Blizzard World Wide Invitational 2008

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[e][h]Blizzard WWI 2008
League Information
Series:
Type:
Offline
Location:
France France
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$18,500
Start Date:
2008-06-28
End Date:
2008-06-29
Links
Winners
South Korea  Stork
South Korea  Sea
South Korea  sAviOr
South Korea  Kal
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
8
3
2
3
Maps

General Information[edit]

The Blizzard World Wide Invitational was hosted by Blizzard Entertainment in June 2008 in Paris, France. For this event four of the best foreign players were invited and joined by four Korean professional players.

The WWI did not only feature invite tournaments for Brood War, Warcraft III and World of Warcraft but also informed Blizzard fans about upcoming projects. Before the convention started many players and fans highly discussed the possibility of a Diablo III announce as a secret project was to be revealed, along with the announce of StarCraft II's and Wrath of the Lich King's release date. The main attraction for the visitors were tournaments in StarCraft II, Goody Bags and the option to test out the Beta versions of upcoming games.

Prize Pool[edit]

Place Prize (USD) ID
1st $11,000 South Korea  Stork
2nd $5,000 South Korea  Sea
3rd $2,500 South Korea  sAviOr

Trivia[edit]

  • Strelok was initially invited to join as player, but was then replaced with Dreiven due to visa problems.
  • Tasteless and Manifesto casted a few of the Brood War games.
  • The Germans NarutO and hot won the StarCraft II user 2v2 tournament and won some sort of expensive toy sword after defeating the leading software developers in 1v1 showmatches on stage.
  • a rematch between Mondragon and sAviOr after the Korean's loss during WCG 2007 was highly anticipated, but did not happened

Brood War Main Tournament[edit]

Quarterfinals
 South Korea sAviOr
2
sAviOr 
 Dreiven
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 Poland Dreiven
0
 Germany Mondragon
0
Mondragon 
 Sea
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Sea
2
 South Korea Kal
2
Kal 
 F91
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 China F91
1
 USA IdrA
0
IdrA 
 Stork
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Stork
2
Semifinals
 South Korea sAviOr
2
sAviOr 
 Sea
June 28, 2008
 South Korea Sea
0
 South Korea Kal
1
Kal 
 Stork
June 28, 2008
 South Korea Stork
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea sAviOr
1
sAviOr 
 Stork
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Stork
2
Losers' Round 1
 Poland Dreiven
2
Dreiven 
 Mondragon
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 Germany Mondragon
1
 China F91
1
F91 
 IdrA
June 28, 2008
 USA IdrA
2
Losers' Round 2
 South Korea Kal
2
Kal 
 Dreiven
June 28, 2008
 Poland Dreiven
0
 South Korea Sea
2
Sea 
 IdrA
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 USA IdrA
0
Losers' Round 3
 South Korea Kal
0
Kal 
 Sea
June 28, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Sea
2
Losers' Finals
 South Korea sAviOr
1
sAviOr 
 Sea
June 29, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Sea
2
Grand Finals
 South Korea Stork
2
Stork 
 Sea
June 29, 2008
  
Othello
 South Korea Sea
0

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