Korean Air Starleague 2010
(≃ $90,510 USD
The 2010 Korean Air OSL Season 1 (Hangul: 대한항공 스타리그 2010) was held from February through May 2010. This was the first of two OnGameNet Starleague (OSL) sponsored by Korean Air this year, reminiscent of the consecutive sponsorship of Shinhan Bank in 2006.
Heading into play, Flash was one of the favorites after his victory at the recent 2009 EVER OSL and runner up at the recent 2009 NATE MSL, as was Jaedong, who defeated Flash for the NATE MSL title, as well as a number of recent wins at the recent WCG 2009, 2009 Bacchus OSL, and 2009 Batoo OSL. Really had recently emerged on the scene with recent match TvP victories over OSL runner-up Movie and JangBi, as well as ending Flash's winstreak of straight 22 TvT games.
During play, however, it was EffOrt that surprised the competition. Despite barely qualifying from the Ro16, during which EffOrt had to endure 3 group matches as well as 8 additional tiebreaker game, the Zerg advanced into the grand finals. Undefeated in the elimination bracket, EffOrt would upset Flash 3-2 in the finals for the first OSL title of his career.
₩108,000,000 (~$81,200) was awarded to the top finishers per the below distribution:
| 1st||$32,200||₩40,000,000|| EffOrt|| CJ Entus|
| 2nd||$16,100||₩20,000,000|| Flash|| KT Rolster|
| 3rd-4th||$5,600||₩7,000,000|| Kal|| STX SouL|
| Pure|| WeMade FOX|
|5th-8th||$2,415||₩3,000,000|| BaBy|| WeMade FOX|
| Movie|| CJ Entus|
| ZerO|| Woongjin Stars|
| fOrGG|| KT Rolster|
|9th-12th||$1,610||₩2,000,000|| Kwanro|| CJ Entus|
| Hwasin|| STX SouL|
| Calm|| STX SouL|
| Shine|| WeMade FOX|
|13th-16th||$1,610||₩2,000,000|| hyvaa|| eSTRO|
| Stork|| Samsung KHAN|
| Fantasy|| SK Telecom T1|
| go.go|| Hite SPARKYZ|
|17th-28th||$120||₩150,000|| type-b|| Hite SPARKYZ|
| HoGiL|| Hite SPARKYZ|
| 815|| KT Rolster|
| Killer|| Hwaseung OZ|
| YellOw(ArnC)|| Hite SPARKYZ|
| FrOzen|| STX SouL|
| FireFist|| KT Rolster|
| Bisu|| SK Telecom T1|
| Pusan|| MBCGame HERO|
| Special|| Woongjin Stars|
| Jaedong|| Hwaseung OZ|
| PerfectMan|| Hwaseung OZ|
|29th-40th||$80||₩100,000|| MVP|| Woongjin Stars|
| Lomo|| Hwaseung OZ|
| Really|| eSTRO|
| GuemChi|| Woongjin Stars|
| Hydra|| CJ Entus|
| HyuN|| MBCGame HERO|
| PianO|| Woongjin Stars|
| Modesty|| STX SouL|
| Leta|| Hite SPARKYZ|
| hero|| STX SouL|
| Luxury|| KT Rolster|
| Light|| MBCGame HERO|
prizes are based on the currency rate
on 2010-05-22: 1 KRW
≃ 0.0008 USD
Note: Players who reached the Ro16 were also awarded an additional ₩250,000(~$200) to their later tournament winnings.
- 24 groups of between seven to eight players played off in elimination brackets until a single player from each group advanced to the Ro36.
- 24 players from the offline prelims and 12 players eliminated from the previous OSL were placed into 12 groups. Each group was composed of two players from the prelims and one player seeded from the previous OSL. The former were matched, and the winner met the seeded player for a chance to qualify to the Ro16.
- 12 players from the previous round joined the four players seeded from the previous OSL and were placed into four groups. Round robin group play where the top two advanced to the single-elimination and the last two were eliminated and going to the next ODT.
- Single-elimination best of three.
- Losers eliminated and going to the ODT.
- Single-elimination best of five.
- Single-elimination best of five.
Results: Group Stage
See also Group Results Ro36 and Group Stage Ro16
Results: Elimination Bracket
See also: Elimnation Bracket details
|Round of 40
- Korean Air Starleague 2010 Round of 16 Group C and D Tiebreakers were 7 hours 22 minutes long.
- Kim Carry curses EffOrt by prediction of EffOrt to win 3-1… and failed!