Golden Championship Series 2016 Spring Season


[e][h]GCS 2016 Spring - Grand Finals
League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Sponsor:
Game Version:
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Format:
Double elimination
Prize pool:
CN¥ 95,000 (≃ $ 14,449)
Start Date:
2016-05-16
End Date:
2016-06-02
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
China  Fly100%
China  120
Korea (South)  Moon
China  Infi
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
4
2
4
6
Maps
Chronology


The Golden Championship Series 2016 Spring Season is the first part of one of the most important individual tournament in 2016. With one the biggest prize pool of the year and the obligation to earn his place via a qualifier tournament, this is with World Cyber Games and Pro Gamer League the most prestigious events.

It is organized by Blizzard Entertainment's Chinese partner : NetEase, played at Shanghai, offline. From may 16th to june 2nd, the very best players of the world fight in a double elimination system.

The chinese player Fly100% won, beating 120 in final.

Format and dates[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

A single and open qualifier is played from april 21st to 25th granting 4 places.

Based on NetEase ladder ranking on 2016-04-17, the 12 best players are invited. With top 4 allowed to choose their opponent from the 4 qualified players[1].

Groupstage (16 into 8)[edit]

16 players divided into four groups of four players each :

  • double elimination bracket,
  • best-of-3,
  • top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs.

Dates :

  • group A : may 16th & 17th,
  • group B : may 18th & 19th,
  • group C : may 20th & 21st,
  • group D : may 22nd & 23rd,

Playoffs[edit]

8 players in a double elimination bracket :

  • group winners face runners-up in quarterfinal,
  • semi-final losers are crossed into loser's round 2,
  • all matches are best-of-three,
  • but Grand Final witch is best-of-five (no advantage for the player coming from winner bracket).

Dates :

Map pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Main tournament[edit]

¥ 95,000 (≃ $ 14,449) are divided among participants as follows[1] :

according to xe.com conversion rate on 2016-06-02 (CN¥ 1 ≃ USD 0.15209).

Whole event[edit]

The entire prize pool event is CN¥ 152,000 (≃ $ 23,109.6) whose :

  • CN¥ 95,000 (≃ $ 14,449) from the main tournament (solo tournament),
  • CN¥ 57,000 ( ≃ $ 8,660.6) from the 2v2 tournament.

Participants[edit]

Human Human (4) Orc Orc (2) Undead Undead (4) Night Elf Night Elf (6)
Invited player (as ladder top 12 at the end of the season)
China Infi Korea (South) Lyn China 120 Korea (South) Moon
China TH000 China Fly100% China WFZ China Zhou_Xixi
China Yumiko China Xun Ukraine Foggy
China Romantic
Granted a spot via qualifier
Korea (South) Lucifer China Alice
China vila
China EnChant*


* China EnChant replaced by China Safe.

Broadcasting[edit]

EngSpeaking Back2Warcraft

Results[edit]

Group Stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Semifinals
 China Romantic
2
May 16 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Safe
0
 China Zhou_Xixi
0
May 17 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 South Korea Moon
2
Winners' Finals
 China Romantic
1
May 17, 2016 13:30 CEST
 South Korea Moon
2
1st qualified
 South Korea Moon
Losers' Round 1
 China Safe
0
May 17 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Zhou_Xixi
2
Losers' Finals
 China Romantic
0
May 17, 2016 15:00 CEST
 China Zhou_Xixi
2
2nd qualified
 China Zhou Xixi

Group B[edit]

Semifinals
 China Fly100%
2
May 20, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Vila
0
 China Yumiko
2
 WFZ
May 20, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China WFZ
1
Winners' Finals
 China Fly100%
2
May 21, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Yumiko
1
1st qualified
 China Fly100%
Losers' Round 1
 China Vila
0
 WFZ
May 20, 2016 - 15:00 CEST
 China WFZ
2
Losers' Finals
 China Yumiko
2
 WFZ
May 21, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China WFZ
0
2nd qualified
 China Yumiko

Group C[edit]

Semifinals
 China TH000
2
May 18, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Alice
0
 China Infi
2
 Xun
May 18, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China Xun
1
Winners' Finals
 China TH000
1
May 19, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China Infi
2
1st qualified
 China Infi
Losers' Round 1
 China Alice
2
 Xun
May 18, 2016 - 15:00 CEST
 China Xun
1
Losers' Finals
 China TH000
2
May 19, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China Alice
1
2nd qualified
 China TH000

Group D[edit]

Semifinals
 China 120
2
120 
May 22, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 South Korea Lucifer
0
 South Korea Lyn
2
Lyn 
May 22, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 Ukraine Foggy
1
Winners' Finals
 China 120
2
120 
 Lyn
May 23, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 South Korea Lyn
0
1st qualified
 China 120
Losers' Round 1
 South Korea Lucifer
0
May 22, 2016 - 15:30 CEST
 Ukraine Foggy
2
Losers' Finals
 South Korea Lyn
1
Lyn 
May 23, 2016 - 13:15 CEST
 Ukraine Foggy
2
2nd qualified
 Ukraine Foggy

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinal
 South Korea Moon
2
May 30, 2016 - 10:30 CEST
 China Yumiko
1
 China Infi
2
May 30, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 Ukraine Foggy
0
 China Fly100%
2
May 30, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China Zhou_Xixi
0
 China 120
2
120 
May 31, 2016 - 10:30 CEST
 China TH000
1
Semifinals
 South Korea Moon
2
June 1, 2016 - 10:30 CEST
 China Infi
0
 China Fly100%
1
 120
June 1, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China 120
2
Winners' Finals
 South Korea Moon
1
 120
June 2, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 China 120
2
Losers' Round 1
 China Yumiko
2
May 31, 2016 - 12:00 CEST
 Ukraine Foggy
1
 China Zhou_Xixi
0
May 31, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China TH000
2
Losers' Round 2
 China Fly100%
2
June 1, 2016 - 15:00 CEST
 China Yumiko
1
 China Infi
2
June 1, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China TH000
1
Losers' Round 3
 China Fly100%
2
June 2, 2016 - 10:30 CEST
 China Infi
0
Losers' Finals
 South Korea Moon
0
June 2, 2016 - 13:30 CEST
 China Fly100%
2
Grand Finals
 China 120
1
 China Fly100%
3

Statistics[edit]

Map[edit]

Human vs. Night Elf Night Elf vs. Orc Orc vs. Undead Undead vs. Human Orc vs. Human Night Elf vs. Undead Mirrors
Map # Σ Human Night Elf Human % Σ Night Elf Orc Night Elf % Σ Orc Undead Orc % Σ Undead Human Undead % Σ Orc Human Orc % Σ Night Elf Undead Night Elf % Human Night Elf Orc Undead
AmazoniaAmazonia    21 9 4 5 44.4% 3 2 1 66.7% 3 0 3 0.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 2 2 0 100.0% 1 1 0 100.0% - 2 - -
Ancient IslesAncient Isles    15 4 1 3 25.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - - - - 4 3 1 75.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 1 - - -
Echo IslesEcho Isles    13 4 3 1 75.0% 3 0 3 0.0% - - - - 1 1 0 100.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 1 2 - -
Melting ValleyMelting Valley    6 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - - - - - 2 0 2 0.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 1 1 0 100.0% - - - -
Terenas StandTerenas Stand    11 4 2 2 50.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 1 1 0 100.0% 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - 2 1 1 50.0% 1 - - -
Turtle RockTurtle Rock    6 2 2 0 100.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - 1 1 0 100.0% - - - - - - - -
Twisted MeadowsTwisted Meadows    12 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - 3 1 2 33.3% 2 0 2 0.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 3 0 3 0.0% - - - -
Total Sum (Σ) 84 27 16 11 59.3% 12 3 9 25.0% 9 4 5 44.4% 11 4 7 36.4% 8 6 2 75.0% 10 5 5 50.0% 3 4 0 0

Distributions (race & region)[edit]

External links[edit]

Articles[edit]

Replays[edit]

Replays available here.

VODs[edit]

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