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WCS Winter Finals Viewer’s Guide

WCS Winter Finals Viewer’s Guide

Long have we waited. After seven qualifiers and six group stages combined for the Americas and Europe—with a cheeky IEM Katowice in between—we are about to embark upon the 2019 WCS Winter Finals. Six players from each region will be flying to California to compete live and in-person at Blizzard Arena Los Angeles this weekend in a king-of-the-hill-style bracket, where they will play for precious WCS points and their share of a USD $60,000 prize pool (USD $120,000 total across the Americas and Europe).

Schedule

The WCS Winter Finals will take place on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, kicking off at 8 a.m. PDT/5 p.m. CEST each day. On day one, we will play out the WCS Winter: Americas, and on day two we’ll have WCS Winter: Europe.

The Top Six

The Americas (Saturday, April 6 - Bracket)

  1. Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn
  2. Alex “Neeb” Sunderhaft
  3. Li “TIME” Peinan
  4. Maru “MaSa” Kim
  5. Pablo “Cham” Blanco
  6. Max “Astrea” Angel

Europe (Sunday, April 7 - Bracket)

  1. Riccardo “Reynor” Romiti
  2. Gabriel “HeRoMaRinE” Segat
  3. Joona “Serral” Sotala
  4. Théo “PtitDrogo” Freydière
  5. Mikolaj “Elazer” Ogonowski
  6. Julian “Lambo” Brosig

Streams

Catch us this weekend on the StarCraft Twitch channel, joined by Jessica “ZombieGrub” Chernega, Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant, Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson and Ravi “feardragon” Pareek. We’ll also be bringing you all the action in an additional eight languages thanks to our community partners:

Format

The WCS Winter Finals are king-of-the-hill brackets. Each day will begin with a match between the 5th and 6th seeds, the winner of which will go on to play the 4th seed, and so on until the finals. Each match will be a best-of-five except for the final match, which will be a best-of-seven.


We’ll see you all in chat this weekend as we crown our WCS Winter champions! Keep up to date with all our esports happenings on Twitter @esportStarCraft.

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