2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2

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[e][h]2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor(s):
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
Prize Pool:
₩110,000,000 KRW
(≃ $119,323 USD)
Start Date:
2006-08-25
End Date:
2006-11-18
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
24
Protoss 4
Terran 11
Zerg 9
Maps
Chronology

The 2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2 was the 20th OSL and the third sponsored by Shinhan Bank. The tournament featured the return of the players who achieved a top six placement in the previous season: Casy, ChoJJa, YellOw, JJu, ZergMaN, and Iris. The 18 remaining spots was awarded via the i-Station OnGameNet Dual Tournament. The event had a live finals and award ceremony on Jeju Island.[1][2]

Overview[edit]

NaDa and Anytime face each other before the finals.

The 2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2 was played during the fall, which is traditionally won by a Protoss according to the Legend of the Fall. The Legend of the Fall candidates for this OSL were Bisu, Rock, TT, and Anytime, who happened to have won the last OSL played during the fall. Both Bisu and TT got knocked out in the round of 16, and Rock got knocked out by Goodfriend in the quarterfinals.

Anytime got second in his group, only losing to Midas and having a very close match against Casy on Arcadia 2. Anytime also unexpectedly crushed July on Tau Cross. Anytime had a close series against both GGPlay and GoRush in the round of 16 and quarterfinals respectively, except for game 1 against GoRush on Arcadia 2 where he made Protoss look powerful against Zerg, despite the match-up not looking like that for a long time. In the semifinals, Anytime faced Midas who was considered to have the best Terran vs Protoss at the time. After a close five game series, Anytime made it onto the Grand Final.

The resurgence of NaDa[edit]

This OSL also saw the resurgence of NaDa who was after his third title. The year 2005 had started out well for NaDa. After he won the IOPS OSL against July in the finals, NaDa dropped early out of both UZOO MSL and EVER 2005 OSL in the following seasons. But the worst was just around the corner. On the 18th of July 2005, FiFo reported that NaDa's dad had been killed in a car accident. An intoxicated driver preformed an illegal U-turn and collided with NaDa's father.[3][4] NaDa was withdrawn from the Pantech & Curitel Curriors roster for the next two months giving him time to come to terms with what had transpired.[4][5] About 2 weeks later, NaDa posted a poem on his fan café. In the poem one of things he stated was that he was going back to Seoul and practice, "[...] I... I'm going back... don't worry... I'm going back to the real NaDa... [...]".[4] In the first game after NaDa got back, he dominated Nal rA. NaDa lost to ClouD in the winners game but crushed Nal_rA once more. After that NaDa fell into a slump once again, only winning around 50% in Proleague and getting knocked out from both the ODT and the MSL Survivor. NaDa started out in 2006 with a bang, going on a 5-game winning streak and passing the first stage of the 8th MSL Survivor. Then, thanks to an expanded league, NaDa defeated Shark and Nal rA in the i-Station OnGameNet Dual Tournament to qualify for the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2. At the same time, he qualified for the 2006 Pringles MSL Season 2. NaDa was back in both major individual leagues.

NaDa crushed his group going 3-0 against Jy, Light and ZergMaN. In the round of 16, NaDa faced TT, the series was very one-sided in NaDa's favor, only losing game one to a 2 Gate in-base proxy that went unscouted for too long. Before reaching the Grand Final NaDa demolished both ZergMaN and Goodfriend, 2-0 and 3-0 respectively in the quarterfinals and the semifinals.

The Grand Final started out on Tau Cross where Anytime did Reaver and High Templar drops on NaDa's expansions. NaDa lost the game mainly due to not having built two Missile Turrets at his expansions. In the second game, on Shin Peaks of Baekdu, Anytime went for a proxy Gateway opening but NaDa's wall blocked the Zealot from doing anything. Anytime went for a second proxy, this time a Robotics Facility, but NaDa got a scout out and saw it before it could hit and he played safely for the rest of the game, giving him the win. In the third game, on Arkanoid, NaDa performed several drops and relied on his macro abilities while Anytime engaged badly. The constant chipping away at Anytime by NaDa forced him have to type out of the game. The fourth game was played on Arcadia 2, on which Anytime was practically unbeatable.[6] Anytime took a solid game forcing the series to a fifth and deciding game on Tau Cross. NaDa opened with a Vulture drop and simultaneous Vulture harass at Anytime's natural. Anytime had perfect defense and lost minimal Probes. After the defense, Anytime saw an opportunity and went for fast Carriers. NaDa caught the switch with a Scan and pushed. Anytime was dead before the first Carrier was out on the map.

NaDa won his third title, and became the first player to ever receive the Golden Mouse.

Notably, after the completion of the three 2006 Shinhan OSLs, the winners were invited to compete against one another at the 2007 Shinhan OSL Masters.

Format[edit]

Map Pool
24 Dual Tournament
  • Round-robin best of one match group procedure. The top two ranked players in each group advance to the round of 16. The third place player from each group goes to the Wildcard Round.
  • Sudden death:
    • Third and fourth place are separated by a sudden death match instead of the head to head score.
  • Tiebreakers:
    • Two-way ties are separated by the head to head score in the group.
    • Three-way ties are settled by a tiebreaker match.
Wildcard Round
  • Round-robin, best of one. The top two ranked players from each group advance to the round of 16.
  • Three-way ties are settled by a tiebreaker match.
5th/6th Seed Matches
  • Two randomly picked matches, one winner's game and one loser's game, Best of one.
  • Top two players of the group get the seeds.
  • Two way ties are settled by a tiebreaker match.
Elimination Bracket
  • Round of 16: Best of 3 matches.
  • Quarterfinals: Best of 3 matches.
  • Semifinals: Best of 5 matches.
  • Third Place Match: Best of 3 matches.
  • Grand Final: Best of 5 matches.
The first map in a best of 5 series will be replayed if it comes to a fifth set.

Prize Pool[edit]

₩110,000,000 (≈$119,323), and six seeds to the 2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 3 was spread among the players as seen below.[7]

NaDa holding the ₩40,000,000 check during the award ceremony.

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (4) Terran Terran (11) Zerg Zerg (9)
Qualified from the i-Station ODT (18)
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea Anytime
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Midas
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea GoRush
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Bisu
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Canata
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea July
Pantech EXPantech EX
South Korea Rock
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
South Korea Goodfriend
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea JiHyun
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea TT
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Light
Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars
South Korea GGPlay
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Sea
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea Jy
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea ClouD
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea Shine
Pantech EXPantech EX
South Korea NaDa
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea firebathero
Seeded from the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 1 (6)
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea Casy
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
South Korea ChoJJa
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea Iris
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
South Korea YellOw
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea JJu
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea ZergMaN
All the 24 players after the group selection ceremony the 22nd of August.

Group Selection[edit]

The group selection was split into four parts to display commercials and let the players rest. The group selection can be watched here: (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).

Format[edit]

The seeds are divided into six groups. The first seed goes to Group A, the second to Group B etc. The first seeded player gets to pick a player first, the other seeds then pick in descending order. After all the initial picks are done, the picked player in Group F starts. The order reverse one more time until all players are in a group.

Initial Group Picks[edit]

Group A: Terran Casy picks Protoss Anytime
Group B: Zerg ChoJJa picks Zerg JiHyun
Group C: Zerg YellOw picks Protoss TT
Group D: Zerg JJu picks Protoss Rock
Group E: Zerg ZergMaN picks Zerg Jy
Group F: Terran Iris picks Terran ClouD


Canata being interviewed during the group selection ceremony. This was also the first time the OSL was being held in the Yongsan Studio located in i-Park Mall.[8]

Round Two of Group Picks[edit]

Group F: Terran ClouD picks Zerg GoRush
Group E: Zerg Jy picks Terran NaDa
Group D: Protoss Rock picks Terran Canata
Group C: Protoss TT picks Terran Shine
Group B: Zerg JiHyun picks Protoss Bisu
Group A: Protoss Anytime picks Terran Midas

Round Three of Group Picks[edit]

Group A: Terran Midas picks Zerg July
Group B: Protoss Bisu picks Terran firebathero
Group C: Terran Shine picks Terran Goodfriend
Group D: Terran Canata picks Terran Sea
Group E: Terran NaDa picks Terran Light
Group F: Zerg GoRush picks Zerg GGPlay

Final Groups[edit]

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F
TerranCasy ZergChoJJa ZergYellOw ZergJJu ZergZergMaN TerranIris
ProtossAnytime ZergJiHyun ProtossTT ProtossRock ZergJy TerranClouD
TerranMidas ProtossBisu TerranShine[Name] TerranCanata TerranNaDa ZergGoRush
ZergJuly Terranfirebathero TerranGoodfriend TerranSea TerranLight ZergGGPlay

Results[edit]

24 Dual Tournament[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Terran Midas ► Advances 3-0
2. South Korea Protoss Anytime ► Advances 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg July ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Terran Casy -- Eliminated 0-3
Group A Matches
ProtossAnytime
1
0
TerranCasy
ProtossAnytime
TerranCasy
TerranMidas
1
0
ZergJuly
TerranMidas
ZergJuly
TerranMidas
1
0
TerranCasy
TerranMidas
TerranCasy
ProtossAnytime
1
0
ZergJuly
ProtossAnytime
ZergJuly
TerranCasy
0
1
ZergJuly
ProtossAnytime
0
1
TerranMidas
ProtossAnytime
TerranMidas


Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea Protoss Bisu ► Advances 3-0
2. South Korea Terran firebathero ► Advances 1-2
3. South Korea Zerg JiHyun ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg ChoJJa -- Eliminated 1-2
Group B Matches
ProtossBisu
1
0
Terranfirebathero
ProtossBisu
Terranfirebathero
ZergJiHyun
1
0
ZergChoJJa
ZergJiHyun
ZergChoJJa
ZergJiHyun
0
1
Terranfirebathero
ZergJiHyun
Terranfirebathero
ProtossBisu
1
0
ZergChoJJa
ProtossBisu
ZergChoJJa
ProtossBisu
1
0
ZergJiHyun
ProtossBisu
ZergJiHyun
ZergChoJJa
1
0
Terranfirebathero
ZergChoJJa
Terranfirebathero


Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea Terran Shine ► Advances 2-1
2. South Korea Terran Goodfriend ► Advances 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss TT ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg YellOw -- Eliminated 1-2
Group C Matches
ProtossTT
1
0
ZergYellOw
ProtossTT
ZergYellOw
TerranShine[Name]
1
0
TerranGoodfriend
TerranShine[Name]
TerranGoodfriend
TerranShine[Name]
0
1
ZergYellOw
TerranShine[Name]
ZergYellOw
ProtossTT
0
1
TerranGoodfriend
ProtossTT
TerranGoodfriend
TerranGoodfriend
1
0
ZergYellOw
TerranGoodfriend
ZergYellOw
TerranShine[Name]
1
0
ProtossTT
TerranShine[Name]
ProtossTT


Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea Terran Sea ► Advances 3-0
2. South Korea Zerg JJu ► Advances 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss Rock ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Terran Canata -- Eliminated 0-3
Group D Matches
TerranSea
1
0
TerranCanata
TerranSea
TerranCanata
ZergJJu
1
0
ProtossRock
ZergJJu
ProtossRock
TerranSea
1
0
ProtossRock
TerranSea
ProtossRock
ZergJJu
1
0
TerranCanata
ZergJJu
TerranCanata
TerranCanata
0
1
ProtossRock
TerranCanata
ProtossRock
TerranSea
1
0
ZergJJu
TerranSea
ZergJJu


Group E[edit]

Group E
1. South Korea Terran NaDa ► Advances 3-0
2. South Korea Zerg ZergMaN ► Advances 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg Jy ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Terran Light -- Eliminated 0-3
Group E Matches
ZergZergMaN
1
0
ZergJy
ZergZergMaN
ZergJy
TerranNaDa
1
0
TerranLight
TerranNaDa
TerranLight
TerranNaDa
1
0
ZergZergMaN
TerranNaDa
ZergZergMaN
TerranLight
0
1
ZergJy
TerranLight
ZergJy
ZergZergMaN
1
0
TerranLight
ZergZergMaN
TerranLight
TerranNaDa
1
0
ZergJy
TerranNaDa
ZergJy


Group F[edit]

Group F
1. South Korea Zerg GGPlay ► Advances 2-1
2. South Korea Zerg GoRush ► Advances 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Iris ► Wildcard Round 1-2
4. South Korea Terran ClouD -- Eliminated 1-2
Group F Matches
ZergGGPlay
1
0
ZergGoRush
ZergGGPlay
ZergGoRush
TerranIris
1
0
TerranClouD
TerranIris
TerranClouD
ZergGGPlay
0
1
TerranClouD
ZergGGPlay
TerranClouD
TerranIris
0
1
ZergGoRush
TerranIris
ZergGoRush
TerranClouD
0
1
ZergGoRush
TerranClouD
ZergGoRush
ZergGGPlay
1
0
TerranIris
ZergGGPlay
TerranIris


Wildcard Round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Zerg July ► Advances 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss TT ► Advances 1-1
3. South Korea Zerg JiHyun -- Eliminated 0-2
Group A Matches
ZergJuly
1
0
ZergJiHyun
ZergJuly
ZergJiHyun
ZergJuly
1
0
ProtossTT
ZergJuly
ProtossTT
ZergJiHyun
0
1
ProtossTT
ZergJiHyun
ProtossTT


Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea Terran Iris ► Advances 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss Rock ► Advances 1-1
3. South Korea Zerg Jy -- Eliminated 0-2
Group B Matches
ProtossRock
1
0
ZergJy
ProtossRock
ZergJy
TerranIris
1
0
ProtossRock
TerranIris
ProtossRock
TerranIris
1
0
ZergJy


Bracket[edit]

Round 1
Round 1
R1
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaNaDa
2
South KoreaZergMaN
0
South KoreaBisu
1
South KoreaGoodfriend
2
South KoreaShine[Name]
1
South KoreaRock
2
TerranShine[Name]
ProtossRock
South KoreaGoodfriend
2
South KoreaRock
1
South KoreaGGPlay
1
South KoreaAnytime
2
South KoreaSea
1
South KoreaGoRush
2
South KoreaAnytime
2
South KoreaGoRush
1
South Koreafirebathero
0
South KoreaIris
2
South KoreaMidas
2
South KoreaJJu
0
South KoreaIris
1
South KoreaMidas
2
Third Place Match
Third Place Match
3rd Place
3rd
South KoreaMidas
2
South KoreaGoodfriend
1
GoRush playing in the 2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2.

5th/6th Seed Matches[edit]

5th/6th Seed Matches
1. South Korea Zerg GoRush 2-0
2. South Korea Zerg ZergMaN 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Iris 1-2
4. South Korea Protoss Rock 0-2
5th/6th Seed Matches
ZergZergMaN
1
0
ProtossRock
ZergZergMaN
ProtossRock
ZergGoRush
1
0
TerranIris
ZergGoRush
TerranIris
ZergGoRush
1
0
ZergZergMaN
ZergGoRush
ZergZergMaN
ProtossRock
0
1
TerranIris
The official poster for the Grand Finals between Anytime and NaDa.

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Round of 24
4119
Round of 16
475
Quarterfinals
242
Semifinals
13
Grand Final
11
Winner
1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Arcadia2362433.3%51420.0%75271.4%32-
Arkanoid2384450.0%330100.0%83537.5%4--
Peaks of Baekdu2553260.0%3030.0%61516.7%83-
Tau Cross2464266.7%41325.0%73442.9%43-
Total Sum (Σ)9525131252.0%1551033.3%28121642.9%198-

Additional Coverage[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • The official Korean name for the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 is "신한은행 스타리그 2006 Season 2".
The finals in the convention center on Jeju Island.
  • The 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 was a part of OGN's "My Starleague".[9]
  • The 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 was the 20th OSL.
  • The sponsor catchphrase was "도전하는 젊음과 함께하는 더 큰 감동", which roughly translate into "The challenge of youth, and an even bigger sensation that everyone experiences".[10][11]
  • This OSL was the first time it was being held in the Yongsan Studio located in i-Park Mall.[8][12]
  • The finals were held on Jeju Island, which is a large island of the southern coast of South Korea.[1]
  • This was the first time a Terran won against a Protoss in an OSL final.
  • The semifinals had no Zergs for the first time since the So1 OSL.
  • This was the first OSL Bisu qualified for.
  • This was the second season of OSL that used the new 24 Dual Tournament format.[13]
  • The 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 featured game details during the breaks, such as Gas, Minerals, and APM.[14]
  • This OSL was the first to use hip-hop music instead of rock in their Opening Soundtrack.[12]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Media[edit]

Openings[edit]

  • Teaser Intro
  • Round of 24 Intro
  • Grand Final Intro
  • Grand Finals Opening Ceremony
  • Grand Finals Ending Award Ceremony


Soundtrack[edit]

  • Opening: Feature Cast - Channel Surfing
  • Opening Moment: Chimaira - Painting the White to Grey
  • Today's Matches, Players & Results: Mudvayne - Choices
  • Today's Match-up: 30 Seconds to Mars - The Kill
  • Last 10 Matches: Three Days Grace - Time of Dying
  • Before a Match: Alien Ant Farm - State Of Emergency

Player Themes[edit]

  • Anytime: Brown Eyes - Already One Year
  • Bisu: Girlfriends - Maybe I Love You
  • Canata: Sendoh vs Rukawa
  • Casy: Christina Aguilera - Fighter
  • ChoJJa: Quiet Riot - Cum on Feel the Noize
  • ClouD: None/Unknown
  • firebathero: 파인애플 - 마린의 후회 (Feat. 임요환&T1) (Pineapple - Marine Regret (Feat. Lim Yo Hwan & SKT T1))
  • GGPlay: Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
  • Goodfriend: Westlife - You Raise Me Up
  • GoRush: Nichole Nordeman - Holy
  • Iris: Eminem - Lose Yourself
  • JJu: Bon Jovi - It's My Life
  • JiHyun: None/Unknown
  • July: Frank Sinatra - My Way
  • Jy: 666 - Paradox
  • Light: 정재일 - 너에게 가는 길
  • Midas: None/Unknown
  • NaDa: Puddle Of Mudd - Blurry
  • Rock: None/Unknown
  • Sea: SM TOWN - Red Sun
  • Shine[Name]: Stacie Orrico - Stuck
  • TT: Lesiem - Fundamentum
  • YellOw: 주석 - 정상을 위한 독주 2
  • ZergMaN: 이지수(Lee Ji Soo) - Flying Petals

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2 at Wikipedia Korea
  3. "NaDa - The Genius Terran". steelseries. 12 October 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Plexa (29 January 2008). "Letter to the Sky (Nada)". TL.net. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  5. NaDa's games played during his withdrawal (TLPD) NaDa is absent for an almost two month period where he is not playing Proleague, from 05-07-12 to 05-09-06.
  6. Anytime's TLPD Winrate on Arcadia 2
  7. 한연규 (19 June 2006). "신한은행 스타리그 2006, 역대 최대 규모 상금 쏜다 [Star League 2006 Shinhan Bank, the largest ever cash prize shoot]" (in Korean). GAMEDONGA. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  8. 8.0 8.1 한연규 (23 August 2006). "용산 e스포츠 경기장, 새로운 'e스포츠 성지'로 떠오른다 [Yongsan e-Sports Stadium, the new 'e Sports sanctuaries' Rises]" (in Korean). GAMEDONGA. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  9. "신한은행 스타리그 2006 Season 2 리그컨셉 - 위키백과, 우리 모두의 백과사전 [2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]" (in Korean). Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  10. "신한은행 스타리그 2006 Season 2 스폰서 캐치프레이즈 - 위키백과, 우리 모두의 백과사전 [2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]" (in Korean). Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  11. supernovamaniac (19 December 2012). "Twitter / supernovamaniac". Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "신한은행 스타리그 2006 Season 2 특이사항 - 위키백과, 우리 모두의 백과사전 [2006 Shinhan Bank OnGameNet Starleague Season 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia]" (in Korean). Wikipedia. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  13. Live2Win (9 March 2006). "New OSL Format". TeamLiquid. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  14. rinizim (1 November 2006). "[Interview + VOD1101 Shinhan 2 Starleague Semis"]. TeamLiquid. Retrieved 23 October 2013.


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