1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open

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[e][h]1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open
1999 PKO poster.gif
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Tooniverse
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
₩10,000,000+
Start Date:
1999-10-02
End Date:
1999-12-30
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Zicon small bw.png Freemura
South Korea Zicon small bw.png TheBOy
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small bw.png 6
Ticon small bw.png 5
Zicon small bw.png 5
Maps
Chronology
OSL 99 poster.jpg
1999 PKO finals1.jpg
1999 PKO finals.jpg

Overview[edit]

The 1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open was held from October through December 1999. It was one of the earliest professional StarCraft tournaments organized and eventually became the first in the OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) series.[1]

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩10,000,000 (~$8,800) was awarded to the top finisher per the below:[2][3]

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

Format[edit]

The 1999 Tooniverse PKO format featured a group stage consisting of four round robin groups, with the top two members of each group advancing to another group stage for the round of eight where again the top two members advanced. The winners of each group played a best of three with the winner advancing directly to the finals, while the second place players had another best of three between themselves. The winner of that second place match played a best of five with the loser of the winner's match to advance to the best of five finals.


Players[edit]

Protoss
Protoss (6)
Terran
Terran (5)
Zerg
Zerg (5)
South Korea Feel_LOVE Sweden eVERLAST South Korea Freemura
South Korea MiMi South Korea Kill South Korea October
South Korea Neo(E)Protoss South Korea (B_Blade)Leader South Korea Savage
South Korea resisa South Korea RandomParkSa South Korea SKELTON
South Korea SSamJang South Korea V-Gundam South Korea TheBOy
South Korea TAENI  —  —


Maps[edit]

1999 Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open
Ashrigo Lost Temple Showdown Snowbound
Ashrigo Lost Temple Showdown Snowbound


Results[edit]

Group Stage: Round of 16[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png SKELTON 2-1
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Freemura 2-1
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png TAENI 1-2
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png resisa 1-2


Group B
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png TheBOy* 2-1
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Feel_LOVE* 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Neo(E)Protoss 2-1
4. South Korea Picon small bw.png MiMi 0-3

*Advanced by tiebreaker

Group C
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png SSamJang 3-0
2. South Korea Ticon small bw.png RandomParkSa 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png Kill 1-2
4. Sweden Ticon small bw.png eVERLAST 0-3


Group D
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png (B_Blade)Leader 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Savage 2-1
3. South Korea Ticon small bw.png V-Gundam 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png October 0-3


Group Stage: Round of 8[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Picon small bw.png SSamJang 3-0
2. South Korea Picon small bw.png Feel_LOVE 2-1
3. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Savage 1-2
4. South Korea Zicon small bw.png SKELTON 0-3


Group B
1. South Korea Zicon small bw.png TheBOy 3-0
2. South Korea Zicon small bw.png Freemura 2-1
3. South Korea Picon small bw.png (B_Blade)Leader 1-2
4. South Korea Ticon small bw.png RandomParkSa 0-3


Bracket[edit]

Ro4
 South Korea TheBOy
2
TheBOy Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png SSamJang
December 12, 1999
GreenCheck.png
  
Ashrigo
 South Korea SSamJang
1
 South Korea Freemura
2
Freemura Zicon small bw.png
Picon small bw.png Feel_LOVE
December 12, 1999
 South Korea Feel_LOVE
0
Ro2
 South Korea SSamJang
2
SSamJang Picon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png Freemura
December 19, 1999
  
GreenCheck.png
Ashrigo
 South Korea Freemura
3
Finals
 South Korea TheBOy
2
TheBOy Zicon small bw.png
Zicon small bw.png Freemura
December 30, 1999
  
GreenCheck.png
Ashrigo
 South Korea Freemura
3

1999 PKO banner.jpg

Notes[edit]

The Progamer Korea Open allowed race-picking, with both eventual finalists Freemura and TheBOy switching races at least once, and Freemura playing at least one match as each race in his semifinal win over SSamJang.[4]

References[edit]

Previous Starleague:  OSL   |  Tooniverse Progamer Korea Open  |   Next Starleague:  2000 Hanaro OSL