StarCraft II WCS Austin at DreamHack Austin
Last year DreamHack came to Austin with a bang, bringing StarCraft II with it and hosting a great championship on American soil that saw Hydra barely defeat Neeb. This year we are back with DreamHack Austin 2017, to host the StarCraft II World Championship Series Austin Circuit Championship! $100,000 is on the line as well as a seed to the Global Championship Finals!
Dates: April 28th-30th
Location: DreamHack Austin, Austin Convention Center
Prize Pool: $100,000 and a seed into the WCS Global Finals
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 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.
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.
Continuing the long tradition of StarCraft II events with open sign-ups, the WCS Austin Circuit Championship will feature 64 open spots to anyone who wishes to come to compete against the best of the best. Sign ups are now open: click here to submit your details.
Additionally you can earn your way to WCS Austin 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
2 Latin America
2 Australia/New Zealand/SEA
Passes for visitors who wish to compete or spectate onsite are still available for each day of the event on our ticket page. Viewers from around the world who aren’t able to make it out to Austin will be able to catch all the best games streamed online at twitch.tv/starcraft. Stay tuned to @DreamHackSC for more information, including the full tournament schedule, broadcast talent, and the list of competitors.