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
Links
Winners
South Korea Terran fOrGG
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
South Korea Protoss Much
South Korea Terran Flash
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
Protoss 9
Terran 15
Zerg 8
Maps

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.

Players[edit]

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 Terran Hwasin 2-0
2. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss Bisu 1-2
4. South Korea Terran FrOzean 0-2


Group B[edit]

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


Group C[edit]

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


Group D[edit]

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


Group E[edit]

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


Group F[edit]

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


Group G[edit]

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


Group H[edit]

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


Single-elimination[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 South Korea Hwasin
2
Hwasin Terran
Terran NaDa
  
Athena
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea NaDa
1
 South Korea LuCifer
0
LuCifer Protoss
Zerg Jaedong
  
Athena
  
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Othello
-
 South Korea Jaedong
2
 South Korea free
2
free Protoss
Terran Light
  
Tiamat
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Othello
-
 South Korea Light
0
 South Korea firebathero
1
firebathero Terran
Protoss Much
  
Athena
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea Much
2
 South Korea fOrGG
2
fOrGG Terran
Terran Sea
  
Othello
  
Athena
  
  
Colosseum
Vetoes
Tiamat
-
 South Korea Sea
0
 South Korea Canata
1
Canata Terran
Protoss Kal
  
Othello
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Athena
-
 South Korea Kal
2
 South Korea Lomo
2
Lomo Terran
Zerg Kwanro
  
Tiamat
  
  
Othello
Vetoes
Athena
-
 South Korea Kwanro
0
 South Korea Flash
2
Flash Terran
Terran Mind
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Colosseum
-
 South Korea Mind
0
Quarterfinals
 South Korea Hwasin
1
Hwasin Terran
Zerg Jaedong
  
Tiamat
  
Athena
  
Othello
  
  
Tiamat
Vetoes
Othello
Athena
 South Korea Jaedong
3
 South Korea free
1
free Protoss
Protoss Much
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Colosseum
Othello
 South Korea Much
3
 South Korea fOrGG
3
fOrGG Terran
Protoss Kal
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
Othello
 South Korea Kal
2
 South Korea Lomo
2
Lomo Terran
Terran Flash
  
Othello
  
Tiamat
  
Athena
  
Othello
Vetoes
Tiamat
Athena
 South Korea Flash
3
Semifinals
 South Korea Jaedong
3
Jaedong Zerg
Protoss Much
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Tiamat
Othello
 South Korea Much
0
 South Korea fOrGG
3
fOrGG Terran
Terran Flash
  
Athena
  
Tiamat
  
Othello
  
  
Athena
Vetoes
Tiamat
Tiamat
 South Korea Flash
1
Finals
 South Korea Jaedong
0
Jaedong Zerg
Terran fOrGG
  
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]

  • Terran fOrGG < Colosseum > Protoss 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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