StarCraft® II

BWC Survival Guide

BWC Survival Guide

Blizzard Entertainment's World Championship Series reaches its epic conclusion this weekend with the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai, China. From a field of hundreds, 32 players remain after eight months of fierce, global competition.


How to Watch

Primary Stream & BWC Homepage
Twitch.tv Stream
Day 1 begins 03:00 CET on Saturday, November 17
Day 2 begins 02:30 CET on Sunday, November 18


Broadcast Schedule

Day 1

  • 03:00 CET - Saturday - Opening Ceremony
  • 03:45 CET - Saturday - Group Play Begins
  • 06:45 CET - Saturday - 15 Minute Break
  • 07:00 CET - Saturday - Group Play Resumes
  • 14:00 CET - Saturday - Day 1 Concludes

Day 2

  • 02:30 CET - Sunday - Broadcast starts with Round of 16
  • 05:30 CET - Sunday - Quarter Final
  • 07:00 CET - Sunday - Semi Final
  • 09:00 CET - Sunday - Third Place Match
  • 11:00 CET - Sunday - Grand Final
  • 13:00 CET - Sunday - Award Ceremony
  • 13:30 CET - Sunday - BWC Concludes

Check out our detailed broadcast schedule for the complete event schedule.


Who Will Be At BWC


Tournament Format

Group Stage

  • Round of 32 Group Seeding
  • Best of 3 double elimination
  • Top 2 players from each group advance to playoffs
  • Bottom 2 players from each group are eliminated

Playoff Bracket

  • Best of 5 matches in each round
  • Single elimination
  • Round of 16, quarterfinal, and semi-final stages

Grand Finals

  • Best of 7 match

Tournament Info

Results

Map Pool

Map Selection
Before each match, the two competing players will be given a pool of seven maps. A coin flip will determine who will veto the first map. Players then alternate vetoing maps one by one until three maps remain. Players then alternate picking the order in which the three remaining maps will be played.

Prize Pool

  • The BWC Gosu Trophy
  • $100,000 – Champion
  • $40,000 - Runner-up
  • $16,000 - 3rd
  • $8,000 - 4th
  • $5,500 - 5-8th
  • $3,500 - 9-16th
  • $2,500 - 17-25th

General Info


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