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2004 Giga Grandslam III

From Liquipedia StarCraft Brood War Wiki
[e][h]2004 Giga Grandslam III
League Information
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
Germany Germany
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
€3,000 EUR
(≃ $3,697 USD)
Start Date:
2004-07
End Date:
2004-08-21
Liquipedia Tier:
Participants
Number of Players:
12
Protoss 5
Terran 3
Zerg 4
Maps


The Giga Grandslam was a tournament hosted in summer 2004 by the German broadcasting station Giga TV and featured different titles, among them StarCraft: Brood War.

Qualification System[edit]

Game Selection[edit]

To determine which game eventually got featured in the final Grandslam, Giga TV introduced a contest which should offer prizes to the most active communities. On their tournament page players could challenge each other via a so-called "fast challenge" system. Each week different games had to face each other, StarCraft: Brood War was up against Worms World Party and Command and Conquer. The title with most finished fast challenges would qualify for the final Grandslam and the prize pool. Brood War won both qualification challenges with a decent amount of games ahead; a huge advantage has been the introduction of an international registration.

The Ladder[edit]

The fast challenge system was used to generate an ELO-Based ladder ranking. The ladder itself was lasting for almost a month; on special days the highest ranked player was picked for a group stage. Twelve German players were picked in the process and divided in two divisions. The best four per division could advance to a knockout stage. The group stage was held in one week, in which each player had to face all opponents twice in a Best of Three.

Prizes[edit]

  • 3rd place received Nokia N-Gage Cellphone.

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Rank Player Points
1 Germany  Mondragon 18
2 Germany  Hexer] 18
3 Germany  Dashwriter 15
4 Germany  Selector 12
5 Germany  GoOdy 9
6 Germany  Dolife 6

Group B[edit]

Rank Player Points
1 Germany  Rob 24
2 Germany  FiSheYe 21
3 Germany  muh 18
4 Germany  Breakdown 15
5 Germany  Schnibl0r 12
6 Germany  Grummel 0

Elimination Bracket[edit]

The playoffs were played and broadcasted live at Games Convention 2003 in Leipzig.

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
GermanyProtossFiSheYe
2
GermanyZergDashwriter
1
GermanyZergMondragon
2
GermanyZergBreakdown
1
GermanyProtossFiSheYe
0
GermanyZergMondragon
2
GermanyTerranRob
2
GermanyProtossSelector
1
GermanyProtossheXer
2
GermanyProtossmuh
0
GermanyTerranRob
1
GermanyProtossheXer
2
GermanyZergMondragon
2
GermanyProtossheXer
1
Third Place Match
Third Place Match
3rd Place
3rd
GermanyTerranRob
0
GermanyProtossFiSheYe
2

Trivia[edit]

  • The players complained about bad support when they had to play the quarterfinals behind the stage. Their criticism, especially the articles published on pro-gaming.com, got falsely interpreted as bashing by many fans.
  • Budi, the main commentator for Giga TV, is now moderator at MTV Germany. He hosts a show in which he presents and rates new games for PS3, Xbox, PC and Wii with Etienne, also an old Giga TV commentator.

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