2008/09 GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2

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[e][h]GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Start Date:
2008-09-21
End Date:
2009-02-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
South Korea  Bisu
South Korea  JangBi
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
176
56
59
61
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008-2009 GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2 was the second season of GOMTV's full-fledged StarCraft league, featuring players. After Jaedong handily defeated Flash in the finals of the first season 3-0, the field of 176 players were vying for another shot at the title. Only MBCGame HERO, OGN SPARKYZ and eSTRO did not participate in the second season, which was sanctioned by KeSPA.

The tournament would mirror the Protoss domination that had carried throughout the Starleagues for the fall season, with 10 of the final 16 players being Protoss players, including champion Bisu and runner-up JangBi. Jaedong would fall out in the Round of 16, while Flash would be eliminated in the Round of 8. Rookie CJ Terran sKyHigh would be the last non-Protoss standing before losing to Bisu in the semifinals.

Only Andromeda and Colosseum would be carried over from the previous season's map pool, with Chupung-Ryeong (and later modified version Sin Chupung-Ryeong), Destination, Medusa and Neo Requiem replacing Blue Storm, Katrina SE, Othello and Wuthering Heights.

Tournament Information[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Converted prizes calculated on 2009-02-08 with a currency rate of 0.00072395 provided by xe.com.

Flash was awarded an extra ₩10,000,000 prize for having the most consecutive wins in the tournament.

Format[edit]

The GOMTV Classic had two phases: the Group Stage and the Bracket Stage. The top 32 KeSPA ranked players were seeded directly into the group finals. The rest of the remaining players were divided into 32 groups, which were 8-man single-elimination brackets. The winner of each bracket would face one of the 32 seeded players. The winner of that match advanced to a 32-man single-elimination bracket which would determine the winner.

Participants[edit]

KeSPA Seeds (32)
 Flash  GGPlay  Bisu  Rumble
 free  Kwanro  BeSt  JiHyun
 Stork  FrOzean  JangBi  firebathero
 BackHo  Canata  Much  XellOs
 fantasy  Mind  Lomo  NaDa
 sAviOr  Hwasin  Nbs  fOrGG
 ZerO  July  Iris  Rock
 Midas  Kal  Pure  Jaedong
Notable Players In Groups (12)
Player Bracket/Group Player Bracket/Group
 RainBOw A-2  IdrA A-4
 Hydra A-8  Movie B-1
 BaBy B-2  Calm B-3
 sKyHigh B-4  Shuttle B-5
 EffOrt B-6  BoxeR B-7
 GoRush B-8  ToSsGirL B-9

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro144
565961
Ro128
515156
Ro64, Pt. 1
273235
Ro64, Pt. 2
162127
Ro32
111011
Ro16
1042
Ro8
53
Ro4
31
Finals
2
Champion
1