2008 Arena MSL

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[e][h]2008 Arena MSL
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor(s):
Arena
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
₩116,000,000 KRW
(≃ $115,146 USD)
Start Date:
2008-05-01
End Date:
2008-07-26
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
32
Protoss 9
Terran 15
Zerg 8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008 Arena MSL was taken by storm by the (then) Lecaf Oz player fOrGG. He defeated both Flash and Jaedong on his way to the title. Jaedong had only lost a single Bo5 series up to that date, and that was way back in an OSC tournament against Rock. Forgg wasn't intimidated by that and won the clash of the teammates handily with a 3-0 scoreline. His series against Kal in the quarterfinals was most remarkable. In g1 and g5, both players opted for the same builds on Colosseum, however with different results. Both games saw a Scout being used to great effect, a rare occurrence in pro games.

Prize Pool[edit]

Participants[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Ro32: Dual Tournament format.
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
  • The losers of these matches will then face each other in the Losers’s match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group and will be out.
  • The winners of the initial matches face each other in the Winner’s match.
  • The victor places first in the group and advances to the next groupplay (Ro8).
  • The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner gets second place in the group and advances.
  • The loser places third in the group and will be out.
  • Single elimination
  • Ro16: Best of 3
  • The players who finished first out of their groups last round will be paired against a player that finished in second.
  • Higher ranked player can veto 1 map.
  • Winner earns a seed into the following MSL and advances to the next round.
  • Ro8: Best of 5
  • From this point onwards both players will pick a map that they do not want to be repeated in the event of a fifth set.
  • Semi Finals: Best of 5.
  • Finals: Best of 5.

Maps[edit]


Group Stage (Ro32)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
May 1, 2008
1. South Korea Terran Hwasin 2-0
2. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss Bisu 1-2
4. South Korea Terran FrOzean 0-2
Group A Matches
ZergJaedong
1
0
ProtossBisu
ZergJaedong
ProtossBisu
TerranHwasin
1
0
TerranFrOzean
TerranHwasin
TerranFrOzean
TerranHwasin
1
0
ZergJaedong
TerranHwasin
ZergJaedong
ProtossBisu
1
0
TerranFrOzean
ProtossBisu
TerranFrOzean
ZergJaedong
1
0
ProtossBisu
ZergJaedong
ProtossBisu


Group B[edit]

Group B
May 8, 2008
1. South Korea Protoss free 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss Much 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss JangBi 1-2
4. South Korea Protoss Anytime 0-2
Group B Matches
ProtossJangBi
1
0
ProtossAnytime
ProtossJangBi
ProtossAnytime
ProtossMuch
0
1
Protossfree
ProtossMuch
Protossfree
ProtossJangBi
0
1
Protossfree
ProtossJangBi
Protossfree
ProtossAnytime
0
1
ProtossMuch
ProtossAnytime
ProtossMuch
ProtossJangBi
0
1
ProtossMuch
ProtossJangBi
ProtossMuch


Group C[edit]

Group C
May 17, 2008
1. South Korea Terran fOrGG 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss Kal 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss HerO_V_ 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg type-b 0-2
Group C Matches
ProtossKal
0
1
TerranfOrGG
ProtossKal
TerranfOrGG
Zergtype-b
0
1
ProtossHerO_V_
Zergtype-b
ProtossHerO_V_
TerranfOrGG
1
0
ProtossHerO_V_
TerranfOrGG
ProtossHerO_V_
ProtossKal
1
0
Zergtype-b
ProtossKal
Zergtype-b
ProtossHerO_V_
0
1
ProtossKal
ProtossHerO_V_
ProtossKal


Group D[edit]

Group D
May 24, 2008
1. South Korea Terran Lomo 2-0
2. South Korea Terran Mind 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Memory 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg Calm 0-2
Group D Matches
TerranMind
1
0
ZergCalm
TerranMind
ZergCalm
TerranMemory
0
1
TerranLomo
TerranMemory
TerranLomo
TerranMind
0
1
TerranLomo
TerranMind
TerranLomo
ZergCalm
0
1
TerranMemory
ZergCalm
TerranMemory
TerranMind
1
0
TerranMemory
TerranMind
TerranMemory


Group E[edit]

Group E
May 3, 2008
1. South Korea Protoss LuCifer 2-0
2. South Korea Terran NaDa 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg Shark 1-2
4. South Korea Terran Goodfriend 0-2
Group E Matches
TerranNaDa
0
1
ProtossLuCifer
TerranNaDa
ProtossLuCifer
TerranGoodfriend
0
1
ZergShark
TerranGoodfriend
ZergShark
ProtossLuCifer
1
0
ZergShark
ProtossLuCifer
ZergShark
TerranNaDa
1
0
TerranGoodfriend
TerranNaDa
TerranGoodfriend
TerranNaDa
1
0
ZergShark
TerranNaDa
ZergShark


Group F[edit]

Group F
May 10, 2008
1. South Korea Terran firebathero 2-0
2. South Korea Terran Light 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg sAviOr 1-2
4. South Korea Terran fantasy 0-2
Group F Matches
TerranLight
1
0
Terranfantasy
TerranLight
Terranfantasy
ZergsAviOr
0
1
Terranfirebathero
ZergsAviOr
Terranfirebathero
TerranLight
0
1
Terranfirebathero
TerranLight
Terranfirebathero
ZergsAviOr
1
0
Terranfantasy
ZergsAviOr
Terranfantasy
TerranLight
1
0
ZergsAviOr
TerranLight
ZergsAviOr


Group G[edit]

Group G
May 15, 2008
1. South Korea Terran Canata 2-0
2. South Korea Terran Sea 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg Luxury 1-2
4. South Korea Terran UpMagiC 0-2
Group G Matches
TerranUpMagiC
0
1
TerranCanata
TerranUpMagiC
TerranCanata
TerranSea
1
0
ZergLuxury
TerranSea
ZergLuxury
TerranCanata
1
0
TerranSea
TerranCanata
TerranSea
TerranUpMagiC
0
1
ZergLuxury
TerranUpMagiC
ZergLuxury
TerranSea
1
0
ZergLuxury
TerranSea
ZergLuxury


Group H[edit]

Group H
May 22, 2008
1. South Korea Terran Flash 2-0
2. South Korea Zerg Kwanro 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss YoonJoong 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg Yarnc 0-2
Group H Matches
TerranFlash
1
0
ZergYarnc
TerranFlash
ZergYarnc
ZergKwanro
0
1
ProtossYoonJoong
ZergKwanro
ProtossYoonJoong
TerranFlash
1
0
ProtossYoonJoong
TerranFlash
ProtossYoonJoong
ZergYarnc
0
1
ZergKwanro
ZergYarnc
ZergKwanro
ProtossYoonJoong
0
1
ZergKwanro
ProtossYoonJoong
ZergKwanro


Single-elimination[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round 1
Round 1
R1
Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaHwasin
2
South KoreaNaDa
1
South KoreaLuCifer
0
South KoreaJaedong
2
ProtossLuCifer
ZergJaedong
South KoreaHwasin
1
South KoreaJaedong
3
South Koreafree
2
South KoreaLight
0
South Koreafirebathero
1
South KoreaMuch
2
Terranfirebathero
ProtossMuch
South KoreafOrGG
2
South KoreaSea
0
South KoreaCanata
1
South KoreaKal
2
South KoreaLomo
2
South KoreaKwanro
0
South KoreaFlash
2
South KoreaMind
0
South KoreaJaedong
0
South KoreafOrGG
3

Race distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Round of 32
9158
Round of 16
4102
Quarterfinals
341
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Winner
1

Recommended Games[edit]

  • Terran fOrGG < Colosseum > Protoss Kal - A truly remarkable game and a turn around that perhaps no one would have expected halfway into the game.

Gallery[edit]

Music used[edit]

Main Theme: Foo Fighters - The Pretender

External links[edit]

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