Recently, the GOMTV STAR Invitational Tournament was announced, along with goodies such as server support for international viewers and dual-language commentary (Korean / English). Before you are all blown away by streamed spectacular matches and entertaining commentary from Tasteless, I would like to take this opportunity to refresh the TeamLiquid masses about another invitational event that was powered by GOMTV, the show matches named: SuperFight.
Created by CJ Media (the sponsor behind CJ Entus), the SuperFight series of show matches was broadcast live over a number of their channels and internet streams. Each broadcast also included First Person views of each participant and some branched into popular games aside from Starcraft.
The SuperFight show-matches were held once a month from October 2006 to March 2007. These show matches were not just simply famous invited progamers battling it out for money, but many of these events were given a theme, from an New & Old theme to the Ace event to the Race Wars.
CJ Media did not hold back for their own piece of broadcasted Starcraft warfare as they went all-out with the production for their events with elaborate introduction for the players and large prize pools.
I'm not satisfied to just sit in the audience. I hope they call me next time. I will create fun games.
With Boxer's departure to the Air Force imminent, fans of starcraft were given a gift by the people at CJ Media. The first SuperFight was to be held and provide the farewell fans wanted before Boxer left for the army. The show-match pitted the Emperor of Terran, who was famed for his Terran v Zerg play against two famous zerg players. Matched against him was the best zerg player at the time, the Maestro of Zerg, sAviOr and his rival, the Storm Zerg, YellOw.
With the success of the first SuperFight, the second one was held a month later. The concept for this, night of showmatches, was Old & New. Starting off with a opening game between two newer players, MBC's Sea (14) and SK Telecom T1's Canata (17). The night then moved into a midcard match, the first non-starcraft SuperFight match between two Warcraft 3 superstars. Finally, the main event of the night was an epic show match between two stars from an older generation of progaming stars, Genius Terran, NaDa (21) and the Hero Protoss, Reach (21).
Taking place in a large outdoor soccer stadium, the mood was set with an opening soccer match between China and Korea in EA's FIFA. Afterwards the opening starcraft match of the night was a gender affair as the female progamer ToSsGirL was given an opportunity to play off against a male progamer of her picking, ex-STX teammate JJu. The main event of the night was a monster clash between the two current starleague champions (as well as previous SuperFight winners, each with a 3 - 0 record), the Shinhan 2 OSL champion, NaDa and the Pringles 2 MSL champion, Savior.
With rumors about a new progaming team made by the Korean Air Force for personnel surfacing in November and fans hopeful of an early return of their emperor. Although the team had not yet released their uniform or conducted their official ceremony, the Air Force ACE were invited by CJ Media to participate in their first Team SuperFight, the aptly named Ace Match tournament.
Inviting all 11 progaming teams and the Air Force team, the SuperFight was based around the closing match in proleague, where the representing player for each team was not revealed until they were walking to the booth. For the teams, this allows them to opportunity guess or deceive, while the chosen ace only needed one thought as they sat down, to win the game or go home.
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The fifth SuperFight took the battle between the races and CJ Media had created an entire night of show matches based around the Race War. Showing off the maps to be used in the upcoming proleague season, the three races squared off with each race being represented by a coach (from teams not represented by players), an invited player and two remaining players on each team decided by an fan poll combined with vote conducted by esports players, officials and media.
The format for the tournament was a series of round robin rounds with each race played each of the other two races. There was a restriction in place allowing each player on a team to only play once during the round. After two rounds, the third round would feature the two best races squaring off. (If the races are tied after two, the third final round will be another round robin with the three races.)
After disappearing off the radar, CJ Media came back with a smaller event. Played on Children's Day, this Dream Match was a special event for the kids. Opening the event with a 2v1 match of two amateurs against returning SuperFight participant ToSsGirL, the main event was a rematch of the first SuperFight show match. A match between the Maestro, sAviOr and the Emperor, Boxer.
the savior allkill in superfight 4 was kind of ridiculous =.=;;
:3 || “So shall it be in the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the righteous, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of teeth.” Matthew 13:49-50
FieryBalrog United States. February 09 2008 16:45. Posts 1306
damn you u made me think there was a new superfight or something but anyway very very nicely done article with nice pics and layout and all :D:D:D:D
btw how'd u align your content to the centre? wtf
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pachi Melbourne. February 09 2008 23:12. Posts 5069