2015 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2015 WCS Global Finals
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  sOs
South Korea  Life
South Korea  Classic
South Korea  Rogue
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
7
5
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)
South Korea herO
South Korea Maru
South Korea Life
South Korea PartinG
South Korea Dream
South Korea Hydra
South Korea Rain
South Korea INnoVation
South Korea ByuL
South Korea Classic
South Korea Polt
South Korea Rogue
South Korea Zest
South Korea FanTaSy
France Lilbow
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 
 HyuN
 South Korea HyuN
2

WCS Points and Standings[edit]

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

Results[edit]

Bracket[edit]

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

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

Legends Showmatch[edit]

NesTea South Korea
YellOw South Korea
0 2
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.