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WCS Copa Intercontinental Survival Guide

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EVENT SUMMARY

Copa Intercontinental is the long awaited return of the WCS Circuit to Latin America, and it will take place at Mexico City from September 10–11, in a tournament that will award $50,000 USD in prize money and 4,100 WCS points. Eight players will qualify via Passport Qualifiers, and two more via Server Qualifiers, deciding the ten competitors who will battle it out at Expo Reforma in Mexico City.

EVENT DETAILS

 

Organizer

 

VIU Studio, Gamelta, Blizzard

Location

 

Expo Reforma

Calle Moleros 67. Colonia Juárez. Del. Cuauhtémoc C.P. 06600. Ciudad de México.

Date & Time

 

Saturday, September 10 – Round of 10 & Round of 8

  • CDT – 12:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • PDT – 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • CEST – 7:00 p.m. – 3:30 a.m.
  • KST – 2:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, September 11 – Semis and Finals

  •  CDT – 1:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • PDT – 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • CEST – 8:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
  • KST – 3:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Talent

 

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English:

  • Host: Sue ‘Smix’ Lee
  • Commentator: Kevin ‘RotterdaM’ van der Kooi
  • Commentator: Yoan ‘ToD’ Merlo
  • Commentator: Jared ‘Pig’ Krensel

Spanish:

  • Host: Sebastian ‘Jeiko’ Villaseca
  • Host: Nadia ‘NadiaCala’ Calá
  • Commentator: Enrique ‘Horuss’ Palomino
  • Commentator: Alan ‘SolidCaster’ Rivas
  • Commentator: Jaime ‘JimRising’ Durán

Portuguese:

  • Host: Celso ‘Umildassow’ De Macedo
  • Commentator: Pedro ‘Pedroca’ Beraldo
  • Commentator: Eduardo ‘Barba’ Maciel
  • Commentator: Renan ‘Sefirofe’ Mesquita

Streams

FORMAT & PRIZING

Copa Intercontinental will host a total of ten players (qualified as listed above) that will battle it out in a single-elimination Bo5 format. The finals will be in Bo7 format.

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Total prize pool: $50,000 USD and 4,100 WCS points divided among 10 competitors.

  • 1st: $18,000 and 1,000 points
  • 2nd: $10,000 and 700 points
  • 3rd: $6,000 and 450 points
  • 4th: $4000 and 450 points
  • 5-8th: $2,500 and 300 points
  • 9-10th: $1,000 and 150 points

COMPETITORS

WHERE TO DISCUSS

 

Join in on the conversation about these games here!

MORE INFORMATION

 

Copa Intercontinental Announcement

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WCS Circuit Summer Championship Schedule

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To make sure you don’t miss a single game of the WCS Circuit Summer Championship live from DreamHack: Montreal, we have listed the full tournament schedule below. All times listed use the local time zone for Montreal (EDT). The Round of 32 up to and including the Semifinals are Best of 5, the Grand Finals will be Best of 7.

Main Stream 1 will be viewable at: http://twitch.tv/dreamhacksc2
Main Stream 2 will be viewable at: http://twitch.tv/basetradetv

Due to visa issues XY has been replaced by iAsonu.

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Stream 1

11:00-11:15 – Pre-show
11:15-12:45 – RO32 -  yoe Flash Wolves Has  vs  Team Liquid MaNa 
12:45-14:15 – RO32 -  AT Gaming uThermal  vs  mYinsanity Serral 
14:15-15:45 – RO32 -  Invasion esport Harstem  vs Nuovo Gaming iaguz 
15:45-17:15 – RO32 -  Team eLevate MaSa  vs  invasion esport MajOr 
17:15-18:45 – RO32 -  Team Liquid Snute  vs  PSISTORM Gaming TRUE 
18:45-20:15 – RO32 -  EnVyUs viOLet  vs  ROOT Gaming Kelazhur 
20:15-21:45 – RO32 -  mYinsanity Ptitdrogo  vs  Team Liquid Bunny 
21:45-23:15 – RO32 -  Root Gaming puCK  vs  Dead Pixels Scarlett 

Stream 2

11:15-12:45 – RO32 -  ROOT Gaming Hydra  vs  Ence eSports Welmu 
12:45-14:15 – RO32 -  Millenium ShoWTimE  vs  mousesports Heromarine 
14:15-15:45 – RO32 -  Ørdo Equitum Cham  vs  Millenium MarineLorD 
15:45-17:15 – RO32 -  Team RevolutioN SortOf  vs  Zenith of Origin TooDming 
17:15-18:45 – RO32 -  Euronics Gaming Nerchio  vs  ROOT Gaming Semper 
18:45-20:15 – RO32 -  EnVyUs Polt  vs  Nuit Blanche ShaDoWn 
20:15-21:45 – RO32 -  True Esports Elazer  vs  Invictus Gaming iAsonu 
21:45-23:15 – RO32 -  TING neeb  vs  PSISTORM Gaming PiLiPiLi 

DAY 2 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 13TH

Stream 1

11:00-11:15 – Pre-show
11:15-12:45 – RO16 -  EnVyUs viOLet  vs  invasion esport MajOr 
12:45-14:15 – RO16 -  PSISTORM Gaming TRUE  vs  Invasion eSport Harstem 
14:15-15:45 – RO16 -  TING neeb  vs  AT Gaming uThermal 
15:45-17:15 – RO16 -  Euronics Gaming Nerchio  vs  Dead Pixels Scarlett 
17:15-18:45 – RO8 – 1
18:45-20:15 – RO8 – 2
20:15-21:45 – RO8 – 3
21:45-23:15 – RO8 – 4

Stream 2

11:15-12:45 – RO16 -  mousesports HeRoMaRinE  vs  Millenium MarineLorD 
12:45-14:15 – RO16 -  Ence eSports Welmu  vs  Team Liquid MaNa 
14:15-15:45 – RO16 -  True Esports Elazer  vs  mYinsanity Ptitdrogo 
15:45-17:15 – RO16 -  EnVyUs Polt  vs  Zenith of Origin TooDming 

DAY 3 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 14TH

Stream 1

12:00-12:30 – Pre-show
12:30-14:00 – Semi Finals 1
14:00-15:30 – Semi Finals 2
15:30-15:45 – Pre-Grand Finals
15:45-17:45 – Grand Finals

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Due to visa issues XY has been replaced by iAsonu.

OTHER WAYS TO WATCH

English – DreamHack - https://twitch.tv/dreamhacksc2
English – BaseTradeTV - https://twitch.tv/basetradetv
French – O’Gaming - https://twitch.tv/ogamingsc2
German – TaKeTV - https://twitch.tv/taketv
Polish – emSC2 - https://twitch.tv/emstarcraft
Polish – ESL Poland - https://twitch.tv/esl_sc2_pl

STAY UP TO DATE

If you want to be kept up to date for DreamHack Montreal or the whole ZOWIE Open season make sure to followopen.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen! For all WCS related event information you should check outwcs.battle.net and be sure to follow the official StarCraft 2 Esports Twitter account @esportstarcraft. If you want to join in on the conversation remember to use the hashtags #WCS#DHOpen#DHMTL16!

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WCS 2016 Summer Championship Survival Guide

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EVENT SUMMARY

Summer is coming. Prepare yourself for the heat of a StarCraft II competition so intense that we probably won’t see anything of it’s kind again until BlizzCon. 32 of the most skilled StarCraft II players outside of Korea will clash over this three-day event to claim their share of a $150,000 prize pool and 11,000 WCS Circuit Points. The winner of this event will claim a $35,000 cash prize and the all-important guaranteed slot at the WCS Global Playoffs where $500,000, and the title of WCS Global Champion will be up for grabs. Find the details below so you can be there from start to climactic finish.

EVENT DETAILS

Organizer

DreamHack

Location

Place Bonaventure Montreal

La Gauchetière St. West Suite 240, Montreal, Québec H5A 1K6, Canada

Date & Time

Friday, August 12

  • EDT – 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
  • CEST – 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.
  • PDT – 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • KST – 12:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Saturday, August 13)

Saturday, August 13

  • EDT – 11:00 a.m. – 11:15 p.m.
  • CEST – 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 a.m.
  • PDT – 8:00 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
  • KST – 12:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Sunday, August 14)

Sunday, August 14

  • EDT – 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • CEST – 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
  • PDT – 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • KST – 1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. (Monday, August 15)

Talent

  • Panel Host – Shaun ‘Apollo‘ Clark
  • Stage Host – Sue ‘Smix‘ Lee
  • Caster – Nick ‘Tasteless’ Plott
  • Caster – Dan ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski
  • Caster –  Kevin ‘RotterdaM‘ van der Kooi
  • Caster – Leigh ‘Maynarde‘ Mandalov
  • Caster – Nathaniel ‘Nathanias’ Fabrikant
  • Caster – Yoan ‘ToD’ Merlo

Streams

FORMAT & PRIZING

The WCS 2016 Summer Circuit Championship hosts a 32 player single-elimination bracket. All matches from the Round of 32 to the Semifinals are determined by a Best of 5, with the Finals being a Best of 7 contest.

Total prize pool: $150,000 and 11,000 WCS Circuit Points divided amongst the top 16 players.

  • 1st Place: $35,000 and 3,000 WCS Circuit Points AND an automatic seed into the WCS Global Playoffs
  • 2nd Place: $15,000 and 1,400 WCS Circuit Points
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $10,000 and 900 WCS Circuit Points
  • 5th – 8th Place: $6,000 and 600 WCS Circuit Points
  • 9th – 16th Place: $4,000 and 300 WCS Circuit Points
  • 17th – 32nd Place: $1,500

COMPETITORS

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The players above entered WCS Summer Championship in one of the following ways:

  • 8 slots were awarded for being a top 8 WCS Circuit player in the 2016 WCS Standings
  • 14 slots were awarded via NA/EU/CN Server Qualifiers
  • 8 slots were awarded via Regional Challengers
    • 2 slots for North American and 2 slots for Europe
    • 1 slot for each of the following regions: Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau, Latin America, China, and ANZ/Oceania
  • 2 slots were awarded via the Canadian National Qualifiers

Notable players include (among others):

  • Europe: Nerchio, ShoWTimE, Snute, Elazer, PtitDrogo, Harstem, and uThermal
  • North America: Polt, Neeb, MaSa, puCK, PiLiPiLi, and Scarlett
  • International: Has, TooDming, XY, and iaguz

WHERE TO DISCUSS

Join in on the conversation about these games here!

MORE INFORMATION

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WCS Circuit: Summer Championship Bracket

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In a little over a week we will be in Montreal to find out who will become the WCS Circuit Summer Champion, so what better time to reveal the bracket for the event!

The top 32 players chosen from Challenger Spots, WCS Standings, and Server Qualifiers, will fight it out for their stake of the massive $150,000 prize pool. It doesn’t end there as the 11,000 WCS Points up for grabs means with the WCS Global Finals looming closer than ever, every point really begins to matter!

None of these players will settle for second best as the WCS Circuit Summer Champion will not only gain $35,000 and 3,000 WCS Points, but also claim their rightful spot at the 2016 WCS Global Playoffs!

Bracket

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Due to visa issues EnDerr is unable to attend and has been replaced with iaguz.

Format

The format for the tournament is the following:

  • 32 players in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Round 32 to Semifinals are Best of 5.
  • Grand Finals are Best of 7.

Day 1 Schedule

Stream 1

  • 11:00-11:15 – Pre-show
  • 11:15-12:45 – RO32 -  yoe Flash Wolves Has  vs  Team Liquid MaNa 
  • 12:45-14:15 – RO32 -  AT Gaming uThermal  vs  mYinsanity Serral 
  • 14:15-15:45 – RO32 -  Invasion esport Harstem  vs Nuovo Gaming iaguz 
  • 15:45-17:15 – RO32 -  Team eLevate MaSa  vs  invasion esport MajOr 
  • 17:15-18:45 – RO32 -  Team Liquid Snute  vs  PSISTORM Gaming TRUE 
  • 18:45-20:15 – RO32 -  EnVyUs viOLet  vs  ROOT Gaming Kelazhur 
  • 20:15-21:45 – RO32 -  mYinsanity Ptitdrogo  vs  Team Liquid Bunny 
  • 21:45-23:15 – RO32 -  Root Gaming puCK  vs  Dead Pixels Scarlett 

Stream 2

  • 11:15-12:45 – RO32 -  ROOT Gaming Hydra  vs  Ence eSports Welmu 
  • 12:45-14:15 – RO32 -  Millenium ShoWTimE  vs  mousesports Heromarine 
  • 14:15-15:45 – RO32 -  Ørdo Equitum Cham  vs  Millenium MarineLorD 
  • 15:45-17:15 – RO32 -  Team RevolutioN SortOf  vs  Zenith of Origin TooDming 
  • 17:15-18:45 – RO32 -  Euronics Gaming Nerchio  vs  ROOT Gaming Semper 
  • 18:45-20:15 – RO32 -  EnVyUs Polt  vs  Nuit Blanche ShaDoWn 
  • 20:15-21:45 – RO32 -  True Esports Elazer  vs  Invictus Gaming XY 
  • 21:45-23:15 – RO32 -  TING neeb  vs  PSISTORM Gaming PiLiPiLi 

All times listed will use local time for Montreal – EDT.

Information

Did you miss the previous announcements regarding players, talent, and prize pool break down?
Don’t worry, we have you covered!

Stay Up To Date

If you want to be updated with all information for Montreal or the whole season make sure to follow open.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen! For all WCS related event information you should check out wcs.battle.net and be sure to check out the official StarCraft 2 Esports Twitter account @esportstarcraft. If you want to join in on the conversation remember to use the hashtags #WCS#DHOpen#DHMTL16!

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WCS Circuit: Summer Championship Talent Lineup

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You now know the players, so time to reveal the talent who will be bringing the WCS Circuit: Summer Championship to life! Eight talented people from around the world will be in Montreal as we will have two hosts, and six casters.

Leading the panel at DreamHack: Montreal will be Shaun “Apollo” Clark along with his other host in crime Sue “Smix” Lee, who will be the stage host for the event. The casting Archon of Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski and Nick “Tasteless” Plott will form into their higher being – Tastosis. Joining the casting team will be Protoss brothers in arms Yoan “ToD” Merlo and Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi. The Terrans will also be bunkering down in Candada as Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant and Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov will be be joining us!

Broadcast Talent

Panel host -  Shaun “Apollo” Clark
Stage host -  Sue “Smix” Lee
Caster -  Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski
Caster -  Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
Caster -  Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov
Caster -  Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant
Caster -  Nick “Tasteless” Plott
Caster -  Yoan “ToD” Merlo

Prize Pool

We have a lot to give away for Montreal! A total of $150,000 USD and 11,000 WCS Points will be distributed to the top 32 players of the tournament.

Prizing Breakdown

Total: $150,000 USD and 11,000 WCS Points

1st: $35,000 and 3,000 WCS Points
2nd: $15,000 and 1,400 WCS Points
3/4th: $10,000 and 900 WCS Points
5-8th: $6,000 and 600 WCS Points
9-16th: $4,000 and 300 WCS Points
17-32nd: $1,500 and 0 WCS Points

Format

The format for the tournament is the following:
32 players in a single-elimination bracket;
Round 32 to Semifinals are Bo5;
Grand Finals are Bo7.

Ways to Watch

Stay tuned to open.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen for updated information and results for Montreal as well as the rest of the season! For all WCS related event information you can go to wcs.battle.net and the check out the official StarCraft 2 Twitter account @esportstarcraft.

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Mexico invites you to take part in WCS Copa Intercontinental!

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The StarCraft II WCS Circuit will come back to Latin American soil this September in Mexico City with a brand new event that you can’t miss!

The 2016 WCS Global Finals are getting closer, the emotions and expectations are building up, and players all over the world are looking to fight for more points in the frenetic qualifying race to the biggest StarCraft II event of the year.

Mexico City is joining the party to make its mark on the exciting journey to BlizzCon 2016 with a new WCS Circuit 5000 event – Copa Intercontinental. The long awaited return of the WCS Circuit to Latin America will take place at Mexico City from September 10-11, in a tournament that will distribute $50,000 USD in prize money and 4,100 WCS points.

EVENT INFORMATION

Name: Copa Intercontinental

Dates: September 10-11

PRIZE POOL AND POINTS DISTRIBUTION

Total: $50,000 USD and 4,100 WCS points

1st: $18,000 and 1,000 points

2nd: $10,000 and 700 points

3rd: $6,000 and 450 points

4th: $4000 and 450 points

5-8th: $2,500 and 300 points

9-10th: $1,000 and 150 points

FORMAT

  • 8 players from Passport Qualifiers
    • 2 Players from Europe, Africa, Middle East
    • 2 Players from North America (USA, Canada)
    • 1 Player from China
    • 1 Player from Oceania, Southeast Asia, Japan
    • 1 Player from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau
    • 1 Player from Latin America* 

(*The Top 6 from the Latin American Passport Qualifier will travel to the event and will play the remaining portion of the qualifier at the venue to decide who will be the Latin American representative on the Main Tournament).

  • 2 players from Server Qualifiers
    • 1 AM Server Qualifier (Open to all the WCS Circuit players)
    • 1 EU Server Qualifier (Open to all the WCS Circuit players)

The 10 qualified players will play at the event in a single elimination Bo5 format, with a Bo7 finals.

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ONLINE QUALIFIERS

The online qualifiers for the event will take place from July 26 to August 25, with a double-elimination format, and will be locked based on citizenship. The only exceptions are the AM & EU Server Qualifiers, as those are open to all the players of the WCS Circuit. Qualifiers are restricted to Master and Grandmaster players, and accounts that hide real identity such as barcodes are not allowed.

China – Copa Intercontinental CN Passport Qualifiers

Oceania, SEA, Japan – Copa Intercontinental ANZ Passport Qualifiers

Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau – Copa Intercontinental TW Passport Qualifiers

Europe – Copa Intercontinental EU Passport Qualifiers

North America – Copa Intercontinental NA Passport Qualifiers

All WCS circuit regions – Copa Intercontinental EU Server Qualifier

All WCS circuit regions – Copa Intercontinental AM Server Qualifier

Latin America – Copa Intercontinental Latam Passport Qualifiers

  • Sign-up here (winner qualifies)
  • Dates: August 24 & 25 (Ro8 and forward will be played at Mexico on Sept 9)

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Every qualified player will win travel, accommodation, and entrance fully paid through the entirety of the event. The information for spectators to attend this epic event will be announced soon through StarCraft II and Blizzard Esports Latin America social media, so you can go there or follow all the action through our official streams and cheer for your favorite players.

Stay tuned, and make sure to prepare for battle!

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DreamHack: Valencia StarCraft II Groups and Schedule

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DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Valencia is right around the corner and with the matches starting on Thursday, July 14th DreamHack is excited to announce the schedule and groups that ninety six competitors have been seeded into to determine the DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Valencia Chamption!

SCHEDULE

  • Ro96 and Ro64 is Best of 3
  • Ro32 – Ro4 is Best of 5
  • Grand Finals is Best of 7

Day 1 – Thursday, July 14th

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Warm-up
  • 11:00 – 11:50 – RO96 – 1/2
  • 11:50 – 12:40 – RO96 – 3/4
  • 12:40 – 13:30 – RO96 – 5
  • 13:30 – 14:15 – Warm-up
  • 14:15 – 14:30 – Pre Show
  • 14:30 – 15:20 – RO64 – 1/2
  • 15:20 – 16:10 – RO64 – 3/4
  • 16:10 – 17:00 – RO64 – 5
  • 17:00 – 18:15 – RO32 – 1
  • 18:15 – 19:30 – RO32 – 2
  • 19:30 – 20:45 – RO32 – 3
  • 20:45 – 22:00 – RO32 – 4 

Day 2 – Friday, July 15th

  • 11:45 – 12:00 – Preshow
  • 12:00 – 13:20 – RO16 – 1
  • 13:20 – 14:40 – RO16 – 2
  • 14:40 – 16:00 – RO16 – 3
  • 16:00 – 17:20 – RO16 – 4
  • 17:20 – 18:40 – RO16 – 5
  • 18:40 – 20:00 – RO16 – 6
  • 20:00 – 21:20 – RO16 – 7
  • 21:20 – 22:40 – RO16 – 8 

Day 3 – Saturday, July 16th

  • 11:15 – 11:30 – Preshow
  • 11:30 – 13:00 – RO8 
  • 13:00 – 14:30 – RO8 
  • 14:30 – 16:00 – RO8
  • 16:00 – 17:30 – RO8
  • 17:30 – 19:00 – RO4
  • 19:00 – 20:30 – RO4
  • 20:30 – 22:30 – Grand Finals

RO96 GROUPS

Group A

ElCiclos
NeXuS
Souleer
PuPu

Group B

Majestic
HeltEn
POX
ZergiTheZerg

Group C

Reynor
fundidorTHC
SpaceMarine
Aicy

Group D

ZhuGeLiang
IBIMarine
Naemesis
imbAllard

Group E

BlackCat
ExCeN
MafiatA
ßlackKniGhT

Group F

Stephano
Fuse
Mikoel
Zetter

Group G

ILuSionClocK
Gámbetá
Eery
zumococohero

Group H

CptWobbles
Exalon
WollO
Botvinnik

Group I

dom
FeaR
Wardí
Rote

Group J

Rail
PainGamer
Teinez
EvolvE

Group K

Arnovic
InZaNe
Thalandros
VitamiN

Group L

Lillekanin
Optimus
Terranouta
WooP

Group M

Elitebrian
PappiJoe
velego
Jehuty

Group N

Dext
hinO
Jorpez
Elroye

Group O

SolO
Scythe
RiSky
NEEK

Group P

Clem
NoX
Tarrantius
FunK

RO64 GROUPS

Group A

neeb
Lambo

Group B

Jim
Zanster

Group C

Namshar
uThermal

Group D

nice
Bly

Group E

hydra
SortOf

Group F

POLT
MaNa

Group G

puck
TLO

Group H

Harstem
Marinelord

Group I

snute
Revolver

Group J

Nerchio
Bunny

Group K

probe
Elazer

Group L

ShoWTimE
Dayshi

Group M

Lilbow
ptitdrogo

Group N

MaSa
VortiX

Group O

viOLet
ShaDoWn

Group P

major
Kelazhur

 

 

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DreamHack: Valencia StarCraft II Talent Lineup

DHVal1As DreamHack closes in on the next stp of the ZOWIE Open Tour, DreamHack and Blizzard Entertainment are happy to announce the talent line up for DreamHack: Valenica!

DreamHack is returning to Valencia for the 6th time and everyone is just as excited as the first time around. So what better way to show our excitement than by having double the prize pool from DreamHack: Valencia’s previous year? A grand $50,000 USD will be up for grabs by the top 16 players as well as the 5,000 WCS points to be distributed to the competition winners.

Broadcast Talent

We have managed to pin down the ever busy ReDeYe to host the show and accompanying him as stage host will be the veteran Smix! Another Brit who has answered the call is DeMusliM, he will be casting alongside the talented RotterdaM and ToD proving that #Brexit can’t break these lot up! To round up the talent we have a brand new addition for DreamHack; he lives in a galaxy land far far away, it’s PiG!

Panel Host -  Paul “ReDeYe” Chaloner
Stage Host -  Sue “Smix” Lee
Caster -  Benjamin “DeMusliM” Baker
Caster -  Yoan “ToD” Merlo
Caster -  Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
Caster -  Jared “PiG” Krensel

Prize Pool Breakdown

  • Total: $50,000 USD and 5,000 WCS Points
  • 1st: $16,000 and 1,000 Points
  • 2nd: $8,000 and 700 points
  • 3/4th: $5,000 and 450 points
  • 5-8th: $2,000 and 300 points
  • 9-16th: $1,000 and 150 points

Format

  • 8 players from online qualification, 88 players from open signups. 
  • 32 players (including 8 from the qualifiers) will be pre-seeded into group stage 2. 
  • 64 unseeded competitors from the open signup will compete in group stage 1, top 32 advance into group stage 2. 
  • 32 players advancing from group stage 2 will compete in single elimination.
  • Match Format: Group stages are played in dual tournament BO3 format. Single elimination is played in BO5 with BO7 Grand Finals.

Ways to Watch

If you are wanting to come watch the matches in person, then be sure to pick up your tickets today by going here. For those watching from home DreamHack TV will be your hub for English and multiple additional languages streams covering all of the matches. Stay tuned to open.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen for updated information and results for Valencia and the whole season! For all WCS related event information you can go to wcs.battle.net and the check out the official StarCraft 2 Twitter account @esportstarcraft.

 

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Full Details on Qualifiers for DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Montreal Featuring WCS Circuit: Summer Championship!

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DreamHack and Blizzard Entertainment would like to announce the DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Montreal Qualifiers for WCS Circuit Summer Championship – where 32 players will compete for a $150,000 prize pool, 11,000 WCS Circuit points, and a direct seed into the WCS Global Playoffs at BlizzCon 2016. 

Qualifiers

 

Regional Challengers

8 Players from Regional Challengers:

  • 2 slots for Europe, Africa and the Middle East
  • 2 slots for North America (USA and Canada)
  • 1 slot for Latin America
  • 2 slots for China
  • 1 slot for Oceania, Southeast Asia and Japan
  • 1 slot for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau

 

EU & NA Ladder Challengers – June 27th -July 5th

 

The top 16 players in Grandmaster League in both Europe & North America qualify for separate playoffs. Ladder qualifier ends Tuesday, July 5th.

  • Europe Ladder: 11:59 PM CEST
  • North America Ladder: 11:59 PM EDT

Playoffs

  • Double elimination brackets of 16 players.
  • Seed is based on the player’s ladder position.
  • The top 2 players will qualify for WCS Summer Championship at DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Montreal.
  • The top 2 players will have their travel & accommodations paid for.

Friday, July 8th

  • EU round of 16 begins 6:00 pm CEST
  • NA round of 16 begins 8:00 pm EDT

Saturday, July 9th

  • EU losers bracket round 4 begins 6:00 pm CEST
  • NA losers bracket round 4 begins 8:00 pm EDT

 

Additional Information

 

Grandmaster League in North America and Europe will open up at 9:00 CEST/3:00 EDT/0:00 PDT on Monday, June 27th.

Players will be required to play under the name that they wish to use during the WCS Circuit Spring Championship. A free character name change was provided to every account on June 20th. Player’s account names have to be recognizable (no ‘bar code’ or otherwise unknown alias) once Grandmaster League opens. Any later name changes will render that account ineligible for the respective top 16 final.

Players must have their Battle.net account registered to one of the eligible countries or submit other proof of citizenship or residency to esportsteam@blizzard.com. For more information check here.

The double elimination tournament seeding will work as follows: 1st-4th in Grandmaster rankings will receive top seed, 5th-8th second seed, 9th-12th third seed, and 13th-16th fourth seed.

All matches will be Best of 5. The champion of the upper bracket will receive first place, and the lower bracket champion will receive second place.

For the North American Challenger tournament, only residents and citizens of North America (Canada & U.S.) will be eligible to qualify.

EU players have to be citizens or residents of countries in Africa, Europe or the Middle East.

Qualifiers

16 players from Qualifiers and 8 from invites.

  • 8 slots in total for EU Server Qualifier – #1 LINK 20th of July (Finals 23rd of July) - #2 LINK 21th of July (Finals 23rd of July)
  • 5 slots in total for NA Server Qualifier – #1 LINK 20th of July - #2 LINK 21th of July (Finals 23rd of July)
  • 2 players from National Qualifier - LINK 19th of July,
  • 8 invites from 2016 WCS Standings
Due to timing and visa considerations, players from the China region will not be able to compete in NA/EU server qualifiers for the Summer Championship. Instead, one additional spot has been allocated to a China Challenger

 

Format

  • 32 players in a single-elimination bracket.
  • Round of 32 to Semifinals are Best of 5.
  • Finals are Best of 7.

For those who can’t make it to the event, all matches will be broadcast live and streamed on www.dreamhack.tv, so be sure to mark your calendar to see who will become the WCS Circuit Summer Champion!

For more information about StarCraft II WCS, be sure to visit the official site and follow @StarCraft and @esportstarcraft on twitter. For more information about DreamHack ZOWIE Open, be sure to follow @DreamHackOpen on Twitter and visit open.dreamhack.se.

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IEM Shanghai XI – Invitations Are Finalized!

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The Final Four

 

Information regarding IEM’s announcement was taken from HERE.

 

ShoWTimE, Elazer, ViOlet, and MaSa have acceptied their invitations and will compete in Shanghai alongside the 12 qualified players.

 

The first stop of Intel Extreme Masters Season 11 kicks off in Shanghai on July 28th with 16 players competing in a single elimination bracket. 12 of the players were determined through a series of qualifiers. The remaining four slots were to be filled by players receiving direct invitations based on their 2016 WCS points. As some of you already worked out, Polt was invited but we are sad to say, he cannot attend. Next in line was MaSa, who has gladly accepted the position to travel to China.

Invited Players

  • ShoWTimE – The most recent StarCraft champion – the WCS Summer Championship held at DreamHack Tour. The #2 seeded player in the 2016 WCS Circuit standings.
  • Elazer – The young rising star from Poland. Currently seventh in the WCS rankings. Elazer had a fantastic performance at the 2016 World Championship Katowice earlier this year finishing 5th-8th.
  • ViOlet – A former Intel Extreme Masters champion from 2012 returns to yet another tournament. This will be his 10th tournament with us.
  • MaSa – MaSa joins puCK and Neeb to complete a very strong North American line-up. So far this year in the WCS Circuit., MaSa has two semi-final finishes.

The Complete Lineup

The full player lineup of players competing for IEM Shanghai Championship is as follows:

  • Ptitdrogo – qualified by EU Qualifier
  • Snute – qualified by EU Qualifier
  • Nerchio – qualified by EU Qualifier
  • Masa – qualified by Wildcard Invite
  • Neeb – qualified by NA Qualifier
  • Pilipili – qualified by NA Qualifier
  • Puck – qualified by NA Server Qualifier 
  • Showtime – qualified by Wildcard Invite
  • TooDming – qualified by CN Qualifier
  • Cyan – qualified by CN Qualifier
  • Hydra – qualified by OCE Server Qualifier
  • Elazer – qualified by Wildcard Invite
  • Enderr – qualified by OCE Qualifier
  • Has - qualified by TW Qualifier
  • Major – qualified by Latin American Qualifier
  • Violet – qualified by Wildcard Invite 

Bracket and Schedule

In the next few days, we will release the tournament bracket and schedule, check back for more details.