2018 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2018 WCS Global Finals
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game Version:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Chronology

The 2018 WCS Global Finals are the conclusion of the 2018 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Sixteen players (seven from WCS Korea, eight from WCS Circuit, and the IEM World Champion) compete for the most prestigious trophy in 2018. They qualify either by winning one of the seven tournaments providing a direct spot, or by earning WCS points throughout 2018 in multiple leagues and events. The players will first go through the Global Playoffs, a group stage. The eight remaining players will participate in the Global Finals, the culmination of the World Championship Series.

Hosts, Casters and Observers[edit]

TBA

Format[edit]

2018 WCS Format overview

Qualification[edit]

At the end of the year, eight players from each region qualify to the Playoffs:

  • IEM World Championship: 1 seed for the winner of the tournament.
  • WCS Korea: 3 seeds from the GSL events, 4 seeds from the standings
  • WCS Circuit: 4 seeds from the Circuit Championships, 4 seeds from the standings

If a player has won multiple GSL events, or multiple Circuit Championships, then there will be one more seed from the standings.

Main event[edit]

  • Global Playoffs (Round of 16)
    • Four groups of four players (two players from WCS Korea, two players from WCS Circuit)
    • Players seeded by their WCS Korea/Circuit points.
    • Dual tournament format
    • Matches are Bo3.
    • Top 2 players of each group advance to the Global Finals.
  • Global Finals (Round of 8)
    • Single-elimination Bracket.
    • All matches are Bo5 except Finals which are Bo7.

Map Pool[edit]

TBA

Participants[edit]

Races and Teams[edit]

Protoss Protoss (0) Terran Terran (0) Zerg Zerg (0)
IEM World Champion (1)
TBD
TBD
TBD
WCS Korea (8)
TBD
TBD
TBD
WCS Circuit (8)
TBD
TBD
TBD

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

TBD

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

TBD

Prize pool[edit]

The prize pool for the WCS Global Finals is 500,000 USD.

Global Playoffs[edit]

2018 WCS Global Playoffs

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Semifinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
Finals (Bo7)
  
  

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
Total Sum (Σ) 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0


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