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World e-Sports Masters 2005: Season 2


[e][h]WEG 2005 S02
League Information
Series:
WEG WEG
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea Seoul
Teams:
12
Format:
Group Stage (Bo1)
Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo1)
Prize Pool:
$95,000 USD
Start Date:
2005-05-30
End Date:
2005-07-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Maps

About[edit]

elemeNt's departure from NoA shortly before the event handicapped defending champions NoA and left the event without any of the world's elite level teams in attendance. Instead this tournament would be more of a semi-elite scrap for the title.

The champions were a surprise to many as Begrip, a lineup who boasted three players with no international experience, took the crown. Of course when one looks back now and sees that the three unknown players in the lineup were f0rest, Tentpole and RobbaN, all historical level names now, it is easy to understand why that team rocketed to the top of the tournament standings. All would go on to greater things in CS, with f0rest becoming one of the very best to ever play the game.

Second place was just as much of a surprise, as bsl's Catch-Gamer lineup managed to outlast elemeNt's 4Kings in the semi-final and took a rare five figure cheque home. 4Kings' third place finish added to the legend of elemeNt, as he joined on short notice and steered them to a top three finish. Elsewhere we had the first rumblings of improvement from the Asian teams, who had learned much from their season one experience. Abit Strike finished in fourth, beating the likes of GamerCo, who had Norwegian DarK as a stand-in, and the Swedes of mTw.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage 1: June 6th - June 17th, 2005
    • Four single-elimination format Groups (3 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Group Stage 2
  • Group Stage 2: June 18th - June 29th, 2005
    • Two single-elimination format Groups (4 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo1
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs: June 29th - July 1st, 2005
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3

Prize Pool[edit]

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

Participants[edit]

Results[edit]

Groups[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

Group A[edit]
Group A
June 6, 2005 - 07:00 CET
1. GamerCompany 2-0 26-8 +18 6p
2. Team Catch-Gamer 1-1 17-22 -5 3p
3. Project_kr 0-2 13-26 -13 0p
Group B[edit]
Group B
June 6, 2005 - 07:00 CET
1. astralis 2-0 26-11 +15 6p
2. Abit Strike 1-1 19-20 -1 3p
3. mTw 0-2 12-26 -14 0p
Group C[edit]
Group C
June 6, 2005 - 07:00 EEST
1. 4Kings 2-0 26-12 +14 6p
2. Team Pentagram 1-1 15-17 -2 3p
3. Evil Geniuses 0-2 14-26 -12 0p
Group D[edit]
Group D
June 6, 2005 - 07:00 EEST
1. Begrip Gaming 2-0 26-14 +12 6p
2. wNv Teamwork 1-1 20-17 +3 3p
3. NoA 0-2 17-26 -9 0p

Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]
Group B
June 18, 2005 - 07:00 CET
1. 4Kings 3-0 39-21 +18 9p
2. Abit Strike 2-1 30-27 +3 6p
3. wNv Teamwork 1-2 26-33 -7 3p
4. GamerCompany 0-3 25-39 -14 0p
Group B[edit]
Group B
June 18, 2005 - 07:00 CET
1. Begrip Gaming 3-0 39-23 +16 9p
2. Team Catch-Gamer 2-1 34-26 +8 6p
3. astralis 1-2 19-35 -16 3p
4. Team Pentagram 0-3 31-39 -8 0p

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals
Begrip Gaming
13
Abit Strike
2
Team Catch-Gamer
13
4Kings
7
Grand Final
Begrip Gaming
13
Team Catch-Gamer
7
3rd Place Match
Abit Strike
4
4Kings
13


References[edit]