2008 EVER OSL

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[e][h]2008 EVER OSL
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Type:
Offline
Location:
South Korea South Korea
Format:
1v1
Prize Pool:
₩100,000,000 KRW
(≃ $100,372 USD)
Start Date:
2008-04-16
End Date:
2008-07-12
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player breakdown
Number of players:
28
Protoss 11
Terran 9
Zerg 8
Maps
Chronology

Overview[edit]

The 2008 EVER OSL was held from April through July 2008.

This OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) saw many great games and series and saw July win his third OSL and become the second player and first Zerg player to win the Golden Mouse. The 2008 EVER OSL also saw the rise and peak of BeSt, who hasn't been the same since. Despite BeSt's success, this tournament belonged to July. Like his other OSL's, the final of this OSL was in the month of July and was won by July (3-0 in OSL finals in July). July started his dominance at the group selection ceremony. After being picked by #3 seed Luxury as an easy win, July responded by taking Luxury's twin brother and teammate, YellOw(ArnC). After this, July defeated Luxury, considered by many to have the best ZvZ, aside from Jaedong, with ease. After Rumble defeated YellOw(ArnC), the twins played each other, with Luxury winning in a very emotional game to eliminate his brother.

At the time of the tournament, Flash was the reigning OSL champion and was having a lot of success against all opponents. When Jaedong was eliminated by his teammate, BackHo, it seemed like Flash's chances at the 2008 EVER OSL was inevitable. When Flash was slotted to play Luxury in the Round of 8, it appeared Flash would break the OSL winners curse of having success in consecutive OSLs to advance. Luxury, however, demolished Flash in game 1 with a Guardian/Ultralisk rush after bunkering in with Sunken Colonies. Flash was completely blindsided and for the first time in months, looked beatable. Luxury then defeated Flash again on Andromeda to secure a spot in the semifinals and a seed in the next OSL.

BeSt utterly dominated his group of NaDa, JangBi and Stork to the complete surprise of everyone. He was a no-name at the time whose only accomplishment was defeating fOru in the WCG qualifiers after he had won the gold the previous year. BeSt then advanced over Much in the quarterfinals to set him up against Luxury in the semifinals. Luxury took a quick 2-0 lead before BeSt proceeded to win the next three games in a row and secure himself a spot in the final.

On the other side of the bracket, July defeated Rock in the quarters and BackHo in the semis to secure himself a spot in the final. Coming into the final, many doubted July. He had a very easy road so far, having an all Zerg Round of 16 group, with Luxury being the only big name. On top of that, July had only faced Protoss players who were not of the highest caliber. In addition, July never had to face a Terran opponent.

The stage was set for the finals, July vs BeSt. July, the God of War, an old Zerg who had become resurgent recently, vs BeSt, the Devil's Apprentice, a red hot young SKT Protoss who had none other than Kingdom to mentor and guide him. And what a final it was. July set the tone within seconds of the start by pulling a 5 pool on Othello. BeSt scouted and was able to block this and responded by proxying 2 Gateways. After some close calls, July finally spotted the proxy, put up some Sunkens and waltzed his trademark unit, the Mutalisk, into BeSt's main base to achieve victory. Even though his 5 pool failed, July had dealt a huge blow to BeSt's mentality and confidence.

Game 2 on Troy opened up rather standard, with July 12 hatching and BeSt going for a 1 base tech build, which is viable on Troy due to the neutral Assimilators between the main and natural. Luck was on July's side as his scouting Overlord went straight for BeSt's base. All appeared to be going normal when July's fleeing Overlord turned around and headed towards BeSt's Nexus before dying. A quick shot at July's natural showed Zerglings and Drones on the move. Using the mining trick, July was able to drill his Drones through BeSt's blockade allowing them to disrupt it and get Zerglings through. The camera panned to BeSt's teammate Bisu whose jaw was wide open in awe.

After 2 games, July critics were going crazy. He had defeated BeSt twice using aggressive rush builds instead of playing a standard macro game. July silenced these crtics by defeating BeSt on Andromeda in a long-drawn-out macro game to win his third OSL and the Golden Mouse. The highlight of the game happened near the end. July appeared to be ahead when BeSt dropped 4 Dark Templars into July's main and dealt severe damage and took out an Ultralisk Cavern. Many thought that this would allow BeSt to get back into the game when the camera flashed to July's natural, which was filled with Ultralisks. BeSt defended valiantly and showcased some beautiful storms but in the end, no one was stopping Tushin from his Golden Mouse.[1]

Tournament Details[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

₩72,000,000 (~$72,400) was awarded to the top finishers per the below:[2][3][4][5] 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 recently preceded the 2008 EVER OSL and which shared the same sponsor, the 2007 EVER OSL, had a total prize pool of ₩104,000,000, while the 2009 EVER OSL, which followed the 2008 EVER OSL one year later and also shared the same sponsor, had a prize pool of ₩108,000,000. Nonetheless, from the available sources, only the below cash awards can be confirmed.

The fifth through eighth place finishers were each awarded ₩3,000,000.[6] Information concerning further cash prizes for other top finishers is not readily available.

Players[edit]

Protoss Protoss (11) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (8)
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea Anytime
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX
South Korea Casy
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea GGPlay
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea BackHo
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
South Korea Flash
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea HyuN
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea BeSt
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea FrOzen
Lecaf OZLecaf OZ
South Korea Jaedong
STX SouLSTX SouL
South Korea BestGod
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea go.go
STX SouLSTX SouL
South Korea July
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Bisu
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX
South Korea Mind
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea Luxury
Air Force ACEAir Force ACE
South Korea DaezanG
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX
South Korea NaDa
SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1
South Korea Rumble
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea JangBi
MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO
South Korea Sea
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea sAviOr
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea Much
eSTROeSTRO
South Korea UpMaGiC
OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ
South Korea YellOw(ArnC)
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX
South Korea Rock
CJ EntusCJ Entus
South Korea XellOs
 —
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea Spear
 —  —
Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN
South Korea Stork
 —  —

Format[edit]

  • Two preliminary group rounds were played using a four-person dual tournament format with best of one matches. Group Stage 1 comprised six groups of four players. The top two players advancing from six Group Stage 1, 12 in all, were then joined by the top four finishers from the 2008 Bacchus OSL that had immediately preceded the 2008 EVER OSL.
  • These 16 players then competed in a second group round using a four-person traditional round-robin format. Group Stage 2 comprised four groups of four players.
  • The top two players advancing from each of the four Group Stage 2 groups then advanced to 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]

Results: Group Stage 1[edit]

Automatically seeded into Stage 2 from their top four performance at the previous OSL:

  • South Korea  Flash
  • South Korea  Stork
  • South Korea  Bisu
  • South Korea  Luxury


Group A[edit]

Group A
April 16, 2008
1. South Korea Zerg GGPlay 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss BackHo 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Casy 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg Jaedong 0-2
Detailed Results
ZergJaedong
0
1
TerranCasy
ZergJaedong
TerranCasy
ProtossBackHo
0
1
ZergGGPlay
ProtossBackHo
ZergGGPlay
TerranCasy
0
1
ZergGGPlay
TerranCasy
ZergGGPlay
ProtossBackHo
1
0
ZergJaedong
ProtossBackHo
ZergJaedong
TerranCasy
0
1
ProtossBackHo
TerranCasy
ProtossBackHo

Group B[edit]

Group B
April 18, 2008
1. South Korea Protoss BeSt 2-0
2. South Korea Terran NaDa 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss Spear 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg sAviOr 0-2
Detailed Results
ProtossBeSt
1
0
TerranNaDa
ProtossBeSt
TerranNaDa
ZergsAviOr
0
1
ProtossSpear
ZergsAviOr
ProtossSpear
ProtossBeSt
1
0
ProtossSpear
ProtossBeSt
ProtossSpear
TerranNaDa
1
0
ZergsAviOr
TerranNaDa
ZergsAviOr
ProtossSpear
0
1
TerranNaDa
ProtossSpear
TerranNaDa

Group C[edit]

Group C
April 23, 2008
1. South Korea Zerg Rumble 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss Much 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg Hyun 1-2
4. South Korea Terran go.go 0-2
Detailed Results
ProtossMuch
0
1
ZergHyun
ProtossMuch
ZergHyun
ZergRumble
1
0
Terrango.go
ZergRumble
Terrango.go
ZergRumble
1
0
ZergHyun
ZergRumble
ZergHyun
ProtossMuch
1
0
Terrango.go
ProtossMuch
Terrango.go
ProtossMuch
1
0
ZergHyun
ProtossMuch
ZergHyun

Group D[edit]

Group D
April 25, 2008
1. South Korea Zerg July 2-0
2. South Korea Terran Mind 2-1
3. South Korea Terran FrOzen 1-2
4. South Korea Protoss Anytime 0-2
Detailed Results
ZergJuly
1
0
TerranMind
ZergJuly
TerranMind
TerranFrOzen
1
0
ProtossAnytime
TerranFrOzen
ProtossAnytime
TerranFrOzen
0
1
ZergJuly
TerranFrOzen
ZergJuly
ProtossAnytime
0
1
TerranMind
ProtossAnytime
TerranMind
TerranFrOzen
0
1
TerranMind
TerranFrOzen
TerranMind

Group E[edit]

Group E
April 30, 2008
1. South Korea Protoss Jangbi 2-0
2. South Korea Terran Sea 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss DaezanG 1-2
4. South Korea Terran XellOs 0-2
Detailed Results
TerranSea
1
0
ProtossDaezanG
TerranSea
ProtossDaezanG
TerranXellOs
0
1
ProtossJangBi
TerranXellOs
ProtossJangBi
TerranSea
0
1
ProtossJangBi
TerranSea
ProtossJangBi
ProtossDaezanG
1
0
TerranXellOs
ProtossDaezanG
TerranXellOs
TerranSea
1
0
ProtossDaezanG
TerranSea
ProtossDaezanG

Group F[edit]

Group F
May 2, 2008
1. South Korea Zerg Yellow(ArnC) 2-0
2. South Korea Protoss Nal_Rock 2-1
3. South Korea Protoss BestGod 1-2
4. South Korea Terran UpMagiC 0-2
Detailed Results
ProtossNal_Rock
1
0
TerranUpMagiC
ProtossNal_Rock
TerranUpMagiC
ZergYellow(ArnC)
1
0
ProtossBestGod
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ProtossBestGod
ProtossNal_Rock
0
1
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ProtossNal_Rock
ZergYellow(ArnC)
TerranUpMagiC
0
1
ProtossBestGod
TerranUpMagiC
ProtossBestGod
ProtossBestGod
0
1
ProtossNal_Rock
ProtossBestGod
ProtossNal_Rock

Results: Group Stage 2[edit]

Qualified From 2008 Bacchus OSL :

  • South Korea  Flash
  • South Korea  Stork
  • South Korea  Luxury
  • South Korea  Bisu

Qualified From Group Stage 1:

  • South Korea  GGPlay
  • South Korea  BackHo
  • South Korea  BeSt
  • South Korea  NaDa
  • South Korea  Rumble
  • South Korea  Much
  • South Korea  July
  • South Korea  Mind
  • South Korea  JangBi
  • South Korea  Sea
  • South Korea  YellOw(ArnC)
  • South Korea  Rock

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea Terran Flash 3-0
2. South Korea Protoss Nal_Rock 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Sea 1-2
4. South Korea Zerg GGPlay 0-3
Detailed Results
TerranFlash
1
0
ZergGGPlay
TerranFlash
ZergGGPlay
ProtossNal_Rock
1
0
TerranSea
ProtossNal_Rock
TerranSea
ProtossNal_Rock
0
1
TerranFlash
ProtossNal_Rock
TerranFlash
TerranSea
1
0
ZergGGPlay
TerranSea
ZergGGPlay
TerranSea
0
1
TerranFlash
TerranSea
TerranFlash
ZergGGPlay
0
1
ProtossNal_Rock
ZergGGPlay
ProtossNal_Rock

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. South Korea Protoss BeSt 3-0
2. South Korea Protoss JangBi 1-2
2. South Korea Terran NaDa 1-2
2. South Korea Protoss Stork 1-2
Detailed Results
ProtossBeSt
1
0
TerranNaDa
ProtossBeSt
TerranNaDa
ProtossStork
0
1
ProtossJangBi
ProtossStork
ProtossJangBi
ProtossJangBi
0
1
TerranNaDa
ProtossJangBi
TerranNaDa
ProtossStork
0
1
ProtossBeSt
ProtossStork
ProtossBeSt
ProtossJangBi
0
1
ProtossBeSt
ProtossJangBi
ProtossBeSt
TerranNaDa
0
1
ProtossStork
TerranNaDa
ProtossStork
Group B Tiebreaker
1. South Korea Protoss JangBi 2-0
2. South Korea Terran NaDa 0-1
2. South Korea Protoss Stork 0-1
Detailed Results
ProtossStork
0
1
ProtossJangBi
ProtossStork
ProtossJangBi
TerranNaDa
0
1
ProtossJangBi
TerranNaDa
ProtossJangBi
ProtossStork
0
0
TerranNaDa
ProtossStork
TerranNaDa

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea Zerg July 2-1
1. South Korea Zerg Luxury 2-1
3. South Korea Zerg Rumble 1-2
3. South Korea Zerg Yellow(ArnC) 1-2
Detailed Results
ZergLuxury
0
1
ZergJuly
ZergLuxury
ZergJuly
ZergYellow(ArnC)
0
1
ZergRumble
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ZergRumble
ZergLuxury
1
0
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ZergLuxury
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ZergJuly
1
0
ZergRumble
ZergJuly
ZergRumble
ZergRumble
0
1
ZergLuxury
ZergRumble
ZergLuxury
ZergJuly
0
1
ZergYellow(ArnC)
ZergJuly
ZergYellow(ArnC)

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea Protoss BackHo 2-1
1. South Korea Protoss Much 2-1
3. South Korea Terran Mind 1-2
3. South Korea Protoss Bisu 1-2
Detailed Results
ProtossMuch
0
1
ProtossBackHo
ProtossMuch
ProtossBackHo
ProtossBisu
1
0
TerranMind
ProtossBisu
TerranMind
TerranMind
1
0
ProtossBackHo
TerranMind
ProtossBackHo
ProtossBisu
0
1
ProtossMuch
ProtossBisu
ProtossMuch
TerranMind
0
1
ProtossMuch
TerranMind
ProtossMuch
ProtossBackHo
1
0
ProtossBisu
ProtossBackHo
ProtossBisu

Results: Elimination Bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals
Quarterfinals
Quarters
QF
Semifinals
Semifinals
Semis
SF
Grand Final
Grand Final
Final
GF
South KoreaFlash
0
South KoreaLuxury
2
TerranFlash
ZergLuxury
South KoreaBeSt
2
South KoreaMuch
0
South KoreaJuly
2
South KoreaNal_Rock
0
ZergJuly
ProtossNal_Rock
South KoreaBackHo
2
South KoreaJangBi
1


Racial Distribution[edit]

ProtossTerranZerg
Group Stage 1
1198
Group Stage 2
745
Quarterfinals
512
Semifinals
22
Finals
11
Winner
1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Andromeda2441325.0%75271.4%64266.7%124
Hwarangdo2442250.0%86275.0%75271.4%-23
Othello11110100.0%32166.7%21150.0%-14
Troy181010.0%41325.0%74357.1%123
Total Sum (Σ)77104640.0%2214863.6%2214863.6%2714

Recommended Games[edit]

External links[edit]

Media[edit]

Openings[edit]

  • Opening 1:
  • Opening 2:
  • Opening 3:

Soundtrack[edit]

  • Donots - Pills & Kisses
  • Fall Out Boy - Thanks For The Memories
  • Good Charlotte - Girls and Boys
  • Lenny Kravitz - Love Revolution
  • Simple Plan - Take My Hand
  • Testament - D.N.R. (Do Not Resuscitate)
  • Testament - Down for Life
  • Donots - Next to you (The Police cover)
  • Uffie - Pop The Glock (Sebastian Remix)

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

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