2008 Bacchus OSL

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[e][h]2008 Bacchus OSL
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor(s):
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
₩100,000,000 KRW
(≃ $100,399 USD)
Start Date:
2008-01-16
End Date:
2008-03-15
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
16
Protoss 6
Terran 4
Zerg 6
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008 Bacchus OSL was held from January through March 2008.

This OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) is most known for being one of the defining moments of Flash's career. Only two weeks after defeating Stork in the GOMTV Star Invitational in a tight 3-2 series, Flash defeated Stork in the finals of the 2008 Bacchus OSL 3-0 in one of the shortest finals of all time. Flash's road to the finals is considered one of the most difficult, having had to defeated Jaedong, Bisu and Stork in a best of three or five matches. This is the only OSL to date where one of the four TaekBangLeeSsang members has defeated the other three on his way to winning the tournament. Flash also became the first Terran to win an OSL since NaDa in the 2006 Shinhan Bank OSL Season 2. Flash's most talked about games include his continued use of the dual-Armory build to counter 2-base Carrier by Stork during the finals and his game vs Jaedong in the Ro8 on Katrina where he executed a mech build. In winning the title, Flash became the youngest OSL champion to date, at age 15 years, 8 months, 10 days.

The 2008 Bacchus OSL is not only the place where Flash solidified his position as the world's number one Terran (and indeed, Flash went on to be the most successful Terran for at least the next year), but it is also the place where Luxury first found limited Starleague success, reaching the semifinals for the first time where he lost to Stork. Luxury went on to be considered a top Zerg player on the scene for the next year, with only Jaedong being considered stronger. Another newcomer to the 2008 Bacchus OSL who gained attention was the young Protoss player BeSt, who impressed many by advancing to the Ro8 in his first Starleague, and defeating Jaedong in his match vs him. BeSt went on to become one of the Six Dragons and reached the finals of the very next OSL (the EVER2008 OSL). The 2008 Bacchus OSL is also the last Starleague in which XellOs has qualified. He reached the Ro16 where he lost in tiebreakers to Bisu.

This OSL is also notable for the low number of Terran players among the 16 that qualified. The past several OSLs all saw a plurality of Terrans, with the past four OSLs seeing Terran making up almost 50% of the participants. The 2008 Bacchus, however, would only feature four Terrans, the lowest in years, but along the way, virtually balanced the racial representation of this OSL. For other notable trends and facts from this OSL, see this TL forum thread.[1]

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩74,000,000 (~$74,300) was awarded to the top four finishers per the below.[2][3][4][5][6][7] The total amount distributed was most likely just over ₩100,000,000, so as to be more in line with the purses from the neighboring OSLs. For example, the OSL that immediately preceded the 2008 Bacchus OSL, the 2007 EVER OSL, had a total prize pool of ₩104,000,000, while the 2009 Bacchus OSL, which followed the 2008 Bacchus OSL one year later and shared the same sponsor, had a prize pool of ₩108,000,000. Nonetheless, from the available sources, only the top four cash awards, per the below, can be confirmed.

Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (6) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (6)
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea BackHo
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
South Korea Flash
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea Jaedong*
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea BeSt
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea FrOzen
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea July
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Bisu*
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Sea
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea Luxury
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea Much*
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea XellOs
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Rumble
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX
South Korea Rock
 —
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea sAviOr
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea Stork*
 —
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea YellOw(ArnC)

*Seeded players


Format[edit]

The preliminary group round was played using a four-person round robin format with best of one matches. The top eight finishers then competed in a single elimination bracket where the quarterfinal round was a best of three format while the best of five format was used for both the semifinals and finals.


Maps[edit]

  • Demon's Forest was removed from the map pool after the group stage because of concerns over race imbalance (i.e. the trees in the center of the map interfered with unit pathing). In the elimination bracket it was replaced by Fantasy II

Results: Group Stage[edit]

See also Round of 24 (Dual Tournament)

Group A[edit]

Group A lrthread
1. South Korea  Jaedong* ► Advanced 2-1
2. South Korea  BeSt* ► Advanced 2-1
3. South Korea  Sea --Eliminated 2-1
4. South Korea  sAviOr --Eliminated 0-3
Detailed Results
ZergJaedong
1
0
ZergsAviOr
ZergJaedong
ZergsAviOr
TerranSea
1
0
ProtossBeSt
TerranSea
ProtossBeSt
ZergJaedong
1
0
TerranSea
ZergJaedong
TerranSea
ProtossBeSt
1
0
ZergsAviOr
ProtossBeSt
ZergsAviOr
ProtossBeSt
1
0
ZergJaedong
ProtossBeSt
ZergJaedong
TerranSea
1
0
ZergsAviOr

*Advanced by tiebreaker

Tiebreaker
ZergJaedong
1
0
TerranSea
ZergJaedong
TerranSea
ProtossBeSt
1
0
TerranSea
ProtossBeSt
TerranSea
ZergJaedong
1
0
ProtossBeSt
ZergJaedong
ProtossBeSt


Group B[edit]

Group B lrthread
1. South Korea  Stork* ► Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea  Flash* ► Advanced 1-2
3. South Korea  Rock --Eliminated 1-2
4. South Korea  Rumble --Eliminated 1-2
Detailed Results
TerranFlash
1
0
ZergRumble
TerranFlash
ZergRumble
ProtossStork
1
0
ProtossRock
ProtossStork
ProtossRock
ProtossRock
1
0
TerranFlash
ProtossStork
1
0
ZergRumble
ProtossStork
ZergRumble
ZergRumble
1
0
ProtossRock
ZergRumble
ProtossRock
ProtossStork
1
0
TerranFlash
ProtossStork
TerranFlash

*Advanced by tiebreaker

Tiebreaker
ProtossRock
1
0
ZergRumble
ProtossRock
ZergRumble
TerranFlash
1
0
ZergRumble
TerranFlash
ZergRumble
TerranFlash
1
0
ProtossRock
TerranFlash
ProtossRock


Group C[edit]

Group C lrthread
1. South Korea  Luxury* ► Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea  Bisu* ► Advanced 1-2
3. South Korea  XellOs --Eliminated 1-2
4. South Korea  July --Eliminated 1-2
Detailed Results
TerranXellOs
0
1
ProtossBisu
TerranXellOs
ProtossBisu
ZergLuxury
1
0
ZergJuly
ZergLuxury
ZergJuly
ZergJuly
1
0
ProtossBisu
ZergJuly
ProtossBisu
ZergLuxury
1
0
TerranXellOs
ZergLuxury
TerranXellOs
ZergLuxury
1
0
ProtossBisu
ZergLuxury
ProtossBisu
TerranXellOs
1
0
ZergJuly
TerranXellOs
ZergJuly

*Advanced by tiebreaker

Tiebreaker
TerranXellOs
0
1
ProtossBisu
TerranXellOs
ProtossBisu
ProtossBisu
1
0
ZergJuly
ProtossBisu
ZergJuly
ZergXellOs
0
0
ProtossJuly
ZergXellOs
ProtossJuly


Group D[edit]

Group D lrthread
1. South Korea  Much ► Advanced 3-0
2. South Korea  FrOzen ► Advanced 2-1
3. South Korea  YellOw(ArnC) --Eliminated 1-2
4. South Korea  BackHo --Eliminated 0-3
Detailed Results
TerranFrOzen
1
0
ZergYellOw(ArnC)
TerranFrOzen
ZergYellOw(ArnC)
ProtossMuch
1
0
ProtossBackHo
ProtossMuch
ProtossBackHo
ZergYellOw(ArnC)
1
0
ProtossBackHo
ZergYellOw(ArnC)
ProtossBackHo
ProtossMuch
1
0
TerranFrOzen
ProtossMuch
TerranFrOzen
TerranFrOzen
1
0
ProtossBackHo
TerranFrOzen
ProtossBackHo
ProtossMuch
1
0
ZergYellOw(ArnC)
ProtossMuch
ZergYellOw(ArnC)


Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaJaedong
1
South KoreaFlash
2
South KoreaMuch
0
South KoreaBisu
2
South KoreaLuxury
2
South KoreaFrOzen
0
South KoreaStork
2
South KoreaBeSt
1
South KoreaLuxury
1
South KoreaStork
3
South KoreaFlash
3
South KoreaStork
0
TerranFlash
ProtossStork
March 15, 2008 - 18:00 KST

See for additional TeamLiquid coverage, recaps for:

Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Group Stage
656
Quarterfinals
422
Semifinals
211
Finals
11
Winner
1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Blue Storm121010.0%42250.0%31233.3%-13
Demon's Forest832166.7%3030.0%110100.0%-1-
Fantasy (Map)52020.0%110100.0%1010.0%--1
Katrina1542250.0%41325.0%52340.0%--2
Troy13330100.0%32166.7%63350.0%--1
Total Sum (Σ)53137653.8%156940.0%167943.8%-27

Recommended Games[edit]

  • Flash vs Jaedong on Katrina - Flash's infamous mech build vs Jaedong.
  • Flash vs Bisu on Katrina - Flash's anti Carrier build meets Bisu's Arbiters in a close game.

External links[edit]

Media[edit]

Openings[edit]

  • Opening 1
  • Opening 2


Soundtrack[edit]

  • Boys Like Girls - The Great Escape
  • Massive Attack - Teardrop
  • R Cicinas - Lietaus Dukra
  • Rise Against - My Life Inside Your Heart
  • Rise Against - The Good Left Undone

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Previous Starleague:  EVER2007 OSL   |  2008 Bacchus OSL  |   Next Starleague:  EVER2008 OSL