WCS Austin Challenger Coverage

Coverage 12.5.2018

Final: WIN (Best of 7) – Serral vs uThermal 4-0

Ro4: WIN (Best of 5) – Serral vs HeRoMaRinE 3-1

Ro8: WIN (Best of 5) – Serral vs Stephano 3-0

*UPDATE* Serral has beat Stephano 3-0 and it means he has qualified for WCS Austin! Joona’s games will continue later today to determine extra WCS points and prizemoney!

 

PREVIEW

WCS has returned as this time as we get ready to head off to Austin, Texas but before that the Challenger series begins. Serral who is the current defending WCS Champion after his victory at Leipzig will be looking to secure himself another official title.

With his victory at Leipzig he is guaranteed a spot at the Global Finals at Blizzcon later this year but this does not mean he will be letting up on the remaining events of the year. Having  made it previously to Blizzcon he has been a step short of achieving the world championship but this year seems to be different. With his growing strength he will want to show the world that he is ready to put up a fight at the main event by collecting has many titles along the way.

The Challenger event will see four qualifiers out of sixteen make it to Austin through the Closed Qualifier portion of the event. Serral will be joined in Group C by Starbuck, Blyu and PtitDrogo and will be expected to continue his dominance by topping the group and eventually securing a spot at WCS Austin. You can catch all the action live for Serrals group as it kicks off Saturday 21st at 16:00CEST right here on ence.gg.

FORMAT

GROUP STAGE

  • Double elimination
  • All games are best of three
  • Top 2 from each group advance to Playoffs

PLAYOFFS

  • Single elimination
  • All games are best of five
  • Finals are best of seven
  • Top 4 advance to WCS Austin

CLICK FOR STANDINGS AND MATCHUPS