargate-first builds have become a staple in this match-up.

The Steal Draft[edit]

The steal draft works like this. The players are ranked 1-16. Seeds obviously are 1-4 and are sent to Groups A-D, respectively. The bottom 4, 13-16 are reversely put into Groups A-D. Then the remaining 8 players, 12-5 get put into a spot. But here's the catch, ah yes the catch: those who are 12-5 get to switch themselves with anyone who already has a spot (except the seeds), so it's like picking who you're gonna play first. After that complicated procedure is done, the seeds can switch around anybody they want to be their first opponent. It's a rather entertaining method though confusing at first. Players can diss each other or spark rivalries with this type of drafting system.

Double-elimination[edit]

Double elimination means that you have to lose twice to be eliminated. In the Group of 16 play, if you lose twice in your group, you are eliminated from contention. If you win twice, that means you did NOT lose twice so you advance to the Group of 8. The order is played in Game 1, Game 2, Loser's, Winner's, and Tiebreak (Winner of Loser's plays the loser of Winner's).

Group of 8 double-elimination is slightly more complicated. It's played in exactly the same way as the Group of 16 play except that after games 1 and 2, the loser's, winner's, and tiebreaks are played as best of three sets.

Players[edit]

The MSLs comprise of sixteen players in all. The top four finishers in the 2006 Pringles MSL Season_2 are seeded into this MSL automatically. The remaining twelve players qualified through Survivor League (formerly called Minor League).

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (5)
Qualified
MBCGame HERO
South Korea Pusan
SK Telecom T1
South Korea Canata
Hwaseung OZ
South Korea Jaedong
CJ Entus
South Korea Much
STX SouL
South Korea HwaSin
KT Rolster
South Korea aQua
MBCGame HERO
South Korea Bisu
CJ Entus
South Korea IriS
Hanbit Stars
South Korea Free
Hite SPARKYZ
South Korea Justin
MBCGame HERO
South Korea Light
CJ Entus
South Korea XellOs
Seeded
KT Rolster
South Korea Nal_rA
CJ Entus
South Korea sAviOr
Pantech EX
South Korea Silver
Samsung KHAN
South Korea JJu

Results[edit]

Group Stage: Round of 16[edit]

Group A
1. Terran Hwasin 2-0
2. Zerg sAviOr 2-1
3. Protoss Pusan 1-2
4. Zerg Jaedong 0-2
Group C
1. Protoss Nal_rA 2-0
2. Protoss Bisu 2-1
3. Terran Canata 1-2
4. Terran Iris 0-2
Group B
1. Terran Justin 2-0
2. Zerg Silver 2-1
3. Protoss Much 1-2
4. Zerg aQua 0-2
Group D
1. Terran Light 2-0
2. Terran XellOs 2-1
3. Protoss free 1-2
4. Zerg JJu 0-2

Group Stage: Round of 8[edit]

Group A
1. Protoss Bisu 2-0
2. Terran Hwasin 2-1
3. Terran Light 1-2
4. Zerg Silver 0-2
Group B
1. Zerg sAviOr 2-0
2. Protoss Nal_rA 2-1
3. Terran Justin 1-2
4. Terran XellOs 0-2

Final bracket[edit]

Semifinals
  Bisu
3
  Nal_rA
0
  Hwasin
2
  sAviOr
3
Finals
  Bisu
3
  sAviOr
0

Maps[edit]

Recommended Games[edit]

Gallery[edit]

External Links[edit]

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