2013 WCS Season 2 America

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[e][h]2013 WCS Season 2 America
League Information
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA 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:
Winners
South Korea Terran Polt
South Korea Zerg Jaedong
South Korea Terran TaeJa
Canada Zerg Scarlett
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
Premier League 32Challenger League 40
Number of Players:
48
Maps
Chronology

Information

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

Format

Map Pool

Premier League

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

  • 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

  • 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

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See Also

References