The precious and long awaited second season of Gold Championship Series has been announced. This time with European participation! UPDATE! The groups are released..
The organizers of Golden Championship Series have released the groups for Season 2:
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|16-17. May||18-19. May||20-21. May||22-23. May|
* According to sources, Bluedevil is replaced by Safe due to personal reasons
In Group A, Romantic is facing three Night Elf players, where Moon, Zhou_Xixi and Safe also have to polish their mirror match-up.
The current WCA champion Fly100% will meet Yumiko, WFZ and Vila.
The current defending Golden champion Infi will be meeting his best friend TH000, Xun and Alice in Group C.
Our European hope Foggy is placed into Group D, where he is facing hard competition with two WCA qualifier finalists. The best Undead in the world 120, the returning Orc god Lyn and the first Undead GERA Cup winner of all time Lucifer stand in his way to the quarterfinals.
Get your popcorn ready for some high-quality Warcraft 3.
Which two players do you think will advance from their groups?
After the immense success of the last edition of Gold Championship Series, NetEase and Blizzard proudly present the Gold Championship Series Season 2. The city of Shanghai will be the destination for the competing players and a whole month of Warcraft 3 action with an astounding price pool of $14,050.
The tournament is scheduled from May 16 to June 3 and the 16 players are divided into four groups, with the top two of each group advancing. The group stage will be played in best of three. The advancing players from each group will be playing double-elimination finals in a best of five.
The group stages will start May 16 to May 23 with two days spent for each group and the playoffs starts later on May 30 to June 2nd.
How did the 16 players qualify?
The twelve highest ranked solo players on the Chinese Warcraft 3 client NetEase were automatically invited to the group stage. No surprise the Chinese players were dominating the top slots, but as a amazingly for the Western community,Foggy managed to obtain one spot in the grid and will travel to China to compete in the tournament.
The last four spots were given to the winning players in the Gold Championship Qualifier, where we saw further Europeans competing. We saw the WCA runner-upMarc 'yAwS' Foerster fighting to secure a spot. He managed to reach the semi-final, where Alice unfortunately set an end to the human player's hopes. Alice managed to win his group and secured a spot in Shanghai together with Lucifer, Vila and Bluedevil.
Also on board, June 'Lyn' Park, who announced his return to competitive Warcraft 3 in the WCA APAC Qualifier. It will be interesting to witness, how he stands his ground against the Chinese elite.
The prize pool will be distributed as follows
1. Place: $6,200
2. Place: $3,100
3: Place: $1,500
4. - 8. Place: $750
The streaming platform is TBA.