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2002 NATE OSL



[e][h]2002 NATE OSL
League Information
Series:
Sponsor:
NATE
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
₩ 30,000,000 KRW
(≃ $24,468 USD)
Start Date:
2002-03-29
End Date:
2002-06-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
Korea (South)  Sync
Korea (South)  ChRh
Korea (South)  Oddysay
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
3
6
7
0
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2002 Nate OSL was held from March through June 2002. It is often considered to be the most underwhelming OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) and also the most overlooked. All the fan favorites: Yellow, BoxeR, Garimto, V-Gundam and fOru were knocked out in the round of 16. This left ChRh, who was enjoying the peak of his career at the time, as the most notable player. As the OSL proceeded, the Korean national soccer team was performing very well in the 2002 World Cup, which the country was also hosting. The combination of the Korean attention captured away from StarCraft, the lack of fan favorites, and some underwhelming games left this OSL to be known as "The Worst OSL".[1]

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩30,000,000 (~$24,300) was awarded to the top finishers per the below:[2][3][4]

(Converted USD prizes are based on the currency rate on Jun 15, 2002: 1 KRW ≃ 0.00082 USD.)

Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (6) Zerg Zerg (7)
South Korea fOru
South Korea BoxeR
South Korea CryStal
South Korea GARIMTO
South Korea ChRh
South Korea Eugene
South Korea SONJJANG
South Korea Oddysay
South Korea H.O.T-Forever
 —
South Korea Sync
South Korea JunioR
 —
South Korea TheMarine
South Korea MuMyung
 —
South Korea V-Gundam
South Korea Sinji_NT
 —  — South Korea YellOw


Format[edit]

The 2002 NATE OSL used the same format as the previous Starleagues, with group stages for both the round of sixteen and the round of eight, which led into a bracket of best of three semifinals and a best of five finals. However, a new feature was added as Garimto, BoxeR, TheMarine and Yellow, the top four of the previous 2001 SKY OSL were seeded into the group stage without having to advance through the Dual Tournament.

Maps[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 Group Stages[edit]

Group A
1. Korea (South)  Eugene 2-1
1. Korea (South)  ChRh 2-1
3. Korea (South)  YellOw 1-2
3. Korea (South)  TheMarine 1-2


Group B
1. Korea (South)  H.O.T-Forever 3-0
2. Korea (South)  Oddysay 2-1
3. Korea (South)  GARIMTO 1-2
4. Korea (South)  Sinji_NT 0-3


Group C
1. Korea (South)  Junior 3-0
2. Korea (South)  Sync 2-1
3. Korea (South)  fOru 1-2
4. Korea (South)  BoxeR 0-3


Group D
1. Korea (South)  Crystal 3-0
2. Korea (South)  Sonjjang 1-2
3. Korea (South)  V-Gundam 1-2
3. Korea (South)  Mumyung 1-2


Round of 8[edit]

Group A
1. Korea (South)  H.O.T-Forever 3-0
2. Korea (South)  Sync 2-1
3. Korea (South)  Sonjjang 1-2
4. Korea (South)  Eugene 0-3


Group B
1. Korea (South)  ChRh 3-0
2. Korea (South)  Oddysay 2-1
3. Korea (South)  Junior 1-2
4. Korea (South)  Crystal 0-3


Round of 4[edit]

Semifinals
 South Korea H.O.T-Forever
2
H.O.T-Forever 
 Oddysay
 South Korea Oddysay
1
 South Korea Sync
2
Sync 
 ChRh
 South Korea ChRh
1
Finals
 South Korea H.O.T-Forever
1
H.O.T-Forever 
 Sync
 South Korea Sync
3
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Oddysay
1
Oddysay 
 ChRh
 South Korea ChRh
2

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
BifrostBifrost    14 8 5 3 63% 2 1 1 50% 2 1 1 50% 2 - -
Forbidden ZoneForbidden Zone    14 5 4 1 80% 2 1 1 50% 2 0 2 0% 2 3 -
Neo VertigoNeo Vertigo    10 4 3 1 75% 3 1 2 33% - - - - 2 1 -
Neo Silent VortexNeo Silent Vortex    14 7 1 6 14% 1 1 0 100% 2 1 1 50% 3 1 -
Total Sum (Σ) 52 24 13 11 54% 8 4 4 50% 6 2 4 33% 9 5 0

Media[edit]

Opening[edit]


Soundtrack[edit]

  • Machine Head - Bulldozer
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 OST - Father And Son
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 OST - Yell Dead Cell (VR remix)
  • Metal Geat Solid 2 OST - Tanker Incident (Alternative Remix)
  • Metal Geat Solid 2 OST - Tanker Incident (Extended)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 OST - Still Invincible
  • Sonic Adventure 2 OST - Vengeance Is Mine
  • Sonic Adventure OST - Invincible ...No Fear!
  • 오 션(5tion) - More Than Words

Gallery[edit]


References[edit]

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