GOMTV Averatec Intel Classic Season 3
The field of 124 players was broken into three tiers.
- Lower Tier (56 players) - These players had to face each other in Round 1 of the tournament.
- Middle Tier (36 players) - These players were seeded into Round 2 of the tournament, where they faced either a Round 1 winner or another Middle Tier seed.
- Upper Tier (32 players) - These players were seeded into the Round of 64 bracket, where they faced the winners of Round 2 matches.
These tiers were seeded according to the March 2009 KeSPA Rankings of participating players.
- Highest Ranked Upper Tier Player - Flash (KeSPA Rank 2)
- Lowest Ranked Upper Tier Player - Reach (KeSPA Rank 50)
- Highest Ranked Middle Tier Player - Pure (KeSPA Rank 52)
- Lowest Ranked Middle Tier Player - MVP (KeSPA Rank 101)
- Highest Ranked Lower Tier Player - Bogus (KeSPA Rank 104)
- Lowest Ranked Lower Tier Player - ASuka-Jr (KeSPA Rank 241)
- All rounds until semi-finals: Best of 3 games.
- Semi-finals and finals: Best of 5 games.
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The prize pool of ₩115,000,000 was divided as follows:
| 1st||$40,330||₩50,000,000|| Flash|| olleh KT|
| 2nd||$13,710||₩17,000,000|| Iris|| CJ Entus|
| 3rd||$8,070||₩10,000,000|| EffOrt|| CJ Entus|
| 4th||$8,070||₩10,000,000|| July|| STX SouL|
|5th-8th||$2,420||₩3,000,000|| Shuttle|| STX SouL|
| sKyHigh|| CJ Entus|
| Jaedong|| Hwaseung OZ|
| Tempest|| KTF MagicNs|
|9th-16th||$1,610||₩2,000,000|| Hoejja|| KTF MagicNs|
| Hwasin|| STX SouL|
| Kal|| STX SouL|
| Baby|| WeMade FOX|
| Much|| CJ Entus|
| Violet|| KTF MagicNs|
| ZerO|| Woongjin Stars|
| MVP|| Woongjin Stars|
Converted prizes calculated on 2008-08-10 with a currency rate of 0.0008066 provided by xe.com.
On June 16, 2009, Blizzard announced a partnership with GOMTV which included adding an additional ₩50,000,000 to the prize pool of the Averatec Intel Classic Season 3.
Not all of South Korea's progaming teams chose to participate. The following teams have representatives in Season 3:
The following 32 players were seeded into the round of 64
||Flash, Iris, Hwasin, Mind, Lomo, NaDa, Hiya, Frozean, firebathero, fOrGG (10)
||EffOrt, July, Jaedong, ZerO, Kwanro, Luxury, Calm, by.hero, GGPlay, sAviOr, great, RorO (12)
||Stork, Tempest, Much, Kal, Reach, BackHo, Free, Rock, Anytime, JangBi (10)
- Organ(3.33) vs BackHo on Destination
- Much vs Sacsri on God's Garden - Epic nearly mined out PvZ
- Falcon vs NaDa on Destination - OHMYGODHEKILLEDTHEPANDABEARGUY
- Hero vs Kal on Neo Medusa
- Luxury vs Violet on Neo Medusa
- Modesty vs Baby on God's Garden
- JangBi vs BaBy on Destination
- JangBi vs BaBy on Neo Medusa