Na`Vi-BabyKnight invited to WCS 2013

Last week, World Championship Series 2013 organizers have published the list of 24 players who were invited to the main event of the European qualifier for this very important SC2 tournament. Na`Vi's player got on that list, too. Jon “BabyKnight” Andersen will start fighting from the group stage as he doesn't have to go through the qualifiers online. Other players will have to qualify, starting today.


Main sponsor of the tournament is Blizzard. They will provide the largest prize money pool in history of StarCraft 2. The company will also cover the travel expenses and accommodation for the players who will manage to make their way up to the LAN-finals of this tourney. That's why World Championship Series plays a huge role in careers of both professional and amateur SC2-players. It's their unique chance to prove themselves in the big scene without having any solid sponsor or organization behind their backs.

 

List of invited players for the European region:

 

  1. Joseph "Ret" de Kroon

  2. Giacomo "Socke" Thüs

  3. Kim "SaSe" Hammar

  4. Artur "Nerchio" Bloch

  5. Grzegorz "Mana" Komincz

  6. Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen

  7. Marcus "ThorZain" Eklöf

  8. Pedro "Lucifron" Moreno Durán

  9. Juan "Vortix" Moreno

  10. Dennis "HasuObs" Schneider

  11. Mihaylo "Kas" Hayda

  12. Oleg "Titan" Kuptsov

  13. Johan "Naniwa" Lucchesi

  14. Artem "Slivko" Garavtsov

  15. Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri

  16. Dario "TLO" Wünsch

  17. Dmytro "Dimaga" Filipchuk

  18. Philipp "Monchi" Simon

  19. Jon "BabyKnight" Andersen

  20. Aleksandr "Bly" Svusuyk

  21. Rickard "SortOf" Bergman

  22. Jung "MVP" Jong Hyeon

  23. Mun "MMA" Seong Won

  24. Park "ForGG" Ji Soo

 

Online-qualifiers format:
 

  • 14-17 of April. Four online-qualifiers with maximum of 512 players each;

  • Best of 3 starting at Ro128;

  • The winner of the online-qualifier will receive 150 EUR and his slot in the group stage of the tournament;

  • The runner-up of the online-qualifier will receive 50 EUR and his slot in the group stage of the tourney;

  • 8 finalists of the online-qualifier will play in the group stage of the tournament along with 24 invited players.
     

Online-qualifiers dates:
 

14.04 14:00 CET - First online-qualifier;

15.04 18:00 CET - Second online-qualifier;

16.04 18:00 CET - Third online-qualifier;

17.04 18:00 CET - Fourth online-qualifier.
 

Main stage of the tounament:

 

16 best players of the first group stage will go to Cologne where they will take part in the second group stage and play-offs of the World Championship Series: Europe in the ESL TV studio. Five best European players will go to the finals of the fifth season of World Championship Series where they will face the winners of American and Korean qualifiers in a battle for the absolute champion title.

 

Prize pool:

 

  • Regional finals - 100,000 $

  • Season finals - 150,000 $

  • Gran final - 250,000 $

 

Blizzard plans to organize three seasons of World Championship Series as well as the final tournament where the absolute champion in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm will be determined. The grand final will take place during the annual (except for 2006 and 2012) festival Blizzcon 2013.

AuthorXeozor Date15 April 2013, 11:27 Views2378 Comments123
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