2009 GOMTV Averatec Intel Classic Season 3

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[e][h]GOMTV Averatec Intel Classic Season 3
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Averatec, Intel
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Start Date:
2009-03-29
End Date:
2009-08-16
Winners
South Korea Terran Flash
South Korea Terran Iris
South Korea Zerg EffOrt
South Korea Zerg July
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
124
Protoss 40
Terran 42
Zerg 42
Maps

Format[edit]

Player Tiers[edit]

The field of 124 players was broken into three tiers.

  • Lower Tier (56 players) - These players had to face each other in Round 1 of the tournament.
  • Middle Tier (36 players) - These players were seeded into Round 2 of the tournament, where they faced either a Round 1 winner or another Middle Tier seed.
  • Upper Tier (32 players) - These players were seeded into the Round of 64 bracket, where they faced the winners of Round 2 matches.


These tiers were seeded according to the March 2009 KeSPA Rankings of participating players.

  • Highest Ranked Upper Tier Player - Flash (KeSPA Rank 2)
  • Lowest Ranked Upper Tier Player - Reach (KeSPA Rank 50)
  • Highest Ranked Middle Tier Player - Pure (KeSPA Rank 52)
  • Lowest Ranked Middle Tier Player - MVP (KeSPA Rank 101)
  • Highest Ranked Lower Tier Player - Bogus (KeSPA Rank 104)
  • Lowest Ranked Lower Tier Player - ASuka-Jr (KeSPA Rank 241)


Match Rules[edit]

  • All rounds until semi-finals: Best of 3 games.
  • Semi-finals and finals: Best of 5 games.

Prize Pool[edit]

Prizes[edit]

Exchange rates based on final day of tournament.

Place Prize (KRW) ≈ USD ≈ EUR
Champion ₩50,000,000 $40,330 €28,220
Runner-up ₩17,000,000 $13,710 €13,000
Semifinalists ₩10,000,000 $8,070 €5,640
Ro8 Match Win ₩3,000,000 $2,420 €1,690
Ro16 Match Win ₩2,000,000 $1,610 €1,130
Total ₩115,000,000 $92,800 €64,900

Blizzard Sponsorship[edit]

On June 16, 2009, Blizzard announced a partnership with GOMTV which included adding an additional ₩50,000,000 to the prize pool of the Averatec Intel Classic Season 3.[1]

Teams[edit]

Not all of South Korea's progaming teams chose to participate. The following teams have representatives in Season 3:

Seeded Players[edit]

The following 32 players were seeded into the round of 64

Flash, Iris, Hwasin, Mind, Lomo, NaDa, Hiya, Frozean, firebathero, fOrGG (10)
EffOrt, July, Jaedong, ZerO, Kwanro, Luxury, Calm, by.hero, GGPlay, sAviOr, great, RorO (12)
Stork, Tempest, Much, Kal, Reach, BackHo, Free, Rock, Anytime, JangBi (10)

Racial Distribution[edit]

Recommended Games[edit]

  • Terran Organ(3.33) vs Protoss BackHo on Destination
  • Protoss Much vs Zerg Sacsri on God's Garden - Epic nearly mined out PvZ
  • Zerg Falcon vs Terran NaDa on Destination - OHMYGODHEKILLEDTHEPANDABEARGUY
  • Zerg Hero vs Protoss Kal on Neo Medusa
  • Zerg Luxury vs Protoss Violet on Neo Medusa
  • Zerg Modesty vs Terran Baby on God's Garden
  • Protoss JangBi vs Terran BaBy on Destination
  • Protoss JangBi vs Terran BaBy on Neo Medusa
  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round1
404242
Round2
312936
Ro64
222022
Ro32
10814
Ro16
565
Ro8
233
Ro4
22
Ro2
2
Champion
1