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
Winners
South Korea Terran ByuN
South Korea Zerg Dark
Poland Zerg Elazer
South Korea Protoss Stats
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Protoss 7
Terran 2
Zerg 7
Maps
Chronology

About[edit]

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)
KT Rolster
South Korea Zest
Team expert
South Korea ByuN
Category:Free Agents
South Korea Dark
KT Rolster
South Korea Stats
KT Rolster
South Korea TY
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Solar
Samsung Galaxy
South Korea Dear
Afreeca Freecs
South Korea Patience
WCS Circuit (8)
Ting
USA Neeblet
Team EnVyUs
South Korea Polt2
EURONICS Gaming
Poland Nerchio
Millenium
Germany ShoWTimE
Team Liquid
Norway Snute
MYinsanity
France PtitDrogo2
ROOT Gaming
South Korea Hydra1
PSISTORM Gaming
South Korea TRUE
Team EnVyUs
South Korea viOLet1
True eSport
Poland Elazer1

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

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

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

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

Place $ USD Player Team
1st $200,000 South Korea Terran ByuN Team expert Team expert
2nd $100,000 South Korea Zerg Dark ZZZZZCategory:Free Agents
3rd-4th $30,000 Poland Zerg Elazer True eSport True eSport
South Korea Protoss Stats KT Rolster KT Rolster
5th-8th $15,000 Germany Protoss ShoWTimE Millenium Millenium
USA Protoss Neeblet Ting Ting
South Korea Terran TY KT Rolster KT Rolster
South Korea Protoss Zest KT Rolster KT Rolster
9th-12th $10,000 France Protoss PtitDrogo MYinsanity mYinsanity
South Korea Protoss Patience Afreeca Freecs Afreeca Freecs
South Korea Protoss Dear Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy
Poland Zerg Nerchio EURONICS Gaming EURONICS Gaming
13th-16th $10,000 Norway Zerg Snute Team Liquid Team Liquid
South Korea Zerg TRUE PSISTORM Gaming PSISTORM Gaming
South Korea Zerg viOLet Team EnVyUs Team EnVyUs
South Korea Zerg Solar Samsung Galaxy Samsung Galaxy

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

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

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

Global Finals[edit]

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

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