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WCS Global Finals: BlizzCon Viewer's Guide

WCS Global Finals: BlizzCon Viewer's Guide

The Global Finals are here!

After a memorable year of competition, 16 competitors battled for a spot in the Round of 8 at BlizzCon. The top 8 players from the Circuit and the top 8 from the GSL met at the WCS Global Finals Opening Week in Seoul, Korea. Here’s a look at the players who made it to BlizzCon, and how they’re seeded into the bracket. 

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BlizzCon Schedule

Broadcast Day PDT CEST KST
Friday, November 1  12 p.m. 9 p.m. 4 a.m. (November 2)

Streams

As always, English-language coverage will be available on our official Twitch channel, brought to you by our English broadcast team.

Hosts:

  • Desk: James "Kaelaris" Carrol
  • Stage: Sue "Smix" Lee

Commentators:

  • Jared "PiG" Krensel
  • Leigh "Maynarde" Mandalov
  • Kevin "RotterdaM" van der Kooi
  • Daniel "Artosis" Stemkoski
  • Nicolas "Tasteless" Plott
  • Nathaniel Lawrence "Nathanias" Fabrikant

Streams 

Language Stream
English Blizzard
German TakeTV
Polish

ESL Poland

Polish Emil
Polish Indy
Russian Alex007
French Ogaming
Spanish (MX) alexanderenki
Portuguese (BR) Blizzard
Chinese (zhTW) Blizzard
Korean Blizzard
Finnish YLE
Italian House of Esports TV
Indonesian Afreeca

To stay up-to-date with everything WCS Circuit-related, follow @esportstarcraft on Twitter. We’ll see you in Twitch chat!

Opening Week

After a full year of intense competition, only 16 competitors remain. The top 8 players from the Circuit and the top 8 from the GSL will meet this week the WCS Global Finals Opening Week at the AfreecaTV FreecUp studio in Seoul, Korea. Here, they will be divided into GSL-style, double elmination groups - where they will fight for the right to attend the Grand Finals at BlizzCon on November 1! Two players from each group will advance to the Round of 8... and the rest will go home.

For more information on the Opening Week groups, check out blizz.ly/GroupHype.

VODs for each of the matches can be found on our YouTube page. 

Opening Week Schedule

Broadcast Day PDT CEST* KST
Wednesday, October 23 (24 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Thursday, October 24 (25 in Europe and Korea)   8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Friday, October 25 (26 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Saturday, October 26 (27 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 4 a.m. 12 noon

*Daylight Savings is October 27 for Europe

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