2018 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2018 WCS Global Finals
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$700,000
Start Date:
2018-10-26
End Date:
2018-11-03
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
7
4
5
Maps
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]

  • Observers:
    • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek)
    • France Koka (Thibault Le Gall)
    • Germany MapuTV (Kevin Kremser)

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]

Participants[edit]

Races and Teams[edit]

Protoss Protoss (7) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (5)
IEM World Champion (1)
South Korea Rogue
WCS Korea (7)
South Korea Classic
South Korea Maru 1
South Korea Dark
South Korea sOs
South Korea TY
South Korea Stats
South Korea Zest
WCS Circuit (8)
Taiwan Has
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Germany Lambo
USA Neeb
Mexico SpeCial
Poland Nerchio
Germany ShoWTimE
Finland Serral 2

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[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea t Maru 14250
2 krSouth Korea p Classic 7675
3 krSouth Korea p Stats 6825
4 krSouth Korea p Zest 6275
5 krSouth Korea t TY 6200
6 krSouth Korea z Rogue 6150
7 krSouth Korea z Dark 5475
8 krSouth Korea p sOs 4325

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1 fiFinland z Serral 14090
2 deGermany p ShoWTimE 3270
3 mxMexico t SpeCial 3150
4 usUSA p Neeb 2910
5 deGermany t HeRoMaRinE 2760
6 twTaiwan p Has 2490
7 plPoland z Nerchio 2320
8 deGermany z Lambo 2295

Prize pool[edit]

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.[1]

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
October 26, 2018 - 9:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Maru 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  TY 2-1 5-3
3. USA  Neeb 1-2 2-5
4. Germany  Lambo 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Group B
October 26, 2018 - 11:00 PDT
1. Finland  Serral 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  sOs 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea  Zest 1-2 3-4
4. Germany  HeRoMaRinE 0-2 0-4

Group C[edit]

Group C
October 27, 2018 - 9:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Stats 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  Dark 2-1 4-2
3. Germany  ShoWTimE 1-2 2-4
4. Taiwan  Has 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

Group D
October 27, 2018 - 11:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Rogue 2-0 4-1
2. Mexico  SpeCial 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  Classic 1-2 2-4
4. Poland  Nerchio 0-2 0-4

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Maru
0
Maru 
 sOs
November 2, 2018 - 13:15 PDT
 South Korea sOs
3
 Mexico SpeCial
1
SpeCial 
 Stats
November 2, 2018 - 14:20 PDT
 South Korea Stats
3
 South Korea Rogue
3
Rogue 
 TY
 South Korea TY
2
 South Korea Dark
0
Dark 
 Serral
November 2, 2018 - 17:45 PDT
 Finland Serral
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea sOs
0
sOs 
 Stats
November 3, 2018 - 14:10 PDT
 South Korea Stats
3
 South Korea Rogue
1
Rogue 
 Serral
November 3, 2018 - 15:00 PDT
 Finland Serral
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Stats
2
Stats 
 Serral
 Finland Serral
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
745
Quarterfinals
233
Semifinals
22
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
2581
Quarterfinals
116
Semifinals
13
Finals
11
Champion
1

Maps Statistics[edit]

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


View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

WCS Signature Series[edit]

Road to BlizzCon 2018[edit]

WCS Circuit[edit]

#1 Finland  Serral
preview Joona Sotala
#2 Germany  ShoWTimE
preview Tobias Sieber
#3 Mexico  SpeCial
preview Juan Carlos Tena Lopez
#4 USA  Neeb
preview Alex Sunderhaft
#5 Germany  HeRoMaRinE
preview Gabriel Segat
#6 Taiwan  Has
preview Ke Yu Feng
#7 Poland  Nerchio
preview Artur Bloch
#8 Germany  Lambo
preview Julian Brosig

WCS Korea[edit]

#1 South Korea  Maru
preview Cho Seong Ju
#2 South Korea  Classic
preview Kim Doh Woo
#3 South Korea  Stats
preview Kim Dae Yeob
#4 South Korea  Zest
preview Joo Sung Wook
#5 South Korea  TY
preview Jun Tae Yang
#6 South Korea  Rogue
preview Lee Byung Ryul
#7 South Korea  Dark
preview Park Ryung Woo
#8 South Korea  sOs
preview Kim Yoo Jin

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. "War Chest BlizzCon 2018". starcraft2.com. August 9, 2018. Retrieved August 28, 2018.
  2. Replay Pack: WCS 2018 Global Finals