2015 WCS Season 3 Premier League

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Participants[edit]

Protoss Protoss (10) Terran Terran (9) Zerg Zerg (13)
2015 WCS Season 2 Champion (1)
South Korea Hydra
2015 WCS Season 3 Challenger (31)
China Jim
China Shana
China XiGua
Taiwan Has
Brazil Kelazhur
China iAsonu
USA Neeb
Mexico MajOr
New Zealand Petraeus
USA Hitman
Australia iaguz
Taiwan Sen
Poland MaNa
Canada MaSa
South Korea Jaedong
Germany ShoWTimE
South Korea Polt
Canada Kane
France Lilbow
France MarineLorD
South Korea viOLet
Germany GunGFuBanDa
Germany HeRoMaRinE
Norway Snute
Netherlands Harstem
South Korea ForGG
Slovenia Starbuck
Finland elfi
Netherlands uThermal[1][2]
Germany TLO
Poland Elazer
Sweden Zanster

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.
  • 4 groups are being played in Cologne, Germany; the 4 remaining groups are being played in Burbank, USA.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • All 4 groups are being played in the ESL studios in Katowice, Poland.
  • Quarterfinals: Single-elimination playoffs.
  • Quarterfinals: Best-of-five.
  • Semifinals: Best-of-five.
  • Finals: Best-of-seven.
  • The playoffs are being played in Kraków, Poland.

Prize Pool[edit]

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

  • Hitman forfeited his place in WCS Season 3 Finals due to personal reasons and was replaced by Elazer.[3] As stated in the 2015 WCS Player Handbook (15.0.B), after a 48 hours notice prior to the scheduled match, the player's placement and all applicable prize money and WCS points are swapped with the replacement player.

Group Stage #1 (Ro32)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group A
August 13, 2015 - 12:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Polt 2-0 4-1
2. New Zealand  Petraeus 2-1 5-4
3. Netherlands  Harstem 1-2 3-4
4. Mexico  MajOr 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group B
August 14, 2015 - 12:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Hydra 2-0 4-0
2. Finland  elfi 2-1 4-3
3. Brazil  Kelazhur 1-2 2-4
4. Slovenia  Starbuck 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group C
August 15, 2015 - 12:00 PDT
1. South Korea  Jaedong 2-0 4-1
2. Taiwan  Sen 2-1 5-4
3. Germany  ShoWTimE 1-2 4-5
4. Germany  HeRoMaRinE 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Burbank preview lrthread Group D
August 16, 2015 - 12:00 PDT
1. France  MarineLorD 2-0 4-1
2. Australia  iaguz 2-1 5-4
3. Taiwan  Has 1-2 4-5
4. Canada  MaSa 0-2 1-4

Group E[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Group E
August 25, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. Germany  GunGFuBanDa 2-0 4-0
2. France  Lilbow 2-1 4-3
3. USA  Neeb 1-2 3-4
4. China  Shana 0-2 0-4

Group F[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Group F
August 26, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. South Korea  ForGG 2-0 4-1
2. Sweden  Zanster 2-1 4-2
3. China  iAsonu 1-2 3-5
4. Canada  Kane 0-2 1-4

Group G[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Group G
August 27, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. Norway  Snute 2-0 4-0
2. USA  Hitman[3] 2-1 5-2
3. Poland  Elazer 1-2 2-5
4. China  Jim 0-2 0-4

Group H[edit]

Played in Cologne preview lrthread Group H
August 28, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. Poland  MaNa 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  viOLet 2-1 4-3
3. Germany  TLO 1-2 3-4
4. China  XiGua 0-2 2-4


Group Stage #2 (Ro16)[edit]

Group A[edit]

Played in Katowice preview lrthread Group A
September 8, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. Sweden  Zanster 2-0 4-2
2. Poland  MaNa 2-1 5-3
3. France  MarineLorD 1-2 3-4
4. Finland  elfi 0-2 1-4

Group B[edit]

Played in Katowice preview lrthread Group B
September 8, 2015 - 21:45 CEST
1. New Zealand  Petraeus 2-0 4-1
2. Germany  GunGFuBanDa 2-1 4-3
3. Norway  Snute 1-2 4-5
4. Taiwan  Sen 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Played in Katowice preview lrthread Group C
September 9, 2015 - 18:00 CEST
1. South Korea  Polt 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  Hydra 2-1 5-2
3. Poland  Elazer 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea  viOLet 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Played in Katowice preview lrthread Group D
September 9, 2015 - 21:50 CEST
1. France  Lilbow 2-0 4-2
2. South Korea  ForGG 2-1 5-2
3. South Korea  Jaedong 1-2 3-4
4. Australia  iaguz 0-2 0-4

Playoffs[edit]


Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Sweden Zanster
3
Zanster 
 GunGFuBanDa
September 12, 2015 - 15:30 CEST
 Germany GunGFuBanDa
1
 France Lilbow
3
Lilbow 
 Hydra
September 12, 2015 - 16:55 CEST
 South Korea Hydra
2
 South Korea Polt
1
Polt 
 ForGG
September 12, 2015 - 18:25 CEST
 South Korea ForGG
3
 New Zealand Petraeus
2
Petraeus 
 MaNa
September 12, 2015 - 19:50 CEST
 Poland MaNa
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Sweden Zanster
2
Zanster 
 Lilbow
September 13, 2015 - 15:30 CEST
 France Lilbow
3
 South Korea ForGG
1
ForGG 
 MaNa
September 13, 2015 - 17:20 CEST
 
 
Iron Fortress (Draw)
 Poland MaNa
3
Finals (Bo7)
 France Lilbow
4
Lilbow 
 MaNa
 Poland MaNa
2

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 32
10913
Round of 16
448
Quarterfinals
323
Semifinals
211
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
13442225
Round of 16
8125
Quarterfinals
413
Semifinals
31
Finals
2
Champion
1
  Europe North AmericaChinaLatin AmericaTaiwanOceaniaSouth Korea
Round of 32
Poland 2
Finland 1
Norway 1
Sweden 1
France 2
Germany 4
Netherlands 1
Sierra Leone 1
USA 2
Canada 2
China 4
Mexico 1
Brazil 1
Taiwan 2
Australia 1
New Zealand 1
South Korea 5
Round of 16
Poland 2
Finland 1
Norway 1
Sweden 1
France 2
Germany 1
Taiwan 1
Australia 1
New Zealand 1
South Korea 5
Quarterfinals
Poland 1
Sweden 1
France 1
Germany 1
New Zealand 1
South Korea 3
Semifinals
Poland 1
Sweden 1
France 1
South Korea 1
Finals
Poland 1
France 1
Champion
France 1

VODs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. @uThermal (August 12, 2015). "uThermal won't be able to attend WCS due to sickness". Twitter.com. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  2. @ESLSC2 (August 13, 2015). "Elfi will replace uThermal due to illness in Group B August 14th!". Twitter.com. Retrieved August 13, 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 @ESLSC2 (September 5, 2015). "Hitman can not attend Ro16 and is replaced by Elazer". Twitter.com. Retrieved September 5, 2015.