PGL Season 3

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[e][h]PGL Season 3
League Information
Type:
Offline
Location:
China China
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
€15,000
Start Date:
June 4th, 2008
End Date:
June 14th, 2008
Winners
South Korea  Tazza
China  Fengzi
Ukraine  White-Ra
China  Legend
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
8
5
3
0
Maps

General Information[edit]

The PGL Season 3 was hosted by the PGL Committee in Chengdu, China from 4th to 14th June 2008. The tournament was one of the rare occasions when top level foreign players, Korean and Chinese professionals met. In addition, this tournament featured one of the largest prize pools for StarCraft Brood War outside of KeSPA organized tournaments. Most of the coverage was provided by the Danish multi gaming clan Meet Your Makers, that sent out most of the foreign players, while China's largest Brood War Fanpage WFBrood provided streams and VODs.

Besides Brood War other titles such as Warcraft III were part of PGL.

The System[edit]

The tournament was divided into four stages.

Stage I

  • The first was the team (aka groups) phase. This determined the top two teams. After the team ranks are known, each team had an internal tournament. From the top two teams, two on each team advanced directly to Stage III and the bottom two players move to Stage II. From the bottom two teams, the two losing players from the internal tournament wwere eliminated. The two winning players advanced to Stage II.

Stage II

  • Eight players had to play this stage. A double-elimination tournament was held with the winner bracket and loser bracket finalists advanced into Stage III.

Stage III

  • Stage III was the knockout stage. A bracket was held with the losers continuing to play until 2 losers remain - those two gamers were knocked out.

Stage IV

  • Final stage of the tournament: Semi Finals and overall Finals and consolation Finals.

Prizes[edit]

Place Prize (EURO)
Champion €7.400
Runner-up €3.700
Third/Fourth €1.900
Fifth/Sixth €900
Seventh/Eighth €500
Total €15.000

Stage I[edit]

The clan wars were played with the All-Kill Format, the mode was a Best of Seven. The most interesting aspect of this stage was, that the players could determine the order of the matches, e.g. who to send out first. The mutual interest to finish as good as possible was in the best interest for everyone, as a top spot would minimize the probability to get eliminated before the pay out places.

Initial Groups[edit]

Team A
Player
Ukraine  White-Ra
China  RushGoon
South Korea  Horang2
China  Fengzi
Team B
Player
China  JiFeng
China  JayStar
China  F91
China  ChinaTTT
Team C
Player
USA  Idra
China  Vulture
South Korea  Tazza
China  Legend
Team D
Player
Poland  Dreiven
South Korea  Bomber
China  Pj
China  LeiLei

Grid[edit]

Semifinals
  Group A
4
  Group B
1
  Group C
4
  Group D
3
Winners' Finals
  Group A
4
  Group C
2
Losers' Round 1
  Group B
4
  Group D
3
Losers' Finals
  Group C
4
  Group B
0
Grand Finals
  Group A
N
  Group C
A

Detailed Results[edit]

Day 1[edit]

Group A 4 - 1 Group B
Player 1 Map Player 2
Ukraine  White-Ra Troy China  JayStar
Ukraine  White-Ra Katrina China  ChinaTTT
Ukraine  White-Ra Andromeda China  JiFeng
Ukraine  White-Ra Wuthering Heights China  F91
China  RushGoon Python China  F91
Group C 4 - 3 Group D
Player 1 Map Player 2
China  Vulture Python Poland  Dreiven
China  Vulture Blue Storm China  LeiLei
China  Vulture Katrina South Korea  Bomber
South Korea  Tazza Wuthering Heights South Korea  Bomber
USA  Idra Troy South Korea  Bomber
China  Legend Loki South Korea  Bomber
China  Legend Andromeda China  Pj

Day 2[edit]

Group A 4 - 2 Group C
Player 1 Map Player 2
China  RushGoon Katrina South Korea  Tazza
China  Fengzi Wuthering Heights South Korea  Tazza
South Korea  Horang2 Python South Korea  Tazza
South Korea  Horang2 Andromeda China  Vulture
South Korea  Horang2 Troy USA  Idra
South Korea  Horang2 Blue Storm China  Legend
Group B 4 - 3 Group D
Player 1 Map Player 2
China  JiFeng Blue Storm South Korea  Bomber
China  JayStar Python South Korea  Bomber
China  F91 Loki South Korea  Bomber
China  F91 Andromeda Poland  Dreiven
China  F91 Troy China  LeiLei
China  F91 Wuthering Heights China  Pj
China  ChinaTTT Katrina China  Pj
Group C 4 - 0 Group B
Player 1 Map Player 2
China  Legend Loki China  ChinaTTT
China  Legend Wuthering Heights China  JayStar
China  Legend Katrina China  JiFeng
China  Legend Troy China  F91

Individual Qualifiers[edit]

The Individual Qualifiers were held on the third and fourth day of the main event.

Day 3[edit]

Group A
1. China  FengZi ► Stage III 2-0
2. South Korea  Horang2 ► Stage III 2-1
3. China  RushGoon ► Stage II 1-2
4. Ukraine  White-Ra ► Stage II 0-2



Group B
1. China  F91 ► Stage II 2-0
2. China  ChinaTTT ► Stage II 2-1
3. China  JayStar --Eliminated 1-2
4. China  JiFeng --Eliminated 0-2


Day 4[edit]

Group C
1. China  Legend ► Stage III 2-0
2. South Korea  Tazza ► Stage III 2-1
3. USA  Idra ► Stage II 1-2
4. China  Vulture ► Stage II 0-2



Group D
1. China  Pj ► Stage II 2-0
2. South Korea  Bomber ► Stage II 2-1
3. Poland  Dreiven --Eliminated 1-2
4. China  LeiLei --Eliminated 0-2


Stage II[edit]

The extra matches were the indirect way to qualify for the Quarter Finals and the final stage of the tournament. They were played on the fifth and sixth day of the PGL.

Quarterfinals
 USA Idra
0
 China ChinaTTT
2
 Ukraine White-Ra
2
 China RushGoon
1
 China Pj
2
 China Vulture
0
 China F91
0
 South Korea Bomber
2
Semifinals
 China ChinaTTT
1
 Ukraine White-Ra
2
 China Pj
0
 South Korea Bomber
2
Winners' Finals
 Ukraine White-Ra
 South Korea Bomber
Losers' Round 1
 USA Idra
0
 China RushGoon
2
 China F91
2
 China Vulture
0
Losers' Round 2
 China Pj
2
 China RushGoon
1
 China ChinaTTT
1
 China F91
2
Losers' Round 3
 China Pj
 China F91
Losers' Finals
  N
  A
Grand Finals
  N
  A


Stage III[edit]

Day 7[edit]

In the first day of Stage III the eight remaining players were seeded into two groups and had to play a Double-elimination tournament. The first two players to lose two games in a row were eliminated. The rest advanced to the second day of this stage.

  • Group A
Semifinals
 South Korea Horang2
0
 China Legend
2
 China F91
1
 South Korea Bomber
2
Winners' Finals
 China Legend
N
 South Korea Bomber
A
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea Horang2
2
 China F91
1
Losers' Finals
  N
  A
Grand Finals
  N
  A
  • Group A
Semifinals
 South Korea Tazza
2
 Ukraine White-Ra
1
 China Fengzi
2
 China Pj
1
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Tazza
N
 China Fengzi
A
Losers' Round 1
 China Pj
0
 Ukraine White-Ra
2
Losers' Finals
  N
  A
Grand Finals
  N
  A

Day 8[edit]

On the second day of Stage III the remaining six players were put into another double elimination like tournament. The players coming from the loser brackets of Day 7 were automatically seeded in the lower bracket again, thus giving the winners a second chance if they failed in their first try.

Winner Games
Player 1 Score Player 2
China  Legend 2 - 0 South Korea  Bomber
South Korea  Tazza 2 - 0 China  FengZi
Loser Games
Player 1 Score Player 2
Ukraine  White-Ra 2 - 0 South Korea  Bomber
China  FengZi 2 - 1 South Korea  Horang2

Stage IV[edit]

The Stage IV was held on the tenth day of the event, the day in between the stages was free.

Semifinals
 Ukraine White-Ra
1
 China FengZi
3
 China Legend
1
 South Korea Tazza
3
Finals
 China FengZi
0
 South Korea Tazza
3

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