PGL Season 3

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[e][h]PGL Season 3
PGLLogo.png
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 Picon small bw.png Tazza
China Zicon small bw.png Fengzi
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra
China Picon small bw.png Legend
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small bw.png 8
Ticon small bw.png 5
Zicon small bw.png 3
Ricon small bw.png 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 Picon small bw.png White-Ra
China Ticon small bw.png RushGoon
South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2
China Zicon small bw.png Fengzi
Team B
Player
China Zicon small bw.png JiFeng
China Picon small bw.png JayStar
China Zicon small bw.png F91
China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTT
Team C
Player
USA Ticon small bw.png Idra
China Picon small bw.png Vulture
South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza
China Picon small bw.png Legend
Team D
Player
Poland Picon small bw.png Dreiven
South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Picon small bw.png Pj
China Ticon small bw.png 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 Picon small bw.png White-Ra Troy China Picon small bw.png JayStar
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra Katrina China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTT
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra Andromeda China Zicon small bw.png JiFeng
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra Wuthering Heights China Zicon small bw.png F91
China Ticon small bw.png RushGoon Python China Zicon small bw.png F91
Group C 4 - 3 Group D
Player 1 Map Player 2
China Picon small bw.png Vulture Python Poland Picon small bw.png Dreiven
China Picon small bw.png Vulture Blue Storm China Ticon small bw.png LeiLei
China Picon small bw.png Vulture Katrina South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza Wuthering Heights South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
USA Ticon small bw.png Idra Troy South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Picon small bw.png Legend Loki South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Picon small bw.png Legend Andromeda China Picon small bw.png Pj

Day 2[edit]

Group A 4 - 2 Group C
Player 1 Map Player 2
China Ticon small bw.png RushGoon Katrina South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza
China Zicon small bw.png Fengzi Wuthering Heights South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza
South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2 Python South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza
South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2 Andromeda China Picon small bw.png Vulture
South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2 Troy USA Ticon small bw.png Idra
South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2 Blue Storm China Picon small bw.png Legend
Group B 4 - 3 Group D
Player 1 Map Player 2
China Zicon small bw.png JiFeng Blue Storm South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Picon small bw.png JayStar Python South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Zicon small bw.png F91 Loki South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Zicon small bw.png F91 Andromeda Poland Picon small bw.png Dreiven
China Zicon small bw.png F91 Troy China Ticon small bw.png LeiLei
China Zicon small bw.png F91 Wuthering Heights China Picon small bw.png Pj
China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTT Katrina China Picon small bw.png Pj
Group C 4 - 0 Group B
Player 1 Map Player 2
China Picon small bw.png Legend Loki China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTT
China Picon small bw.png Legend Wuthering Heights China Picon small bw.png JayStar
China Picon small bw.png Legend Katrina China Zicon small bw.png JiFeng
China Picon small bw.png Legend Troy China Zicon small bw.png 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 Zicon small bw.png FengZi ► Stage III 2-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Horang2 ► Stage III 2-1
3. China Ticon small bw.png RushGoon ► Stage II 1-2
4. Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra ► Stage II 0-2



Group B
1. China Zicon small bw.png F91 ► Stage II 2-0
2. China Ticon small bw.png ChinaTTT ► Stage II 2-1
3. China Picon small bw.png JayStar --Eliminated 1-2
4. China Zicon small bw.png JiFeng --Eliminated 0-2


Day 4[edit]

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



Group D
1. China Picon small bw.png Pj ► Stage II 2-0
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber ► Stage II 2-1
3. Poland Picon small bw.png Dreiven --Eliminated 1-2
4. China Ticon small bw.png 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 Picon small bw.png Legend 2 - 0 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
South Korea Picon small bw.png Tazza 2 - 0 China Zicon small bw.png FengZi
Loser Games
Player 1 Score Player 2
Ukraine Picon small bw.png White-Ra 2 - 0 South Korea Ticon small bw.png Bomber
China Zicon small bw.png FengZi 2 - 1 South Korea Picon small bw.png 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

References[edit]