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2017 WCS Global Finals


[e][h]2017 WCS Global Finals
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
United States Anaheim
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$700,000 USD
Start Date:
2017-10-27
End Date:
2017-11-04
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
3
5
8
Maps
Chronology


The 2017 WCS Global Finals are the conclusion of the 2017 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 2017. They qualify either by winning one of the seven tournaments providing a direct spot, or by earning WCS points throughout 2017 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.

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

  • Hosts:
  • Observers:
    • France FunKa (Alexandre Verrier)
    • France Koka (Thibault Le Gall)
    • Germany MapuTV (Kevin Kremser)
    • Ukraine Alex007 (Oleksii Trushliakov)
  • French Commentator:
    • TBD
  • Other Language Commentators:
    • Germany NarutO (Silvano Bovo)
    • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek)
    • Poland Emil (Emil Wieczorek)
    • Poland Zedd (Michał Bogacz)
    • Brazil Sefirofe (Renan Luz Mesquita)

Format[edit]

2017 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]

Participants[edit]

Races and Teams[edit]

Protoss Protoss (3) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (8)
IEM World Champion (1)
Korea (South) TY
WCS Korea (7)
Korea (South) Stats
Korea (South) GuMiho
Korea (South) Dark
Korea (South) herO
Korea (South) INnoVation
Korea (South) soO
Korea (South) Rogue
WCS Circuit (8)
United States of America Neeb
Brazil Kelazhur
Poland Elazer
Mexico SpeCial
Poland Nerchio
Finland Serral
Norway Snute
Korea (South) TRUE

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea p Stats 12875
2 krSouth Korea t INnoVation 11050
3 krSouth Korea z Dark 7950
4 krSouth Korea z soO 7750
5 krSouth Korea t TY 7500
6 krSouth Korea t GuMiho 6800
7 krSouth Korea p herO 6775
8 krSouth Korea z Rogue 5600

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1 usUnited States p Neeb 10350
2 plPoland z Elazer 5245
3 fiFinland z Serral 4730
4 noNorway z Snute 3760
5 plPoland z Nerchio 3710
6 brBrazil t Kelazhur 3250
7 krSouth Korea z TRUE 3170
8 mxMexico t SpeCial 3030

Prize pool[edit]

The base prize pool for the WCS Global Finals is 500,000 USD.
In addition, it has been increased by a further 200,000 USD from War Chest purchases, totaling 700,000 USD in 2017.[1]

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview Group A
October 27, 2017 - 9:00 PDT
1. Mexico  SpeCial 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  TY 2-1 4-3
3. Korea (South)  Stats 1-2 4-5
4. Norway  Snute 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

preview Group B
October 27, 2017 - 12:10 PDT
1. Korea (South)  soO 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  Rogue 2-1 5-2
3. United States of America  Neeb 1-2 2-5
4. Poland  Nerchio 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

preview Group C
October 28, 2017 - 9:20 PDT
1. Korea (South)  herO 2-0 4-0
2. Poland  Elazer 2-1 4-3
3. Korea (South)  Dark 1-2 3-5
4. Brazil  Kelazhur 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

preview Group D
October 28, 2017 - 11:20 PDT
1. Korea (South)  INnoVation 2-0 4-1
2. Korea (South)  GuMiho 2-1 4-3
3. Finland  Serral 1-2 3-4
4. Korea (South)  TRUE 0-2 1-4

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Mexico SpeCial
3
SpeCial 
 Elazer
 Poland Elazer
1
 South Korea soO
3
soO 
 GuMiho
 South Korea GuMiho
2
 South Korea herO
1
herO 
 Rogue
 South Korea Rogue
3
 South Korea INnoVation
2
INnoVation 
 TY
 South Korea TY
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Mexico SpeCial
0
SpeCial 
 soO
 South Korea soO
3
 South Korea Rogue
3
Rogue 
 TY
 South Korea TY
2
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea soO
2
soO 
 Rogue
 South Korea Rogue
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
358
Quarterfinals
143
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
349
Quarterfinals
116
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Champion
1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Abyssal Reef LE   1572528.6%32166.7%----14-
Acolyte LE   953260.0%22-100.0%1-10.0%-1-
Ascension to Aiur LE   1963350.0%52340.0%21150.0%33-
Catallena   5----31233.3%1-10.0%-1-
Interloper LE   954180.0%1-10.0%1-10.0%11-
Mech Depot LE   1374357.1%2-20.0%----13-
Odyssey LE   112-20.0%22-100.0%11-100.0%33-
Total Sum (Σ)8132161650.0%189950.0%62433.3%916-

Players Statistics[edit]

Player Games vs. Terran vs. Zerg vs. Protoss
ID Team Record Win% Record Win% Record Win% Record Win%
1 krSouth Korea z Rogue Jin Air Green Wings
049315-7
68%
02583-2
60%
03186-2
75%
03176-3
67%
2 krSouth Korea z soO Ballistix
043312-7
63%
03186-2
75%
02754-5
44%
02402-0
100%
3 mxMexico t SpeCial Prophecy E-sports
03357-5
58%
02402-0
100%
02563-4
43%
02392-1
67%
3 krSouth Korea t TY Splyce
03729-8
53%
02563-4
43%
02774-3
57%
02392-1
67%
5 plPoland z Elazer Team QLASH
02945-6
45%
02573-3
50%
02392-1
67%
01980-2
0%
5 krSouth Korea t GuMiho PSISTORM Gaming
03146-6
50%
01980-2
0%
03166-4
60%
02000-0
-
5 krSouth Korea p herO ROOT Gaming
02975-3
63%
02000-0
-
02975-3
63%
02000-0
-
5 krSouth Korea t INnoVation Ballistix
03166-4
60%
02774-3
57%
02392-1
67%
02000-0
-
9 krSouth Korea z Dark Ballistix
02553-5
38%
02392-1
67%
02181-2
33%
01980-2
0%
9 usUnited States p Neeb Ting
02352-5
29%
02000-0
-
02352-5
29%
02000-0
-
9 fiFinland z Serral Ence eSports
02563-4
43%
02161-4
20%
02402-0
100%
02000-0
-
9 krSouth Korea p Stats Splyce
02754-5
44%
02362-4
33%
02392-1
67%
02000-0
-
13 brBrazil t Kelazhur ROOT Gaming
02161-4
20%
02000-0
-
02161-4
20%
02000-0
-
13 plPoland z Nerchio EURONICS Gaming
02161-4
20%
02000-0
-
02161-4
20%
02000-0
-
13 noNorway z Snute Team Liquid
02161-4
20%
01980-2
0%
02000-0
-
02181-2
33%
13 krSouth Korea z TRUE PSISTORM Gaming
02161-4
20%
02181-2
33%
01980-2
0%
02000-0
-

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

WCS Signature Series[edit]

Viewers' Stats[edit]

Data about number of viewers[3]:

  • The tournament's Overall peak was 710 073 viewers
  • The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 101 530 viewers
  • English streams peak was 88 540 viewers
  • Russian streams peak was 4 426 viewers
  • Chinese streams peak was 608 543 viewers
  • Twitch.tv peak was 101 889 viewers

The total time watched was 6 650 553 hours The average concurrent viewership was 171 259 viewers

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "WCS War Chest". starcraft2.com. July 19, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  2. WCS Global Finals Replays Available!
  3. Esports Charts (2017.08.11.). "WCS Global Finals 2017 detailed stats". esc.watch.