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PGL Season 1(2007)

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[e][h]PGL Season 1(2007)
League Information
Organizer:
华竞互动公司(China Esports Interactive)
Sponsor(s):
Kappa,Intel,Gigabyte,Viewsonic
Type:
Offline
Location:
China China
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
¥75,000 CNY
(≃ $9,808 USD)
Start Date:
2007-05-22
End Date:
2007-06-02
Liquipedia Tier:
Participants
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 2
Terran 7
Zerg 6
Random 1
Maps

General Information[edit]

The PGL Season 1(PGL2007星际争霸联赛第一赛季) was hosted by the PGL Committee in Beijing, China in May and June 2007. The tournament was one of the rare occasions when top level foreign players, Korean and Chinese professionals met. In addition, this tournament featured one of the largest prize pools for StarCraft Brood War outside of KeSPA organized tournaments. Besides Brood War other titles such as Warcraft III were part of PGL.

The qualifiers for the foreign players (minus China) was organised by the German broadcasting company ESL TV. This marks one of the first moves of foreign companies to enter the Chinese eSport market.

Talents[edit]

  • Host, Commentator:

Prize Pool[edit]

Prize rules: [1] Prize distribution: [2]

  • The prize for 4th to 8th was confirmed to Legend.

Award[edit]

Note: Each Winner of the Showmatches got an additional prize of 100$.

Foreign Qualifiers[edit]

Shortly after the tournament was announced a qualification system was organized by ESL TV, mostly covered in English, despite the page featuring mostly German content. The system had three stages, although being arguably less complicated than the system used for the main event. In the first two weeks of April a ladder was hosted on ESL's Brood War page with an implemented Auto-Match Maker, similar to the one WGTour.com used for its ladder. Every day the ladder was reset and the former best players advanced to a group stage. The 24 players were seeded into four even groups, with the best two advancing into a double elimination grid.

The flight, food and hotel costs were covered by the event team for any player that would qualify.

ESL received a lot of criticism for their rulings during the group stage of the qualifiers.[3] CocoA accused fraer of not uploading/reporting a replay of his series against the Russian Protoss Bruce. Instead of a clear 2-0 frear did lose one of the games - which would have resulted in a tie breaker with the American Zerg. However, ESL Administration only reacted with kicking an admin instead of ruling in favour of CocoA, even after Bruce admitted the abuse.[4] Only two weeks after the incidenent the remaining administrator released a statement, saying that only screen shots are not enough proof. [5]

Group Stage[edit]

Team A
Place Player Win Lose Detailed Score
1 Ukraine  White-Ra 4 1 9:3
2 Canada  IefNaij 4 1 9:3
3 Portugal  sYz 4 1 8:5
4 Poland  MistrZZZ 2 3 6:6
5 Poland  Youngp 1 4 2:8
6 Russia  Sudden 0 5 1:10
Team B
Place Player Win Lose Detailed Score
1 Poland  Draco 4 1 8:3
2 Canada  Smuft 4 1 8:4
3 Canada  Testie 3 2 7:4
4 United States  Artosis 2 3 4:4
5 Ukraine  Strelok 1 4 4:8
6 Spain  Squall 1 4 4:9
Team C
Place Player Win Lose Detailed Score
1 United States  Idra 4 1 8:2
2 Russia  Advokate 3 1 7:2
3 Poland  Hullah 3 2 7:6
4 Russia  Ex 3 1 6:4
5 Lithuania  Kr 1 4 3:8
6 Canada  Worked 0 5 1:10
Team B
Place Player Win Lose Detailed Score
1 United States  Skew 5 0 10:2
2 Ukraine  fraer 3 2 8:5
3 United States  CocoA 3 2 7:5
4 Russia  Notforu 2 3 6:6
5 Russia  Bruce 2 3 4:7
6 Spain  Darakian 0 5 0:10

Bracket[edit]

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
UBQF
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
UkraineProtossWhite-Ra
L
UkraineZergfraer
W
PolandProtossDraco
L
United StatesTerranIdra
W
UkraineZergfraer
L
United StatesTerranIdra
W
United StatesTerranSkew
L
CanadaProtossIefNaij
W
CanadaProtossSmuft
W
RussiaTerranAdvokate
L
CanadaProtossIefNaij
W
CanadaProtossSmuft
L
United StatesTerranIdra
L
CanadaProtossIefNaij
W
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
LBR1
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
PolandProtossDraco
W
UkraineProtossWhite-Ra
L
CanadaProtossSmuft
L
PolandProtossDraco
W
RussiaTerranAdvokate
W
United StatesTerranSkew
L
UkraineZergfraer
L
RussiaTerranAdvokate
W
PolandProtossDraco
W
RussiaTerranAdvokate
L
United StatesTerranIdra
L
PolandProtossDraco
W
CanadaProtossIefNaij
L
PolandProtossDraco
W

Changes and Visa Issues[edit]

Draco, Idra, IefNaij and Advokate qualified for the PGL Finals, but only the Polish Protoss eventually went to China. Idra did not attend the flight and was replaced by fraer. However, fraer and Advokate both had difficulties with their visa.[6]. The Russian got replaced by the Chinese Terran RushGoon, whereas Testie receive the invite for the Zerg.

The System[edit]

The tournament was divided into four stages.

Stage I

  • The first was the team (aka group) phase. This determined the top two teams. After the team ranks are known, each team had an internal tournament. From the top two teams, two on each team advanced directly to Stage III and the bottom two players move to Stage II. From the bottom two teams, the two losing players from the internal tournament wwere eliminated. The two winning players advanced to Stage II.

Stage II

  • Eight players had to play this stage. A double-elimination tournament was held with the winner bracket and loser bracket finalists advanced into Stage III.

Stage III

  • Stage III was the knockout stage. A bracket was held with the losers continuing to play until 2 losers remain - those two gamers were knocked out.

Stage IV

  • Final stage of the tournament: Semi Finals and overall Finals and consolation Finals.


Stage I[edit]

The clan wars were played with the All-Kill Format, the mode was a Best of Seven. The most interesting aspect of this stage was, that the players could determine the order of the matches, e.g. who to send out first. The mutual interest to finish as good as possible was in the best interest for everyone, as a top spot would minimize the probability to get eliminated before the pay out places.

The players could partially select their team's members in a group ceremony. Four players were nominated as team captains. These picked one of the remaining players in the first round of selections. The picked player then continued to add another of the eight remaining players in the second circle, which again could select the fourth players.

Initial Groups[edit]

Grid[edit]

Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Qualified
Qualified
Qual.
Q
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
Qualified
Qualified
Qual.
Q
PGL Group BPGL Group BPGL B
4
PGL Group CPGL Group CPGL C
2
PGL Group DPGL Group DPGL D
0
PGL Group BPGL Group BPGL B
4
PGL Group BPGL Group BPGL B

Stage II[edit]

The Individual Qualifiers were held on the third and fourth day of the main event. Each day two players got eliminated.

Day 3[edit]

  • Group C: Winners to Stage III, Losers eliminated
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ChinaProtossLegend
2
South KoreaTerranDinner
1
CanadaRandomTestie
2
ChinaProtossLeiChe
0
ChinaProtossLegend
1
CanadaTerranTestie
2
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
South KoreaTerranDinner
2
ChinaProtossLeiChe
1
ChinaProtossLegend
2
South KoreaTerranDinner
1
CanadaRandomTestie
ChinaProtossLegend
  • Group A: Winners to Stage IV, Losers to Stage III
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ChinaTerranRushGoon
2
ChinaTerranSuper
1
ChinaTerranPhoenix66
1
South KoreaTerran1st
2
ChinaTerranRushGoon
1
South KoreaTerran1st
2
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
ChinaTerranSuper
2
ChinaTerranPhoenix66
0
ChinaTerranRushGoon
1
ChinaTerranSuper
2
South KoreaTerran1st
ChinaTerranSuper

Day 4[edit]

  • Group B: Winners to Stage IV, Losers to Stage III
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ChinaProtossLoveTT
1
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
ChinaProtossPj
2
South KoreaZergBong
1
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
ChinaProtossPj
1
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
ChinaProtossLoveTT
1
South KoreaZergBong
2
ChinaProtossPj
2
South KoreaZergBong
0
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
ChinaProtossPj
  • Group D: Winners to Stage III, Losers eliminated
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
PolandProtossDraco
2
ChinaTerranChinaTTTT
0
CanadaProtossIefNaij
0
ChinaZergF91
2
PolandProtossDraco
2
ChinaZergF91
0
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
ChinaTerranChinaTTTT
2
CanadaProtossIefNaij
0
ChinaZergF91
2
ChinaTerranChinaTTTT
1
PolandProtossDraco
ChinaZergF91

Stage III[edit]

Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
Upper Bracket Quarterfinals
UB Quarterfinals
UBQF
Upper Bracket Semifinals
Upper Bracket Semifinals
UB Semifinals
UBSF
Upper Bracket Final
Upper Bracket Final
UB Final
UBF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ChinaProtossLoveTT
2
ChinaTerranPhoenix66
0
ChinaProtossLegend
2
PolandProtossDraco
0
ChinaProtossLoveTT
1
ChinaProtossLegend
2
ChinaZergF91
1
CanadaRandomTestie
2
ChinaTerranRushGoon
0
South KoreaZergBong
2
CanadaRandomTestie
2
South KoreaZergBong
1
ChinaProtossLegend
CanadaRandomTestie
Lower Bracket Round 1
Lower Bracket Round 1
LB Round 1
LBR1
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
Lower Bracket Quarterfinals
LB Quarterfinals
LBQF
Lower Bracket Semifinal
Lower Bracket Semifinal
LB Semifinal
LBSF
Lower Bracket Final
Lower Bracket Final
LB Final
LBF
ChinaTerranPhoenix66
0
PolandProtossDraco
2
South KoreaZergBong
1
PolandProtossDraco
2
ChinaZergF91
2
ChinaTerranRushGoon
0
ChinaProtossLoveTT
2
ChinaZergF91
1
PolandProtossDraco
ChinaProtossLoveTT

Stage IV[edit]

Phase I[edit]

The idea behind the first phase of the fourth stage was to eliminate the player with most losses. For this some sort of tournament was hosted, with the winners automatically moving on, whereas the player losing three games in a row would be eliminated.

First Round
PolandProtossDraco
2
1
ChinaTerranSuper
ChinaProtossPj
2
1
South KoreaTerran1st
South KoreaTerranEnfury.com
2
0
ChinaProtossLegend
CanadaRandomTestie
2
1
ChinaProtossLoveTT
Second Round
South KoreaTerran1st
2
0
ChinaTerranSuper
ChinaProtossLegend
2
1
ChinaProtossLoveTT
Elimination Round
ChinaTerranSuper
2
0
ChinaProtossLoveTT

Phase II[edit]

In the second phase again one of the remaining seven players had to be eliminated. For this one group of four players was created, with the losers descending into some sort of elimination round. The third player to join this elimination group was the player with most losses during the tournament.

Group 1
ChinaProtossLegend
2
0
South KoreaTerran1st
PolandProtossDraco
2
0
ChinaTerranSuper
Group 2
CanadaRandomTestie
2
0
ChinaProtossPJ
CanadaRandomTestie
2
1
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
1
2
ChinaProtossPJ
Elimination Round
South KoreaTerran1st
2
1
ChinaTerranSuper
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
0
South KoreaTerran1st
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
0
ChinaTerranSuper

Phase III[edit]

The six remaining players had to play a system similar to the one of Phase II. The losers were put into an elimination group, with the player losing all games being eliminated from the event.

First Round
PolandProtossDraco
2
0
CanadaRandomTestie
ChinaProtossLegend
2
0
South KoreaTerran1st
ChinaProtossPj
2
1
South KoreaTerranEnfury.com
Elimination Round
CanadaTerranTestie
2
1
South KoreaTerran1st
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
1
CanadaRandomTestie
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
1
South KoreaTerran1st

Phase IV[edit]

For the 11th day two groups have been generated. The losers of each group had to phase the loser of the other group.

Group 1
PolandProtossDraco
2
0
CanadaRandomTestie
Group 2
ChinaProtossPj
2
0
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
ChinaProtossLegend
2
1
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
Elimination Round
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
2
1
CanadaRandomTestie

Finals[edit]

Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
ChinaProtossLegend
1
PolandProtossDraco
3
ChinaProtossPj
2
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
3
PolandProtossDraco
3
South KoreaTerranenfury.com
1
Third Place Match
Third Place Match
3rd Place
3rd
ChinaProtossLegend
1
ChinaProtossPj
3

Show Matches[edit]

During the event show matches were hosted for the audience. To determine who should play the viewers could vote on the Chinese PGL portal. The winner of each match received around 100 EUR for his win.

Show Matches
PolandProtossDraco
2
1
ChinaZergF91
PolandProtossDraco
2
1
ChinaProtossPj
PolandProtossDraco
2
1
ChinaProtossLegend

Media[edit]

References[edit]