Warcraft Gold League 2018 Winter Season

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[e][h]WGL 2018 Winter - Grand Finals
League Information
Organizer:
Netease
Game Version:
Server:
NetEase
Type:
Offline
Location:
China Shanghai
Format:
Groupstage : round robin
Playoffs : single elimination
Prize pool:
CNY 114,000 (≃ $ 16,584)
Start Date:
2018-11-28
End Date:
2018-12-08
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea  Moon
Ukraine  Foggy
China  Infi
South Korea  Lyn
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
24
5
6
4
9
Maps
Chronology

The Warcraft Gold League 2018 Winter Season is the second part of the most important individual tournament in 2018. With one the biggest prize pool of the year and the obligation to earn his place via a qualifier tournament, this is the most prestigious event in the scene.

It is organized by Blizzard Entertainment's Chinese partner : NetEase, played at Shanghai, offline. During November, the very best players of the world will fight in a double elimination groupstage before going into the single elimination playoffs.

The korean player Moon won, beating Foggy in final.

Format and dates[edit]

Qualifiers[edit]

The qualification system has changed. Asian qualifiers has become NetEase qualifiers. Players - from all the world - can earn leader-board points in monthly races :

  • 4 monthly qualifier tournaments (top 32 players from NetEase ladder are invited),
  • 4 monthly ladder Races, ending on the 10th of each month,
  • 1 seasonal ladder Race, ending in November.

Following the top 18 players qualify.

Two european qualifiers for 4 slots  :

One american qualifier for 2 slots :

Groupstage (24 into 8)[edit]

During groupstage 24 players are divived into 4 groups of 6 players :

  • round robin (a player faces each other once),
  • all matches are best-of-3,
  • top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs,
  • groupstage will be play from November 28th to December 1st.

Playoffs[edit]

8 players in a single elimination bracket :

  • quarterfinals and semi-finals are best-of-5,
  • final is best-of-7,
  • playoffs will be play from December 5th to 8th.

Map pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

Main tournament[edit]

CN¥ 114,000 (≃ $ 16,584) are spread among the players as seen below :

according to xe.com conversion rate on 2018-10-30 (CN¥ 1 ≃ $ 0.14536).

Whole event[edit]

The entire prize pool event is CN¥ 150,700 (≃ $ ) whose :

  • CN¥ 114,000 (≃ $ TBA) from the main tournament.
  • CN¥ 36,700 (≃ $ 5,334) from qualifiers.

Participants[edit]

Human Human (5) Orc Orc (6) Undead Undead (4) Night Elf Night Elf (9)
Players qualified via WGL Point System
China Infi
South Korea FoCuS
South Korea Lucifer
South Korea LawLiet
South Korea Chaemiko
South Korea Lyn
China 120
South Korea Moon
South Korea Sok
China Fly100% China WFZ
China Colorful
China TH000
South Korea So.in
China pcg_123 Ukraine Foggy
China Zhou_Xixi
China Sini
Qualified via European Qualifiers
Russia HawK Russia Cash
Ukraine Sonik
Russia Neytpoh
Qualified via American Qualifiers*
Peru DanGer
Peru Hunter
  • Peru Walter qualified but was unable to attend. He is replaced by 3rd place finisher Peru DanGer[1].

Broadcasting[edit]

Official streams[edit]

China Official stream

  • China  Yumiko (Yu Jiankai)
  • China  Qiaolin
  • China  Xun (Xun Changqing)
  • China  Zhou_Xixi (Zhou Xixi)
  • China  XiaoY
  • China  TeD (Zeng Zhuo)

Broadcasters[edit]

EngSpeaking Back2Warcraft

EngSpeaking Hi2Chaco

EngSpeaking Khaldor

  • Germany  Khaldor (Thomas Kilian)

Russia Miker

  • Russia  Miker (Mikhail Mirchuk)

Russia WoLvInDaHouse

  • Ukraine  WoLv (Andrei Tokmakov)

South Korea chonana1

  • South Korea  JuPanda
  • South Korea  Frenzy (Lee Gyu Seol)

Results[edit]

Groupstage[edit]

Here is groupstage results only, see groupstage detailed results page for more details.

Group A[edit]

Group A
1. South Korea  Lyn 5-0 10-3
2. Ukraine  Foggy 4-1 9-5
3. South Korea  Chaemiko 2-3 5-7
4. China  TH000 2-3 6-6
5. China  WFZ 1-4 5-9
6. Russia  Neytpoh 1-4 4-9

Group B[edit]

Group B
1. China  Colorful 4-1 9-3
2. China  Fly100% 4-1 8-4
3. South Korea  Sok 3-2 7-4
4. South Korea  Lucifer 2-3 5-7
5. South Korea  So.in 2-3 4-7
6. Peru  DanGer 0-5 1-10

Group C[edit]

Group C
1. South Korea  Moon 5-0 10-0
2. China  Infi 4-1 8-3
3. Russia  Cash 3-2 7-6
4. China  Zhou_Xixi 2-3 4-7
5. China  pcg_123 1-4 3-9
6. Ukraine  Sonik 0-5 3-10

Group D[edit]

Group D
1. South Korea  LawLiet 5-0 10-2
2. South Korea  FoCuS 4-1 9-4
3. China  120 3-2 8-5
4. Russia  HawK 2-3 5-6
5. China  Sini 1-4 2-9
6. Peru  Hunter 0-5 2-10

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinal
 South Korea Lyn
3
Lyn 
 FoCuS
 South Korea FoCuS
1
 South Korea Moon
3
Moon 
 Fly100%
 China Fly100%
1
 China Colorful
0
Colorful 
 Infi
December 6, 2018 - 18:30 CST
 China Infi
3
 South Korea LawLiet
1
LawLiet 
 Foggy
 Ukraine Foggy
3
Semifinals
 South Korea Lyn
0
Lyn 
 Moon
December 7, 2018 - 18:30 CST
 South Korea Moon
3
 China Infi
1
Infi 
 Foggy
December 7, 2018 - 20:30 CST
 Ukraine Foggy
3
Finals
 South Korea Moon
4
Moon 
 Foggy
 Ukraine Foggy
1
3rd Place Match
 South Korea Lyn
1
Lyn 
 Infi
 China Infi
3

Statistics[edit]

Maps (playoffs only)[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    2 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - -
Concealed HillConcealed Hill    5 2 1 1 50.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Echo IslesEcho Isles    3 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - -
Last RefugeLast Refuge    8 2 1 1 50.0% 3 3 0 100.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 -
Northern IslesNorthern Isles    7 2 2 0 100.0% 2 1 1 50.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 1 -
Terenas Stand LVTerenas Stand LV    5 - - - - 3 3 0 100.0% - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 - -
Twisted MeadowsTwisted Meadows    1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
Total Sum (Σ) 31 7 4 3 57.1% 11 9 2 81.8% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 9 4 0

Distributions (race & region)[edit]

External links[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 2018-08-11 | China 黄金赛美洲区Walter弃权,Danger顶替参赛 by Tolkien of war3.replays at Warcraft Gold League 2018 Winter (trans. United Kingdom)