ESL Major Series Season 4

[e][h]ESL Major Series IV
League Information
Organizer:
ESL TV
Type:
Online
Location:
Germany Germany
Format:
1v1, group stage into
double-elimination bracket
Edition:
4th
Prize pool:
€750
Start Date:
2009-03-15
End Date:
2009-08-02
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
USA  IdrA
Netherlands  ret
Poland  Dreiven
Chile  DinOt
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
7
5
3
1
Maps

Overview[edit]

The ESL Major Series Season IV was hosted during 2009 and was organized by ESL TV. It had a prize pool of €750. The event was split into two phases: A group stage and a double-elimination tournament. Initially four players were invited and twelve could qualify through public tournaments. Each group winner automatically advanced into the second stage, while the players placed second and third had to undergo relegation matches.

Most games were streamed each Monday. The casters were Uli "FlyingDJ" Schulze and Christian "Stoned" Wopen in German and broad-casted with the help of the Octoshape Plug-In. However, the streaming service often caused problems for the audience, especially non-German viewers had problems to follow the streams.

Tournament Information[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

€750 were spread among the top placing players according to the following distribution:

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (7) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (3) Random Random/Racepicker (1)
Ukraine  White-Ra USA  IdrA Poland  gOsia Netherlands  ret
Lithuania  Kr Ukraine  Strelok Germany  Mondragon
Poland  Draco Poland  Sawyer Chile  DinOt
Poland  Dreiven Russia  BRAT_OK
Poland  Yayba* Germany  HoRRoR
Lithuania  Arew
Canada  IefNaij

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. USA  IdrA 3-0 6-1
2. Netherlands  ret 2-1 5-2
3. Poland  Sawyer 1-2 2-5
4. Ukraine  Strelok 0-3 1-6


Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Canada  IefNaij 3-0 6-2
2. Russia  BRAT_OK 2-2 4-4
3. Lithuania  Kr 1-2 3-5
4. Ukraine  White-Ra 0-3 1-5


Group C[edit]

Group C
1. Poland  Dreiven 2-1 5-2
2. Poland  gOsia 2-1 5-3
3. Poland  Draco 2-1 4-4
4. Poland  Yayba 0-3 1-6


Group D[edit]

Group D
1. Chile  DinOt 3-0 6-1
2. Germany  Mondragon 1-2 4-4
3. Lithuania  Arew 1-2 3-5
4. Germany  HoRRoR 1-2 2-5


Relegation Matches[edit]

The runner-up of each division had to face the third placed player of the neighbour division in a best of three. Winner advanced, Loser was out.





Brackets[edit]

Quarterfinals
 USA IdrA
3
 Germany Mondragon
0
 Canada IefNaij
0
 Lithuania Arew
3
 Poland Sawyer
2
 Poland Dreiven
3
 Chile DinOt
1
 Netherlands ret
3
Semifinals
 USA IdrA
3
 Lithuania Arew
0
 Poland Dreiven
1
 Netherlands ret
3
Winners' Finals
 USA IdrA
3
 Netherlands ret
x
Losers' Round 1
 Germany Mondragon
3
 Canada IefNaij
2
 Poland Sawyer
2
 Chile DinOt
3
Losers' Round 2
 Poland Dreiven
3
 Germany Mondragon
0
 Lithuania Arew
1
 Chile DinOt
3
Losers' Round 3
 Poland Dreiven
3
 Chile DinOt
1
Losers' Finals
 Netherlands ret
3
 Poland Dreiven
x
Grand Finals
 USA IdrA
1
3
 Netherlands ret
3
2

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