2017 WCS Global Finals

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[e][h]2017 WCS Global Playoffs and 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:
2017-11-03
End Date:
2017-11-04
Liquipedia Tier:
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Player Breakdown
Number of Players:
16
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Chronology

The 2017 WCS Global Playoffs and 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 (2) Terran Terran (2) Zerg Zerg (1)
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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TBD
WCS Circuit (8)
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USA Neeb
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TBD
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Poland Elazer

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]

2017 WCS Global Playoffs

Global Finals[edit]

Quarterfinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
Semifinals (Bo5)
  
  
  
  
Finals (Bo7)
  
  

Distribution[edit]

  Protoss TerranZergRandom
Round of 16
221NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
Semifinals
NYD
Finals
NYD
Champion
NYD
  Americas EuropeKoreaOther
Round of 16
113NYD
Quarterfinals
NYD
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
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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