2004 Gillette OSL
The 2004 Gillette OSL was held from April through July 2004. It was the first time July played in an OnGameNet Starleague (OSL), and by winning it he thus became a Royal Roader. The 2004 Gillette was also the first time a Zerg player took the OSL title, despite it being the eighth time a Zerg had made it to the finals.
The OSL was also notable in that during the third game between iloveoov and Zeus, OnGameNet's systems failed, thus causing Zeus to drop from the game. Despite iloveoov being in a significant lead in the game at the time, the match had to be replayed due to the rules of the time. iloveoov won the rematch and thus advanced to the semi-finals.
₩30,000,000 (~$25,700) was awarded to the top finishers per the below:
*Converted prizes calculated on 2004-07-31 with a currency rate of 0.00085722 provided by http://www.xe.com/.
Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.
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.
Group Stage: Round of 16
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