2013 WCS Season 2 America

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2013 WCS Season 2 America
League Information
Series: World Championship Series America
Organizer: NASL
Blizzard Entertainment
Game Version: Heart of the Swarm
Patch 2.0.9Patch 2.0.10
Server: North America
Event Type: Offline
Location: United States USA
City: Santa Monica
Format: Premier Leagueremier League
2 Group Stages,
Single-elimination Playoffs
Challenger Leaguehallenger League
Single-elimination Bracket,
Group Stage
Prize pool: $104,800
Start Date: 2013-07-02
End Date: 2013-09-05
Liquipedia Tier: Premier
Winners
South Korea Terran Polt
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
South Korea Terran TaeJa
Canada Zerg Scarlett
Player Breakdown
Number of Players: Premier League 32   Challenger League 40
Maps
Red City • Akilon Wastes • Korhal Sky Island • Newkirk Precinct TE • Neo Planet S • Bel'Shir Vestige SE • Derelict Watcher
Chronology
 2013 WCS S1 America 2013 WCS S1 America2012 WCS S3 America 2012 WCS S3 America 

Information[edit]

The 2013 WCS Season 2 America is the American event of the second season of the 2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series.

Format[edit]

Map Pool[edit]

Premier League[edit]

This is the Premier League of WCS America, where 32 players compete for this seasons American championship, seeds for the 2013 WCS Season 2 Finals, and points for the 2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series. See the Premier League page for more details.

  • Group Stage #1 (Round of 32):
    • Eight groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to the Premier Leagueremier League Ro16.
    • 3rd and 4th place will drop into the Challenger Leaguehallenger League.
  • Group Stage #2 (Round of 16):
    • Four groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
    • 1st and 2nd places will advance to Premier League Ro8.
    • 3rd and 4th place will drop into the Challenger Leaguehallenger League.
  • Quarterfinals:
    • Single-elimination playoffs for the seasonal championship.
    • All 8 players who make it to this round are seeded in next season's Premier Leagueremier League.

Challenger League[edit]

  • Bracket Stage:
  • Round of 40:
  • Round consists of 8 qualified players, 8 players from last season's Challenger League Group Stage and 16 Premier League Ro32 3rd and 4th place finishers.
  • Winners advance to the Challenger League Ro24, losers drop to the group stage.
  • Round of 24:
  • Round consists of 16 Challenger League Ro40 winners.
  • Winners advance to Challenger League Ro16, losers drop to the group stage.
  • Round of 16:
  • The Premier League qualification round.
  • Round consists of 8 Challenger League Ro24 winners and 8 Premier League Ro16 3rd and 4th place finishers.
  • Winners advance to next season's Premier League, losers drop to the group stage.
  • Group Stage:
  • Eight groups consisting of four players each, groups are played in a dual tournament format where all matches are Bo3.
  • 1st and 2nd places will advance to next season's Premier Leagueremier League.
  • 3rd place will play in the next season's Challenger Leaguechallenger League.
  • 4th place will drop out of the Challenger Leaguehallenger League and have to requalify.

Trivia[edit]

  • Chinese players Jim and MacSed had difficulty acquiring US Visas for their live Round of 16 Premier League matches. This resulted in Jim's disqualification from IEM Season VIII - Shanghai.[1] Both players were eventually able to acquire Visas.[2]

Racial Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Bracket Stage
1314121
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Group Stage
101381
Challenger Leaguehallenger League Dropouts
242
Premier Leagueremier League
12119
To World Championship Series Season 2 Finals
122

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