2017 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2017 WCS Global Finals
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League Information
Series:
Organizer:
Game Version:
Server:
Americas
Type:
Offline
Location:
USA Anaheim
Format:
1v1
Group stage
Single-elimination Playoffs
Prize pool:
$700,000
Start Date:
2017-10-27
End Date:
2017-11-04
Liquipedia Tier:
Links
Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
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Maps
Chronology

The 2017 WCS Global Finals are the conclusion of the 2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series. Sixteen players (seven from WCS Korea, eight from WCS Circuit, and the IEM World Champion) compete for the most prestigious trophy in 2017. They qualify either by winning one of the seven tournaments providing a direct spot, or by earning WCS points throughout 2017 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]

2017 WCS Format overview

Qualification[edit]

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

  • IEM World Championship: 1 seed for the winner of the tournament.
  • WCS Korea: 3 seeds from the GSL events, 4 seeds from the standings
  • WCS Circuit: 4 seeds from the Circuit Championships, 4 seeds from the standings

If a player has won multiple GSL 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 (3) Terran Terran (5) Zerg Zerg (8)
IEM World Champion (1)
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South Korea TY
WCS Korea (7)
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South Korea Stats
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South Korea GuMiho
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South Korea Dark
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South Korea herO
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South Korea INnoVation
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South Korea soO
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South Korea Rogue
WCS Circuit (8)
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USA Neeb
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Brazil Kelazhur
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Poland Elazer
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Mexico SpeCial
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Poland Nerchio
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Finland Serral
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Norway Snute
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South Korea TRUE

Korea Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png Stats 12875
2 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png INnoVation 11050
3 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Dark 7950
4 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png soO 7750
5 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png TY 7500
6 krSouth Korea tTicon small.png GuMiho 6800
7 krSouth Korea pPicon small.png herO 6775
8 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png Rogue 5600

Circuit Points and Standings[edit]

Current Standings
# ID Points
1 usUSA pPicon small.png Neeb 10350
2 plPoland zZicon small.png Elazer 5245
3 fiFinland zZicon small.png Serral 4730
4 noNorway zZicon small.png Snute 3760
5 plPoland zZicon small.png Nerchio 3710
6 brBrazil tTicon small.png Kelazhur 3250
7 krSouth Korea zZicon small.png TRUE 3170
8 mxMexico tTicon small.png SpeCial 3030

Prize pool[edit]

The prize pool has been doubled compared to the previous WCS Global Finals for 500,000 USD.
In addition, it has been increased by a further 200,000 USD from War Chest purchases, totalling 700,000 USD in 2017.

Global Playoffs[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group A
October 27, 2017 - 9:00 PDT
. South Korea Picon small.png Stats 0-0 0-0
. Mexico Ticon small.png SpeCial 0-0 0-0
. South Korea Ticon small.png TY 0-0 0-0
. Norway Zicon small.png Snute 0-0 0-0

Group B[edit]

Group B
October 27, 2017 - 11:00 PDT
. South Korea Zicon small.png soO 0-0 0-0
. Poland Zicon small.png Nerchio 0-0 0-0
. South Korea Zicon small.png Rogue 0-0 0-0
. USA Picon small.png Neeb 0-0 0-0

Group C[edit]

Group C
October 28, 2017 - 9:00 PDT
. South Korea Zicon small.png Dark 0-0 0-0
. Brazil Ticon small.png Kelazhur 0-0 0-0
. South Korea Picon small.png herO 0-0 0-0
. Poland Zicon small.png Elazer 0-0 0-0

Group D[edit]

Group D
October 28, 2017 - 11:00 PDT
. South Korea Ticon small.png INnoVation 0-0 0-0
. South Korea Zicon small.png TRUE 0-0 0-0
. South Korea Ticon small.png GuMiho 0-0 0-0
. Finland Zicon small.png Serral 0-0 0-0

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
  
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November 3, 2017 - 12:30 PDT
  
  
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November 3, 2017 - 14:00 PDT
  
  
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November 3, 2017 - 15:30 PDT
  
  
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November 3, 2017 - 17:00 PDT
  
Semifinals (Bo5)
  
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November 4, 2017 - 12:30 PDT
  
  
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November 4, 2017 - 14:00 PDT
  
Finals (Bo7)
  
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November 4, 2017 - 16:00 PDT
  

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
358
Quarterfinals
1NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
349
Quarterfinals
1NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD

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
Abyssal Reef LEAbyssal Reef LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Acolyte LEAcolyte LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Ascension to Aiur LEAscension to Aiur LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
CatallenaCatallena    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Interloper LEInterloper LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mech Depot LEMech Depot LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Odyssey LEOdyssey LE    0 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total Sum (Σ) 0 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0 0.0% 0 0 0

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