Since its beginning in early 2016, the NetEase sponsored GOLD Championship Series quickly claimed a spot amongst the biggest tournaments worldwide. The good performances of Foggy and Rudan in December now opened four slots for western players for the Grand Finale in July in Shanghai with $17,000 on the line!
GCS has been a highlight of the Warcraft year for three episodes now. Qualifications are easy to access and follow, it uses a contemporary tournament system and produced insane and never to be forgotten games every time our warriors step into the ring in Shanghai.
So far, it was very hard for European and American players to qualify for the event, since the qualifier was separated into Chinese and International parts and resulting in Koreans having an unfair ping advantage over the likes of Foggy, Rudan, Hawk etc.
This will change in 2017!
China and Korea share 12 slots for the Grand Final now, meaning that four "foreigners" will represent Europe and the Americas later this year. Two qualifiers will make sure, that our best players will take the golden ticket, as the top two of each qualifier make it to Shanghai to compete with the world elite.
This time - we will be sending 4 of our best players to the mainland of Warcraft 3 competing against the world elite. Players from Europe and the Americas will be fighting for a slot in the two qualifiers, that will happen later this year. Korea and China will have their own qualifiers, which will grant them 12 slots. The qualifiers for the Gold Championship Series will be packed with great players and you are invited along to witness it.
Open-Qualifier #1: May 6 [Liquipedia | GoodGame.ru]
Qualifier #1: May 13-14 [Liquipedia | GoodGame.ru]
Open-Qualifier #2: May 27 [Liquipedia]
Qualifier #2: June 3-4 [Liquipedia]
Grand Final: Starting July 15 [Liquipedia]
Travel and accommodation will be provided
Prize: 2 Slots for Qualifier #1
Date: May 6
Starting Times: Countdown
- Single Elimination
- Early Rounds are Best-of-One
- Quarter- and Semifinals are Best-of-Three
Hawk | OrcWorker | Foggy | Rudan | Sonik | LongWalk
+ 2 spots from Open Qualifier #1
Prizes: 2 Slots for GCS Summer 2017 in Shanghai
- Rank 3-6 will be qualified for Qualifier #2
- Double Elimination
- Early Rounds are Best-of-Three
- Winner & Lower Bracket Finals are Best-of-Five
Want to stream the games yourself?
Apply to be an official caster of GCS Qualifiers by sending a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will evaluate the applications and chose a sufficient number of streamers for the needed languages. Other streamers will not be allowed to join or stream the games. Players will be allowed to stream their own games.