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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 8 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.

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Clarification on WCS Age Requirement and Event Rules

In the lead up to DreamHack Zowie Open: Valencia, we have received many inquiries about the WCS age requirement posted in our 2016 World Championship Series Rules. We hope that now we can clarify the contexts under which these rules apply, and the ways we are working with event organizers in the WCS Circuit.

WCS Age Requirement

In section 3.2.b of the 2016 WCS Rules it states:

You may participate in the WCS if you have reached the age of majority in your country of residence as of December 5, 2015. 

If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but over the age of 16 as of January 1, 2016, you may still enter the WCS and participate as a player if you otherwise meet all of the eligibility criteria set forth in these Official Rules and one of your parents or legal guardians reads and accepts these Official Rules on your behalf.

This rule is intended to only apply to placements directly sponsored by Blizzard Entertainment in 2016. To that effect, those under the age of 16 may not participate in the following:

  • The earning of WCS points, and eligibility for a seed at the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon
  • WCS Passport Qualifiers to WCS 5000 Circuit Events
  • All WCS Circuit Championship qualifiers and Challengers

Players under 16 will be allowed to join WCS Circuit or Global events if the organizer’s rules allow it, and they are not attempting to qualify via WCS Passport Qualifiers.

Event-specific Rules

In the 2016 WCS Circuit system, organizers still operate on their own rulesets to govern the administration of tournaments in the system. Refer to section 4.7 of the rules for our official statement. Please be aware that these may vary from event to event, and any questions on rules or eligibility should be addressed first to tournament organizers. If the tournament organizer is not able to resolve the matter in a satisfactory fashion, please contact esportsteam@blizzard.com.

In the lead up to DreamHack Zowie Open: Valencia, we have received many inquiries about the WCS age requirement posted in our 2016 World Championship Series Rules. We hope that now we can clarify the contexts under which these rules apply, and the ways we are working with event organizers in the WCS Circuit.

WCS Age Requirement

In section 3.2.b of the 2016 WCS Rules it states:

If you are under the legal age of majority in your country of residence, but over the age of 16 as of January 1, 2016, you may still enter the WCS and participate as a player if you otherwise meet all of the eligibility criteria set forth in these Official Rules and one of your parents or legal guardians reads and accepts these Official Rules on your behalf.

This rule is intended to only apply to placements directly sponsored by Blizzard Entertainment in 2016. To that effect, those under the age of 16 may not participate in the following:

     The earning of WCS points, and eligibility for a seed at the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon

     WCS Passport Qualifiers to WCS 5000 Circuit Events

     All WCS Circuit Championship qualifiers and Challengers

Players under 16 will be allowed to join WCS Circuit or Global events if the organizer’s rules allow it, and they are not attempting to qualify via WCS Passport Qualifiers.

Event-specific Rules

In the 2016 WCS Circuit system, organizers still operate on their own rulesets to govern the administration of tournaments in the system. Refer to section 4.7 of the rules for our official statement. Please be aware that these may vary from event to event, and any questions on rules or eligibility should be addressed first to tournament organizers. If the tournament organizer is not able to resolve the matter in a satisfactory fashion, please contact esportsteam@blizzard.com.

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DreamHack Zowie Open: Valencia Featuring $50,000 StarCraft II Tournament

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Information regarding DreamHack’s announcement was taken from HERE.

Today DreamHack is proud to announce that the next stop of the StarCraft® II WCS Circuit will be hosted at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Valencia, featuring $50,000 in prizes and 5,000 WCS points. This year’s DreamHack Valencia will be just the latest stop in a massive 2016 circuit that collectively features the biggest StarCraft II prize pool in DreamHack history. 96 players will compete live onsite, including 8 players who qualified from around the world and won trips to Valencia via the WCS Circuit program.

The entirety of the competition will be played out live at DreamHack Valencia, July 14-16th of 2016. The event will serve as DreamHack’s third WCS Circuit Event of 2016 and alongside having a $50,000 prize pool, participants will be able to earn a share of the 5,000 WCS points being awarded.

Tournament Structure

Dates: July 14-16th
Location: DreamHack Valencia, Feria de Valencia
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.

Open Signups

88 slots in the tournament will be allocated to players who signup through open signups. All players must be eligible to participate in WCS Circuit Events as outlined on http://wcs.battle.net to participate. To signup please fill in your information in the following HERE. Note that shortly after signing up you will receive an email to confirm your slot in the tournament, or that you have been placed on the waitlist should the tournament fill up before you sign up.

Online Passport Qualifiers

EU Qualifier: 4th-5th of June Sign-up
NA Qualifier: 5th of June Sign-up
LatAM Qualifier: 5th of June Sign-Up
ANZ/Sea: 10th of June Sign-up
TW: 10th of June Sign-up
CN Qualifier: 30th of May Sign-up

Be sure to follow @DreamHackOpen on twitter for all the latest updates.

For visitors who wish to compete or spectate onsite, visitor passes for each day of the event are still available at HERE. Viewers from around the world who aren’t able to make it out to Valencia will be able to catch all the best games streamed online at http://www.dreamhack.tv. Stay tuned to open.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen for upcoming information including the full tournament schedule, broadcast talent and of course the list of competitors!

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2016 WCS Korea Season 1 Cross Finals

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Event_Summary

On May 22, the top two players from the GSL (Zest and TY) will face off against the top two from the SSL (Dark and Stats) to determine the best player in Korea for Season 1 of 2016. Whoever claims this title will take with it a $17,000 first place prize and 1,000 WCS points. The upcoming Korea Cross Finals is the main arena where the absolute highest echelon of players will battle across tournament-lines during Season 1. In addition, this event will also host a $4,300 Archon showmatch where the two GSL finalists will face off versus their SSL counterparts and display levels of skill which we may never before have witnessed in StarCraft II.

Event_Details

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Organizer

AfreecaTV

Location

AfreecaTV Freecup Studio

Date & Time

May 22nd at -

  • PDT – 2:00 AM
  • EDT – 5:00 AM
  • UTC – 9:00 AM
  • KST – 6:00 PM

Talent

English:

  • Tasteless & Artosis 

Korean:

  • Caster: Park Sang Hyun
  • AfreecaTV: Park Jinyoung, Hwang Youngjae
  • SpoTV: Ko Inkyu, YooDaehyun

Streams

English:

Prizing

  • 1st place: $17,160 and 1,000 WCS KR Points
  • 2nd place: $4,290 (no WCS KR Points awarded)
  • Archon Prizing: $4,290 for the winning team (no WCS KR Points awarded)

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WCS Circuit Spring Championship Survival Guide

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Event_Summary

The Winter Spring Championship held at DreamHack Tours is the pinnacle of Spring competition in StarCraft II. 32 of the most skilled StarCraft II players, hailing from 17 different home countries, will clash over two days to earn their share of a $150,00 prize pool and 11,000 WCS Circuit Points. The winner of this event will claim a $35,000 cash prize and alongside a guaranteed slot at the WCS Global Playoffs where $500,000, and the title of WCS Global Champion, will be up for grabs. With so much on the line, we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to learn all you want about the Spring Championship, so check out the details below!

Event_Details

Organizer:

DreamHack

Location:

Le Vinci Conference Center
26-28 Boulevard Heurteloup, 37000 Tours, France

 Date & Time:

Saturday, May 14

  • CEST – 11:00 a.m.
  • PDT – 2:00 a.m.
  • UTC – 9:00 a.m.
  • BST – 10:00 a.m.
  • KST – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 15

  • CEST – 11:00 a.m.
  • PDT – 2:00 a.m.
  • UTC – 9:00 a.m.
  • BST – 10:00 a.m.
  • KST – 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16

  • CEST – 12:00 a.m.
  • PDT – 3:00 a.m.
  • UTC – 10:00 a.m.
  • BST – 11:00 a.m.
  • KST – 7:00 p.m.

 Talent:

  • Desk Host: Shaun “Apollo” Clark
  • Stage Host: Sue “Smix” Lee
  • Commentator: Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
  • Commentator: Nathaniel “Nathanias” Fabrikant
  • Commentator: Yoan “ToD” Merlo
  • Commentator: Nick “Tasteless” Plott
  • Commentator: Dan “Artosis” Stemkoski
  • Commentator: Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson
  • Commentator: Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov

 Streams:

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The WCS 2016 Spring 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

Players entered WCS Spring Championship in one of the following ways:

  • 8 slots were awarded for being a top 8 WCS Circuit player in the 2016 WCS Standings as of April 11.
  • 14 slots were awarded via NA/EU 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 National Qualifiers for French players

Notable players include (among others):

  • Europe: Snute, Harstem, Elazer, and Nerchio
  • North America: Neeb, MaSa, puCK, and HuK
  • International: iaguz, Has, iAsonu, Polt, Hydra, and viOLet

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DreamHack Zowie Open: Austin Survival Guide

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DreamHack Opens are extremely unique and exciting tournaments in that they provide opportunities for anyone to come and compete at live events that boast huge prize pools, massive crowds, and top talent. This year, this opportunity comes to North America in the form of the DreamHack Zowie Open: Austin, where 96 players will enter to compete for $50,000 and 5,000 WCS points. Open tournaments host a wealth of unknown players and unseen strategies, which you can witness starting this Friday, May 6. As the weekend progresses, the stars will shine through as the tournament concludes in an epic 32-person Bo5 Single-Elimination Playoff Bracket to determine the champion of the first ever North American DreamHack. Be sure to tune in all three days to catch the thrilling and diverse gameplay that this tournament is sure to bring!


Organizer

DreamHack

Location

Austin Convention Center

500 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, United States.

Dates

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Streams

Casters & Hosts

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The DreamHack Zowie Open: Austin will host a total of 96 competitors at its three day event, all of which will get to participate in at least one of the following stages that compose the tournament’s format:

  • Group Stage #1 - This first stage is composed of the 64 players not seeded into Stage #2
  • Group Stage #2 - The top 32 players from Group Stage #1 join 32 players seeded into this stage (due to past event performance).
  • Playoff Bracket - Single-elimination Bo5 bracket featuring the top 32 players from Group Stage #2
    • Grand Finals are Bo7

Total prize pool: $50,000 and 5,000 WCS Circuit Points divided among the 16 competitors.

  • 1st Place: $16,000 and 1,000 WCS Circuit Points
  • 2nd Place: $8,000 and 700 WCS Circuit Points
  • 3rd – 4th Place: $5,000 and 450 WCS Circuit Points
  • 5th – 8th Place: $2,000 and 300 WCS Circuit Points
  • 9th – 16th Place: $1,000 and 150 WCS Circuit Points

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