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1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships

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[e][h]1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships
League Information
Type:
Online
Location:
United States United States
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
$14,000 USD
Start Date:
1999-08-16
End Date:
1999-09-02
Liquipedia Tier:
Participants
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 5
Terran 1
Zerg 2
Random 8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships started on July 15th, 1999 and consisted of the 16 top-ranked players on the official ladder.[1] The World Championships gathered the top eight finishers of the 1999 Brood War Season 1 Ladder Tournament and 1999 Brood War Season 2 Ladder Tournament to determine a grand champion.

One alternate replaced an absent player. The tournament was one of the earliest Brood War tournaments recorded and officially held by Blizzard and the largest prize pool of its time.

Tournament Information[edit]

All the matches in the ladder stage of the tournament were played as a Bo3 while the grand finals was a Bo5. It is also interesting to note that the tournament was played using the game speed "Fast".

Prize Pool[edit]

$14,000 and commemorative prizes were award among the top placing players according to the following distribution:[2]

5th – 16th place were awarded commemorative plaque engraved with name and final ranking.

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (5) Terran Terran (1) Zerg Zerg (2) Random Random (8)
Qualified from 1999 Brood War Season 1 Ladder Tournament (8)
United States CrazyJim~LiZarD Canada (s)thor Canada +Illusia+ aka Canada Stratus
Canada Kain-The-Feared South Korea Shin_Ju_Young1 Canada Chris_Low aka Canada Crexis
Canada Grrrr...
United States soso
LOVE_BOAT
Qualified from 1999 Brood War Season 2 Ladder Tournament (8)
South Korea :+:StarBoy:+: South Korea (B_Blade)Leader South Korea Muzel(Sg) South Korea A5-SSiBangSe
Sweden (5th)Fire South Korea SSamJang
South Korea DiGamma United States Tiranosaurus

1 Shin_Ju_Young didn't participate and was replaced by LOVE_BOAT.

Note: due to limited availability of information about the participants, the unknowns are labeled Random. Alternate names and nationalities are from this forum thread

Maps[edit]


Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

Round 1
Round 1
R1
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF

The Finals[edit]

Grrrr... won the tournament in three straight games in the finals.[3]

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZergRandom
Round of 16
5128
Quarterfinals
314
Semifinals
13
Finals
11
Winner
1

References[edit]