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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
Start Date:
1999-08-16
End Date:
1999-09-02
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
5
1
2
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 of America CrazyJim~LiZarD Canada (s)thor Canada +Illusia+ aka Canada Stratus
Canada Kain-The-Feared Korea (South) Shin_Ju_Young1 Canada Chris_Low aka Canada Crexis
Canada Grrrr...
United States of America soso
LOVE_BOAT
Qualified from 1999 Brood War Season 2 Ladder Tournament (8)
Korea (South) +:StarBoy:+: Korea (South) (B_Blade)Leader South Korea Muzel(Sg) Korea (South) A5-SSiBangSe
Sweden (5th)Fire South Korea SSamJang
South Korea DiGamma United States of America 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]

1999 Brood War Tournament World Championships
The Lost Temple Acropolis Showdown Ashrigo Dire Straits Rivalry The Lost Temple Snowbound Polaris Prime Winter Conquest
Lost Temple Acropolis Showdown Ashrigo Dire Straits Rivalry Lost Temple Snowbound Polaris Prime Winter Conquest


Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

Round of 16
 USA soso
2
soso 
 A5-SSiBangSe
August 16, 1999
 South Korea A5-SSiBangSe
0
 South Korea Muzel(Sg)
1
Muzel(Sg) 
 Kain-The-Feared
August 16, 1999
  
Rivalry
 Canada Kain-The-Feared
2
 Canada Grrrr...
2
Grrrr... 
 :+:StarBoy:+:
August 19, 1999
 South Korea :+:StarBoy:+:
1
 Sweden (5th)Fire
2
(5th)Fire 
 LOVE_BOAT
August 18, 1999
  LOVE_BOAT
1
 USA Tiranosaurus
1
Tiranosaurus 
 Chris_Low
August 18, 1999
  
Rivalry
 Canada Chris_Low
2
 Canada (s)thor
0
(s)thor 
 (B_Blade)Leader
August 16, 1999
 South Korea (B_Blade)Leader
2
 South Korea DiGamma
0
DiGamma 
 CrazyJim~LiZarD
August 19, 1999
 USA CrazyJim~LiZarD
2
 Canada +Illusia+
2
+Illusia+ 
 SSamJang
August 16, 1999
  
Rivalry
 South Korea SSamJang
1
Quarterfinals
 USA soso
2
soso 
 Kain-The-Feared
August 23, 1999
  
Rivalry
 Canada Kain-The-Feared
0
 Canada Grrrr...
2
Grrrr... 
 (5th)Fire
August 23, 1999
 Sweden (5th)Fire
0
 Canada Chris_Low
0
Chris_Low 
 (B_Blade)Leader
August 26, 1999
 South Korea (B_Blade)Leader
2
 USA CrazyJim~LiZarD
0
CrazyJim~LiZarD 
 +Illusia+
August 20, 1999
 Canada +Illusia+
2
Semifinals
 USA soso
0
soso 
 Grrrr...
August 23, 1999
  
Rivalry
 Canada Grrrr...
2
 South Korea (B_Blade)Leader
2
(B_Blade)Leader 
 +Illusia+
August 26, 1999
 Canada +Illusia+
0
Finals
 Canada Grrrr...
3
Grrrr... 
 (B_Blade)Leader
September 2, 1999
  
Ashrigo
 South Korea (B_Blade)Leader
0
3rd Place Match
 USA soso
 Canada +Illusia+

The Finals[edit]

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

Racial Distribution[edit]

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

References[edit]