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WCS - Russian Federation and Ukraine Nationals

WCS - Russian Federation and Ukraine Nationals

The next national event in the StarCraft II World Championship Series takes place July 21 and 22 at the CyberSport Arena in Kiev, Ukraine. The line-up will include the top eight Ukrainian and top 16 Russian StarCraft II players. They’ll be fighting it out not only for fantastic prize pools of $5,000 USD and $15,000 USD respectively, but also for two Ukrainian and three Russian slots in the Europe Finals.

Ukraine Nationals
Who will claim the Ukrainian title? Will Oleksii “White-Ra” Krupnyk live up to his nickname, the “Beast from the East”? Will another favorite such as Eugin “Strelok” Oparyshev, Mihaylo “Kas” Hayda, or Aleksandr “Bly” Svusuyk take the crown? Or will it be one of the new up-and-coming players?

After months of producing great online results, Igor “fraer” Turchin recently showed a breakthrough performance at DreamHack Summer 2012. We’ll see if he can follow through with another great showing at the Ukraine Nationals. That is, if he isn’t stopped by one of the consistently strong ladder players making a splash in the tournament scene!

Russian Federation Nationals
With so much at stake and such an abundance of talent, it’s almost impossible to predict the winner. The Russian Federation Nationals will feature a great mix of players, with established names like Oleg “TitaN” Kuptsov, Dmitry “Happy” Kostin, and Artem “sLivko” Garavtsov. Let’s not forget RTS old schoolers such as Sergei “Pomi” Rodionov, Yuri “Neytpoh” Karev, and Aleksey “Abver” Drunin, as well as several other solid players waiting to show their stuff. The competition is bound to be fierce and exciting!

See below for more information, including venue details, qualifier details, and finalists. Nearer to the date of the event, a link to a stream of the televised finals will also be available.

Russian Federation

 

National Finals Russian Federation

Qualifiers
22 April: Qualifier #1 - ESL (2 slots)
29 April: Qualifier #2 - ESL (2 slots)
6 May: Qualifier #3 - ESL (2 slots)
13 May: Qualifier #4 - ESL (2 slots)
20 May: Qualifier #5 - ESL (2 slots)
27 May: Qualifier #6 - ESL (2 slots)
3 June: Qualifier #7 - ESL (2 slots)
10 June: Qualifier #8 - ESL (2 slots)

Finals Information

Partners: ESL

Date:
July 21 – 22

Location:
Kiev, Ukraine

Prize Pool:
$15,000

Participants: 16

European Finals Slots: 3

Direct Seed to Global Final: 1

Qualifier Finalists
TITAN RoX.KIS Qualifier #3
Happy Empire Qualifier #1
Slivko RoX.KIS Qualifier #5
Ho8ot Empire Qualifier #1
Neytpoh Virtus.pro*BenQ Qualifier #2
Noname BLAST Qualifier #2
Turuk Virtus.pro*BenQ Qualifier #3
Abver RoX.KIS Qualifier #4
Pomi RoX.KIS Qualifier #4
LiveZerg RoX.KIS Qualifier #5
Aristeo Empire Qualifier #6
Revolver Virtus.pro*BenQ Qualifier #6
Siw Virtus.pro*BenQ Qualifier #7
Creed RoX.KIS Qualifier #7
Roll Virtus.pro*BenQ Qualifier #8
Strange   Qualifier #8
 

Further details

ESL Info
Liquipedia

Ukraine

 

Ukraine

Qualifiers
21 April: Qualifier #1 - ESL (1 slot)
28 April: Qualifier #2 - ESL (1 slot)
5 May: Qualifier #3 - ESL (1 slot)
12 May: Qualifier #4 - ESL (1 slot)
19 May: Qualifier #5 - ESL (1 slot)
26 May: Qualifier #6 - ESL (1 slot)
2 June: Qualifier #7 - ESL (1 slot)
9 June: Qualifier #8 - ESL (1 slot)

Finals Information

Partners: ESL

Date:
July 21 – 22

Location:
Kiev, Ukraine

Prize Pool:
$5,000

Participants: 8

European Finals Slots: 2

Qualifier Finalists
Bly Acer Qualifier #4
White-Ra ThermalTake Qualifier #3
Strelok FXOpen Qualifier #2
Fraer Rox.KIS Qualifier #1
Kas Empire Qualifier #5
sda   Qualifier #6
White NewRoSoft Qualifier #7
UkraineStar NewRoSoft Qualifier #8
 

Further details

ESL Info
Liquipedia

 

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