DreamHack to Host WCS Leipzig, January 26-28th, 2018

DreamHack is proud to announce in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, the first StarCraft II World Championship Series Circuit event of 2018. On January 26th-28th, nearly two years after PtitDrogo overcame Bly at DreamHack Leipzig, the WCS Circuit will return to Germany to start the next chapter in StarCraft II esports history. WCS Leipzig will feature a $100,000 prize pool and the chance for all players to compete against the best. The winner of the tournament will earn entry to the WCS Global Playoffs at the end of 2018 to play for the world championship.

WCS Leipzig will retain a similar format and structure the WCS Circuit stops in Austin, Jonkoping, Valencia, and Montreal from this past season, along with the opportunity to win honor, prestige, and coveted WCS Points for those eligible for WCS Circuit events.

Full details regarding format and further WCS Circuit stops will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned to the DreamHack social media channels and http://wcs.starcraft2.com.

WCS Circuit Pre-season

Qualification for WCS Leipzig will take place from January 5-7th for North America and Europe. Each online event will have three phases, starting with an open bracket, going into groups, and finishing with a single elimination bracket and feature $10,000 in prizes at stake.

January 5-7, North America and Europe

  • January 5 – Open bracket
  • January 6 – Top 16, Double elimination groups
  • January 7 – Top 8, Single Elimination playoff

Sign up for North America
Sign up for Europe

More details regarding exactly schedule and rules will be announced in the coming days. Earlier this was posted with dates in December but these have moved to January, please be aware of the new, final January 5-7 dates.

Community Casting

If you want to join the fun you can, for both the Leipzig qualifiers and the main event happening in January! To apply simply send us an email and we will do a qualification process from there.

Send in your application with full contact info (name, skype, email, channel, language, broadcasting platform) and everything you think might be relevant (mark it “Community Caster WCS”) to: sc2@dreamhack.se

Provide us with as much information as possible about you and your experience within casting.