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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 KRW
(≃ $49,694 USD)
Start Date:
1999-08-14
End Date:
1999-08-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Participants
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 Terran SSamJang, South Korea Terran (B_Blade)Leader, South Korea Zerg 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 United States Gadianton
Sweden StrayLight Sweden (9)eVERLAST
South Korea DiGamma South Korea Muzel(sg)
South Korea KimMiYuen
United States 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 1
Round 1
R1
Round 2
Round 2
R2
Round 3
Round 3
R3
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
1
South KoreaZergunknown
0
South KoreaTerranunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
1
South KoreaTerranunknown
0
SwedenRandom(5th)Faith
1
South KoreaProtossunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
SwedenRandom(5th)Faith
1
South Koreaunknown
0
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
1
SwedenRandom(5th)Faith
0
South KoreaZergunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
RomaniaShaper
0
South KoreaZergunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
SwedenFuthark
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
1
South KoreaZergunknown
0
United StatesZergsoso
1
South KoreaProtossunknown
0
South KoreaProtossunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
United StatesZergsoso
1
South KoreaProtossunknown
0
South KoreaTerranunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaTerranunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
United StatesZergsoso
1
South KoreaTerranunknown
0
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
1
South Koreaunknown
0
SwedenProtossStrayLight
0
South KoreaZergunknown
1
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
1
South KoreaZergunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
RomaniaMetallicos
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
1
South Koreaunknown
0
United StatesZergsoso
0
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
1
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
1
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaProtoss)(V)(II)(V)(II
1
FranceZergSinclair
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
South KoreaProtoss)(V)(II)(V)(II
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
South KoreaProtoss)(V)(II)(V)(II
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
South KoreaProtoss)(V)(II)(V)(II
0
South KoreaZergByun
1
South Koreaunknown
0
SwedenZerg(9)eVERLAST
1
South KoreaProtossunknown
0
South KoreaZergByun
1
SwedenZerg(9)eVERLAST
0
South KoreaZergH.O.T-Forever
1
South Koreaunknown
0
United StatesRandomGadianton
1
South KoreaRandomunknown
0
South KoreaZergH.O.T-Forever
1
United StatesRandomGadianton
0
South KoreaZergByun
1
South KoreaZergH.O.T-Forever
0
South KoreaZergKimMiYuen
W
South Koreaunknown
South Koreaunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergKimMiYuen
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaProtossMuzel(sg)
1
South KoreaTerranunknown
0
South KoreaProtossunknown
1
South Koreaunknown
0
South KoreaZergMuzel(sg)
1
South KoreaProtossunknown
0
South KoreaZergKimMiYuen
1
South KoreaZergMuzel(sg)
0
South KoreaZergByun
1
South KoreaZergKimMiYuen
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
South KoreaZergByun
0
CanadaProtossGrrrr...
0
South KoreaZergOctober
1
Third Place Match
Third Place Match
3rd Place
3rd
South KoreaProtossDiGamma
0
South KoreaZergByun
1

The Finals[edit]

October won the tournament over Grrrr...

Racial Distribution[edit]

Unavailable due to incomplete records

References[edit]