Alliance have qualified for the WCA 2015 LAN, after defeating Team Empire, 2:1. Alliance will travel to Yinchuan, China, in December, to compete alongside teams such as Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, LGD Gaming, CDEC, Invictus Gaming, MVP.Phoenix, TnC Gaming, and Not Today for the $650,000 prize pool.
— Alliance (@theAllianceGG) November 1, 2015
Alliance managed to come out on top in the World Cyber Arena European open qualifiers, after taking down Team Empire, 2:1. Alliance will compete alongside other 15 qualified teams in Yinchuan, China, between December 17-21.
The World Cyber Arena open qualifiers kicked off on October 25th. Over 250 European teams competed for the only remaining slot for the region.
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 were among the competitors.
WCA 2015 qualified teams
- 3 teams from the Chinese Pro Qualifiers (LGD Gaming, CDEC, Invictus Gaming)
- 6 teams from the Global Pro Qualifiers (Summer’s Rift, NoT Today, Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, MVP.Phoenix, TnC Gaming)
- 1 team from the Chinese Open Qualifiers
- 4 teams from the Global Open Qualifiers (from SEA, EU, NA)
- 2 teams from the Wild Card
The WCA 2015 Pro Qualifiers began in April, when LGD Gaming, CDEC and Invictus Gaming secured their places in the main event following the Chinese Pro Qualifiers. In May, Summer’s Rift* and NoT Today qualified to participate in the event from the Americas Pro Qualifiers. Team Secret and Virtus.Pro were the two European Pro teams to qualify, in September. MVP.Phoenix and TnC Gaming have taken the two SEA Pro regional spots earlier in October.
*Summer’s Rift disbanded after The International 5. A replacement has not been announced yet.
Last year, in October, Newbee seized the WCA 2014 championship title. Cloud 9 and Alliance came in second and third, respectively. The total prize pool was approximately $472,000.
The World Cyber Arena (WCA)
The World Cyber Arena (WCA) is one of the premier organizers of global eSports tournaments. This year, they have put together a comprehensive series featuring four separate titles with invite-only Pro Qualifiers and Open Qualifiers. Players compete for cash prizes and a trip to Yinchuan, China, to take part in the WCA 2015 LAN Finals for their share of the $1,900,000 prize pool across all titles – WarCraft III, CrossFire, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of The Storm.