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
Start Date:
2018-10-26
End Date:
2018-11-03
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 (1) Zerg Zerg (2)
IEM World Champion (1)
South Korea Rogue
WCS Korea (7)
TBD
South Korea Maru 1
TBD
WCS Circuit (8)
TBD
TBD
Finland Serral 2

1 Maru won both GSL Season 1 and GSL Season 2 so an extra seed was awarded to the WCS Korea Standings.
2 Serral won 2018 WCS Leipzig, 2018 WCS Austin and 2018 WCS Valencia so two extra seeds were awarded to the WCS Circuit Standings.

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]

Group A[edit]

Group A
. 1st WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 8th WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0
. 5th WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 4th WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0

Group B[edit]

Group B
. 4th WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 5th WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0
. 8th WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. Finland  Serral 0-0 0-0

Group C[edit]

Group C
. 3rd WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 6th WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0
. 7th WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 2nd WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0

Group D[edit]

Group D
. 2nd WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 7th WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0
. 6th WCS Korea points 0-0 0-0
. 3rd WCS Circuit points 0-0 0-0

Global Finals[edit]

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

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
12NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
12NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Total Sum (Σ)0---------------


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