We are proud to announce details for Blizzard’s WCS America Season 1 operated by Major League Gaming. Season 1 includes:

 

For additional information about WCS visit: https://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/9355170.

 

WCS America Premier League Qualifying Tournament:

The WCS America Qualifying tournament on April 20 and 21 featured 512 players competing online in a double elimination bracket. Congratulations to Oz, Alive, Revival, Heart, Apocalypse, Crank, Alicia, and The Stc on qualifying for the WCS America Premier League! Players finishing 9th through 48th have earned a spot in the Invite-Only Qualifier for the WCS America Challenger League on May 4.

WCS America Open Qualifier for Challenger League

The WCS America Open Qualifier for Challenger League was held April 27 and featured 512 players competing online in a single elimination bracket. The final 8 players qualified for the WCS America Invite-Only Qualifier for Challenger League. You can view the final bracket here.

 

WCS America Invite-Only Qualifier for Challenger League (May 4)

The WCS America Invite-Only Qualifier for Challenger League was held May 4 and featured 50 players competing online in a double elimination bracket. Congratulations to Top, Bails, Ian, Xenocider, Sage, Jim, Drunkenboi, Jaedong, Hwangsin, Tilea, Neeb, Puck, MacSed, Taeja, XY, and Demuslim on qualifying for the WCS America Season 1 Challenger League!

 

 

WCS America Premier League:

The format of the WCS America Premier League is very similar to the Code S format popularized by GSL, with two Group Stages followed by an Eight-Player, Single Elimination Bracket called the Regional Finals.

The Premier league will include 32 players – 24 invited players and eight players advancing from the WCS America Qualifying Tournament. Players will be divided amongst eight groups with four players in each group.

  • Group Stage 1: Players will compete online.
  • Group Stage 2:  Players will compete LIVE, in-person from the MLG Studio in New York City. See schedule below.

Group Stage 1 Results

Group A     Group B     Group C     Group D
1st HerO 1st viOLet 1st Polt 1st Suppy
2nd aLive 2nd Scartlett 2nd Revival 2nd Ryung
3rd KiLLeR 3rd State 3rd Goswser 3rd hellokitty
4th MajOr 4th Oz 4th IdrA 4th Heart
Group E     Group F     Group G     Group H
1st NesTea 1st TheStC 1st CranK 1st Alicia
2nd Apocalypse 2nd Snute 2nd Sen 2nd mOOnGLaDe
3rd Minigun 3rd ViBE 3rd HuK 3rd Illusion
4th Fenix 4th theognis 4th Capoch 4th Maker


Group Stage 2

Group A Group B Group C Group D
NesTea TheStC HerO Polt
Alicia CranK Suppy Ryung
Sen mOOnGLaDe Revival aLive
Snute Apocalypse Scarlett *

Players in bold have qualified for the Regional Finals.

 

WCS America Premier League Regional Finals:

The WCS America Regional Finals took place Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2. The Top 5 players qualified for the WCS Global Finals in Korea.

Results:

1st – HerO
2nd – Revival
3rd/4th – Ryung
3rd/4th – aLive
5th – Alicia
6th – Snute
7th/8th – mOOnGLaDe
7th/8th – CranK

WCS America Challenger League:

The format of the WCS America Challenger League is very similar to the Code A format popularized by GSL, with a Single Elimination Bracket followed by a Group Stage.  The Challenger League provides Players with the opportunity to qualify for the WCS Season 2 Premier League.

Group Stage

Group A   Group B   Group C   Group D
TheStC Major Capoch Suppy
Goswser Vibe XY Illusion
Heart Killer Huk Tilea
MacSed Bails Idra HwangSin
Group E   Group F   Group G   Group H
Jim Top Taeja Sen
Ian State Neeb Fenix
Jaedong Minigun Hellokitty Oz
Drunkenboi Xenocider Maker Sage

 

WCS America Season 1 Broadcast Schedule:

All broadcasts begin at 6pm ET (unless otherwise noted) at www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.twitch.tv/wcs_america  and will be cast by Axslav, Axeltoss and special guests.

The complete broadcast schedule is available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/schedule

Broadcast Schedule:

 

  • Saturday, April 20 – Sunday, April 21: Qualifying Tournament (Cast by Axeltoss, Axlsav and SchAmToo)
  • Monday, April 22 – Thursday, April 25: Qualifying Tournament (Cast by Axeltoss and Axslav)
  • Monday, April 29 – Thursday, May 2: Premier League, Group Stage 1 (Cast by Axeltoss and Axslav)
    • Monday, April 29 – Group F (TheOgnis, Snute, TheStc, Vibe)
    • Tuesday, April 30 – Group E (Minigun, Nestea, Apocalypse, Fenix)
    • Wednesday May 1 – Group H (Alicia, Maker, Illusion, Moonglade)
    • Thursday May 2 – Group A (Killer, Alive, Hero, Major)
  • Saturday, May 4, 2pm ET: WCS America Invite-Only Challenger League Qualifier (Cast by Axslav and SchAmToo)
  • Monday, May 6 – Thursday, May 9: Premier League, Group Stage 1 (Cast by Axslav and SchAmToo)
    • Monday, May 6 – Group D (Suppy, Heart, Ryung, HelloKitty)
    • Tuesday, May 7 – Group B (State, Scarlett, Violet, Oz)
    • Wednesday, May 8 – Group C (Idra, Polt, Revival, Goswser)
    • Thursday, May 9 – Group G (Sen, Capoch, Crank, Huk)
  • Monday, May 13 – Thursday, May 16:Challenger League Bracket Roud 1 (Cast by Axeltoss and Axslav)
    • Monday, May 13 – TheOgnis vs Jaedong, Major vs Xenocider, Fenix, vs Bails, Vibe vs Sage
    • Tuesday, May 14 – Maker vs Demuslim, Illusion vs MacSed, Minigun vs Ian, Killer vs Top
    • Wednesday, May 15 – Heart vs Taeja, State vs Drunkeboi, Goswser vs Hwangsin
    • Thursday, May 16 – Oz vs jim. Capoch vs Tilea, HelloKitty vs XY, Huk vs Neeb
  • Monday, May 20 – Thursday, May 23: Premier League, Group Stage 2 (Cast by Axeltoss, Axslav, and TotalBiscuit LIVE in the MLG Studio each night)
    • Monday, May 20 – Group A ( NesTea, Snute, Alicia, Sen)
    • Tuesday, May 21 – Group B (TheStC, Apocalypse, CranK, mOOnGLaDe
    • Wednesday, May 22 – Group C (HerO, Scarlett, Suppy, Revival)
    • Thursday, May 23 – Group D (aLive, Polt, Ryung)*
  • Monday, May 27 – Thursday, May 30: Challenger League Bracket Rounds 2&3
  • Saturday, June 1 – Sunday June 2: Premier League Regional Finals (Cast by Axeltoss, Axslav, Mr Bitter, and Rotterdam)
  • Monday, June 10 – Wednesday, June 12:Challenger League Group Stage
    • Monday, June 10 – Group A (TheStC, Goswser, Heart, MacSed)
    • Tuesday, June 11 – Group B (Major, Vibe, Killer, Bails)
    • Wednesday, June 12 – Group C (Capoch, XY, Huk, Idra)
  • Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21:Challenger League Group Stage
    • Monday, June 17 – Group H (Sen, Fenix, Oz, Sage)
    • Tuesday, June 18 – Group F (Top, State, Minigun, Xenocider)
    • Wednesday, June 19 – Group G (Taeja, Neeb, Hellokitty, Maker)
    • Thursday, June 20 - Group E (Jim, Ian, Jeadong, Drunkenboi)
    • Friday, June 21- Group D (Suppy, Illusion, Tilea, HwangSin)