GameStar League 2008
The GameStar League (GSL) was hosted and organized by the German computer game magazine GameStar in 2008. With a prize pool of more than 8,000€ the league was one of the biggest events in the foreign scene in this year. Half of the invited players had to be from Germany, the other half were invited from Europe's scene.
The event was split into a group phase and a knock out tournament.
- 1st Place: 1500€ + 750€ worth in hardware
- 2nd Place: 1000€ + 500€ worth in hardware
- 3rd Place: 500€ + 250€ worth in hardware
- 4th Place: 250€
- 25€ to each invited player
- 25€ per match won
GameStar had already a quite good reputation for being an experienced and professional platform in the German scene after hosting clan leagues for other games like Tactical Ops, Counter Strike and Warcraft III. In this event however, their organization often failed: players were informed too late about dates, resulting in more walk overs than expected, play days overlapped with other events like the DreamHack LAN, results and postponed games weren't accessible for the audience. Additionally the plug-in OctoShape was used for streams which caused many malfunctions.