2007 Shinhan OSL Masters
(≃ $45,170 USD)
The 2007 Shinhan OSL Masters was held in March 2007 and broadcast on OnGameNet.
It was composed of the top players from the 2006 Shinhan OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) tournaments, the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 1, 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2, and 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3. A pre-tournament was played to select the advancing players before a play-off was held. It was organized as, by and large, a one-time event tournament after the success of the Shinhan OSLs, with an opportunity to bring together the top performers from the three OSLs to determine one victor.
Interestingly, the Masters play-off would see the same four players as the semifinals of the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3, NaDa, sAviOr, Casy, and Iris. With the Masters held only a month after the completion of this last OSL, perhaps it was an indication of the players staying in peak performance and carrying it forward to the Shinhan OSL Masters. The finals featured a rematch of the finalists from the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3, but NaDa avenged his loss to sAviOr in defeating the Zerg 3-1 (W-L).
|1st||$21,930||₩ 25,000,000||NaDa||Pantech EX|
|2nd||$8,772||₩ 10,000,000||sAviOr||CJ Entus|
|3rd-4th||$2,632||₩ 3,000,000||Iris||CJ Entus|
Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.
The 2007 Shinhan OSL Masters featured the three winners from the three 2006 Shinhan OSLs: Casy of 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 1, NaDa of 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2, and sAviOr of 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3. Additionally, a preliminary tournament, or Pre-Masters, was held between the top eight performing players from the three 2006 OSLs.
The full list of participants is below:
|Protoss (1)||Terran (5)||Zerg (5)|
*Automatically advancing into Masters play-offs
- The Pre-Masters tournament between the eight top (non-winning) players from the three 2006 Shinhan OSLs played off in a single elimination bracket with best of three format.
- The Masters play-off was then played between four participants: the three winners of the three 2006 Shinhan OSLs and the winner of the Pre-Masters tournament. This play-off was a single elimination bracket with best of five format.
Results: Pre-Masters Preliminary
Four Players Advancing to Masters Play-offs
|Casy||2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 1|
|NaDa||2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2|
|sAviOr||2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 3|
Results: Masters Playoffs