The quarter finals for the WCA take place tonight, with the final eight teams vying for the one slot to compete alongside teams such as Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, LGD Gaming, CDEC, Invictus Gaming, MVP.Phoenix, TnC Gaming and Not Today in Yinchuan, China from December 17th-21st for the $650,000 prize pool. Team Empire, CISR, Alliance and No Logic Gaming are among those left standing.
The open qualifiers for the WCA 2015 Grand Finals began last night with 256 European teams battling it out for the one remaining European Slot available to compete in China in December.
Among the competitors were Team Empire, Na’Vi, Alliance, NiP, HellRaisers, The Retry, CIS Rejects, Arcade.Power Rangers, No Logic Gaming, ATN, STARK, LemonDogs, YES, London Conspiracy, Fantastic Five, Abraxas, HeHe United, Goomba Gaming.
With the release of Patch update 6.85b, taking a significant amount of time to download, games were delayed in the later stages, going well into the late night, beyond midnight for some teams.
Round 6 saw the elimination of Na’Vi by CIS Rejects and Fantastic Five by Team Empire.
Team Empire roster
Airat “Silent” Gaziev, Roman “Resolut1on” Fominok, Maxim “yoky” Kim, Ilya “ALOHADANCE” Korobkin, Alexander “NoFear” Churochkin
Gustav “s4” Magnusson, Jonathan “Loda” Berg, Joakim “Akke” Akterhall, Henrik “AdmiralBulldog” Ahnberg, Johan “Mynuts” Andersson
No Logic Gaming roster
Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos, Steve “Excalibur” Ye, Ylli “Garter” Ramadani, Milan “MiLAN” Kozomara, Damir “Mitch” Škaričić
Riku “Buugi” Fält, Sampsa “nemphy” Kutvonen, Kalle “Trixi” Saarinen, Mikko “Vaalix” Ristimäki, Niklas“okcya” Koskinen
CIS Rejects roster
: Artur “Goblak” Kostenko, Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko, Vasily “AfterLifE” Shishkin, Vladimir “RodjERa”Nikogosyan, Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev
Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov, Dmitry “Ax.Mo” Morozov, Roman “rmN-“ Paley, Dimitry “UnderShock” Bolshakov, Eugeniy “Sh4dowehhhhh” Alekseev
pwN94, AT THE SPEED OF LIFE, Gedrox, Mentae, wshm
firfi,Bashruk, MaGoma, Mikeyman, mstrmnd
WCA 2015 Open Qualifiers Schedule
All matches are best-of-one and will be broadcasted
- 18:00 CET: Team Empire vs RD – Quarter Final #1
- 19:15 CET: STARK vs D2NI – Quarter Final #2
- 20:30 CET: CIS Rejects vs No Logic Gaming – Quarter Final #3
- 21:45 CET:Alliance vs TBE – Quarter Final #4
October 31 Matches are Best-of-Three
- 17:00 CET: Semi Final #1
- 19:30 CET: Semi Final #2
- 17:00 CET: 3rd Place
- 19:30 CET: Final
WCA 2015 Open Qualifiers prize pool
- 1st Place: $8,000 (+ invited to WCA Grand Finals in China)
- 2nd Place: $3,000
- 3rd Place: $1,500