Warcraft Gold League - 2020 - Winter Season

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[e][h]Warcraft Gold League - 2020 - Winter
League Information
Organizer:
Netease
Game Version:
Server:
Type:
Online
Location:
China 
Format:
Group stage: double elimination
Playoffs : single elimination
Prize pool:
¥  CNY
¥ 40,000 CNY (≃ $ 6,083 USD)
Start Date:
2020-11-30
End Date:
2020-12-06
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
5
3
4
4
1v1 map pool
Chronology

The Warcraft Gold League is the most important individual series in 2020, alongside ESL Pro Tour. With one of the biggest prize pool of the year and the obligation to earn his place via a qualifier tournament this is the Warcraft III scene top-notch level.

It is organized by Blizzard Entertainment's Chinese partner : NetEase. During December, the very best players of the world will fight in a double elimination groupstage before going into the single elimination playoffs. As the previous one, the 2020 Winter Season works with a point system featuring ladder ranking and qualifier tournaments.

Format and dates[edit]

Qualification[edit]

There are three ways to get a spot for the Warcraft Gold League 2020 Winter Season :

WGL points system[edit]


The WGL point system remain the same as the last edition. The NetEase monthly qualifiers consist of two series of 3 monthly tournaments : Open and Pro. Respectively featuring 32 and 16 players each. With top 4 players from Open division switching with last 4 from Pro division each month. The ladder point system stay unchanged too, each month players ranked into the NetEase top 100 got awarded with points.
Eventually 6 players from each Korea and China qualify for the main event.

August
  • Open : from August 24th to August 29th.
  • Pro : from August 27th to August 30th.
September 
  • Open from September 21st to September 26th.
  • Pro from September 24th to September 27th.
October 
  • Open from October 26th to October 31st.
  • Pro from October 29th to November 1st.

Western qualifiers[edit]

One qualifier offered two spots.

It's played on November 15th, 4 players were invited and 4 others granted their spots through an open qualifier played on November 14th.

Wild-Card qualifier[edit]

A last isolated qualifier will offer the 2 last spots, it will be played on November 19th.

Group Stage (16 into 8)[edit]

The group stage consist of 4 groups of 4 players each:

  • All matches played as Bo3;
  • Double elimination bracket;
  • Top 2 of each group advance to the playoffs;
  • played from November 30th to December 4th.


Dates :

  • November 30th: groups A & B winners' semi-finals,
  • December 1st: groups C & D winners' semi-finals,
  • December 2nd: groups A & B winners' finals & losers' round 1,
  • December 3rd: groups C & D winners' finals & losers' round 1,
  • December 4th: losers' finals (all group).

Playoffs[edit]

The 8 players remaining face in a single elimination bracke :

  • In quarter finals groups winners face the 2nd cross group (A vs B & C vs D);
  • All matches are Bo5.


Dates:

  • December 5th : quarter finals;
  • December 6th : semi-finals, match for third place and final.

Map pool[edit]

Prize Pool[edit]

¥ 40,000 (≃ $ 60,827) are spread among the players as seen below :

Participants[edit]

Human Human (5) Orc Orc (3) Undead Undead (4) Night Elf Night Elf (4)
Players qualified via WGL Point System
South Korea Chaemiko China Fly100% China eer0 China Colorful
China Infi South Korea FoCuS
China WFZ
South Korea LawLiet
South Korea Sok
South Korea Lyn China XiaoKai
South Korea Moon
Qualified via Western Qualifier
Moldova Blade Ukraine Foggy
Qualified via Wild Card qualifier
China Fortitude
South Korea Michael

Broadcasting[edit]

TBA

Results[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group A[edit]

Semifinals
 China XiaoKai
November 30, 2020 - 18:00 CST
 China Fly100%
 South Korea Sok
November 30, 2020 - 19:30 CST
 South Korea Michael
Winners' Finals
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 02, 2020 - 18:00 CST
 South Korea 
1st qualified
  
Losers' Round 1
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 02, 2020 - 19:30 CST
 South Korea 
Losers' Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 04, 2020 - 18:00 CST
  
2nd qualified
  

Group B[edit]

Semifinals
 China eer0
November 30, 2020 - 21:00 CST
 China Fortitude
 South Korea Lyn
November 30, 2020 - 22:30 CST
 South Korea FoCuS
Winners' Finals
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 02, 2020 - 21:00 CST
 South Korea 
1st qualified
  
Losers' Round 1
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 02, 2020 - 22:30 CST
 South Korea 
Losers' Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 04, 2020 - 19:30 CST
  
2nd qualified
  

Group C[edit]

Semifinals
 China Infi
December 01, 2020 - 18:00 CST
 China Colorful
 South Korea Moon
December 01, 2020 - 19:30 CST
 Ukraine Foggy
Winners' Finals
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 03, 2020 - 18:00 CST
  
1st qualified
  
Losers' Round 1
 China 
TBD 
 TBD
December 03, 2020 - 19:30 CST
  
Losers' Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 04, 2020 - 21:00 CST
  
2nd qualified
  

Group D[edit]

Semifinals
 China WFZ
December 01, 2020 - 21:00 CST
 Moldova Blade
 South Korea LawLiet
December 01, 2020 - 22:30 CST
 South Korea Chaemiko
Winners' Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 03, 2020 - 21:00 CST
 South Korea 
1st qualified
  
Losers' Round 1
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 03, 2020 - 22:30 CST
 South Korea 
Losers' Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 04, 2020 - 22:30 CST
  
2nd qualified
  

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 05, 2020 - 16:00 CST
  
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 05, 2020 - 17:30 CST
  
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 05, 2020 - 19:00 CST
  
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 05, 2020 - 21:30 CST
  
Semifinals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 06, 2020 - 16:00 CST
  
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 06, 2020 - 17:30 CST
  
Finals
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 06, 2020 - 21:30 CST
  
3rd Place Match
  
TBD 
 TBD
December 06, 2020 - 19:00 CST
  


Statistics[edit]

Maps[edit]

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Distributions (race & region)[edit]

External links[edit]