1999 Sports Seoul Cup

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[e][h]1999 Sports Seoul Cup
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
₩60,000,000
Start Date:
August 14, 1999
End Date:
August 15, 1999
Liquipedia Tier:
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
64

Overview[edit]

The 1999 Sports Seoul Cup finals were held on August 14-15, 1999 and consisted of the 64 top players from around the world.[1] The event gathered many of the top foreign finishers of the 1999 Brood War Season 1 Ladder Tournament, 1999 Brood War Season 2 Ladder Tournament, 1998 PGL Season 3, and 1999 PGL Season 4 to join some of the strongest Korean players to duel in the 64 player tournament.

The tournament was one of the earliest international Brood War tournaments organized and among the largest prize pools of its time.

Tournament Information[edit]

All the matches in the tournament were played as a best of one. The tournament was played using the game speed "Fastest".

A separate 2v2 team tournament was also head, but details of this division are not readily available.[2]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩60,000,000 was awarded among the top placing players according to the following distribution:[3][4][5]

The ninth through 16th place finishers were awarded ₩500,000, but the available records are unclear as to their identities.

Participants[edit]

Prior to the tournament, the top ~50 Korean players qualified for the tournament from over 2000 participants in offline preliminaries in cyber cafes, or PC bangs.[6] Korean competition was particularly tough, resulting in a number of notable players not qualifying, including South Korea  SSamJang, South Korea  (B_Blade)Leader, South Korea  GOOD_GAME_MAN!.

Over 30 foreign players were originally scheduled to attend, with a preliminary tournament to determine the final 16 qualifiers on August 13, 1999, but this competition was eliminated with all foreign players permitted to compete.[7] Foreign participants were separated to ensure they did not play each other in the first round.[8]

Protoss Protoss Terran Terran Zerg Zerg Random Random
Canada Grrrr... France Sinclair Sweden (5th)Faith
South Korea )(V)(II)(V)(II South Korea Byun USA Gadianton
Sweden StrayLight Sweden (9)eVERLAST
South Korea DiGamma South Korea Muzel(sg)
South Korea KimMiYuen
USA soso
South Korea October
South Korea H.O.T-Forever

Note: Identities of the remaining players are unavailable due to incomplete records

Maps[edit]

The maps for all the matches were not revealed ahead of time. Participants attempting to view the map before their games were disqualified.[9] Players would discover they were heavily edited Blizzard ladder maps; for example Dire Straits was revised to the degree such that the island positions had become connected by land.[10]

Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

An attempt was made to reconstruct the bracket, below, from all available records, but the exact positioning of players is uncertain, particularly that of foreigners, who were eliminated in the first round, but it is not clear by which opponent.

Round of 64
 Canada Grrrr...
1
Grrrr... 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 Sweden (5th)Faith
1
(5th)Faith 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 Shaper
August 14, 1999
 Romania Shaper
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 Futhark
August 14, 1999
 Sweden Futhark
0
 USA soso
1
soso 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea DiGamma
1
DiGamma 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 Sweden StrayLight
0
StrayLight 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
1
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 Metallicos
August 14, 1999
 Romania Metallicos
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea October
1
October 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea )(V)(II)(V)(II
1
)(V)(II)(V)(II 
 Sinclair
August 14, 1999
 France Sinclair
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea Byun
1
Byun 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 Sweden (9)eVERLAST
1
(9)eVERLAST 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea H.O.T-Forever
1
H.O.T-Forever 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 USA Gadianton
1
Gadianton 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea KimMiYuen
W
KimMiYuen 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
"W" is not a number.
 South Korea unknown
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea Muzel(sg)
1
Muzel(sg) 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
Round of 32
 Canada Grrrr...
1
Grrrr... 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 Sweden (5th)Faith
1
(5th)Faith 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 USA soso
1
soso 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea DiGamma
1
DiGamma 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea October
1
October 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea )(V)(II)(V)(II
1
)(V)(II)(V)(II 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
 South Korea Byun
1
Byun 
 (9)eVERLAST
August 14, 1999
 Sweden (9)eVERLAST
0
 South Korea H.O.T-Forever
1
H.O.T-Forever 
 Gadianton
August 14, 1999
 USA Gadianton
0
 South Korea KimMiYuen
1
KimMiYuen 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea Muzel(sg)
1
Muzel(sg) 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
Round of 16
 Canada Grrrr...
1
Grrrr... 
 (5th)Faith
August 14, 1999
 Sweden (5th)Faith
0
 South Korea unknown
1
unknown 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 USA soso
1
soso 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea DiGamma
1
DiGamma 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea October
1
October 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea )(V)(II)(V)(II
1
)(V)(II)(V)(II 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 South Korea Byun
1
Byun 
 H.O.T-Forever
August 14, 1999
 South Korea H.O.T-Forever
0
 South Korea KimMiYuen
1
KimMiYuen 
 Muzel(sg)
August 14, 1999
 South Korea Muzel(sg)
0
Quarterfinals
 Canada Grrrr...
1
Grrrr... 
 unknown
August 14, 1999
 South Korea unknown
0
 USA soso
0
soso 
 DiGamma
August 14, 1999
 South Korea DiGamma
1
 South Korea October
1
October 
 )(V)(II)(V)(II
August 14, 1999
 South Korea )(V)(II)(V)(II
0
 South Korea Byun
1
Byun 
 KimMiYuen
August 14, 1999
 South Korea KimMiYuen
0
Semifinals
 Canada Grrrr...
1
Grrrr... 
 DiGamma
August 15, 1999
 South Korea DiGamma
0
 South Korea October
1
October 
 Byun
August 15, 1999
 South Korea Byun
0
Finals
 Canada Grrrr...
0
Grrrr... 
 October
August 15, 1999
 South Korea October
1
3rd Place Match
 South Korea DiGamma
0
DiGamma 
 Byun
August 15, 1999
 South Korea Byun
1

The Finals[edit]

October won the tournament over Grrrr...

Racial Distribution[edit]

Unavailable due to incomplete records

References[edit]