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WCS Dreamhack Valencia – Starcraft 2

Tournament

Today DreamHack is proud to announce that the next stop of the StarCraft® II WCS Circuit will be hosted at DreamHack Valencia, featuring $100,000 in prizes and 10,400 WCS points. This year’s DreamHack Valencia will be just the latest stop in a massive 2017 circuit that collectively features the biggest StarCraft II prize pool in DreamHack history. 80 players will compete live onsite, including 16 players who qualified from around the world and won trips to Valencia via the WCS Circuit program.

The entirety of the competition will be played out live at DreamHack Valencia, July 13-15th of 2017. The event will serve as DreamHack’s third WCS Circuit Event of 2017 and alongside having a $100,000 prize pool, participants will be able to earn a share of the 10,400 WCS points being awarded.

Tournament structure

Dates: July 13-15th
Location: DreamHack Valencia, Feria de Valencia
Prize Pool Breakdown:

Total: $100,000 USD y 11,000 Points WCS

1º: $25,000 USD y 3,000 Points WCS

2º: $10,000 USD y 1400 Points WCS

3º/4º: $6,500 USD y 900 Points WCS

5º-8º $4,000 USD y 600 Points WCS

9º-16º $2,500 USD y 300 Points WCS

17º-32º $1000 USD

Format

  • Tournament will be three group stages played in Dual-Tournament (GSL) format with best-of-threes, followed by a single elimination bracket. The map pool used will be the current ladder pool at event time.
    Group Stage
    Group Stage 1: 64 open sign-up players. Dual-tournament Bo3 groups, top 2 from each advance.
    Group Stage 2: Top 32 from Group Stage 1, dual-tournament Bo3 groups where top 2 advance.
    Group Stage 3: 16 players from Group Stage 2 meet 16 players from WCS Challenger. Dual-tournament Bo3 groups, top 2 from each group advance.Bracket Stage
    Seeding: #1 Group Stage vs #2 Group Stage, ranked by WCS points.The rounds of 16, 8, and 4 will be best-of-five with a best-of-seven grand finals.

Open signups

Continuing the long tradition of StarCraft II events with open sign-ups, the WCS Valencia Circuit Championship will feature 64 open spots to anyone who wishes to come to compete against the best of the best. Sign-ups will open soon so check back here or stay tuned to @DreamHack on twitter to get ready to reserve your place in the annals of history.

Additionally you can earn your way to WCS Valencia with a paid trip by winning a slot through WCS Challenger, either by performing well on the ladder or in a slew of online cups. A total of 16 players will earn automatic entrance to Group Stage 3 as well as travel and accommodation across each region.

4 North America
4 Europe
2 Latin America
2 China
2 Taiwan
2 Australia/New Zealand/SEA

Rules

WCS Rules: HERE

Tournament schedule

THURSDAY 13

12:00 – 13:00  Warm-up

13:00 – 13:50 RO80 – 1/2

13:50 – 14:40 RO80 – 3/4

14:40 – 15:30 RO80 – 5

15:30 – 16:00 Warm-up

16:00 – 16:15 Pre Show

16:15 – 17:05 RO64 – 1/2

17:05 – 17:55 RO64 – 3/4

17:55 – 18:45 RO64 – 5

18:45 – 19:15 Warm-up

19:15 – 20:05 RO32 – 1/2

20:05 – 20:55 RO32 – 3/4

20:55 – 21:45 RO32 – 5

FRIDAY 14

11:00 – 12:00  Warm-up

12:00 – 12:15 Preshow

12:15 – 13:35 RO16 – 1

13:35 – 14:55 RO16 – 2

14:55 – 15:45 RO16 – 3

15:45 – 17:05 RO16 – 4

17:05 – 18:25 RO16 – 5

18:25 – 19:45 RO16 – 6

19:45 – 21:05 RO16 – 7

21:05 – 22:55 RO16 – 8

 SATURDAY 15

11:00 – 12:00 Warm-up

12:00 – 12:20 Preshow

12:20 – 13:40 RO8 – 1

13:40 – 15:00 RO8 – 2

15:00 – 16:20 RO8 – 3

16:20 – 17:40 RO8 – 4

17:40 – 19:00 Semi #1 BO5

19:00 – 19:10 Post/Pre Match Break & Swap

19:10 – 20:30 Semi FInals #2 BO5

20:30 – 20:40 Post/Pre Match Break & Swap

20:40 – 22:10 Grand FINAL BO7

More information

Be sure to follow @DreamHackOpen on twitter for all the latest updates.

For visitors who wish to compete or spectate onsite, visitor passes for each day of the event are still available at HERE. Viewers from around the world who aren’t able to make it out to Valencia will be able to catch all the best games streamed online at http://www.dreamhack.tv. Stay tuned to open.dreamhack.se and @DreamHackOpen for upcoming information including the full tournament schedule, broadcast talent and of course the list of competitors!