2018 WCS Global Finals
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.
Casters, Hosts and Observers
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.
- 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.
Races and Teams
|Protoss (7)||Terran (4)||Zerg (5)|
|IEM World Champion (1)|
|WCS Korea (7)|
|WCS Circuit (8)|
1 Maru won GSL Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3 so two extra seeds were awarded to the WCS Korea Standings.
2 Serral won 2018 WCS Leipzig, Austin, Valencia and Montreal so three extra seeds were awarded to the WCS Circuit Standings.
Korea Points and Standings
The prize pool for the WCS Global Finals is 500,000 USD.
In addition, the prize pool has been increased by a further 200,000 USD from War Chest purchases, totaling 700,000 USD in 2018.
|October 26, 2018 - 11:00 PDT|
|October 27, 2018 - 9:00 PDT|
|October 27, 2018 - 11:00 PDT|
|Acid Plant LE||19||2||0||2||0.0%||7||4||3||57.1%||4||3||1||75.0%||-||2||4|
|Cerulean Fall LE||8||3||3||0||100.0%||1||1||0||100.0%||-||-||-||-||-||2||2|
|Lost and Found LE||14||2||1||1||50.0%||4||3||1||75.0%||6||3||3||50.0%||-||2||-|
|Para Site LE||4||1||0||1||0.0%||1||1||0||100.0%||1||1||0||100.0%||-||1||-|
|Total Sum (Σ)||72||15||9||6||60.0%||20||14||6||70.0%||20||12||8||60.0%||-||7||10|
- Official Stream
- ESL Poland
- NetEase Blizzard CN Official
- Spoiler-free VODs on SC2Links.com
- Spoiler-free VODs at tychus.tv
- Spoiler-Free Official YouTube VODs at SC2Casts.com