World e-Sports Masters 2006

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[e][h]WEG Masters 2006
League Information
Series:
WEG WEG
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Hangzhou
Teams:
16
Format:
Group Stage (Bo1)
Single-Elimination Bracket (Bo3)
Prize Pool:
$110,000 USD
Start Date:
2006-04-22
End Date:
2006-05-03
Liquipedia Tier:
Maps

About[edit]

Venturing outside of Korea to Hangzhou, China, this season of WEG was labelled "WEG Masters" and aimed to establish a world championship level event, as the champions of other international tournaments were invited. Initially it was thought by many that this edition of the tournament may never take place, as teams flew to China only to find problems between the organisers and the Chinese government there held up the tournament for weeks.

Just as players were about to fly home, with some actually doing so, word came back that it would go ahead and eventually everything was played out as expected, albeit a few weeks later than originally scheduled. Where past events had lasted from two months to five weeks this event would be played out in around two weeks.


ESWC 2005 champions coL, back-to-back CPL champions SK.swe, WEG Season 3 champions wNv.gm and ACON5 champions Virtus.Pro were all present in the field.

Any thoughts that wNv.gm's victory in the third season had been a fluke were erased as they won the title again, this time taking down the biggest first prize in CS history: $70,000. Matters were closer this time, as wNv lost maps to all three of the group stage opponents they defeated, but in the semi-final they repeated their Season 3 finals feat, beating hacker.project once more.

The final pitted wNv.gm against coL, the team who had been crowned the world's best after their ESWC victory, but the Americans could not match wNv.gm's form, losing 0:2. That runners-up finish was an even worse pill to swallow, as the Americans left the most money on the table of any CS final in history, losing $50,000 in the final.

hacker.project, project_kr under the Hacker organisation, followed up their season 3 success with a solid third place, and solo put up a world-class individual performance to establish himself as one of the world's best players, alongside wNv's Jungle. Catch-Gamer's new look lineup, featuring former team9 wonderkid REAL, was hijacked by their new star falling ill, but the Norwegians still rallied to round out the top four.

Format[edit]

  • Group Stage:
    • Two single-elimination format Groups (4 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo3
    • Top two teams from each group advance to the Playoffs
  • Playoffs:
    • Single-Elimination bracket
    • All matches are Bo3
    • 3rd Place Match

Prize Pool[edit]

$110,000 USD are spread among the teams as seen below:

Participants[edit]

wNv Teamwork
1China alex 
2China mikk 
3China tK 
4China Jungle 
5China sakula 
SK Gaming
1Sweden ahl 
2Sweden Fisker 
3Sweden SpawN 
4Sweden vilden 
5Sweden Snajdan 
Hacker.Project
1South Korea Ryu 
2South Korea solo 
3South Korea hee 
4South Korea bail 
5South Korea termi 
Virtus.pro
1Russia F_1N 
2Russia HEL1 
3Russia Snoop 
4Russia hooch 
5Russia LeX 
NoA
1Norway XeqtR 
2Norway xione 
3Norway prb 
4Denmark zonic 
5Denmark hpx 

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
April 24, 2006 - 07:00 CET
1. wNv Teamwork 3-0-0 0-0 0 9p
2. Team Catch-Gamer 2-0-1 0-0 0 6p
3. SK Gaming 1-0-2 0-0 0 3p
4. 4Kings 0-0-3 0-0 0 0p

Group B[edit]

Group A
April 24, 2006 - 07:00 CET
1. compLexity Gaming 2-0-1 0-0 0 6p
2. Hacker.Project 2-0-1 0-0 0 6p
3. Virtus.pro 2-0-1 0-0 0 6p
4. NoA 0-0-3 0-0 0 0p

Bracket[edit]

Semifinals
wNv Teamwork
2
hacker.project
1
compLexity Gaming
2
Team Catch-Gamer
1
Grand Final
wNv Teamwork
2
May 2, 2006 - 17:00 CET
16 
 
 7
 
16 
 
 1
 
compLexity Gaming
0
3rd Place Match
hacker.project
2
Team Catch-Gamer
1