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2015 WCS Season 1 Premier League


Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (10) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (13)
2015 WCS Season 1 Challenger (32)
China Jim
Australia iaguz
China iAsonu
China MacSed
Mexico MajOr
China XiGua
Finland Welmu
Brazil Kelazhur
Australia PiG
Poland MaNa
Russian Federation Happy
Finland Serral
Taiwan, Republic of China Has
Netherlands uThermal
Taiwan, Republic of China Sen
Germany ShoWTimE
Sweden MorroW
Germany TLO
Sweden NaNiwa
Korea (South) ForGG
Norway TargA
United States of America puCK
Denmark Bunny
Norway Snute
United States of America Astrea
Korea (South) Polt
France FireCake
Canada HuK
Canada Kane
Korea (South) Hydra
Korea (South) viOLet
United States of America Suppy

Format[edit]

  • All 32 players, whatever their results, will start the next season in the WCS Challenger Leaguehallenger.
    • The Champion is the exception and will be seeded in next season Premier Leagueremier League.
  • Group Stage #1 (Round of 32): Dual Tournament format.
  • Best-of-three.
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
  • The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winners' match.
  • The winner places first in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
  • The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Losers' match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group and is eliminated.
  • The loser of the Winners' match and the winner of the Losers' match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner places second place in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
  • The loser places third in the group and is eliminated.
  • Four groups are played in the ESL Burbank studio in the US, and four groups are played in the ESL Cologne studio in Germany.
  • The 16 Players advancing from the RO32 will compete onsite at a live venue location for the Season Finals event
  • On February 27th, ESL announced that the Season 1 Finals would take place at Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France from April 3rd to April 5th.[1]
  • Group Stage #2 (Round of 16): Dual Tournament format.
  • Best-of-three.
  • The 4 players of each group in Round of 16 will face off similar to Round of 32.
  • Quarterfinals: Single-elimination playoffs.
  • Quarterfinals: Best-of-five.
  • Semifinals: Best-of-five.
  • Finals: Best-of-seven.

Prize Pool[edit]

$217,000 USD and 12,250 WCS Points are divided among participants.

Champion Polt with his trophy

Group Stage #1 (Ro32)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Recap Group A
February 14, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Norway  Snute 2-0 4-0
2. China  XiGua 2-1 4-4
3. Netherlands  uThermal 1-2 3-4
4. United States of America  Astrea 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Recap Group B
February 15, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Korea (South)  Polt 2-0 4-2
2. Germany  TLO 2-1 4-3
3. Brazil  Kelazhur 1-2 4-4
4. China  Jim 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group C
February 19, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Poland  MaNa 2-0 4-0
2. Denmark  Bunny 2-1 4-3
3. Korea (South)  viOLet 1-2 2-5
4. Mexico  MajOr 0-2 2-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group D
February 20, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Canada  Kane 2-0 4-2
2. Australia  PiG 2-1 4-4
3. Russian Federation  Happy 1-2 4-4
4. Norway  TargA 0-2 2-4

Group E[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group E
February 21, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Korea (South)  ForGG 2-0 4-1
2. France  FireCake 2-1 5-2
3. United States of America  puCK 1-2 2-4
4. Taiwan, Republic of China  Sen 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group F
February 22, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Finland  Serral 2-0 4-0
2. Taiwan, Republic of China  Has 2-1 5-3
3. Sweden  NaNiwa 1-2 2-5
4. United States of America  Suppy 0-2 1-4

Group G[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group G
February 27, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Germany  ShoWTimE 2-0 4-2
2. Korea (South)  Hydra 2-1 5-2
3. Sweden  MorroW 1-2 3-5
4. China  iAsonu 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group H
February 28, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Finland  Welmu 2-0 4-0
2. China  MacSed 2-1 4-3
3. Australia  iaguz 1-2 3-4
4. Canada  HuK 0-2 0-4

Group Stage #2 (Ro16)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group A
April 3, 2015 - 15:00 CEST
1. Korea (South)  ForGG 2-0 4-0
2. Germany  TLO 2-1 4-4
3. Finland  Serral 1-2 3-4
4. China  XiGua 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group B
April 3, 2015 - 17:00 CEST
1. Norway  Snute 2-0 4-1
2. Germany  ShoWTimE 2-1 4-4
3. China  MacSed 1-2 4-4
4. Australia  PiG 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group C
April 3, 2015 - 19:30 CEST
1. Korea (South)  Hydra 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  Polt 2-1 5-2
3. France  FireCake 1-2 2-5
4. Poland  MaNa 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group D
April 3, 2015 - 21:45 CEST
1. Canada  Kane 2-0 4-1
2. Denmark  Bunny 2-1 4-3
3. Taiwan, Republic of China  Has 1-2 3-5
4. Finland  Welmu 0-2 2-4

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Hydra
3
Hydra 
 TLO
 Germany TLO
0
 Canada Kane
1
Kane 
 ShoWTimE
 Germany ShoWTimE
3
 Norway Snute
1
Snute 
 Bunny
 Denmark Bunny
3
 South Korea ForGG
2
ForGG 
 Polt
 South Korea Polt
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Hydra
3
Hydra 
 ShoWTimE
 Germany ShoWTimE
0
 Denmark Bunny
2
Bunny 
 Polt
 South Korea Polt
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Hydra
3
 South Korea Polt
4
Stage at Poitiers for the Ro16 and Playoffs

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
10913
Round of 16
538
Quarterfinals
134
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
13542224
Round of 16
812113
Quarterfinals
413
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
Poland 1
Russia 1
Denmark 1
Finland 2
Norway 2
Sweden 2
France 1
Germany 2
Netherlands 1
United States 3
Canada 2
China 4
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
Australia 2
South Korea 4
Round of 16
Poland 1
Denmark 1
Finland 2
Norway 1
France 1
Germany 2
Canada 1
China 2
Taiwan 1
Australia 1
South Korea 3
Quarterfinals
Denmark 1
Norway 1
Germany 2
Canada 1
South Korea 3
Semifinals
Denmark 1
Germany 1
South Korea 2
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

View Games[edit]

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Replays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Hans O. (February 27, 2015). "Gamers Assembly to host the 2015 WCS Season 1 finals". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015.