2004 KT KTF Premier League

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[e][h]2004 KT KTF Premier League
League Information
Series:
KT KTF
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
₩128,200,000 KRW
(≃ $114,154 USD)
Start Date:
September 8, 2004
End Date:
January 23, 2005
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  July
South Korea  GoRush
South Korea  NaDa
South Korea  YellOw
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
20
6
9
5
Maps
Arizona • Luna • Nostalgia • Requiem
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2004 KT KTF Premier League was held from September 8, 2004 to January 23, 2005 in South Korea. It was composed of 20 of the top players at the time the tournament was held, with the tournament series being 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][2]

The KT KTF Premier League distributed to 20 players across two separate leagues, the KTF Fimm Premier League, which was broadcast on OnGameNet, and the KT Megapass Premier League, which was broadcast on MBCGame.[3][4] 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. [5]

The tournament was the second and last of the series and was preceded by the 2003 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 four finishers in each league. The Elimination Stage then followed as single-elimination brackets.

Prize Pool[edit]

₩128,200,000+ (~$124,000+) was awarded to the players, with ₩300,000 (~$290) per victory and a bonus of ₩1,000,000 (~$970) for each consecutive victory The winners of each league earned an additional ₩10,000,000 (~$9,700), with the grand champion earning the remainder of the purse. The prize pool distribution was as follows:[6][7][8]


(Converted USD prizes are based on the currency rate on 2021-04-12: 1 KRW ≃ 0.0009 USD.)
Place Prize (KRW) Prize (~USD) Player
 — ₩8,300,000 $8,000 South Korea  ChoJJa
 — ₩6,100,000+ $5,900+ South Korea  (Oops)ClouD
 — ₩5,100,000 $4,900 South Korea  TheMarine
 — ₩4,500,000 $4,300 South Korea  Odyssay
 — ₩4,500,000 $4,300 South Korea  Sync
 — ₩4,100.000 $4,000 South Korea  Reach
 — ₩2,500,000 $2,400 South Korea  Nal_rA
 — ₩2,500,000 $2,400 South Korea  XellOs
 — ₩2,500,000 $2,400 South Korea  MuMyung
 — ₩2,200,000 $2,100 South Korea  Goodfriend
 — ₩2,200,000 $2,100 South Korea  iloveoov
 — ₩2,200,000 $2,100 South Korea  Kingdom
 — ₩2,200,000 $2,100 South Korea  BoxeR
 — ₩1,900,000 $1,800 South Korea  RainBOw
 — ₩1,900,000 $1,800 South Korea  Rage
 — ₩1,900,000 $1,800 South Korea  TerAtO

+: These players were rewarded additional bonuses for playoff victories, but their exact amounts are not clear.
Converted USD amounts calculated on January 23, 2005 with a currency rate of 0.000966 USD per KRW provided by XE.com.

Participants[edit]

KTF Fimm
Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (2)
South Korea Kingdom South Korea NaDa South Korea ChoJJa
South Korea Reach South Korea XellOs South Korea July
South Korea Rage South Korea Oddysay  —
South Korea TerAtO South Korea BoxeR  —
KT Megapass
Protoss Protoss (2) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (3)
South Korea Nal_rA South Korea TheMarine South Korea YellOw
South Korea RainBOw South Korea (Oops)ClouD South Korea GoRush
 — South Korea Sync South Korea MuMyung
 — South Korea Goodfriend  —
 — South Korea iloveoov  —


Maps[edit]

2004 KT KTF Premier League
ArizonaLunaNostalgiaRequiem
ArizonaLunaNostalgiaRequiem

Results: Group Stage[edit]

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

KTF Fimm — KT Megapass

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.


                      2004-09-08
ChoJJa 10 Goodfriend
Sync 10 July
Reach 10 (Oops)ClouD
iloveoov 10 Rage
TheMarine 10 Kingdom


                      2004-09-09
Nal_rA 10 NaDa
GoRush 10 TerAtO
XellOs 10 MuMyung
Oddysay 10 RainBOw
YellOw 10 BoxeR


                      2004-10-24
ChoJJa 10 RainBOw
July 10 Goodfriend
iloveoov 10 XellOs
GoRush 10 NaDa
Sync 10 TerAtO
BoxeR 10 Nal_rA
Reach 10 MuMyung
Oddysay 10 (Oops)ClouD
TheMarine 10 Rage
YellOw 10 Kingdom


Final Group Standings[edit]

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

KTF Fimm Final Standings
1. South Korea  July    ► Advanced 8-3
2. South Korea  ChoJJa    ► Advanced 8-3
3. South Korea  NaDa    ► Advanced 7-4
4. South Korea  Reach    ► Advanced 7-4
5. South Korea  XellOs    --Eliminated 5-6
6. South Korea  Oddysay    --Eliminated 5-6
7. South Korea  Kingdom    --Eliminated 4-7
8. South Korea  BoxeR    --Eliminated 4-7
9. South Korea  Rage    --Eliminated 3-8
10. South Korea  TerAtO    --Eliminated 3-8


KT Megapass Final Standings
1. South Korea  GoRush    ► Advanced 8-3
2. South Korea  YellOw    ► Advanced 8-3
3. South Korea  TheMarine    ► Advanced 7-4
4. South Korea  (Oops)ClouD    ► Advanced 7-4
5. South Korea  Sync    --Eliminated 5-6
6. South Korea  MuMyung    --Eliminated 5-6
7. South Korea  Nal_rA    --Eliminated 5-6
8. South Korea  Goodfriend    --Eliminated 4-7
9. South Korea  iloveoov    --Eliminated 4-7
10. South Korea  RainbOw    --Eliminated 3-8


The top four 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: KTF Fimm[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea NaDa
3
NaDa 
 Reach
December 5, 2004
 South Korea Reach
0
Round 2
 South Korea ChoJJa
0
ChoJJa 
 NaDa
December 12, 2004
 South Korea NaDa
3
KTF Fimm League Finals
 South Korea July
2
July 
 NaDa
December 31, 2004
 South Korea NaDa
0

Playoffs: KT Megapass[edit]

Round 1
 South Korea (Oops)ClouD
3
(Oops)ClouD 
 TheMarine
December 6, 2004
 South Korea TheMarine
1
Round 2
 South Korea YellOw
3
YellOw 
 (Oops)ClouD
December 13, 2004
 South Korea (Oops)ClouD
2
KT Megapass League Finals
 South Korea GoRush
2
GoRush 
 YellOw
December 31, 2004
 South Korea YellOw
0

Third Place[edit]

Third Place
 South Korea NaDa
2
NaDa 
 YellOw
January 23, 2005
 South Korea YellOw
0


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  GoRush and South Korea  July, faced each other in the KT KTF Premier League.


Championships
 South Korea GoRush
2
GoRush 
 July
January 23, 2005
 South Korea July
3

The Finals[edit]

South Korea  July defeated South Korea  GoRush to win the tournament in five games in the finals.[11][12][13]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss Terran Zerg Random
Group Stage
695
Elimination Stage
134
Finals
2
Winner
1

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]