2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals

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[e][h]2016 WCS Global Playoffs and Finals
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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 Ticon small.png ByuN
South Korea Zicon small.png Dark
Poland Zicon small.png Elazer
South Korea Picon small.png Stats
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
Picon small.png 7
Ticon small.png 2
Zicon small.png 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)
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South Korea Zest
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South Korea ByuN
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South Korea Dark
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South Korea Stats
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South Korea TY
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South Korea Solar
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South Korea Dear
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South Korea Patience
WCS Circuit (8)
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USA Neeblet
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South Korea Polt2
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Poland Nerchio
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Germany ShoWTimE
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Norway Snute
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France PtitDrogo2
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South Korea Hydra1
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South Korea TRUE
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South Korea viOLet1
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Poland Elazer1

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Dark 9400
2 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Solar 6825
3 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png ByuN 6325
4 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Zest 6250
5 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Stats 6075
6 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png TY 5875
7 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Dear 4800
8 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Patience 4450

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 usUSA pPicon small.png Neeblet 5900
2 deGermany pPicon small.png ShoWTimE 4935
3 plPoland zZicon small.png Nerchio 4625
4 noNorway zZicon small.png Snute 4405
5 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png TRUE 3225
6 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png viOLet 2610
7 plPoland zZicon small.png Elazer 2610
8 frFrance pPicon small.png 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 Ticon small.png ByuN Expert Logo Tiny.png Team expert
2nd $100,000 South Korea Zicon small.png Dark ZZZZZLogo filler std.png
3rd-4th $30,000 Poland Zicon small.png Elazer True eSports std.png True eSport
South Korea Picon small.png Stats Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
5th-8th $15,000 Germany Picon small.png ShoWTimE Milllogo std.png Millenium
USA Picon small.png Neeblet Tinglogo std.png Ting
South Korea Ticon small.png TY Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
South Korea Picon small.png Zest Ktrolsterlogo std.png KT Rolster
9th-12th $10,000 France Picon small.png PtitDrogo Myinsanitylogo std.png mYinsanity
South Korea Picon small.png Patience AfreecaFreecslogo std.png Afreeca Freecs
South Korea Picon small.png Dear Samsunggalaxylogo std.png Samsung Galaxy
Poland Zicon small.png Nerchio EUROlogo std.png EURONICS Gaming
13th-16th $10,000 Norway Zicon small.png Snute Liquidlogo std.png Team Liquid
South Korea Zicon small.png TRUE Psistormgaming.png PSISTORM Gaming
South Korea Zicon small.png viOLet Envyuslogo std.png Team EnVyUs
South Korea Zicon small.png Solar Samsunggalaxylogo std.png Samsung Galaxy

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

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

Group B[edit]

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

Group C[edit]

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

Group D[edit]

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

Global Finals[edit]

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