WCS Global Finals: Opening Week Viewer’s Guide

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The Global Finals are here!

After a full year of intense competition, only 16 competitors remain. The top 8 players from the Circuit and the top 8 from the GSL will meet this week the WCS Global Finals Opening Week at the AfreecaTV FreecUp studio in Seoul, Korea. Here, they will be divided into GSL-style, double elmination groups – where they will fight for the right to attend the Grand Finals at BlizzCon on November 1! Two players from each group will advance to the Round of 8… and the rest will go home.

For more information on the Opening Week groups, check out blizz.ly/GroupHype.

Opening Week Schedule

Broadcast Day PDT CEST* KST
Wednesday, October 23 (24 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Thursday, October 24 (25 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Friday, October 25 (26 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 5 a.m. 12 noon
Saturday, October 26 (27 in Europe and Korea) 8 p.m. 4 a.m. 12 noon

*Daylight Savings is October 27 for Europe


As always, English-language coverage of WCS Spring will be available on our official Twitch channel, brought to you by our English broadcast team.



  • Desk: James “Kaelaris” Carrol
  • Stage: Sue “Smix” Lee


  • Jared “PiG” Krensel
  • Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov
  • Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi
  • Daniel “Artosis” Stemkoski
  • Nicolas “Tasteless” Plott
  • Nathaniel Lawrence “Nathanias” Fabrikant

Opening Week

Language Stream
English Blizzard
German TakeTV
Polish ESL Poland
Polish Indy
Russian Alex007
French Ogaming
Spanish (MX) alexanderenki
Portuguese (BR) Blizzard
Chinese (zhTW) Blizzard
Korean Blizzard

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