Everything you need to know about 2019 WCS Summer

Jul 10 2019 4 min read

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2019 WCS Summer StarCraft 2 tournament is part of the World Championship Series Circuit held by Blizzard. It allows players to gain points necessary to qualify for 2019 WCS Global Finals. The event takes place in Kiev, Ukraine, hosted by StarLadder.

Participants

16 players qualified to the third group stage of the event through the regional online qualifiers.

Europe (the semiofficial Zerg Region):

  • Elazer (Z)
  • Serral (Z)
  • Reynor (Z)
  • Lambo (Z)

North America:

  • Neeb (P)
  • MaSa (T)
  • Future (T)
  • Scarlett (Z)

Latin America:

  • Kelazhur (T)
  • SpeCial (T)

Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Japan:

  • Has (P)
  • Lemon (Z)

China:

  • Time (T)
  • iAsonu (Z)

Oceania/SEA:

  • Probe (P)
  • ButAlways (Z)

At least 60 more players will be starting in the first group stage. Here are the most participants:

  • Ziggy (T)
  • PtitDrogo (P)
  • Namshar (Z)
  • Cham (Z)
  • Heromarine (T)
  • Gerald (P)
  • DNS (P)
  • Kas (T)
  • Astrea (P)
  • HellRaiser (P)
  • MaNa (P)
  • BratOk (T)
  • TLO (Z)
  • Zanster (Z)
  • Showtime (P)
  • Nerchio (Z)
  • Clem (T)
  • Stephano (Z)
  • uThermal (T)
  • SortOf (Z)
  • Goblin (P)
  • Bly (Z)
  • Harstem (P)
  • Snute (Z)
  • MarineLord (T)

Format

Group Stage #1

Open for everyone. All players are divided into GSL-style brackets. Top 2 move to Group Stage #2, the rest go to one of the Knockout brackets.

Group Stage #2

GSL-style brackets formed by the survivors of Group Stage #1. The winners go to Group Stage #3; the losing players enter Knockout brackets at round 3 or 4.

Group Stage #3

GSL-style brackets formed by the winners of online regional qualifiers and the survivors of Group Stage #3. The winners go to go to Round of 16. Top 2 players go to the Round of 24. The losing players join the Knockout brackets Round 5 and 6.

Knockout Bracket

(This video explains the 2019 WCS Spring Knockout stage system, which was left unchanged for this event)

Separate brackets are filled by players who have lost in one of the group stages. The losing players leave the tournament. The winner of each bracket is seeded at Ro24.

Playoffs

Single elimination bracket is filled by the winners of the Group Stage #3 and Knockout Bracket.

All matches are best of 5.

Grand Finals is best of 7.

International talent crew

  • Sue “Smix” Lee (host, takes great interviews)
  • James “Kaelaris” Carrol (host, the one who outshined Apolo)
  • Benjamin “DeMusliM” Baker (commentator, he could have a deep run in this tournaemnt)
  • Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov (commentator, the coolest guy in the world)
  • Kevin “RotterdaM” van Kooi (commentator, but you won't be able to hear anything through his shirt)
  • Ravi ‘feardragon‘ Pareek (commentator, who can tell everything there is to know about the NA StarCraft 2 scene)

Schedule

2019 WCS Summer takes place between Jule 12 and 14. Each day starts at 13:00 CEST (04:00 PDT).

Here is the link to the official English broadcast. Unfortunately, due to the abundance of participants in the early stages, the official broadcast will cover a small fraction of the games played. If you want to follow a certain player, reach out to the community streamers through social media, email and other means of communication (even things like Twitch chat).

If some games of your favorite players don’t get streamed, you’ll have to wait for the replays to get released. Besides other media, the replays will also show on SpawningTool.com: just switch to the Replays tab there and search for “2019 WCS Summer” in the Events filter.

Prize pool

The 2019 WCS Summer prize pool sports $100,000 USD and 12,600 WCS Circuit Points.

The breakdown:

1st — $20,000 — 3,000 WCS Points and a seed at WCS Global Finals

2nd — $10,000 — 1,400 WCS Points

3rd-4th — $6,000 — 900 WCS Points

5th-8th — $4,000 — 600 WCS Points

9th-16th — $2,750 — 300 WCS Points

17th-24th — $1,250 — 100 WCS Points

25th-32nd — $1,250

Where can I get the news and other relevant information about the event

You can follow WePlay.tv to get updated with daily recaps and other news. Use "2019 WCS StarCraft 2" tag to filter the event-related news.

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