2017 brought some memorable StarCraft action to the Oceania / South East Asia region. We witnessed champions such as Sean “Probe” Kempen knocking at the door of WCS finals qualification. We saw fresh faces such as Sheldon “Seither” Barrow compete on the international stage alongside veterans such as Ethan “Iaguz” Zugai . In the lead up to WCS 2018, a new Terran hope emerges in the form of Nick “HuT” Hutton who impressed with a dominant WESG qualifier performance. For those who missed it, here is a quick recap of the WCS Challenger ANZ Season 4 finals.
We’re now kicking off 2018 with a bang. The StarCraft II WCS Challenger Leipzig Qualifiers for Oceania and South East Asia will take place on 6 and 7 January 2018.
Players will compete online for a fantastic $10,000 AUD prize pool. The top 2 finishers will qualify for WCS Leipzig on the 26 January 2018.
Day 1 will be an Open Qualifier. We encourage anyone who may have aspirations of becoming an esports professional in one of the most challenging and rewarding of games to sign up here – https://play.eslgaming.com/starcraft/global/sc2/major/wcs/wcs-australia-new-zealand.
At the conclusion of day 1, the field will be narrowed down to 16 players heading into the Sunday finals. The top four finalists from WCS Challenger ANZ Season 4 will automatically be seeded into the day 2 finals. Those players are:
– Sheldon “Seither” Barrow (Terran from SYF Gaming)
– Sean “Probe” Kempen (Protoss from Legacy Esports) from Legacy Esports
– David “MightyKiwi” Gore (Zerg from SYF Gaming)
– Cameron “Yours” Foster (Zerg from 1FPro Gaming)
This event will be streamed live on www.twitch.tv/StarCraft from ESL Studio Sydney. Be sure to follow the channel to be notified when the event goes live.