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2008 Shinhan Bank Proleague

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[e][h]2008 Shinhan Bank Proleague
League Information
Shinhan Bank
South Korea South Korea
1v1 and 2v2
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The 2008 Shinhan Bank Proleague is the 4th Proleague broadcasted jointly by OnGameNet and MBCGame. This iteration of the famed teamleague consists of two rounds in which twelve teams compete in a round-robin with the top four advancing to the Playoffs to determine the league winner. All the teams of the 2007 Shinhan Bank Proleague are competing again, though Pantech EX changed their name to WeMade FOX after changing sponsors.

Prize Pool[edit]

Map Pool[edit]

In total the 2008 Shinhan Bank Proleague used 8 maps. Six of these maps were used for 1v1 games:

While two maps were solely played in 2v2:

2008 Shinhan Bank Proleague
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Participating Teams
KTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs KTF MagicNs SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1 SK Telecom T1 MBCGame HEROMBCGame HERO MBCGame HERO STX SouLSTX SouL STX SouL
eSTROeSTRO eSTRO Samsung KHANSamsung KHAN Samsung KHAN Hanbit StarsHanbit Stars Hanbit Stars Lecaf OZLecaf OZ Lecaf OZ
WeMade FOXWeMade FOX WeMade FOX Air Force ACEAir Force ACE Air Force ACE OnGameNet SPARKYZOnGameNet SPARKYZ OnGameNet SPARKYZ CJ EntusCJ Entus CJ Entus


The Proleague 2008 season is a transitional proleague between the old format, and the 2008-2009 season which will use a completely different format. As such, this season is equivalent to half of the 2007 Shinhan Bank Proleague, with two matches being played between all teams. This works out to a grand total of 22 matches per team, or 132 matches in total.

Each match consists of potentially five games, with the team that first gets three wins, winning. The matches follow the following set pattern: 1v1, 1v1, 2v2, 1v1, 1v1 Ace Game. Before each match, the maps will be made known to the teams. In total these are five, as at maximum five sets are played. Since the current map pool consists of six 1v1 maps and two 2v2 in total, the maps are similar between most matches, however their order varies.

The players for the first four games of each match are predetermined before the match begins, while the players used in the Ace Matches are decided if a fifth game is reached.

After knowing the maps, the teams seed their players independent of each other onto those maps, trying to anticipate specific choices from the opposing team and gaining favorable matchups. Players can only be fielded once per match. Ace Games are the exception to this, in which a player can be sent out for a second time.

Players are known to practice specifically for the Ace Game that takes place if the score after four matches is tied. If the opposing team has a predominant Ace player, such as Leta for hite, or Jaedong for Hwaseung, or Flash for KT, the opposing team will sometimes have a player prepare exactly for that ACE player’s style and will be a Sniper.


The Post-Season Playoffs are held after both Rounds have been played.The top 4 placing teams in the league will enter the Playoff bracket where seeding is determined based on their position in the league.

Each match in the Playoffs is a Best-of-Seven, with the team that first gets four wins, being victorious. The matches follow the following set pattern: 1v1, 1v1, 2v2, 1v1, 1v1, 2v2, 1v1 Ace Game.


Season Awards
MVP South Korea Terran FlashKTF MagicNsKTF MagicNs
Finals MVP South Korea Terran firebatheroSamsung KHANSamsung KHAN
Rookie Award South Korea Zerg HyvaaeSTROeSTRO


Proleague Opening
Grand Finals Opening

External Links[edit]

Team Liquid Thread