WCS Spring Championship to take place at TOURS


The StarCraft® II WCS Spring Championship to take place at DreamHack ZOWIE Open Tours!


DreamHack Tours from May 14–16 will feature the third stop of the DreamHack ZOWIE Open, and will host the $150,000 USD StarCraft II WCS Circuit Spring Championship where the winner will earn a direct seed into the WCS Global Playoffs!

DreamHack will return for its second consecutive year to Tours, France in May, and this time StarCraft II will be bigger than ever, in what is sure to be a tournament attendees will be clamoring to watch—the WCS Circuit Spring Championship! A field of 32 of the Circuit’s best StarCraft II players will be competing live for a ticket to the WCS Global Playoffs, their share of the massive $150,000 prize pool, and a cut of the 11,000 WCS Circuit points up for grabs.

France has always been one of the most impressive nations when it comes to real-time strategy games, producing legendary players like Stephano and ToD. We recently saw PtitDrogo take the first WCS Circuit event of the year at DreamHack Open: Leipzig, earning $16,000 and 1,000 WCS Circuit points. At Tours we can expect to see rivals Lilbow, Dayshi, MarineLorD, and Firecake all looking to oust him from his position atop the WCS point rankings. Two players will come from a dedicated hosting nation French qualifier; the full breakdown can be seen below.



Slot Distribution


Regional Challenge


Two for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
Two for North America (USA and Canada)
One for Latin America
One for China
One for Oceania, Southeast Asia, and Japan
One for Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau

Server Qualifiers


Eight for European Server Qualifiers
Six for North American Server Qualifiers

Host National Qualifier


Two for French Qualifier

We will release dates and sign-ups for all qualifiers soon.

WCS Standings


Eight players from the WCS Circuit Standings as of April 11th
In order to compete in the WCS Circuit Championship, players must be citizens or residents of one of the eligible regions listed above. Details for Regional Challengers and all additional qualifiers will be released soon.

Format


The format of the WCS Spring Championship will be single elimination with best-of-five matches and a grand final best-of-seven series.

DreamHack Tours


All matches will be played live at DreamHack Tours 2016, happening from May 14–16. If you’re planning to be in the area, be sure to catch all the action in person. More information is available on www.dreamhack.fr.

For those who can’t make it to the event, all matches will be broadcast live and streamed on www.dreamhack.tv, so be sure to mark your calendar to see who will become the WCS Circuit Spring Champion!

For more information about the StarCraft II WCS, be sure to visit the official site and follow @StarCraft on twitter. For more information about DreamHack ZOWIE Open, be sure to follow @DreamHackOpen on Twitter and visit open.dreamhack.se.
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