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World Cyber Arena 2017 - World Finals

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[e][h]World Cyber Arena 2017 World Finals
League Information
World Cyber Arena WCA
China Zhuhai
Prize Pool:
¥400,000 CNY
(≃ $63,215.06 USD)
Start Date:
End Date:
Liquipedia Tier:


Broadcast Talent[edit]

English Broadcast[edit]
Chinese Broadcast[edit]


  • Group Stage:
    • Two Round-Robin format groups (3 teams each)
    • All matches are Bo3
    • The top team from each group proceeds to the Grand Final
    • 2nd place teams from each group proceed to the 3rd Place Match
  • Finals:
    • 3rd Place Match is Bo3
    • Grand Final is Bo3

Prize Pool[edit]

¥400,000 CNY (~$63,215.06 USD) are spread among the teams as seen below:

Converted USD prizes are based on the currency exchange rate (taken from on April 30, 2018: 1 CNY = 0.158001 USD.


1 Australia INS is replaced by Australia Texta, Australia aliStair is replaced by New Zealand st3rl1ng, and Australia MAGIKKK joins as coach. [4][5][6][7]
2 Brazil peacemaker joins Heroic as their new coach. Denmark es3tag is replaced by Norway RUBINO. [8][9]
3 Russia seized replaces Kazakhstan fitch in the active lineup. [10]
4 Valour eSports acquire Aimers Alive. [11]
5 Argentina 1962 replaces Argentina Straka on Isurus Gaming. [12]
6 Jordan Latal departs Next Generation and Jordan 3ARKOOZ departs Valour eSports to join [13]
7 Singapore moxie departs B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape. [14]
8 Australia flickz joins Chiefs eSports Club's starting five as Australia pecks is moved to a substitute role. [15]
9 Heroic announces that Denmark JUGi will be going inactive due to personal reasons for an undisclosed period of time. Denmark es3tag returns to the active roster to take his place. [16]
10 Argentina Straka replaces Argentina Zote on Isurus Gaming. [17]
11 Kazakhstan w1nt3r joins B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape. [18]
12 Chiefs eSports Club, B.O.O.T-dream[S]cape, Heroic, and Gambit Esports pull out of the event after the dates are announced due to conflicting schedules. [1]
13 Recca Esports and AGO Esports are announced as replacement teams for their regions. [1]
14 Isurus Gaming announce their withdrawal from the tournament due to conflicting schedules and the poor organization from WCA. [2]
15 Team One is announced as Isurus Gaming's replacement. [19]
16 Brazil steel and Brazil zakk replace Brazil chelo and Brazil Apoka on Luminosity Gaming. [20]
17 AGO Esports, Luminosity Gaming, and Valour eSports announce that they are pulling out of the event. [3]
18 The Chinese Qualifier and the WIld Card Qualifier are cancelled, and IMBA.SAS, Quantum Bellator Fire, and VG.FlashGaming are invited as replacements. [21]
19 World Cyber Arena announces that due to the nationality of the majority of the players on Next Generation, they were not able to get visas to the event. As a result, Next Generation, with the exception of Jordan Viper, will play with a roster of stand-ins. [22]


Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. VG.FlashGaming VG.FlashGaming 2-0 76-55 +21 6p
2. QB Fire 1-1 71-64 +7 3p
3. Recca Esports Recca Esports 0-2 39-67 -28 0p

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. Team One Team One 1-1 56-53 +3 3p
2. Next GenerationNext Generation Next Generation 1-1 53-54 -1 3p
3. IMBA.SASIMBA.SAS IMBA.SAS 1-1 51-53 -2 3p
Proceed to Grand Final
Proceed to 3rd Place Match


3rd Place Match[edit]

Next G Next GenerationNext GenerationNext G Next GenerationNext Generation02Quantum Bellator Fire QBFQuantum Bellator Fire QBF
April 30, 2018 - 9:30 CST

Grand Final[edit]

Team One Team OneoNe Team One02VG.FlashGaming VG.FlashVG.FlashGaming VG.Flash
April 30, 2018 - 18:00 CST

Additional Content[edit]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Lucas "LucasAM" Aznar Miles (2018-04-04). "Several teams pull out of WCA 2017 Finals".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Esta vez, a China no" (in Argentina Spanish). Isurus Gaming. 2018-04-05.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-04-26). "WCA team list updated; Luminosity, AGO pull out".
  4. "We are pleased to announce the signing of our newest Tainted CSGO player- @inscsgo!". Tainted Minds. 2017-12-12.
  5. Alex "flam3zcsgo" Deng (2017-12-13). "Chiefs bring in Texta".
  6. Alex "flam3zcsgo" Deng (2018-01-19). "aliStair departs Chiefs; sterling joins".
  7. Alex "flam3zcsgo" Deng (2018-02-22). "You going places again @MAGIKKKKKKK".
  8. "Heroic Extends Contract with peacemaker". Heroic. 2017-12-15.
  9. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-02-14). "Official: RUBINO replaces es3tag in Heroic squad".
  10. "seized joins Gambit CS:GO". Gambit Esports. 2018-02-06.
  11. Zaher (2017-11-10). "Valour eSports Acquires Aimers Alive". ES.ME.
  12. "Con una variante a Brasil" [A roster change before our travel to Brazil] (in Argentina Spanish). Isurus Gaming. 2018-01-26.
  13. Alex "flam3zcsgo" Deng (2018-03-10). "Entity announces Middle-East roster".
  14. Alex "flam3zcsgo" Deng (2018-03-14). "MOXIE DEPARTS B.O.O.T-D[S"].
  15. "Please welcome Samuel @flickzCSGO Jones to the starting 5!". Chiefs eSports Club. 2018-03-21.
  16. Emil Terkelsen (2018-03-12). "Heroic må undvære JUGi på ubestemt tid" [JUGI absent from Heroic roster for an indefinite amount of time] (in Denmark Danish). Esportsmagasinet.
  17. Isurus Gaming (2018-03-27). "Sabemos que lo extrañaban, y ahora volvió a casa." [We know he was missed, and now he came home.] (in Argentina Spanish).
  18. Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin (2018-04-02). "w1nt3r joins B.O.O.T-d[s"].
  19. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-04-09). "TeamOne to replace Isurus at WCA 2017 Finals".
  20. "Roster Update:". Luminosity Gaming. 2018-04-22.
  21. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-04-26). "WCA team list updated; Luminosity, AGO pull out".
  22. "WCA2017-18赛季全球总决赛《CS:GO》比赛前瞻群雄割据的厮杀" [WC2017-18 Season Global Finals "CS:GO" Competition Preview] (in China Chinese). World Cyber Arena. 2018-04-26.