2019 WCS Global Finals

[e][h]2019 WCS Global Finals
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
South Korea Seoul
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$700,000
Start Date:
2019-10-24
End Date:
2019-11-01
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
6
4
6
Maps
Chronology


The 2019 WCS Global Finals are the conclusion of the 2019 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Sixteen players (eight from WCS Korea, eight from WCS Circuit, among them the IEM Katowice Champion) compete for the most prestigious trophy in 2019. They qualify either by winning one of the six tournaments providing a direct spot, or by earning WCS points throughout 2019 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.

Talents[edit]

  • Observer:
  • French Commentators:
    • France Koka (Thibault Le Gall)
    • France Pomf (Alexandre Noci
      Hadrien Noci)
    • France TKL (Rémi Hibon)
    • France YoGo (Pierre-Marie Humeau)
  • Polish Commentators:
    • Poland Emil (Emil Wieczorek)
    • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek)
    • Poland Zedd (Michał Bogacz)
  • Brazilian Commentators:
  • Taiwanese Commentators:
  • Russian Commentators:
  • Finnish Commentators:
  • Other Language Commentators:
    • Germany NarutO (Silvano Bovo)
    • Mexico Enki (Alexander Luzarreta)
    • Italy Mobius (Riccardo del Lungo)
    • Italy Monta (Fabio Montagna)

Format[edit]

Qualification[edit]

At the end of the year, eight players from each region qualify to the Playoffs:

  • IEM Katowice: 1 seed for the winner of the tournament.
  • WCS Korea: 3 seeds from the GSL events, 5 seeds from the standings.1
  • WCS Circuit: 3 seeds from the Circuit Championships, 5 seeds from the standings.2

If a player has won multiple GSL events, or multiple Circuit Championships, then there will be one more seed from the standings.
1 If a player who competes in WCS Korea wins a spot at the WCS Global Finals by winning IEM Katowice, there will be one less player chosen from the WCS Korea standings for the WCS Global Finals.
2 If a player who competes in WCS Circuit wins a spot at the WCS Global Finals by winning IEM Katowice, there will be one less player chosen from the WCS Circuit standings for the WCS Global Finals.

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 Bo5.
    • 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 (6) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (6)
IEM Katowice (1)
South Korea soO
WCS Korea (7)
South Korea Classic
South Korea Maru
South Korea Dark
South Korea herO
South Korea Rogue
South Korea Stats
South Korea Trap
WCS Circuit (8)
USA Neeb
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Poland Elazer
Germany ShoWTimE
Mexico SpeCial
Italy Reynor
China TIME
Finland Serral 1

1 Serral won both 2019 WCS Spring and 2019 WCS Fall so one extra seed was awarded to the WCS Circuit Standings.

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1. krSouth Korea z Dark 10875
2. krSouth Korea p Trap 8175
3. krSouth Korea p Classic 7250
4. krSouth Korea t Maru 6800
5. krSouth Korea z soO 6200
6. krSouth Korea z Rogue 6000
7. krSouth Korea p herO 4850
8. krSouth Korea p Stats 4600

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Final Standings
# ID Points
1. fiFinland z Serral 10200
2. itItaly z Reynor 7365
3. usUSA p Neeb 5550
4. mxMexico t SpeCial 3825
5. cnChina t TIME 3265
6. deGermany t HeRoMaRinE 2980
7. plPoland z Elazer 2660
8. deGermany p ShoWTimE 2585

Prize Pool[edit]

The prize pool for the WCS Global Finals is 500,000 USD.
In addition, the Main Event prize pool has been increased by a further 100,000 USD from War Chest purchases.
Also thanks to the Warchests' sales, additional spots on both Standings were awarded 100,000 USD, totaling the prize pool to 700,000 USD.

Main Event[edit]

Warchest[edit]

  • 17th to 32nd places are determined via WCS Circuit and WCS Korea Standings respectively: no games were played.
  • A player may not receive prizing from both WCS Circuit and WCS Korea:
    • If a player would qualify for prizing from both WCS Circuit and WCS Korea, only the player's highest WCS ranking will be considered.
    • If a player is ruled ineligible for prizing in the above manner, players below them in that region's rankings will be moved up a spot for prizing consideration.

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

lrthread Recap Group A
October 24, 2019 - 12:00 KST
1. South Korea  Dark 2-0 6-4
2. South Korea  soO 2-1 8-6
3. Germany  ShoWTimE 1-2 6-7
4. Mexico  SpeCial 0-2 3-6

Group B[edit]

lrthread Recap Group B
October 25, 2019 - 12:00 KST
1. Finland  Serral 2-0 6-0
2. South Korea  Maru 2-1 8-3
3. China  TIME 1-2 3-8
4. South Korea  Stats 0-2 0-6

Group C[edit]

lrthread Recap Group C
October 26, 2019 - 12:00 KST
1. Italy  Reynor 2-0 6-2
2. South Korea  Classic 2-1 8-4
3. Germany  HeRoMaRinE 1-2 3-8
4. South Korea  herO 0-2 3-6

Group D[edit]

lrthread Recap Group D
October 27, 2019 - 12:00 KST
1. South Korea  Rogue 2-0 6-3
2. South Korea  Trap 2-1 7-6
3. Poland  Elazer 1-2 6-7
4. USA  Neeb 0-2 3-6

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
3
Serral 
 soO
November 1, 2019 - 20:55 CET
 
 
Triton
Vetoes
 South Korea soO
0
 Italy Reynor
3
Reynor 
 Trap
 South Korea Trap
2
 South Korea Rogue
2
Rogue 
 Classic
 South Korea Classic
3
 South Korea Dark
3
Dark 
 Maru
 South Korea Maru
0
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Finland Serral
2
Serral 
 Reynor
 Italy Reynor
3
 South Korea Classic
0
Classic 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
Finals (Bo7)
 Italy Reynor
1
Reynor 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
646
Quarterfinals
215
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
2581
Quarterfinals
26
Semifinals
22
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Western Europe Eastern EuropeNorth AmericaLatin AmericaAsiaOceania
Round of 16
Germany 2
Italy 1
Poland 1
Finland 1
USA 1
Mexico 1
China 1
South Korea 8
Quarterfinals
Italy 1
Finland 1
South Korea 6
Semifinals
Italy 1
Finland 1
South Korea 2
Finals
Italy 1
South Korea 1
Champion
South Korea 1

Maps Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Acropolis LE   233-30.0%114736.4%42250.0%-41
Disco Bloodbath LE   1931233.3%85362.5%2-20.0%141
Ephemeron LE   111-10.0%43175.0%11-100.0%131
Thunderbird LE   151-10.0%99-100.0%21150.0%21-
Triton LE   151-10.0%74357.1%1-10.0%231
Winter's Gate LE   1431233.3%54180.0%32166.7%21-
World of Sleepers LE   142-20.0%83537.5%22-100.0%-2-
Total Sum (Σ)1111421214.3%52322061.5%158753.3%8184

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 Dark Dragon Phoenix Gaming
051516-5
76%
02603-0
100%
02583-2
60%
039710-3
77%
2 itItaly z Reynor GamersOrigin
045013-10
57%
02603-0
100%
02000-0
-
03709-10
47%
3 krSouth Korea p Classic Mkers
041111-9
55%
02975-3
63%
02553-5
38%
02593-1
75%
3 fiFinland z Serral Ence eSports
041711-3
79%
02603-0
100%
02975-3
63%
02603-0
100%
5 krSouth Korea t Maru Jin Air Green Wings
03548-6
57%
02975-3
63%
01970-3
0%
02603-0
100%
5 krSouth Korea z Rogue Jin Air Green Wings
03548-6
57%
02000-0
-
02000-0
-
03548-6
57%
5 krSouth Korea z soO Chivo SC
03518-9
47%
02583-2
60%
02342-6
25%
02593-1
75%
5 krSouth Korea p Trap Jin Air Green Wings
03508-10
44%
02000-0
-
03508-10
44%
02000-0
-
9 plPoland z Elazer AGO Esports
03347-6
54%
02000-0
-
02000-0
-
03347-6
54%
9 deGermany t HeRoMaRinE mousesports
02523-8
27%
02000-0
-
01970-3
0%
02553-5
38%
9 deGermany p ShoWTimE Mkers
03136-7
46%
02593-1
75%
02543-6
33%
02000-0
-
9 cnChina t TIME Newbee
02523-8
27%
02553-5
38%
01970-3
0%
02000-0
-
13 krSouth Korea p herO Triumphant Song Gaming
02543-6
33%
02000-0
-
02372-3
40%
02171-3
25%
13 usUSA p Neeb Ting
02543-6
33%
02000-0
-
02543-6
33%
02000-0
-
13 mxMexico t SpeCial Ocean Gaming
02543-6
33%
02000-0
-
02372-3
40%
02171-3
25%
13 krSouth Korea p Stats Splyce
01940-6
0%
01970-3
0%
01970-3
0%
02000-0
-

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Road to BlizzCon 2019[edit]

WCS Circuit[edit]

#1 Finland  Serral
preview  Joona Sotala
#2 Italy  Reynor
preview  Riccardo Romiti
#3 USA  Neeb
preview  Alex Sunderhaft
#4 Mexico  SpeCial
preview  Juan Carlos Tena Lopez
#5 China  TIME
preview  Li Peinan
#6 Germany  HeRoMaRinE
preview  Gabriel Segat
#7 Poland  Elazer
preview  Mikołaj Ogonowski
#8 Germany  ShoWTimE
preview Tobias Sieber

WCS Korea[edit]

#1 South Korea  Dark
preview Park Ryung-woo
#2 South Korea  Trap
preview Cho Sung-ho
#3 South Korea  Classic
preview Kim Doh-woo
#4 South Korea  Maru
preview Cho Seong-ju
#5 South Korea  soO
preview Eo Yoon-soo
#6 South Korea  Rogue
preview Lee Byung-ryul
#7 South Korea  herO
preview Kim Joon-ho
#8 South Korea  Stats
preview Kim Dae-yeob

External Links[edit]

References[edit]