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2003 KT KTF Premier League

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[e][h]2003 KT KTF Premier League
League Information
Series:
KT KTF
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
₩121,900,900 KRW
(≃ $103,715 USD)
Start Date:
2003-10-05
End Date:
2004-01-13
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Participants
Number of Players:
20
Protoss 6
Terran 6
Zerg 8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2003 KT KTF Premier League was held from October 05, 2003 to January 13, 2004 in South Korea. It was composed of 20 of the top players at the time the tournament was held, as selected by the KPGA (predecessor to the KeSPA). The tournament series was sponsored and created by KT KTF, a South Korean telecommunication company, as a complement to the OGN Starleague (OSL) and MBCGame StarCraft League (MSL).[1]

The KT KTF Premier League distributed to 20 players across two separate leagues, the KT Bigi Premier League, which was broadcast on GameTV, and the KTF MegaPass Nestop Premier League, which was broadcast on MBCGame. Matches were generally played on a weekly basis on each of the two gaming networks, with participants competing against both those in their own and their counterpart leagues. The top finishers, one from each league, then advanced to a playoff format competition to crown the grand champion.

The tournament was the first of the series and was followed by the 2004 KT KTF Premier League.

Tournament Information[edit]

The matches were played as a best of one format in the Group Stage, while the Elimination Stage bracket was a best of three format, until the best of five championship round. The Group Stage, which was played as ten-person round robins, enabled the selection of the top three finishers in each league. The Elimination Stage then followed as single-elimination brackets.


Prize Pool[edit]

₩121,900,000+ (~$103,000+) was awarded to the players, with ₩300,000 (~$250) per victory and a bonus of ₩1,000,000 (~$850) for each consecutive victory.[2] The winners of each league earned an additional ₩10,000,000 (~$8,500), with the grand champion earning the remainder of the purse.[3][4][5][6]

The prize pool distribution was as follows:

+: These players were rewarded additional bonuses for playoff victories, but their exact amounts are not clear.

Participants[edit]

KT Bigi
Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (4)
South Korea Kingdom South Korea NaDa South Korea ChoJJa
South Korea Nal_rA South Korea XellOs South Korea Junwi
South Korea Zeus South Korea JoyO South Korea SoNiC)BlacK
 —  — South Korea MuMyung
KTF MegaPass Nespot
Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (3) Zerg Zerg (4)
South Korea Reach South Korea TheMarine South Korea YellOw
South Korea fOru South Korea BoxeR South Korea JinSu
South Korea Autumn South Korea Sync South Korea JinNam
 —  — South Korea TheWinD

Maps[edit]

Results[edit]

The Group Stage enabled the top three finishers to advance to the Elimination Stage.[7][8][9][10] The Group Stage was composed of a series of 1v1 round-robin matches within each league (KT Bigi and KTF MegaPass Nespot), in addition to interleague play between the two leagues, with participants competing against players in the other league.[11][12][13]

KT Bigi — KTF MegaPass Nespot

Interleague Play[edit]

Participants from each of the two leagues competed against players in the opposing league during this phase of the Group Stage. Each participant generally played two games against members of the counterpart league.

                    2003-10-18
South KoreaTerranNaDa
1
0
South KoreaZergTheWinD
South KoreaTerranXellOs
1
0
South KoreaProtossAutumn
South KoreaZergYellOw
1
0
South KoreaTerranJoyO


                    2003-10-19
South KoreaZergSoNiC)BlacK
1
0
South KoreaProtossReach
South KoreaProtossKingdom
1
0
South KoreaZergJinNam


                    2003-11-29
South KoreaProtossKingdom
1
0
South KoreaTerranSync
South KoreaZergChoJJa
1
0
South KoreaProtossReach
South KoreaZergJunwi
1
0
South KoreaProtossAutumn
South KoreaZergSoNiC)BlacK
1
0
South KoreaZergTheWinD


Final Group Standings[edit]

The cumulative Group Stage records, totaling the individual league and interleague results, were:

KT Bigi Final Standings
1. South Korea Terran NaDa    ► Advanced 11-0
2. South Korea Terran XellOs    ► Advanced 9-2
3. South Korea Zerg ChoJJa    ► Advanced 8-3
4. South Korea Protoss Kingdom    --Eliminated 8-3
5. South Korea Zerg Junwi    --Eliminated 7-4
6. South Korea Protoss Nal_rA    --Eliminated 6-5
7. South Korea Protoss Zeus    --Eliminated 5-6
8. South Korea Zerg MuMyung    --Eliminated 3-8
9. South Korea Zerg SoNiC)BlacK    --Eliminated 3-8
10. South Korea Terran JoyO    --Eliminated 0-11
KTF MegaPass Nespot Final Standings
1. South Korea Terran Sync    ► Advanced 8-3
2. South Korea Zerg YellOw    ► Advanced 8-3
3. South Korea Terran BoxeR    ► Advanced 7-4
4. South Korea Terran TheMarine    --Eliminated 6-5
5. South Korea Zerg TheWinD    --Eliminated 5-6
6. South Korea Protoss fOru    --Eliminated 5-6
7. South Korea Protoss Reach    --Eliminated 4-7
8. South Korea Zerg Jinsu    --Eliminated 4-7
9. South Korea Protoss Autumn    --Eliminated 2-9
10. South Korea Zerg Jinnam    --Eliminated 1-10


The top three finishers in each league advanced to the Elimination Stage.

Results: Elimination Stage[edit]

The two leagues played in independent single-elimination brackets with the winners of each playing in the championship match. The league brackets were a best of three format, while the championship was best of five.

Playoffs: KT Bigi[edit]

KT Bigi Semifinals
KT Bigi Finals


Playoffs: KTF MegaPass Nespot[edit]

KTF MegaPass Semifinals
KTF MegaPass Finals


Championship[edit]

The championship match brought together the winners of each respective league. With players largely competing against members of their own league, this was the first time the two finalists, South Korea Terran NaDa and South Korea Terran BoxeR, faced each other in the KT KTF Premier League.


The Finals[edit]

South Korea Terran NaDa defeated South Korea Terran BoxeR to win the tournament in four games in the finals.


Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Group Stage
666
Elimination Stage
62
Finals
2
Winner
1

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]