2004 EVER OSL

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[e][h]2004 EVER OSL
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League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
[EVER]
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
₩60,000,000
Start Date:
2004-08-27
End Date:
2004-11-20
Links
Winners
South Korea Ticon small bw.png iloveoov
South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
South Korea Picon small bw.png Reach
South Korea Zicon small bw.png YellOw
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small bw.png 3
Ticon small bw.png 7
Zicon small bw.png 6
Maps
Chronology
OSL 04 2nd poster.jpg
2004 EVER iloveoov victory.jpg
BoxeR in tears after defeat

Overview[edit]

The 2004 EVER OSL was held from August through November 2004.

Perhaps one of the most notable series of the 2004 EVER OSL was the semifinals between BoxeR and his rival YellOw. The Bo5 turned out to be very short as BoxeR proceeded to bunker rush YellOw three matches straight, winning 3-0. YellOw then played against Reach for the bronze medal but lost 2-3.

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩60,000,000 (~$56,300) was awarded to the top finishers, with the top two earning ₩30,000,000 in cash prizes per the below:[1][2][3][4]

Place Prize (KRW) ~Prize (USD)* ID
1st ₩20,000,000 $18,800 South Korea Ticon small bw.png iloveoov
2nd ₩10,000,000 $9,400 South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
*Converted prizes calculated on 2004-11-20 with a currency rate of 0.0009392 provided by http://www.xe.com/.

Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.


Players[edit]

Protoss
Protoss (3)
Terran
Terran (7)
Zerg
Zerg (6)
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Reach
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iloveoov
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July
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Kingdom
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NaDa
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JJu
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Rock
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Goodfriend
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YellOw
 —
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Sync
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GoRush
 —
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XellOs
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OversKy
 —
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Midas
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Max
 —
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BoxeR
 —

Format[edit]

The preliminary group round was played using a four-person round robin format. The top eight finishers then competed in a single elimination bracket where the quarterfinal round was a best of three format while the best of five format was used for both the semifinals and finals.


Maps[edit]

2004 EVER OSL
Bifrost 3 Mercury Pelennor Requiem
Bifrost Mercury Pelennor Requiem


Group Stage: Round of 16[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png XellOs 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png July* 1-2
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png Rock 1-2
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Max 1-2

*Advanced by tiebreaker


Group B
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png YellOw 2-1
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Reach 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Midas 1-2
4. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Goodfriend 1-2


Group C
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png iloveoov* 2-1
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Sync* 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png GoRush 2-1
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png JJu 0-3

*Advanced by tiebreaker


Group D
1. South Korea Ticon small bw.png BoxeR 2-1
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png NaDa 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png OversKy 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png Kingdom 1-2


Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea Reach
2
Reach Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png XellOs
15th October 2004
22nd October 2004
29th October 2004
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Mercury
 South Korea XellOs
1
 South Korea iloveoov
2
iloveoov Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png NaDa
15th October 2004
22nd October 2004
  
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Mercury
29th October 2004
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Requiem
 South Korea NaDa
1
 South Korea July
0
July Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png YellOw
15th October 2004
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Requiem
22nd October 2004
 South Korea YellOw
2
 South Korea BoxeR
2
BoxeR Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png Sync
15th October 2004
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Mercury
22nd October 2004
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Requiem
 South Korea Sync
0
Semifinals
 South Korea Reach
2
Reach Picon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png iloveoov
5th November 2004
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Mercury
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Requiem
  
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Mercury
 South Korea iloveoov
3
 South Korea YellOw
0
YellOw Zicon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
12th November 2004
  
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Requiem
  
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Mercury
 South Korea BoxeR
3
Finals
 South Korea iloveoov
3
iloveoov Ticon small bw.png
Ticon small bw.png BoxeR
20th November 2004
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Mercury
  
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Requiem
 South Korea BoxeR
2
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Reach
3
Reach Picon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png YellOw
19th November 2004
  
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Mercury
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Requiem
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Mercury
 South Korea YellOw
2

Grand Finals[edit]

The finals of the 2004 EVER OSL was perhaps one of the most anticipated in StarCraft history, with BoxeR facing his pupil iloveoov. Not only did the teacher face his pupil, but the match-up was also fought between two Terran players with completely different styles of play: BoxeR's micro intensive play against iloveoov's macro focused style.

The finals was brought to a fifth and deciding game after BoxeR and iloveoov won two games each. In the end, iloveoov came out victorious and BoxeR placed second in an OSL for the third time in his career.

After the finals BoxeR broke down in tears.

iloveoov later stated:

"I really hope that now BoxeR will never hear from someone else that he is weak. I wish that BoxeR will win all of his future tournaments the same way he stepped past so many good players on his road to this EVER Starleague Final. I'm sure he was so determined because he hasn't had a win recently... I'm so sad. From now on, although I want to game again with BoxeR, I don't want to meet him in this kind of situation ever again. If I had beat someone other than Boxer, I think I would have been much happier."[5]

Notable games[edit]

References[edit]

Media[edit]

Opening[edit]

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Soundtrack[edit]

  • 3rd Strike - Into Hell Again YouTube red.png
  • B'z - ZERO YouTube red.png
  • Fear Factory - Terminate YouTube red.png
  • Liam Lynch - My United States Of Whatever
  • Linkin Park - Session YouTube red.png
  • Pitchshifter - We Know
  • Slipknot - I Am Hated YouTube red.png
  • Slipknot - Purity YouTube red.png

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]


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