Hello, Goodbye Tournament

[e][h]Hello, Goodbye
League Information
Organizer:
randomKo_Orean
Game Version:
Type:
Online
Location:
USA USA
Prize pool:
$1105
Start Date:
2010-03-09
End Date:
2010-04-10
Liquipedia Tier:
Winners
USA  IdrA
USA  Machine
USA  iNkA
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
128
Maps

About[edit]

The Hello, Goodbye Tournament was the first StarCraft II beta tournament available for players with a beta-key for the US BNet-server. The tournament organizer randomKo_Orean is a long time forum member on TeamLiquid. On the 4th of March 2010, he started a topic on the Teamliquid forums where he announced his plans to run a StarCraft II beta-tournament before leaving the Starcraft community.[1] Therefore, participation is restricted to TL members:

From now on, people already signed up are fine, but you must have minimum requirement of 20 posts [on TL.net] and joined [TL.net] before Feb. 1st, 2010. No exceptions anymore.

Originally the tournament only offered a $50 prize pool, but thanks to several TeamLiquid members donating to the tournament, the final prize pool went up to $1105.[1] Along with the prizes, so grew the interest in the tournament. Originally set to have one caster, it ended up with three casters: Day(9), Diggity and Psyonic_Reaver were all set to cast in the playoffs.

Background[edit]

From the original thread:

[randomKo_Orean] started off [his] Starcraft career at Team Areola (AKA AixaZnKid, got a position of replay rater for awhile), then worked [his] way to TLnet(...) In order for [himself] to give back to the community, [he has created] coaching thread and "[he'll] do your stupid idea" threads, among other things... but [his mother told him to quit gaming before she passed away] and [he has] full intentions to fulfill her wishes.[2]
However, [he wanted] to do one last thing for the [Team Liquid] community: a tournament.

Tournament Information[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Offering $1,105 spread among all players as follows:

Each casters received $40 per person, making the total money involved $1225.

List of Contributions[edit]

  • randomKo_Orean - $50
  • Disarray - $50
  • Skazzo - $25
  • Jacen - $30
  • Mathos (aka RisingTide) - $50
  • fevax - $10
  • Torenhire - $50
  • Volshok - $75
  • JTPROG - $15
  • squ1d - $30
  • TanGeng - $140
  • Sowers - $50
  • Anonymous - $650

Total: $1225

Format[edit]

Instead of running a normal 128-player bracket, the tournament had 8 randomized bracket-groups with 16 players in each bracket. When those groups were played, the tournament was in the Ro8 where another randomized bracket was created with the remaining players.

  • All series, until the Grand Finals, will be Bo3;
  • Grand Finals will be Bo5;
  • First map played will be Lost Temple, after that it's losers choice;
  • All current maps are in the map pool except for the Novice maps;
  • No abusive usage of bugs.

Participants[edit]

From Age of Empires 3[edit]

  • H2o_ (AKA Ruthless in StarCraft II beta, Winner of WCG Age of Empires 3 in 2008)[3]

From SC:BW[edit]

From Asphalt 4[edit]

  • Bluewolf (Eliminated second round)

Results[edit]

The 128 man tournament was split into 8 legs. After the 8 bracket winners emerged, they were randomly placed into the Final 8 bracket.


Quarterfinals
 USA Machine
2
 USA StorrZerg
0
 USA iNkA
2
 USA PainUser
0
 USA IdrA
2
 USA LzGaMeR
0
 USA Ruthless
2
 USA Bubba
0
Semifinals
 USA Machine
2
 USA iNkA
1
 USA IdrA
2
 USA Ruthless
0
Finals
 USA Machine
1
 USA IdrA
3
Note: IdrA switched from Protoss to Zerg mid-tournament.

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Quarterfinals
125
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Winner
1


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