2008 Arena MSL

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[e][h]2008 Arena MSL
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Arena
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Start Date:
2008-05-01
End Date:
2008-07-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  fOrGG
South Korea  Jaedong
South Korea  Much
South Korea  Flash
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
9
15
8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008 Arena MSL was taken by storm by the (then) Lecaf Oz player fOrGG. He defeated both Flash and Jaedong on his way to the title. Jaedong had only lost a single Bo5 series up to that date, and that was way back in an OSC tournament against Rock. Forgg wasn't intimidated by that and won the clash of the teammates handily with a 3-0 scoreline. His series against Kal in the quarterfinals was most remarkable. In g1 and g5, both players opted for the same builds on Colosseum, however with different results. Both games saw a Scout being used to great effect, a rare occurrence in pro games.

Prize Pool[edit]

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (15) Zerg Zerg (8)
South Korea Kal South Korea Mind South Korea sAviOr
South Korea JangBi South Korea Flash South Korea Jaedong
South Korea Bisu South Korea UpMagiC South Korea Yarnc
South Korea free South Korea NaDa South Korea Kwanro
South Korea Much South Korea Light South Korea Shark
South Korea Anytime South Korea Goodfriend South Korea Luxury
South Korea LuCifer South Korea Hwasin South Korea type-b
South Korea HerO South Korea Canata South Korea Calm
South Korea YoonJoong South Korea Sea  —
 — South Korea firebathero  — '
 — South Korea Memory  —
 — South Korea fOrGG  —
 — South Korea Lomo  —
 — South Korea Fantasy  —
 — South Korea FrOzean  —


Format[edit]

  • Ro32: Dual Tournament format.
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
  • The losers of these matches will then face each other in the Losers’s match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group and will be out.
  • The winners of the initial matches face each other in the Winner’s match.
  • The victor places first in the group and advances to the next groupplay (Ro8).
  • The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner gets second place in the group and advances.
  • The loser places third in the group and will be out.
  • Single elimination
  • Ro16: Best of 3
  • The players who finished first out of their groups last round will be paired against a player that finished in second.
  • Higher ranked player can veto 1 map.
  • Winner earns a seed into the following MSL and advances to the next round.
  • Ro8: Best of 5
  • From this point onwards both players will pick a map that they do not want to be repeated in the event of a fifth set.
  • Semi Finals: Best of 5.
  • Finals: Best of 5.

Maps[edit]

Athena Colosseum Othello Tiamat
Athena Colosseum Othello Tiamat



Group Stage (Ro32)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea  Hwasin 2-0
2. South Korea  Jaedong 2-1
3. South Korea  Bisu 1-2
4. South Korea  FrOzean 0-2


Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea  free 2-0
2. South Korea  Much 2-1
3. South Korea  JangBi 1-2
4. South Korea  Anytime 0-2


Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea  fOrGG 2-0
2. South Korea  Kal 2-1
3. South Korea  HerO 1-2
4. South Korea  type-b 0-2


Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea  Lomo 2-0
2. South Korea  Mind 2-1
3. South Korea  Memory 1-2
4. South Korea  Calm 0-2


Group E[edit]

Group E
1. South Korea  LuCifer 2-0
2. South Korea  NaDa 2-1
3. South Korea  Shark 1-2
4. South Korea  Goodfriend 0-2


Group F[edit]

Group F
1. South Korea  firebathero 2-0
2. South Korea  Light 2-1
3. South Korea  sAviOr 1-2
4. South Korea  fantasy 0-2


Group G[edit]

Group G
1. South Korea  Canata 2-0
2. South Korea  Sea 2-1
3. South Korea  Luxury 1-2
4. South Korea  UpMagiC 0-2


Group H[edit]

Group H
1. South Korea  Flash 2-0
2. South Korea  Kwanro 2-1
3. South Korea  YoonJoong 1-2
4. South Korea  Yarnc 0-2


Single-elimination[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 South Korea Hwasin
2
Hwasin 
 NaDa
May 29, 2008
  
Athena
June 5, 2008
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea NaDa
1
 South Korea LuCifer
0
LuCifer 
 Jaedong
May 29, 2008
  
Athena
June 7, 2008
  
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Othello
-
 South Korea Jaedong
2
 South Korea free
2
free 
 Light
May 31, 2008
  
Tiamat
June 5, 2008
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Othello
-
 South Korea Light
0
 South Korea firebathero
1
firebathero 
 Much
May 29, 2008
June 5, 2008
  
Athena
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea Much
2
 South Korea fOrGG
2
fOrGG 
 Sea
May 31, 2008
  
Othello
June 7, 2008
  
Athena
  
  
Colosseum
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea Sea
0
 South Korea Canata
1
Canata 
 Kal
May 31, 2008
June 7, 2008
  
Othello
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Athena
-
 South Korea Kal
2
 South Korea Lomo
2
Lomo 
 Kwanro
May 29, 2008
  
Tiamat
June 7, 2008
  
  
Othello
Vetoes
Athena
-
 South Korea Kwanro
0
 South Korea Flash
2
Flash 
 Mind
May 31, 2008
  
Tiamat
June 5, 2008
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Colosseum
-
 South Korea Mind
0
Quarterfinals
 South Korea Hwasin
1
Hwasin 
 Jaedong
June 26, 2008
  
Tiamat
  
Athena
  
Othello
  
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Othello
Athena
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 South Korea free
1
free 
 Much
June 12, 2008
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Colosseum
Othello
 South Korea Much
3
 South Korea fOrGG
3
fOrGG 
 Kal
June 19, 2008
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
Othello
 South Korea Kal
2
 South Korea Lomo
2
Lomo 
 Flash
July 3, 2008
  
Othello
  
Tiamat
  
Athena
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
Athena
 South Korea Flash
3
Semifinals
 South Korea Jaedong
3
Jaedong 
 Much
July 10, 2008
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Tiamat
Othello
 South Korea Much
0
 South Korea fOrGG
3
fOrGG 
 Flash
July 17, 2008
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Tiamat
Tiamat
 South Korea Flash
1
Finals
 South Korea Jaedong
0
Jaedong 
 fOrGG
July 26, 2008
  
Othello
  
Tiamat
  
  
Athena
  
  
Colosseum
Vetoes
Athena
Tiamat
 South Korea fOrGG
3

Race distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
9158
Round of 16
4102
Quarterfinals
341
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

Recommended Games[edit]

  •  fOrGG < Colosseum >  Kal - A truly remarkable game and a turn around that perhaps no one would have expected halfway into the game.

Gallery[edit]

Music used[edit]

Main Theme: Foo Fighters - The Pretender

External links[edit]

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