World e-Sports Masters 2005: Season 2

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[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]

wNv Teamwork
1China aps 
2China aQi 
3China rap 
4China bigun 
5China ray 
Pentagram G-Shock
1Poland NEO 
2Poland TaZ 
3Poland zibi 
4Poland LUq 
5Poland ruloN 
NoA
1Canada shaGuar 
2USA method 
3Sweden quick 
4Norway naikon 
5Norway XeqtR 
Project kr
1South Korea ssamba 
2South Korea loki 
3South Korea Solo 
4South Korea Termi 
5USA ryu 
mTw
1Sweden Rwa 
2Sweden Robin 
3Sweden crypt 
4Sweden ZAFFe 
5Sweden iLight 

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. Pentagram G-Shock 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. Pentagram G-Shock 0-3 31-39 -8 0p

Bracket[edit]

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


References[edit]