2015 WCS Season 1 Premier League

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Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (10) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (13)
2015 WCS Season 1 Challenger (32)
Invictus Gaming
China Jim
ROOT Gaming
Australia iaguz
Invictus Gaming
China iAsonu
Invictus Gaming
China MacSed
Category:Free Agents
Mexico MajOr
Invictus Gaming
China XiGua
Category:Free Agents
Finland Welmu
Try Again
Brazil Kelazhur
Team Exile5
Australia PiG
Team Liquid
Poland MaNa
Category:Free Agents
Russia Happy
MYinsanity
Finland Serral
Yoe Flash Wolves
Taiwan Has
AT Gaming
Netherlands uThermal
Hong Kong Attitude
Taiwan Sen
Team ALTERNATE
Germany ShoWTimE
Team Property
Sweden MorroW
Team Liquid
Germany TLO
Category:Free Agents
Sweden NaNiwa
Millenium
South Korea ForGG
Imaginary Gaming
Norway TargA
Flipsid3 Tactics
USA puCK
Team Liquid
Denmark Bunny
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
ROOT Gaming
USA Astrea
CM Storm
South Korea Polt
Punchline ESC
France FireCake
Evil Geniuses
Canada HuK
MYinsanity
Canada Kane
ROOT Gaming
South Korea Hydra
Team EnVyUs
South Korea viOLet
Evil Geniuses
USA Suppy

Format[edit]

  • All 32 players, whatever their results, will start the next season in the WCS Challenger Leaguehallenger.
    • The Champion is the exception and will be seeded in next season Premier Leagueremier League.
  • Group Stage #1 (Round of 32): Dual Tournament format.
  • Best-of-three.
  • The 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and play each other.
  • The winners of these matches will then face each other in the Winners' match.
  • The winner places first in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
  • The losers of the initial matches face each other in the Losers' match.
  • The loser places fourth in the group and is eliminated.
  • The loser of the Winners' match and the winner of the Losers' match will face each other in a fifth match.
  • The winner places second place in the group and advances to the Round of 16.
  • The loser places third in the group and is eliminated.
  • Four groups are played in the ESL Burbank studio in the US, and four groups are played in the ESL Cologne studio in Germany.
  • The 16 Players advancing from the RO32 will compete onsite at a live venue location for the Season Finals event
  • On February 27th, ESL announced that the Season 1 Finals would take place at Gamers Assembly in Poitiers, France from April 3rd to April 5th.[1]
  • Group Stage #2 (Round of 16): Dual Tournament format.
  • Best-of-three.
  • The 4 players of each group in Round of 16 will face off similar to Round of 32.
  • Quarterfinals: Single-elimination playoffs.
  • Quarterfinals: Best-of-five.
  • Semifinals: Best-of-five.
  • Finals: Best-of-seven.

Prize Pool[edit]

$217,000 USD and 12,250 WCS Points are divided among participants.

Place $ USD WCS Points Player Team
1st $30,000 2,000 South Korea Terran Polt CM Storm CM Storm
2nd $15,000 1,250 South Korea Zerg Hydra ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
3rd-4th $10,000 900 Germany Protoss ShoWTimE Team ALTERNATE Team ALTERNATE
Denmark Terran Bunny Team Liquid Team Liquid
5th-8th $8,000 600 Germany Zerg TLO Team Liquid Team Liquid
Canada Zerg Kane MYinsanity mYinsanity
Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Terran ForGG Millenium Millenium
9th-12th $6,000 400 Finland Zerg Serral MYinsanity mYinsanity
China Protoss MacSed Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
France Zerg FireCake Punchline ESC Punchline ESC
Taiwan Protoss Has Yoe Flash Wolves yoe Flash Wolves
13th-16th $6,000 300 China Zerg XiGua Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
Australia Zerg PiG Team Exile5 Team Exile5
Poland Protoss MaNa Team Liquid Team Liquid
Finland Protoss Welmu ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
17th-24th $4,500 150 Netherlands Terran uThermal AT Gaming AT Gaming
Brazil Terran Kelazhur Try Again Try Again
South Korea Zerg viOLet Team EnVyUs Team EnVyUs
Russia Terran Happy ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
USA Protoss puCK Flipsid3 Tactics Flipsid3 Tactics
Sweden Protoss NaNiwa ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
Sweden Terran MorroW Team Property Team Property
Australia Terran iaguz ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
25th-32nd $4,500 100 USA Protoss Astrea ROOT Gaming ROOT Gaming
China Protoss Jim Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
Mexico Terran MajOr ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
Norway Zerg TargA Imaginary Gaming Imaginary Gaming
Taiwan Zerg Sen Hong Kong Attitude Hong Kong Attitude
USA Zerg Suppy Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
China Zerg iAsonu Invictus Gaming Invictus Gaming
Canada Protoss HuK Evil Geniuses Evil Geniuses
Champion Polt with his trophy

Group Stage #1 (Ro32)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Recap Group A
February 14, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Norway Zerg Snute 2-0 4-0
2. China Zerg XiGua 2-1 4-4
3. Netherlands Terran uThermal 1-2 3-4
4. USA Protoss Astrea 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Recap Group B
February 15, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. South Korea Terran Polt 2-0 4-2
2. Germany Zerg TLO 2-1 4-3
3. Brazil Terran Kelazhur 1-2 4-4
4. China Protoss Jim 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group C
February 19, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Poland Protoss MaNa 2-0 4-0
2. Denmark Terran Bunny 2-1 4-3
3. South Korea Zerg viOLet 1-2 2-5
4. Mexico Terran MajOr 0-2 2-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group D
February 20, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Canada Zerg Kane 2-0 4-2
2. Australia Zerg PiG 2-1 4-4
3. Russia Terran Happy 1-2 4-4
4. Norway Zerg TargA 0-2 2-4

Group E[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group E
February 21, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. South Korea Terran ForGG 2-0 4-1
2. France Zerg FireCake 2-1 5-2
3. USA Protoss puCK 1-2 2-4
4. Taiwan Zerg Sen 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Recap Group F
February 22, 2015 - 18:00 CET
1. Finland Zerg Serral 2-0 4-0
2. Taiwan Protoss Has 2-1 5-3
3. Sweden Protoss NaNiwa 1-2 2-5
4. USA Zerg Suppy 0-2 1-4

Group G[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group G
February 27, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Germany Protoss ShoWTimE 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea Zerg Hydra 2-1 5-2
3. Sweden Terran MorroW 1-2 3-5
4. China Zerg iAsonu 0-2 1-4

Group H[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group H
February 28, 2015 - 15:00 PST
1. Finland Protoss Welmu 2-0 4-0
2. China Protoss MacSed 2-1 4-3
3. Australia Terran iaguz 1-2 3-4
4. Canada Protoss HuK 0-2 0-4

Group Stage #2 (Ro16)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group A
April 3, 2015 - 15:00 CEST
1. South Korea Terran ForGG 2-0 4-0
2. Germany Zerg TLO 2-1 4-4
3. Finland Zerg Serral 1-2 3-4
4. China Zerg XiGua 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group B
April 3, 2015 - 17:00 CEST
1. Norway Zerg Snute 2-0 4-1
2. Germany Protoss ShoWTimE 2-1 4-4
3. China Protoss MacSed 1-2 4-4
4. Australia Zerg PiG 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group C
April 3, 2015 - 19:30 CEST
1. South Korea Zerg Hydra 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea Terran Polt 2-1 5-2
3. France Zerg FireCake 1-2 2-5
4. Poland Protoss MaNa 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Poitiers preview lrthread Group D
April 3, 2015 - 21:45 CEST
1. Canada Zerg Kane 2-0 4-1
2. Denmark Terran Bunny 2-1 4-3
3. Taiwan Protoss Has 1-2 3-5
4. Finland Protoss Welmu 0-2 2-4

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Hydra
3
Hydra Zerg
Zerg TLO
 Germany TLO
0
 Canada Kane
1
Kane Zerg
Protoss ShoWTimE
 Germany ShoWTimE
3
 Norway Snute
1
Snute Zerg
Terran Bunny
 Denmark Bunny
3
 South Korea ForGG
2
ForGG Terran
Terran Polt
 South Korea Polt
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 South Korea Hydra
3
Hydra Zerg
Protoss ShoWTimE
 Germany ShoWTimE
0
 Denmark Bunny
2
Bunny Terran
Terran Polt
 South Korea Polt
3
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Hydra
3
 South Korea Polt
4
Stage at Poitiers for the Ro16 and Playoffs

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
10913
Round of 16
538
Quarterfinals
134
Semifinals
121
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
13542224
Round of 16
812113
Quarterfinals
413
Semifinals
22
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
Poland 1
Russia 1
Denmark 1
Finland 2
Norway 2
Sweden 2
France 1
Germany 2
Netherlands 1
USA 3
Canada 2
China 4
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
Australia 2
South Korea 4
Round of 16
Poland 1
Denmark 1
Finland 2
Norway 1
France 1
Germany 2
Canada 1
China 2
Taiwan 1
Australia 1
South Korea 3
Quarterfinals
Denmark 1
Norway 1
Germany 2
Canada 1
South Korea 3
Semifinals
Denmark 1
Germany 1
South Korea 2
Finals
South Korea 2
Champion
South Korea 1

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Replays[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Hans O. (February 27, 2015). "Gamers Assembly to host the 2015 WCS Season 1 finals". Eslgaming.com. Retrieved March 2, 2015.