2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals

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[e][h]2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals
League Information
Organizer:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination
Prize pool:
$500,000
Start Date:
2016-10-27
End Date:
2016-11-05
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
7
2
7
Maps
Chronology

The 2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals are the conclusion of the 2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Sixteen players (eight from WCS Korea, eight from WCS Circuit) compete for the most prestigious trophy in 2016. They qualify either by winning one of the seven tournaments providing a direct spot, or by earning WCS points throughout 2016 in multiple leagues and events. The players will first go through the Global Playoffs, a group stage. The eight remaining players will participate in the Global Finals, the culmination of the World Championship Series.

Casters, Hosts and Observers[edit]

Format[edit]

2016 WCS Format overview

Qualification[edit]

At the end of the year, eight players from each region qualify to the Playoffs:

  • WCS Korea: 4 seeds from the GSL and SSL events, 4 seeds from the standings
  • WCS Circuit: 3 seeds from the Circuit Championships, 5 seeds from the standings

If a player has won multiple GSL/SSL events, or multiple Circuit Championships, then there will be one more seed from the standings.

Main event[edit]

  • Global Playoffs (Round of 16)
    • Four groups of four players (two players from WCS Korea, two players from WCS Circuit)
    • Players seeded by their WCS Korea/Circuit points.
    • Dual tournament format
    • Matches are Bo3.
    • Top 2 players of each group advance to the Global Finals.
  • Global Finals (Round of 8)
    • Single-elimination Bracket.
    • All matches are Bo5 except Finals which are Bo7.

Map Pool[edit]

Participants[edit]

Races and Teams[edit]

Protoss Protoss (7) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (7)
WCS Korea (8)
South Korea Zest
South Korea ByuN
South Korea Dark
South Korea Stats
South Korea TY
South Korea Solar
South Korea Dear
South Korea Patience
WCS Circuit (8)
USA Neeblet
South Korea Polt2
Poland Nerchio
Germany ShoWTimE
Norway Snute
France PtitDrogo2
South Korea Hydra1
South Korea TRUE
South Korea viOLet1
Poland Elazer1

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea z Dark 9400
2 krSouth Korea z Solar 6825
3 krSouth Korea t ByuN 6325
4 krSouth Korea p Zest 6250
5 krSouth Korea p Stats 6075
6 krSouth Korea t TY 5875
7 krSouth Korea p Dear 4800
8 krSouth Korea p Patience 4450

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 usUSA p Neeblet 5900
2 deGermany p ShoWTimE 4935
3 plPoland z Nerchio 4625
4 noNorway z Snute 4405
5 krSouth Korea z TRUE 3225
6 krSouth Korea z viOLet 2610
7 plPoland z Elazer 2610
8 frFrance p PtitDrogo 2545

1 Hydra was unable to attend the Global Playoffs due to a scheduling conflict with his wedding. This resolved the tie that existed for the final WCS Circuit qualifying spot between viOLet and Elazer.[1] The tie for the groups' seeding was broken by a coin flip on October 8, 2016[2] with viOLet gaining the 7th spot.[3]

2 Polt was unable to attend the Global Playoffs due to entering the Korean military.[4] His spot was taken by the next player in the WCS Circuit rankings, PtitDrogo.

Prize pool[edit]

The prize pool has been doubled compared to the previous WCS Global Finals for a total of 500,000 USD.

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
October 27, 2016 - 8:30 PDT
1. South Korea  Dark 2-0 4-1
2. South Korea  Stats 2-1 5-3
3. France  PtitDrogo 1-2 2-5
4. Norway  Snute 0-2 2-4

Group B[edit]

Group B
October 27, 2016 - 11:30 PDT
1. South Korea  Zest 2-0 4-2
2. USA  Neeblet 2-1 5-4
3. South Korea  Patience 1-2 4-4
4. South Korea  TRUE 0-2 1-4

Group C[edit]

Group C
October 28, 2016 - 8:30 PDT
1. Germany  ShoWTimE 2-0 4-0
2. South Korea  ByuN 2-1 4-2
3. South Korea  Dear 1-2 2-5
4. South Korea  viOLet 0-2 1-4

Group D[edit]

Group D
October 28, 2016 - 10:30 PDT
1. South Korea  TY 2-0 4-1
2. Poland  Elazer 2-1 4-3
3. Poland  Nerchio 1-2 3-5
4. South Korea  Solar 0-2 2-4

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
 Germany ShoWTimE
1
ShoWTimE 
 Elazer
 Poland Elazer
3
 South Korea Dark
3
Dark 
 Neeblet
 USA Neeblet
0
 South Korea TY
1
TY 
 ByuN
 South Korea ByuN
3
 South Korea Zest
2
Zest 
 Stats
 South Korea Stats
3
Semifinals (Bo5)
 Poland Elazer
0
Elazer 
 Dark
 South Korea Dark
3
 South Korea ByuN
3
ByuN 
 Stats
November 5, 2016 - 13:40 PDT
 South Korea Stats
1
Finals (Bo7)
 South Korea Dark
2
Dark 
 ByuN
 South Korea ByuN
4

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
727
Quarterfinals
422
Semifinals
112
Finals
11
Champion
1
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
358
Quarterfinals
125
Semifinals
13
Finals
2
Champion
1

Maps 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
ApotheosisApotheosis    6 1 1 0 100.0% 2 2 0 100.0% 1 0 1 0.0% 1 1 -
Dasan StationDasan Station    6 2 2 0 100.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - - - - - 1 1
FrostFrost    7 1 1 0 100.0% 2 0 2 0.0% 2 0 2 0.0% - 1 1
Frozen TempleFrozen Temple    18 1 1 0 100.0% 7 4 3 57.1% 3 1 2 33.3% 1 1 5
Galactic ProcessGalactic Process    14 2 2 0 100.0% 4 1 3 25.0% - - - - 1 3 4
The King Sejong StationThe King Sejong Station    19 4 3 1 75.0% 4 2 2 50.0% - - - - 1 4 6
New GettysburgNew Gettysburg    10 2 0 2 0.0% 5 3 2 60.0% 2 2 0 100.0% - - 1
Total Sum (Σ) 80 13 10 3 76.9% 26 14 12 53.8% 8 3 5 37.5% 4 11 18

Players Statistics[edit]

Player Games vs. Terran vs. Zerg vs. Protoss
ID Team Record Win% Record Win% Record Win% Record Win%
1 krSouth Korea t ByuN Team expert
047414-6
70%
02593-1
75%
03186-2
75%
02975-3
63%
2 krSouth Korea z Dark ZZZZZ
043512-5
71%
02362-4
33%
02603-0
100%
03397-1
88%
3 plPoland z Elazer True eSport
03337-7
50%
01980-2
0%
02764-4
50%
02593-1
75%
3 krSouth Korea p Stats KT Rolster
03729-8
53%
02171-3
25%
02402-0
100%
03156-5
55%
5 usUSA p Neeblet Ting
02935-7
42%
02000-0
-
01970-3
0%
02965-4
56%
5 deGermany p ShoWTimE Millenium
02975-3
63%
02402-0
100%
02171-3
25%
02402-0
100%
5 krSouth Korea t TY KT Rolster
02965-4
56%
02171-3
25%
02794-1
80%
02000-0
-
5 krSouth Korea p Zest KT Rolster
03156-5
55%
02000-0
-
02392-1
67%
02764-4
50%
9 krSouth Korea p Dear Samsung Galaxy
02352-5
29%
01980-2
0%
02392-1
67%
01980-2
0%
9 plPoland z Nerchio EURONICS Gaming
02553-5
38%
02181-2
33%
02372-3
40%
02000-0
-
9 krSouth Korea p Patience Afreeca Freecs
02764-4
50%
02000-0
-
02402-0
100%
02362-4
33%
9 frFrance p PtitDrogo mYinsanity
02352-5
29%
02000-0
-
02372-3
40%
01980-2
0%
13 noNorway z Snute Team Liquid
02362-4
33%
02000-0
-
02000-0
-
02362-4
33%
13 krSouth Korea z Solar Samsung Galaxy
02362-4
33%
02000-0
-
02362-4
33%
02000-0
-
13 krSouth Korea z TRUE PSISTORM Gaming
02161-4
20%
02000-0
-
02000-0
-
02161-4
20%
13 krSouth Korea z viOLet Team EnVyUs
02161-4
20%
01980-2
0%
02000-0
-
02181-2
33%

View Games[edit]

Streams[edit]

VODs[edit]

Replays[edit]

Replay pack[5](10.0mb)

Viewers Statistics[edit]

Data about number of viewers[6]:

  • The tournament's peak Without Chinese viewers was 130 453 viewers
  • English streams peak was 108 662 viewers
  • Russian streams peak was 13 119 viewers
  • Chinese streams peak was 204 243 viewers
  • Twitch.tv peak was 133 347 viewers

External Link[edit]

References[edit]