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2018 WCS Global Finals: A Viewer’s Guide

2018 WCS Global Finals: A Viewer’s Guide

The 2018 WCS Global Finals starts this Friday, Oct. 26 at BlizzCon Opening Week, with three days of group-stage competition before moving on to BlizzCon proper. Here’s everything you need to know so that you don’t miss a minute of the action.

WCS Explained

Dates, Times, and Groups

WCS Global Finals Group Stage Day 1: Oct. 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. PDT

  • Group A: Maru vs. Lambo, TY vs. Neeb
  • Group B: Zest vs. HeRoMaRinE, sOs vs. Serral

WCS Global Finals Group Stage Day 2: Oct. 27, 9 a.m–3 p.m. PDT

  • Group C: Stats vs. Has, Dark vs. ShoWTimE
  • Group D: Classic vs. Nerchio, Rogue vs. SpeCial

WCS Global Finals Group Stage Day 3: Oct. 28, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. PDT

WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon Day 1: Nov. 2, noon–8:15 p.m. PDT

WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon Day 2: Nov. 3, 1:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m. PDT*

*The Pylon Show podcast begins at 11:30 a.m. PDT on iNcontroLTV.

Talent

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Hosts

  • Desk: James “Kaelaris” Carrol
  • Stage (group stages): Hyunseon “Hajinsun” Park
  • Stage (playoffs and finals): Sue “Smix” Lee

Commentators

  • Geoffrey “iNcontroL” Robinson
  • Jared “PiG” Krensel
  • Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov
  • Yoan “ToD” Merlo
  • Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
  • Nicolas “Tasteless” Plott
  • Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski
  • Nathaniel Lawrence “Nathanias” Fabrikant (playoffs and finals only)

Streams

Opening Week

Language Stream
English Blizzard
German TakeTV
Polish ESL Poland
Polish EmStudio
Russian StarLadder
French Ogaming
Spanish (MX) HorussTV
Portuguese (BR) DeathzoneTV
Chinese (zhTW) Blizzard
Korean CrankTV

BlizzCon

Language Stream
English Blizzard
German TakeTV
Polish ESL Poland
Polish EmStudio
Russian StarLadder
French Ogaming
Spanish (MX) HorussTV
Portuguese (BR) DeathzoneTV
Chinese (zhTW) Blizzard
Korean CrankTV
Korean (StarCraft Remastered show match only)  AfreecaTV
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