2008 Incruit OSL

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[e][h]2008 Incruit OSL
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League Information
Series:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
~₩100,000,000
Start Date:
2008-08-04
End Date:
2008-11-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork
South Korea Ticon small bw.png Fantasy
South Korea Zicon small bw.png GGPlay
South Korea Picon small bw.png BeSt
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
40
Picon small bw.png 17
Ticon small bw.png 13
Zicon small bw.png 10
Maps
Chronology
2008 Incruit Stork victory.jpg
2008 Incruit final8.jpg
2008 Incruit venue.jpg
2008 Incruit logo.jpg
2008 Incruit Bisu from Wikipedia.png

Overview[edit]

The 2008 Incruit OSL was held from August through November, 2008.

The overriding storyline of the 2008 Incruit OSL was that of Stork, whose many second place finishes had cemented his reputation as a potential champion-level player who tended to choke at the finals.[1]

To contemporaries, Stork's push to the finals was largely overlooked because of the array of S-class players, potential Royal Roaders, and fan favorites that had made it to the round of 16: Flash, Mind, Bisu, GGPlay, Fantasy, BeSt, and Sea. At the time, BeSt's re-appearance at the OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) garnered the most attention. His push to the finals of the 2008 EVER OSL along with his subsequent 0-3 loss to July left him seemingly hungry for a Starleague victory.

After his strong performance at the 2008 EVER OSL, BeSt was among the favorites. Other contenders at the 2008 Incruit OSL were Bisu, who was hunting for his first OSL gold, GGPlay, who had faded from prominence after his 2007 Daum OSL victory, and Flash, who was searching for his second OSL victory. The newcomers Thezerg and Fantasy sought to make a name for themselves in their first OSL.

The 2008 Incruit OSL is also notable because of series played between GGPlay and Fantasy, a series that profoundly influenced the way TvZ would be played in the future because of the innovative builds developed by Fantasy that introduced a new Mech strategy that caught veteran GGPlay off guard and sent Fantasy to the Finals.

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩72,000,000 (~$55,800) was awarded to the top finishers per the below:[2][3][4][5] The total amount distributed was most likely just over ₩100,000,000, so as to be more in line with the purses from the neighboring OSLs. For example, the OSL that recently preceded the 2008 Incruit OSL, the 2007 EVER OSL, had a total prize pool of ₩104,000,000, while the 2009 Batoo OSL, which immediately followed the 2008 Incruit OSL, had a prize pool of ₩108,000,000. Nonetheless, from the available sources, only the below cash awards can be confirmed.

}} The fifth through eighth place finishers were each awarded ₩3,000,000.[6] Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.

Players[edit]

Protoss
Protoss (17)
Terran
Terran (13)
Zerg
Zerg (10)
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South Korea BackHo
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South Korea Dongrae
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South Korea EffOrt
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South Korea BeSt
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South Korea Fantasy
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South Korea GGPlay
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South Korea BestGod
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South Korea Flash
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South Korea Hyuk
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South Korea Bisu
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South Korea ForGG
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South Korea JoJoBa
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South Korea HerO_V_
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South Korea go.go
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South Korea July
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South Korea JangBi
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South Korea Hwasin
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South Korea Luxury
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South Korea Kal
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South Korea Iris
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South Korea Rumble
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South Korea Much
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South Korea Justin
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South Korea Shark
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South Korea Pure
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South Korea Light
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South Korea Thezerg
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South Korea Pusan
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South Korea Midas
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South Korea YellOw(ArnC)
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South Korea Rock
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South Korea Mind
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South Korea SoO
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South Korea NaDa
 —
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South Korea Stork
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South Korea Sea
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South Korea SangHo
 —  —
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South Korea TesteR
 —  —
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South Korea Tyson
 —  —
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South Korea Violet
 —  —

Format[edit]

  • Offline Preliminaries
  • 204 players are placed into 24 groups. A single player from each group advances to Ro36.
  • Ro36 (aka ODT)
  • 24 players from the offline prelims, eight players eliminated from 2008 Ever OSL Ro16, and the four players eliminated from 2008 EVER OSL Ro8 are placed into 12 groups. Each group is composed of two players from the prelims and one player seeded from the previous OSL. The former are matched, and the winner meets the seeded player for a chance to qualify to the Ro16.
  • Ro16
  • 12 players from the previous round join the four players seeded from 2008 Ever OSL and are placed into four groups. Round robin group play where the first two advance to the single-elimination and the last two are eliminated and going to the next ODT.
  • Ro8
  • Single-elimination best of three.
  • Losers eliminated and going to the ODT.
  • Semifinals
  • Single-elimination best of five.
  • Finals
  • Single-elimination best of five.


Maps[edit]

2008 Incruit OSL
Medusa Return of the King Plasma Andromeda Chupung-Ryeong
Medusa Return of the King Plasma Andromeda Chupung-Ryeong

Andromeda was replaced by Chupung-Ryeong after the qualifiers.

Results: Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Flash    Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Bisu*    Advanced 1-2
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png Much    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png July    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2


Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png BeSt    Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png GGPlay    Advanced 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Light    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Rock    Eliminated to next ODT 0-3




Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Mind    Advanced 2-1
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Midas    Advanced 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Luxury    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Thezerg    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2




Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png Stork    Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Fantasy    Advanced 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Sea    Eliminated to next ODT 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png BackHo    Eliminated to next ODT 0-3


Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

The Quarterfinals saw GGPlay eliminate Flash, a major upset that heralded GGPlay's run in the 2007 Daum OSL and brought tears from Flash. Fantasy upended Mind, who saw his glory days since his 2007 GOMTV MSL Season 3 win dissipate. BeSt overran his teammate Midas, an unfortunate and decidedly one-sided match-up. And in possibly the biggest upset of the tournament at that point, Stork defeated Bisu 2-1.

The semifinals were then set: the tremendous GGPlay versus newcomer Fantasy; king of Silver Stork versus the unstoppable BeSt. GGPlay's match seemed a forgone conclusion: Fantasy did not stand a chance. Coming out of a 2-1 victory over the Ultimate Weapon, Flash, GGPlay's ZvT seemed to be too much for newcomer Fantasy to handle. Stork, despite his victory over Bisu, was predicted to fall to BeSt, whose PvP record up to that point was a logic-defying 27-4. The two playdays that ensued defied all expectations.

Fantasy vs GGPlay saw a Royal Road candidate, Fantasy, go up against the old veteran GGPlay, who already had won a title, the 2007 Daum OSL. This series is notable because of the Mechanical strategy Fantasy used in his victories, as opposed to the traditional Bionic. The one game that Fantasy played the then standard SK Terran, GGPlay soundly defeated him. Game 1 on Plasma would be considered to be more of a cheese build than a mechanic build. In the games on Medusa and Chupung-Ryeong Fantasy blindsided GGPlay with the infamous Fantasy build which involved a quick Vulture drop into Valkyrie play. Many Terrans started using mech vs Zerg after this series.

BeSt vs Stork pitted a red hot BeSt against Stork. At the time of the series, BeSt boasted a 27-4 record in Protoss vs Protoss, 2 of those losses were at the hands of Stork himself. BeSt was held to have the best PvP in the game back then, however Stork had always been known for his superb PvP and was the only Protoss player who had any noteworthy success in the past against BeSt. The entire series is a must watch as Stork proved to everyone that he still had it in him, winning the series 3-1. Since this series, BeSt hasn't been the same. His chance at redemption ended at the hands of the newly crowned King of Protoss.

The stage of the Finals was set: Stork versus Fantasy. Would Stork's silver curse once again strike and crown Fantasy a Royal Roader?

Stork replied with a resounding 'no' in five highly suspenseful sets. Despite Stork gaining a two game lead, Fantasy evened the field in their matches on Return of the King and Plasma. With the final game returning to Chupung-Ryeong, Stork played at his fullest and finally earned his OSL gold.


Quarterfinals
 South Korea Flash
1
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Zicon small bw.png GGPlay
October 3, 2008
  
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Medusa
October 10, 2008
  
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Plasma
 South Korea GGPlay
2
 South Korea Fantasy
2
Fantasy Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Mind
October 3, 2008
  
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Plasma
October 10, 2008
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Medusa
 South Korea Mind
1
 South Korea Midas
0
Midas Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png BeSt
October 3, 2008
October 10, 2008
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Plasma
 South Korea BeSt
2
 South Korea Bisu
1
Bisu Picon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Stork
October 3, 2008
October 10, 2008
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Medusa
 South Korea Stork
2
Semifinals
 South Korea GGPlay
1
GGPlay Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Fantasy
October 17, 2008
  
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Plasma
  
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Medusa
  
  
Plasma
 South Korea Fantasy
3
 South Korea BeSt
1
BeSt Picon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Stork
October 24, 2008
  
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Medusa
  
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Plasma
  
  
Chupung-Ryeong
 South Korea Stork
3
Finals
 South Korea Fantasy
2
Fantasy Ticon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Stork
November 1, 2008
  
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Medusa
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Plasma
 South Korea Stork
3
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2008 Incruit Fantasy.jpg

Race distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Ro40
171310
Ro16
664
Ro8
341
Ro4
211
Ro2
11

Recommended Games[edit]

External links[edit]

Media[edit]

Openings[edit]

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Soundtrack[edit]

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  • Divine Heresy - Failed Creation YouTube red.png
  • From First To Last - The Latest Plague YouTube red.png

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]


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