WCA 2015 EU qualifiers and invites announced

 

One month after The International 2015 has been finished, the famous Chinese tournament WCA (World Cyber Arena) is back with a huge prize pool of USD 650,000 for main event. With the main event to be held in December in China, eight of the European teams will compete for two slots from this region in the European Pro Qualifiers and also for a prize money of USD 87,500. The Pro European Qualifiers will be held from 21st of September to 24th of September.

This time WCA changed the format of the tournament as there will be global qualifiers this time which will give change to top two teams of the qualifiers to compete in the main event of the tournament. Eight teams have been invited for European Qualifiers to compete for a slot to the main event at LAN which is scheduled from 17th December to 20th December at Yichuan, China. Even the teams playing in Pro European Qualifiers can grab some good amount of money apart from the slot at main event, the winner of the qualifiers will get USD 45,000.

 

European Qualifier Invites

 

Eight European teams are invited for the qualifiers which are a mix of some old roster teams like Russian Federation Virtus Pro, Sweden Ninjas in Pyjamas & Russian Federation Vega Squadron and some shuffled rosters like Ukraine Natus Vincere, International Monkey Business & International Team Secret. The last two teams who were invited to the qualifier are Sweden The Alliance and Russian Federation Team Empire. The qualifiers will be interesting to watch as it will reveal the potential and synergy of the newly formed teams.

 

Format of European qualifiers

 

The qualifiers will held from 21st Sept 2015 to 24th Sept 2015, all the games will be BO3 and Single Elimination. There will be two series every day.

 

21st Sept 2015, (17:00 CEST): Quarter Final 1 & Quarter Final 2

22nd Sept 2015, (17:00 CEST): Quarter Final 3 & Quarter Final 4

23rd Sept 2015, (17:00 CEST): Semi Final 1 & Semi Final 2

24th Sept 2015, (17:00 CEST): Finals & 3rd Place Decider

 

Prize Pool for the qualifiers

 

1st Place: Slot for WCA Main Event LAN & USD 45,000.

2nd Place: Slot for WCA Main Event LAN & USD 22,500.

3rd Place: USD 15000.

4th to 8th Place: USD 1500.

 

Source: WCA-Europe

 

 

Author credits: Navi_statsman

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