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2019 WCS Winter Americas

[e][h]2019 WCS Winter Americas
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Online/Offline
Location:
North America Americas
United States Burbank
Format:
1v1
Three Group Stages
KotH Playoffs
Prize pool:
$60,000 USD
Start Date:
2019-01-31
End Date:
2019-04-06
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
32
9
11
12
Maps
Chronology


The 2019 WCS Winter Americas is the American and Asian/Oceania part of the first of four events of the 2019 WCS Circuit.

Format[edit]

Format Overview

First Group Stage:

  • 32 players in 8 groups of 4 players each, played in a Dual Tournament Format.
  • All Matches are Bo3.
  • Top 2 players of each group advance to the next stage.

Second Group Stage:

  • 16 players in 4 groups of 4 players each, played in a Dual Tournament Format.
  • All Matches are Bo3.
  • Top 2 players of each group advance to the next stage.

Third Group Stage:

  • 8 players in a single group, played in a Round-Robin Format.
  • All Matches are Bo3.
  • Top 6 players advance to the playoffs.
    • In the event of a tie, placement will be determined by map score. In the event of a further tie, placement will be determined by head-to-head record.

Playoffs:

  • 6 players in a single-elimination bracket
  • Placements in the KotH bracket are seeded according to the Third Group Stage Results
  • All Matches are Bo5 except for the finals, which are Bo7.
  • The Playoffs are played in the Blizzard Arena Los Angeles (Burbank, California).

Eligibility and Residency Requirements[edit]

  • WCS Winter is divided into two Divisions: “Europe” and “Americas”.
  • The Europe Division is composed of the Europe, Africa, and Middle East regions. The Americas Division is composed of all other eligible regions.

North America comprised of:

  • United States United States

  • Canada Canada

Latin America comprised of:

  • Argentina Argentina
  • Belize Belize
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Chile Chile
  • Colombia Colombia
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Honduras Honduras

  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Panama Panama
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • Venezuela Venezuela

China comprised of:

  • China China

Oceania & Southeast Asia comprised of:

  • Australia Australia
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Malaysia Malaysia

  • Singapore Singapore
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Vietnam Vietnam

Asia comprised of:

  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

  • Macau Macau
  • Japan Japan
  • Players may only play in a single division of WCS Winter, even if their citizenship or residency would enable them to compete in either region.

Map Pool[edit]

Casters and Observers[edit]

  • Commentators:
  • Observer:
  • French Commentators:
  • France Algost (Anton Bodin Marty) 
  • France FunKa (Alexandre Verrier) 
  • France Koka (Thibault Le Gall) 
  • France Pomf (Alexandre Noci) 
  • France Thud (Hadrien Noci) 
  • France TKL (Rémi Hibon) 
  • France YoGo (Pierre-Marie Humeau)
  • Italian Commentators:
  • Italy MiaNonna (Flavio Rogledi) 
  • Italy Mobius (Riccardo del Lungo) 
  • Italy Vasa (Alessandro Vasarri)
  • Polish Commentators:
  • Poland Emil (Emil Wieczorek) 
  • Poland Indy (Igor Kaczmarek) 
  • Poland Zedd (Michał Bogacz)
  • Taiwanese Commentators:
  • Brazilian Commentators:
  • Russian Commentators:
  • Other Language Commentators:
  • B-Streams Commentators:

Prize Pool[edit]

$60,000 USD and 9,300 WCS Circuit Points are spread among the players as seen below:

Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (9) Terran Terran (11) Zerg Zerg (12)
From the Ladder Competition (8)
United States Astrea 1
Brazil Kelazhur
Mexico Cham
China Cyan
1
Canada MaSa 1
Brazil Erik 1
Taiwan Has
Canada Scarlett
China Jieshi
1
Germany TLO
Taiwan Nice
1
From the AM Qualifier #1 (6)
United States Neeb
United States Epic
United States Silky
United States puCK
Taiwan ExpecT
Mexico SpeCial
From the AM Qualifier #2 (6)
Canada DisK
United States Future
United States JonSnow
United States MCanning
Japan PSiArc
United States Vindicta
From the Asia Qualifier (8)
United States PiLiPiLi
Australia Seither
India Demi
Australia Probe
Hong Kong GogojOey
Mexico JimRising
Vietnam MeomaikA
Taiwan Rex
From the China Qualifier (4)
China Firefly
China Coffee
China TooDming
China TIME

1Cyan, Jieshi, and Nice have been disqualified from WCS Winter 2019 and banned from Blizzard Esports competition until May 31, 2019. Based on this disqualification, Astrea, MaSa and Erik qualified for WCS Winter from their ladder rankings.[1]

Results[edit]

Group Stage 1[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group A
January 31, 2019 - 20:00 CET
1. Mexico  SpeCial 2-0 4-1
2. United States  MCanning 2-1 5-3
3. Brazil  Erik 1-2 3-4
4. China  TooDming 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
February 1, 2019 - 19:40 CET
1. Canada  Scarlett 2-0 4-0
2. United States  Epic 2-1 4-3
3. Taiwan  ExpecT 1-2 3-4
4. United States  PiLiPiLi 0-2 0-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
February 2, 2019 - 19:45 CET
1. Brazil  Kelazhur 2-0 4-1
2. Mexico  Cham 2-1 4-3
3. United States  Vindicta 1-2 4-4
4. India  Demi 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Group D
February 3, 2019 - 19:30 CET
1. United States  Neeb 2-0 4-0
2. Taiwan  Rex 2-1 4-3
3. Mexico  JimRising 1-2 2-5
4. Hong Kong  GogojOey 0-2 2-4

Group E[edit]

preview lrthread Group E
February 7, 2019 - 19:20 CET
1. China  TIME 2-0 4-1
2. Australia  Probe 2-1 5-3
3. Canada  DisK 1-2 3-5
4. United States  Future 0-2 1-4

Group F[edit]

preview lrthread Group F
February 8, 2019 - 20:00 CET
1. Canada  MaSa 2-0 4-1
2. United States  Astrea 2-1 5-2
3. United States  JonSnow 1-2 2-5
4. Vietnam  MeomaikA 0-2 1-4

Group G[edit]

preview lrthread Group G
February 9, 2019 - 19:30 CET
1. China  Coffee 2-0 4-1
2. United States  Silky 2-1 4-3
3. Germany  TLO 1-2 4-4
4. Australia  Seither 0-2 0-4

Group H[edit]

preview lrthread Group H
February 10, 2019 - 19:10 CET
1. United States  puCK 2-0 4-0
2. China  Firefly 2-1 4-3
3. Taiwan  Has 1-2 3-4
4. Japan  PSiArc 0-2 0-4

Group Stage 2[edit]

Group A[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group A
February 14, 2019 - 20:00 CET
1. Canada  Scarlett 2-0 4-1
2. Mexico  Cham 2-1 4-3
3. Mexico  SpeCial 1-2 4-4
4. Taiwan  Rex 0-2 0-4

Group B[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group B
February 15, 2019 - 19:15 CET
1. Canada  MaSa 2-0 4-2
2. Australia  Probe 2-1 5-3
3. China  Firefly 1-2 3-5
4. China  Coffee 0-2 2-4

Group C[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group C
February 16, 2019 - 18:40 CET
1. United States  Neeb 2-0 4-1
2. United States  puCK 2-1 5-3
3. United States  MCanning 1-2 3-4
4. United States  Epic 0-2 0-4

Group D[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group D
February 17, 2019 - 20:00 CET
1. United States  Astrea 2-0 4-0
2. China  TIME 2-1 4-3
3. Brazil  Kelazhur 1-2 2-4
4. United States  Silky 0-2 1-4

Group Stage 3[edit]

preview lrthread Recap Group
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
1. Canada  Scarlett 6-1 13-4
2. United States  Neeb 6-1 13-6
3. China  TIME 5-2 11-6
4. Canada  MaSa 4-3 9-7
5. Mexico  Cham 3-4 9-10
6. United States  Astrea 3-4 8-9
7. United States  puCK 1-6 4-12
8. Australia  Probe 0-7 1-14
Legend
  = Advances to Playoffs Finals.
  = Advances to Playoffs Semifinals.
  = Advances to Playoffs Round 3.
  = Advances to Playoffs Round 4.
  = Advances to Playoffs Round 5.
  = Eliminated.


United States  Astrea
1-2
Astrea 
 Cham
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
0-2
Astrea 
 MaSa
March 24, 2019 - 19:40 CET
1-2
Astrea 
 Neeb
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
2-0
Astrea 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
2-1
Astrea 
 puCK
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
0-2
Astrea 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
2-0
Astrea 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 20:25 CET
Mexico  Cham
2-1
Astrea 
 Cham
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
1-2
Cham 
 MaSa
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
1-2
Cham 
 Neeb
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
2-0
Cham 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 19:30 CET
2-1
Cham 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
0-2
Cham 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 20:20 CET
1-2
Cham 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
Canada  MaSa
2-0
Astrea 
 MaSa
March 24, 2019 - 19:40 CET
2-1
Cham 
 MaSa
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
0-2
MaSa 
 Neeb
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
2-0
MaSa 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 20:20 CET
2-0
MaSa 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
1-2
MaSa 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
0-2
MaSa 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
United States  Neeb
2-1
Astrea 
 Neeb
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
2-1
Cham 
 Neeb
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
2-0
MaSa 
 Neeb
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
2-1
Neeb 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
2-0
Neeb 
 puCK
March 24, 2019 - 20:25 CET
2-1
Neeb 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 19:45 CET
1-2
Neeb 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
Australia  Probe
0-2
Astrea 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
0-2
Cham 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 19:30 CET
0-2
MaSa 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 20:20 CET
1-2
Neeb 
 Probe
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
0-2
Probe 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
0-2
Probe 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
0-2
Probe 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
United States  puCK
1-2
Astrea 
 puCK
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
1-2
Cham 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
0-2
MaSa 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
0-2
Neeb 
 puCK
March 24, 2019 - 20:25 CET
2-0
Probe 
 puCK
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
0-2
puCK 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
0-2
puCK 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 19:50 CET
Canada  Scarlett
2-0
Astrea 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
2-0
Cham 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 20:20 CET
2-1
MaSa 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
1-2
Neeb 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 19:45 CET
2-0
Probe 
 Scarlett
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
2-0
puCK 
 Scarlett
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
2-1
Scarlett 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
China  TIME
0-2
Astrea 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 20:25 CET
2-1
Cham 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 20:00 CET
2-0
MaSa 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 17:40 CET
2-1
Neeb 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 21:00 CET
2-0
Probe 
 TIME
March 23, 2019 - 19:00 CET
2-0
puCK 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 19:50 CET
1-2
Scarlett 
 TIME
March 24, 2019 - 18:25 CET
United States  AstreaMexico  ChamCanada  MaSaUnited States  NeebAustralia  ProbeUnited States  puCKCanada  ScarlettChina  TIME

Playoffs[edit]

Match 1 (Bo5)
 Mexico Cham
3
Cham 
 Astrea
April 6, 2019 - 8:30 PDT
 USA Astrea
1
Match 2 (Bo5)
 Canada MaSa
3
MaSa 
 Cham
 Mexico Cham
1
Match 3 (Bo5)
 China TIME
2
TIME 
 MaSa
 Canada MaSa
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 USA Neeb
3
Neeb 
 MaSa
 Canada MaSa
1
Finals (Bo7)
 Canada Scarlett
2
Scarlett 
 Neeb
 USA Neeb
4


Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZerg
Group Stage 1
91112
Group Stage 2
664
Group Stage 3
422
Playoffs
222
Round of 5
122
Round of 4
121
Round of 3
111
Finals
11
Champion
1
  North America South AmericaAsiaSEA / OceaniaOther
Group Stage 1
United States 9
Canada 3
Mexico 3
Brazil 2
China 4
Taiwan 3
Hong Kong 1
Kazakhstan 1
India 1
Japan 1
Australia 2
Vietnam 1
Germany 1
Group Stage 2
United States 6
Canada 2
Mexico 2
Brazil 1
China 3
Taiwan 1
Australia 1
Group Stage 3
United States 3
Canada 2
Mexico 1
China 1
Australia 1
Playoffs
United States 2
Canada 2
Mexico 1
China 1
Round of 5
United States 1
Canada 2
Mexico 1
China 1
Round of 4
United States 1
Canada 2
China 1
Round of 3
United States 1
Canada 2
Finals
United States 1
Canada 1
Champion
United States 1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. ZergZerg vs. ProtossProtoss vs. TerranMirrors
Map#ΣTerranZergTerran%ΣZergProtossZerg%ΣProtossTerranProtoss%TerranZergProtoss
Automaton LE2995455.6%64266.7%54180.0%225
Cyber Forest LE2941325.0%62433.3%107370.0%351
Kairos Junction LE4653260.0%72528.6%2091145.0%536
King's Cove LE43127558.3%104640.0%105550.0%236
New Repugnancy LE2386275.0%41325.0%42250.0%223
Port Aleksander LE5285362.5%107370.0%114736.4%4910
Year Zero LE13110100.0%220100.0%32166.7%124
Total Sum (Σ)23547281959.6%45222348.9%63333052.4%192635

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

Additional Streams for Group Stage 3[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]