This year, Blizzard Entertainment held the most ambitious and wide-reaching eSports tournament in the company's history: the StarCraft II World Championship Series, a series of more than 30 epic StarCraft II events conducted around the world. We've seen grizzled veterans and top-flight amateurs climb to the top. Now, these heroes have a chance to represent their region at the Battle.net World Championship -- where a truly global StarCraft II champion will be crowned.
From a field of hundreds, 32 players remain after eight months of fierce, global competition. These players were seeded into eight groups of 4. In the group stage, the 4 players of each group are split into two pairs and will play each other in best of 3 matches. The winners of these two matches will then face each other in theWinner’s match. The victor places first in the group and will advance to the single elimination bracket. The losers of the initial matches will then face each other in the Loser’s match. The loser of that match places fourth in the group and will drop out of the tournament. The loser of the Winner’s match and the winner of the Loser’s match will face each other in a fifth match. The winner gets second place in the group and advances to the next round. The loser places third in the group and will drop out of the tournament. The winner and the runner up of every group will then be put into a single elimination bracket.
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- Day 2(All times in PST)
5:30PM - Saturday - Broadcast starts with Round of 16
8:30PM - Saturday - Quarter Final
10:00PM - Saturday - Semi Final
12:00AM - Sunday - Third Place Matc
2:00AM - Sunday - Grand Final4:00AM - Sunday - Award Ceremony4:30AM - Sunday - BWC Concludes
Check out the detailed Broadcast Schedule for a complete breakdown of the event in your local timezone.