The crown of this year’s Blizzcon is the 2015 WCS Global Finals. This also marks the conclusion of this year’s StarCraft II World Championship Series. This highly anticipated event will include 16 players who will have the chance to prove what they’re made of to advance, reach the final, and win the main prize. This year’s participants qualified for the global finals, by earning WCS points throughout the year in official WCS and non-WCS tournaments.
Starcraft II WC Finals 2015 Info & Schedule:
- Dates: November 1, 2015 – November 7, 2015
- 16 Players
- Format: single-elimination bracket
- Round 1 Day 1: November 1st at 6:00 pm CET
- Quarter Finals: November 6th at 9:15 pm to 3:15 am CET
- Semi Finals: – November 7th from 9:00pm to 12:30 am CET
- Grand Finale: November 7th 1:00am CET
- Location: Burbank CA (Round of 16), Anaheim CA (remainder of the bracket)
- Prize pool: $250,000
NOTE: To find out what you can expect from Blizzcon this year, take a look at the 2015 BlizzCon eSports schedule right here.
Betting and Odds – SC 2 World Championship
A couple of betting sites have markets for the matches of the 2015 Starcraft World Championship. You can check out the current betting odds from Pinnacle Sports below or visit the websites of the other bookmakers to view which bets are available at the moment! Learn more about betting on Starcraft 2 here.
You know who will win?
Format and Play Mode:
As was mentioned above, this year’s WCS Global Finals will feature 16 players. All participants deserve to be counted among the world’s greatest WCS players this year. It can safely be concluded that we will witness an unpredictable and exciting event that will keep us guessing who will come out on top.
The finals will be played in single-elimination bracket format. All matches will be Bo5, except the finale which will be Bo7.
With this many participants in this yer’s WCS Global Finals, you’re probably wondering how the entire process is going play out. Here’s how:
- Seeding – Global Finals seeding pits players ranked 1st and 16th against each other, 2nd against 15th, 3rd against 14th, and so on.
- Tiebreakers – ties within top 16 WCS are decided by cumulative points earned in official, regional WCS events only (i.e. WCS, GSL, SSL).
- If a tie still remains, it is resolved through points earned in WCS Tier 1 events.
- However, if two players are still tied, then the winner is decided by a coin toss.
16 participants will have the opportunity to fight against each other and win the prestigious trophy. They are divided into 3 races and teams:
- Protoss – 7 players
- Terran – 5 players
- Zerg – 4 players
Round 1 / Day 1 – 16 matchups:
- herO vs. FanTaSy
- ByuL vs. Classic
- iNoVation vs. Zest
- Libow vs. Life
- Rain vs. Polt
- PartinG vs. sOs
- Hydra vs. Dream
- Maru vs. Rogue.
The prize pool of $250,000 is divided among the top 3 participants:
- 1st place – $100,000
- 2nd place – $50,000
- 3rd place – $15,000
Live Stream and Vods
Watch the 2015 Starcraft World Championship live stream right here.
The StarCraft II World Championship Finals is the conclusion of this year’s BlizzCon. It is definitely the most anticipated event of the season. Reaching the finals wasn’t easy. This year we have 16 amazing players who are able to surprise their opponent, completely change the odds, and keep us on our toes all the time. You are probably as excited as we are to see who will take home the prestigious trophy. You can experience it for yourself by visiting BlizzCon. You don’t want to miss this!
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