PGL Season 2

[e][h]PGL Season 2
League Information
Type:
Offline
Location:
China China
Format:
1v1
Prize pool:
$9,000
Start Date:
September 11th, 2007
End Date:
September 23rd, 2007
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
China  Legend
South Korea  Devil
South Korea  Ruin
Poland  Draco
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
5
4
7
0
Maps

General Information[edit]

The PGL Season 2 was hosted by the PGL Committee in Beijing, China from 11th to 23rd September 2007. The tournament was one of the rare occasions when top level foreign players, Korean and Chinese professionals met. In addition, this tournament featured one of the largest prize pools for StarCraft Brood War outside of KeSPA organized tournaments. Most of the coverage was provided by the Danish multi gaming clan Meet Your Makers, that sent out most of the foreign players, while China's largest Brood War Fanpage WFBrood provided streams and VODs.

Besides Brood War other titles such as Warcraft III were part of PGL.

The System[edit]

The tournament was divided into four stages.

Stage I

  • The first was the team (aka group) phase. This determined the top two teams. After the team ranks are known, each team had an internal tournament. From the top two teams, two on each team advanced directly to Stage III and the bottom two players move to Stage II. From the bottom two teams, the two losing players from the internal tournament wwere eliminated. The two winning players advanced to Stage II.

Stage II

  • Eight players had to play this stage. A double-elimination tournament was held with the winner bracket and loser bracket finalists advanced into Stage III.

Stage III

  • Stage III was the knockout stage. A bracket was held with the losers continuing to play until 2 losers remain - those two gamers were knocked out.

Stage IV

  • Final stage of the tournament: Semi Finals and overall Finals and consolation Finals.


Prizes[edit]

$9.000 prize pool distributed as follows:

Stage I[edit]

The clan wars were played with the All-Kill Format, the mode was a Best of Seven. The most interesting aspect of this stage was, that the players could determine the order of the matches, e.g. who to send out first. The mutual interest to finish as good as possible was in the best interest for everyone, as a top spot would minimize the probability to get eliminated before the pay out places.

The players could partially select their team's members in a group ceremony. Four players were nominated as team captains. These picked one of the remaining players in the first round of selections. The picked player then continued to add another of the eight remaining players in the second circle, which again could select the fourth players.

Initial Groups[edit]

Team A
Player
China  Pj
China  Phoenix66
South Korea  Herb
Poland  Fosken
Team B
Player
Taiwan  SEn
Poland  Draco
South Korea  Ruin
China  Beckham
Team C
Player
China  Legend
China  iloveyouKH
South Korea  Devil
China  LK
Team D
Player
China  Super
China  Jifeng
South Korea  Cozy
China  GOL

Grid[edit]

Detailed Results[edit]

Day 1[edit]

Group A 3 - 4 Group D
Player 1 Map Player 2
China  Phoenix66 Desperado China  GOL
China  Phoenix66 Tau Cross South Korea  Cozy
South Korea  Herb Desperado South Korea  Cozy
Poland  Fosken Longinus South Korea  Cozy
China  Pj Python South Korea  Cozy
China  Pj Tau Cross China  JiFeng
China  Pj Tau Cross China  Super
Group B 3 - 4 Group C
Player 1 Map Player 2
Poland  Draco Tau Cross China  Legend
Poland  Draco Longinus China  LK
Poland  Draco Tau Cross China  iloveyouKH
Poland  Draco Python South Korea  Devil
South Korea  Ruin Longinus South Korea  Devil
Taiwan  SEn Python South Korea  Devil
China  Beckham Desperado South Korea  Devil

Day 2[edit]

Group A 4 - 1 Group B
Player 1 Map Player 2
South Korea  Ruin Desperado China  GOL
South Korea  Ruin Longinus China  Super
South Korea  Ruin Python China  JiFeng
South Korea  Ruin Tau Cross South Korea  Cozy
China  Beckham Python South Korea  Cozy

Stage II[edit]

The Individual Qualifiers were held on the third and fourth day of the main event. Each day two players got eliminated.

Day 3[edit]

  • Group A: Winners to Stage III, Losers eliminated
Semifinals
 South Korea Herb
2
 China Phoenix66
0
 China Pj
2
 Poland Fosken
0
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Herb
2
 China Pj
0
Losers' Round 1
 China Phoenix66
2
 Poland Fosken
0
Losers' Finals
 China Pj
2
 China Phoenix66
1
Grand Finals
 South Korea Herb
Stage III
 China Pj
Stage III
  • Group B: Winners to Stage IV, Losers to Stage III
Semifinals
 South Korea Devil
0
 China Legend
2
 China iloveyouKH
2
 China LK
0
Winners' Finals
 China Legend
2
 China iloveyouKH
0
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea Devil
2
 China LK
0
Losers' Finals
 China iloveyouKH
1
 South Korea Devil
2
Grand Finals
 China Legend
Stage IV
 South Korea Devil
Stage IV

Day 4[edit]

  • Group C: Winners to Stage IV, Losers to stage III
Semifinals
 Poland Draco
2
 China Beckham
1
 Taiwan SEn
1
 South Korea Ruin
2
Winners' Finals
 Poland Draco
1
 South Korea Ruin
2
Losers' Round 1
 China Beckham
2
 Taiwan SEn
1
Losers' Finals
 Poland Draco
2
 China Beckham
0
Grand Finals
 South Korea Ruin
Stage IV
 Poland Draco
Stage IV
  • Group D: Winners to Stage IV, Losers eliminated
Semifinals
 South Korea Cozy
2
 China Super
0
 China GOL
0
 China JiFeng
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Cozy
2
 China JiFeng
0
Losers' Round 1
 China Super
2
 China GOL
1
Losers' Finals
 South Korea JiFeng
2
 China Super
1
Grand Finals
 China JiFeng
Stage III
 South Korea Cozy
Stage III

Stage III[edit]

The extra matches were the indirect way to qualify for the Quarter Finals and the final stage of the tournament. They were played on the fifth and sixth day of the PGL.

Quarterfinals
 China iloveyouKH
1
 China LK
2
 South Korea Cozy
2
 China JiFeng
1
 China Pj
2
 China Beckham
0
 Taiwan SEn
1
 South Korea Herb
2
Semifinals
 China LK
0
 South Korea Cozy
2
 China Pj
1
 South Korea Herb
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Kozy
advanced
 South Korea Herb
advanced
Losers' Round 1
 China JiFeng
0
 China iloveyouKH
2
 Taiwan SEn
2
 China Beckham
1
Losers' Round 2
 China Pj
2
 China iloveyouKH
0
 China LK
1
 Taiwan SEn
2
Losers' Round 3
 China Pj
advanced
 Taiwan SEn
advanced
Losers' Finals
  N
  A
Grand Finals
  N
  A


Stage IV[edit]

Day 8[edit]

On the first day of the Quarter Finals only one player was eliminated. Initially an eight man bracket was hosted, from which the losers "advanced" until one player lost three series in a row.

First Round
Winner Score Loser
South Korea  Cozy 2 - 0 South Korea  Ruin
Poland  Draco 2 - 1 China  Pj
Taiwan  SEn 2 - 1 China  Legend
South Korea  Devil 2 - 0 South Korea  Herb
Second Round
Winner Score Loser
South Korea  Ruin 2 - 0 China  Pj
China  Legend 2 - 1 South Korea  Herb
Second Round
Winner Score Loser
South Korea  Herb 2 - 0 China  Pj

Day 9[edit]

On the second day of the finals again only one player should be eliminated. For this three groups have been generated, with the losers "advancing" from each until one player finally lost all series in a row.

Group 1
Winner Score Loser
South Korea  Ruin 2 - 0 Taiwan  SEn
Group 2
Winner Score Loser
China  Legend 2 - 0 South Korea  Devil
Group 3
Winner Score Loser
Poland  Draco 2 - 1 South Korea  Herb
Poland  Draco 2 - 0 South Korea  Cozy
South Korea  Cozy 2 - 0 South Korea  Herb
Loser's Group
Winner Score Loser
Taiwan  SEn 2 - 0 South Korea  Herb
South Korea  Devil 2 - 1 Taiwan  SEn
South Korea  Devil 2 - 0 South Korea  Herb

Day 10[edit]

Again only one player was eliminated. Initially all six remaining players had to play 1on1s, with the losers being put into one group afterwards. The loser's group had to play against each other until one player dropped out.

Initial Groups
Winner Score Loser
China  Legend 2 - 0 South Korea  Ruin
South Korea  Devil 2 - 1 Taiwan  SEn
South Korea  Cozy 2 - 0 Poland  Draco
Loser's Group
Winner Score Loser
Poland  Draco 2 - 0 South Korea  Ruin
South Korea  Ruin 2 - 0 Taiwan  SEn
Poland  Draco 2 - 0 Taiwan  SEn

Day 11[edit]

On this day only one player was eliminated. Again two uneven groups were generated, the losers had to play each other.

Group 1
Winner Score Loser
Poland  Draco 2 - 0 South Korea  Ruin
Group 2
South Korea  Devil 2 - 1 South Korea  Cozy
China  Legend 2 - 0 South Korea  Cozy
Loser's Group
Winner Score Loser
South Korea  Ruin 2 - 0 South Korea  Cozy

Semi Finals[edit]

The final stages were played on the 12th day of the event.

Semifinals
 Poland Draco
2
 South Korea Devil
3
 China Legend
3
 South Korea Ruin
0
Finals
 South Korea Devil
0
 China Legend
3
3rd Place Match
 Poland Draco
2
 South Korea Ruin
3

References[edit]