2004 EVER OSL

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[e][h]2004 EVER OSL
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 Terran iloveoov
South Korea Terran BoxeR
South Korea Protoss Reach
South Korea Zerg YellOw
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 3
Terran 7
Zerg 6
Maps
Chronology
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 Terran iloveoov
2nd ₩10,000,000 $9,400 South Korea Terran 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 (3) Terran (7) Zerg (6)
KTF MagicNs
Reach
SK Telecom T1
iloveoov
Pirates of Space
July
SK Telecom T1
Kingdom
Toona SG
NaDa
STX SouL
JJu
Pantech & Curitel Curriors
Rock
Pantech & Curitel Curriors
Goodfriend
KTF MagicNs
YellOw
 —
Hanbit Stars
Sync
Greatest Ones
GoRush
 —
Greatest Ones
XellOs
Greatest Ones
OversKy
 —
Greatest Ones
Midas
KOR
Max
 —
SK Telecom T1
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 Terran XellOs 3-0
2. South Korea Zerg July* 1-2
3. South Korea Protoss Rock 1-2
3. South Korea Zerg Max 1-2

*Advanced by tiebreaker


Group B
1. South Korea Zerg YellOw 2-1
2. South Korea Protoss Reach 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Midas 1-2
4. South Korea Terran Goodfriend 1-2


Group C
1. South Korea Terran iloveoov* 2-1
2. South Korea Terran Sync* 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg GoRush 2-1
4. South Korea Zerg JJu 0-3

*Advanced by tiebreaker


Group D
1. South Korea Terran BoxeR 2-1
2. South Korea Terran NaDa 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg OversKy 1-2
4. South Korea Protoss Kingdom 1-2


Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea Reach
2
Reach Protoss
Terran XellOs
15th October 2004
22nd October 2004
29th October 2004
  
Mercury
 South Korea XellOs
1
 South Korea iloveoov
2
iloveoov Terran
Terran NaDa
15th October 2004
22nd October 2004
  
Mercury
29th October 2004
  
Requiem
 South Korea NaDa
1
 South Korea July
0
July Zerg
Zerg YellOw
15th October 2004
  
Requiem
22nd October 2004
 South Korea YellOw
2
 South Korea BoxeR
2
BoxeR Terran
Terran Sync
15th October 2004
  
Mercury
22nd October 2004
  
Requiem
 South Korea Sync
0
Semifinals
 South Korea Reach
2
Reach Protoss
Terran iloveoov
5th November 2004
  
Mercury
  
Requiem
  
Mercury
 South Korea iloveoov
3
 South Korea YellOw
0
YellOw Zerg
Terran BoxeR
12th November 2004
  
Requiem
  
Mercury
 South Korea BoxeR
3
Finals
 South Korea iloveoov
3
iloveoov Terran
Terran BoxeR
20th November 2004
  
Mercury
  
Requiem
 South Korea BoxeR
2
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Reach
3
Reach Protoss
Zerg YellOw
19th November 2004
  
Mercury
  
Requiem
  
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]


Soundtrack[edit]

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

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]


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