STARCRAFT II WCS Montreal
DreamHack is proud to announce that, in partnership with Blizzard Entertainment, we will host four stops of the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Circuit for the 2017 season. Each championship will feature $100,000 in prize money, online qualification and open signups! StarCraft II fans can be excited to visit DreamHack Austin, DreamHack Summer, DreamHack Valencia and DreamHack Montreal to participate and spectate in WCS 2017!
StarCraft has a long and storied history at DreamHack events, dating back to DreamHack Winter 2010 where Naama barely edged out MaNa to claim the first StarCraft II trophy in Jönköping. Since then, DreamHack events have always been high points of the year for the StarCraft II community, with a total of 30 champions capturing crowns on DreamHack stages! Next year, in addition to stops at DreamHack Austin, Valencia, and Montreal, StarCraft II returns to Jönköping for DreamHack Summer to cement its place in DreamHack’s lofty halls.
Dates: September 8th-10th
Location: DreamHack Montreal, Place Bonaventure
Prize Pool: $100,000 and a seed into the WCS Global Finals
Tournament will be three group stages played in Dual-Tournament (GSL) format with best-of-threes, followed by a single elimination bracket. The map pool used will be the current ladder pool at event time.
Group Stage 1: 64 open sign-up players. Dual-tournament Bo3 groups, top 2 from each advance.
Group Stage 2: Top 32 from Group Stage 1, dual-tournament Bo3 groups where top 2 advance.
Group Stage 3: 16 players from Group Stage 2 meet 16 players from WCS Challenger. Dual-tournament Bo3 groups, top 2 from each group advance.
Seeding: #1 Group Stage vs #2 Group Stage, ranked by WCS points.
The rounds of 16, 8, and 4 will be best-of-five with a best-of-seven grand finals.
You can find the complete schedule here: https://montreal.dreamhack.com/en/schedules/
Continuing the long tradition of StarCraft II events with open sign-ups, the WCS Montreal Circuit Championship will feature 64 open spots to anyone who wishes to come to compete against the best of the best. Sign ups are now open: click here to submit your details.
Additionally you can earn your way to WCS Montreal with a paid trip by winning a slot through WCS Challenger, either by performing well on the ladder or in a slew of online cups. A total of 16 players will earn automatic entrance to Group Stage 3 as well as travel and accommodation across each region.
4 North America
2 Latin America
2 Australia/New Zealand/SEA
Passes for visitors who wish to compete or spectate onsite are still available for each day of the event on our ticket page. Viewers from around the world who aren’t able to make it out to Montreal will be able to catch all the best games streamed online at twitch.tv/starcraft. Stay tuned to @DreamHackSC2 for more information, including the full tournament schedule, broadcast talent, and the list of competitors.