WCS Valencia Coverage

Post 10.7.2018

SERRAL IS YOUR WCS VALENCIA CHAMPION

PREVIEW

It’s time to pack your sunglasses and turn up the AC, because this weekend we’re heading to sunny Valencia, Spain, to compete in the third WCS Circuit stop of the year! The tournament begins on Thursday and will end in the finals held on Sunday.

Both fans and professionals alike consider Serral as the clear favorite to win the whole event. His results back it up, since he has already taken home the championship titles from both WCS Leipzig and WCS Austin. Also, outside of offline events, Serral has dominated the EU ladder. He currently stands at a breathtaking winrate of 82%, with 152 wins and 32 losses. One thing is sure – we’re about to see some top quality games from our Finnish Zerg!

Because of his 1st place finish in the WCS Valencia EU Challenger, Serral was placed directly into the 3rd group stage. This means that he, among 16 other qualified players, will be able to rest while others fight for the remaining spots in the groups. Click for an interview with Serral

FORMAT

Third Group Stage

  • 16 players from the Second Group Stage
  • 16 players from Qualifiers
  • 8 groups of 4 players each, played in a dual tournament format
  • Matches are Bo3
  • Top 2 players of each group advance to the playoffs

Playoffs

  • 16 players in a single-elimination bracket
  • Round of 16 to Semifinals are played in Bo5
  • Finals are played in Bo7

Prize Pool

1st: $20,000 and 3000 WCS Circuit Points
2nd: $10,000 and 1400 WCS Circuit Points
3rd-4th: $6,500 and 900 WCS Circuit Points

CLICK FOR STANDINGS AND MATCHUPS

Be sure to tune into the stream and cheer for Serral to claim the third WCS title of the year here at ence.gg on 12th-15th of July!