2015 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2015 WCS Global Finals
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League Information
Server:
North America
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
Format:
Single-elimination Bracket
Prize pool:
$250,000
Start Date:
2015-11-01
End Date:
2015-11-07
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Winners
South Korea Picon small.png sOs
South Korea Zicon small.png Life
South Korea Picon small.png Classic
South Korea Zicon small.png Rogue
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small.png 7
Ticon small.png 5
Zicon small.png 4
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

The 2015 WCS Global Finals are the conclusion of the 2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Sixteen players, after qualifying by earning WCS points throughout 2015 in official WCS tournaments and in a multitude of non-WCS events, compete for the most prestigious trophy in 2015. Like the year before, the Round of 16 is played at ESL's studio in Burbank, CA (on November 1).[1] The remainder of the bracket is played in Anaheim, CA at BlizzCon 2015 on November 6-7.

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

Only at the Round of 16[edit]

Only at BlizzCon[edit]

Format[edit]

  • Single-elimination Bracket.
  • All matches are Bo5 except Finals which are Bo7.
  • Seeding:
    • Global Finals seeding pits players ranked 1st and 16th against each other, 2nd vs. 15th, and so on.
  • Tiebreakers:
    • Ties within the top 16 WCS players are decided by cumulated points earned only in official, regional WCS events (namely WCS, GSL, SSL).
      • If a tie remains, it is settled through points earned in WCS Tier 1 events.
      • If the players in question are still tied, seeding is decided by a coin toss.
    • The tie for the 16th spot is decided by a Bo5 series at Freec Up Studio (formerly Gom eXP Studio) on October 6th.[2]

Map Pool[edit]

Participants[edit]

Races and Teams[edit]

Protoss Protoss (7) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (4)
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South Korea herO
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South Korea Maru
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South Korea Life
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South Korea PartinG
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South Korea Dream
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South Korea Hydra
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South Korea Rain
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South Korea INnoVation
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South Korea ByuL
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South Korea Classic
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South Korea Polt
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South Korea Rogue
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South Korea Zest
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South Korea FanTaSy
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France Lilbow
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South Korea sOs
HyuN and FanTaSy were tied for 16th place. A Bo5 tie-breaker, played at the former GSL Studio in Seoul, South Korea, on October 6th, determined the sixteenth seed.[2]

Tie-Breaker Match[edit]

Best of 5
 South Korea FanTaSy
3
FanTaSy Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png HyuN
 South Korea HyuN
2

WCS Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png herO 7900
2 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Maru 6050
3 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png PartinG 5850
4 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Life 5475
5 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png INnoVation 5325
6 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Rain 5175
7 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Hydra 5000
8 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png ByuL 4975
9 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Classic 4550
10 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Dream 4275
11 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png Polt 3875
12 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Zest 3675
13 frFrance pPicon small.png Lilbow 3625
14 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png sOs 3525
15 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Rogue 3325
16 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png FanTaSy 3025
17 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png HyuN 3025

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Round of 16 (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
3
herO Picon small.png
Ticon small.png FanTaSy
November 1, 2015 - 10:25 PST
 South Korea FanTaSy
1
 South Korea ByuL
0
ByuL Zicon small.png
Picon small.png Classic
November 1, 2015 - 12:20 PST
 South Korea Classic
3
 South Korea INnoVation
3
INnoVation Ticon small.png
Picon small.png Zest
 South Korea Zest
0
 France Lilbow
0
Lilbow Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
November 1, 2015 - 14:35 PST
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Rain
3
Rain Picon small.png
Ticon small.png Polt
November 1, 2015 - 15:30 PST
 South Korea Polt
2
 South Korea PartinG
2
PartinG Picon small.png
Picon small.png sOs
November 1, 2015 - 17:15 PST
 South Korea sOs
3
 South Korea Hydra
3
Hydra Zicon small.png
Ticon small.png Dream
November 1, 2015 - 18:55 PST
 South Korea Dream
2
 South Korea Maru
0
Maru Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Rogue
November 1, 2015 - 20:30 PST
 South Korea Rogue
3
Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea herO
1
herO Picon small.png
Picon small.png Classic
November 6, 2015 - 12:50 PST
 South Korea Classic
3
 South Korea INnoVation
1
INnoVation Ticon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
November 6, 2015 - 15:15 PST
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea Rain
0
Rain Picon small.png
Picon small.png sOs
November 6, 2015 - 16:45 PST
 
 
Coda
 South Korea sOs
3
 South Korea Hydra
1
Hydra Zicon small.png
Zicon small.png Rogue
 South Korea Rogue
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Classic
2
Classic Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Life
November 7, 2015 - 12:55 PST
 South Korea Life
3
 South Korea sOs
3
sOs Picon small.png
Zicon small.png Rogue
November 7, 2015 - 14:25 PST
 South Korea Rogue
0
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Life
3
Life Zicon small.png
Picon small.png sOs
 South Korea sOs
4

Prize Pool[edit]

$250,000 USD are divided among participants as follows:

Showmatches[edit]

Two Archon Mode showmatches are programmed after all quarterfinals are played.

The Champions Showmatch is between MC & HuK, winners of the Red Bull Battle Grounds: Washington, and Snute & TLO, winners of the Legacy of the Void showmatch played at the European Road to BlizzCon, to determine the best Archon team.[3]

The Legends Showmatch features some of the greatest players in StarCraft and StarCraft II history: NesTea & YellOw teaming up to face Mvp & BoxeR in both a reprisal of Lim Jin Rok, the most storied Brood War rivalry, and a matchup of two Incredible Miracle teammates who were the most successful players from Wings of Liberty.[4]

Champions Showmatch[edit]

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MC South Korea
HuK Canada
3 0
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Norway Snute
Germany TLO
November 6, 2015 - 20:50 PST
Watch VOD

Legends Showmatch[edit]

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NesTea South Korea
YellOw South Korea
0 2
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South Korea Mvp
South Korea BoxeR
November 6, 2015 - 19:45 PST
Watch VOD

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
754
Quarterfinals
413
Semifinals
22
Finals
11
Champion
1

Map Statistics[edit]

Terran vs. Zerg Zerg vs. Protoss Protoss vs. Terran Mirrors
Map # Σ Terran Zerg Terran % Σ Zerg Protoss Zerg % Σ Protoss Terran Protoss % Terran Zerg Protoss
BridgeheadBridgehead    8 - - - - 3 2 1 66.7% 1 1 0 100.0% - 1 3
Cactus ValleyCactus Valley    11 2 1 1 50.0% 2 1 1 50.0% 3 1 2 33.3% - 1 3
CodaCoda    13 4 1 3 25.0% 5 2 3 40.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - - 2
Dash and TerminalDash and Terminal    2 - - - - 1 0 1 0.0% - - - - - 1 -
Iron FortressIron Fortress    9 4 0 4 0.0% 3 1 2 33.3% 2 1 1 50.0% - - -
Moonlight MadnessMoonlight Madness    11 4 3 1 75.0% 3 2 1 66.7% 2 0 2 0.0% - 1 1
TerraformTerraform    12 3 1 2 33.3% 4 1 3 25.0% 2 1 1 50.0% - - 3
Total Sum (Σ) 66 17 6 11 35.3% 21 9 12 42.9% 12 6 6 50.0% 0 4 12

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

FPVODs[edit]

Gallery[edit]

See Also[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Blizzard eSports (September 17, 2015). "BlizzCon Opening Week – October 28 to November 1". Wcs.battle.net. Retrieved September 24, 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard eSports (October 4, 2015). "WCS Global Finals – FanTaSy vs. HyuN Tiebreaker". Wcs.battle.net. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment (October 26, 2015). "Legacy of the Void: Archon Mode Champions Showmatch". Battle.net. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment (October 27, 2015). "Legacy of the Void: StarCraft Legends Archon Mode Showmatch". Battle.net. Retrieved October 27, 2015.