World e-Sports Masters 2005: Season 1

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[e][h]WEG 2005 S01
League Information
Series:
WEG WEG
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Teams:
8
Format:
Group Stage (Bo1)
Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
Prize Pool:
$95,000 USD
Start Date:
2005-01-30
End Date:
2005-03-20
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
 
 
 
 
Maps

About[edit]

Due to the tournament lasting almost two months the field for the Counter-Strike side of things was lacking, in comparison to the premiere events of the day, as a lot of the big Scandinavian teams chose to stay at home rather than attend. Still, it helped matters that the recently crowned CPL Winter 2004 champions NoA were in attendance, and when the hybrid European and North American lineup won the entire event, and the hefty $50,000 first place prize, it helped put WEG on the map as a tournament.

Elsewhere it was a battle of the stand-ins, as the famously inconsistent 4Kings finished runners-up, but not before losing Harriman to home-sickness and having to bring in former member Snajdan for the final[1]. In third was a mousesports lineup which had little in common with any lineup seen under the name for years prior or since, as they had to leave stars like gore at home and ended up bringing in American United5 captain Hare as a stand-in. Hare didn't speak German, and worked with cue cards for the map location names, but it was enough to get the German team into the bronze medal spot.

GamerCo was coming off back-to-back CPL third place finishes, but went to Korea without the services of the ever-reliable Medias, due to needing to stay behind for school, and thus had to use bench member Medrano. The campaign proved fairly unsuccessful and GamerCo didn't come close to contending for the title. In the final 4Kings managed to win the first map, but the CPL champions roared back to a convincing win on the next two maps to secure the title.

Despite an upset here and there the Asian Counter-Strike teams proved still incapable of performing at the level of the Western teams, and any close results were put down to the Westerners adapting to the unusual format. In addition, wNv were disqualified from the tournament for ghosting. [2]

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage 1: January 30th - March 1st, 2005
    • Two single-elimination format Groups (4 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top Four teams from each group advance to the Group Stage 2
  • Group Stage 2: March 2nd - March 29nd, 2005
    • Two single-elimination format Groups (4 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top Two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: March 30th - March 31st, 2005
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Prize Pool[edit]

$95,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

NoA
1Norway elemeNt 
2Norway Naikon 
3Norway XeqtR 
4USA method 
5Canada shaGuar 
mousesports
1Austria PapsT 
2Germany Blizzard 
3Germany neo 
4Germany todi 
5USA Hare 
wNv Teamwork
1China aps 
2China aQi 
3China rap 
4China Sak 
5China ray 
MaveN Crew
1South Korea orCshancK 
2South Korea sdrk 
3South Korea Loki 
4South Korea rang 
5South Korea Solo 
Flux
1South Korea Astn. 
2South Korea Joe 
3South Korea BeBe 
4South Korea mal 
5South Korea Cliper 

Results[edit]

Groups[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Group A[edit]
Group B
January 30, 2005 - 10:00 EEST
1. mousesports 3-0-0 39-13 +26 9p
2. wNv Teamwork 2-0-1 29-27 +2 6p
3. GamerCompany 1-0-2 23-29 -6 3p
4. MaveN Crew 0-0-3 17-39 -22 0p
Group B[edit]
Group A
January 30, 2005 - 10:00 EEST
1. NoA 2-0-1 37-29 +8 6p
2. 4Kings 2-0-1 34-25 +9 6p
3. Abit Strike 2-0-1 37-19 +18 6p
4. Flux 0-0-3 6-39 -33 0p

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]
Group B
February 30, 2005 - 10:00 EEST
1. 4Kings 5-0-1 39-31 +8 15p
2. mousesports 5-0-1 36-27 +9 15p
3. Abit Strike 3-0-3 35-35 0 9p
4. MaveN Crew 0-0-6 22-39 -17 0p
Group B[edit]
Group B
February 30, 2005 - 10:00 EEST
1. NoA 5-0-1 39-18 +21 15p
2. GamerCompany 2-0-4 23-26 -3 6p
3. Flux 2-0-4 30-26 +4 6p
4. wNv Teamwork 2-0-4 17-39 -22 6p

Playoffs[edit]

Semifinals
mousesports
0
11 
 
 13
 
8 
 
 13
 
NoA
2
4Kings
2
13 
 
 2
 
7 
 
 13
 
13 
 
 2
 
GamerCompany
1
Grand Final
NoA
2
9 
 
 13
 
13 
 
 5
 
13 
 
 8
 
4Kings
1
3rd Place Match
mousesports
2
13 
 
 8
 
13 
 
 11
 
GamerCompany
0

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