2008 IEF

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[e][h]2008 IEF
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
International e-Sports Festival
Sponsor:
SK Telecom, Hyundai, High1 Resort
Type:
Offline
Location:
China China
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
150,000 CNY
Start Date:
December 5, 2008
End Date:
December 7, 2008
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Bisu
South Korea  Stork
South Korea  Sharp
South Korea  sAviOr
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
8
3
2
3
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008 IEF, or International e-Sports Festival was held from December 5-7, 2008 in Wuhan, China.[1][2][3] It was composed of eight players, featuring four participants from each country who were selected from a preliminary qualification process.[4][5]

Alongside the StarCraft competition, tournaments for Warcraft III and Counter-Strike were also held.[6][7] Players qualified for the competition after a preliminary qualification process.[8]

The 2008 IEF was the fourth in a series of collaborative tournaments between the two nations, following the 2005 CKCG, 2006 IEF and 2007 IEF, but would feature participants from Asia, Europe and the United States, as well, albeit not in StarCraft.[9][10] Players from these regions were invited to participant in the StarCraft competition, but they would choose to not do so. It is noted that although local accommodations were provided by the organizers, reimbursements of incurred travel costs were not.[11]

Tournament Information[edit]

The matches were played as a three-game per series format in the Group Stage, while the Elimination Stage bracket was a best of three format. The Group Stage, which was played as four-person round robins, enabled the selection of the top four finishers. The Elimination Stage then followed as a single-elimination bracket.[12][13]


Prize Pool[edit]

150,000 CNY was awarded among the top placing players according to the following distribution:[14][15]


Along with Warcraft III and Counter-Strike, the total prize pool for the four games was 530,000 CNY (~$77,000). The Chinese national qualifier also rewarded the top top finishers with cash prizes of 40000 CNY, 20000 CNY, and 10000 CNY for first through third places, respectively.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (3)
South Korea Bisu South Korea Sharp South Korea sAviOr
South Korea Stork China LeiLei China F91
China Pj  — China Fengzi


Maps[edit]

2008 IEF
Monty Hall SE Longinus II Python Tau Cross
Monty Hall Longinus Python Tau Cross


Results: Group Stage[edit]

The Group Stage enabled the top eight finishers to advanced to the Elimination Stage:[16][17]

Group Stage Final Standings
Group A W-L Group B W-L
South Korea  Stork 3-0 South Korea  Bisu 3-0
South Korea  sAviOr 2-1 South Korea  Sharp 2-1
China  F91 1-2 China  Pj 1-2
China  Fengzi 0-3 China  LeiLei 0-3

Detailed Group A Results[edit]

CrosstableGroup Record
South Korea  Stork
3-0
Stork 
 sAviOr
December 5, 2008
  
Python
2-1
Stork 
 F91
December 5, 2008
  
Python
3-0
Stork 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
3-0
South Korea  sAviOr
0-3
Stork 
 sAviOr
December 5, 2008
  
Python
3-0
sAviOr 
 F91
December 5, 2008
2-1
sAviOr 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
2-1
China  F91
1-2
Stork 
 F91
December 5, 2008
  
Python
0-3
sAviOr 
 F91
December 5, 2008
2-1
F91 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
1-2
China  Fengzi
0-3
Stork 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
1-2
sAviOr 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
1-2
F91 
 Fengzi
December 5, 2008
0-3
South Korea  StorkSouth Korea  sAviOrChina  F91China  Fengzi


Detailed Group B Results[edit]

CrosstableGroup Record
South Korea  Bisu
2-1
Bisu 
 Sharp
December 5, 2008
3-0
Bisu 
 Pj
December 5, 2008
  
Python
3-0
Bisu 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
  
Python
3-0
South Korea  Sharp
1-2
Bisu 
 Sharp
December 5, 2008
2-1
Sharp 
 Pj
December 5, 2008
3-0
Sharp 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
2-1
China  Pj
0-3
Bisu 
 Pj
December 5, 2008
  
Python
1-2
Sharp 
 Pj
December 5, 2008
3-0
Pj 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
1-2
China  LeiLei
0-3
Bisu 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
  
Python
0-3
Sharp 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
0-3
Pj 
 LeiLei
December 5, 2008
0-3
South Korea  BisuSouth Korea  SharpChina  PjChina  LeiLei


Results: Elimination Stage[edit]


Semifinals
 South Korea Bisu
2
Bisu 
 sAviOr
December 7, 2008
 South Korea sAviOr
0
 South Korea Stork
2
Stork 
 Sharp
December 7, 2008
  
Python
 South Korea Sharp
0
Finals
 South Korea Bisu
2
Bisu 
 Stork
December 7, 2008
  
Python
 South Korea Stork
1
3rd Place Match
 South Korea sAviOr
1
sAviOr 
 Sharp
December 7, 2008
  
Python
 South Korea Sharp
2

The Finals[edit]

South Korea  Bisu defeated South Korea  Stork to win the tournament in three games in the finals, retaining the title from the 2007 IEF.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
Winner
1

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]