As the WCA 2015 Grand Finals approach, the last spot available for Europe has been opened up all teams for the taking. The open qualifiers will take place from October 29 – November 1st giving one team the chance to compete alongside some of the best teams including Team Secret, Virtus.Pro, LGD Gaming, CDEC, Invictus Gaming, MVP.Phoenix, TnC Gaming and Not Today. Sixteen teams from around the world will compete in Yinchuan, China from December 17th-21st for the $650,000 prize pool.
Sign-ups for WCA European Open Qualifiers are now open and will end on October 29th. There are only 256 slots available. One team will advance to the WCA Grand Finals in China but the top 3 teams will be awarded with prize money.
WCA 2015 Open Qualifiers Schedule
October 29 :
Matches are Best-of-One
- 18:00 CET: Round of 256 through Round of 16
- 18:00 CET: Quarter Final #1
- 19:15 CET: Quarter Final #2
- 20:30 CET: Quarter Final #3
- 21:45 CET: Quarter Final #4
Matches are Best-of-Three
- 17:00 CET: Semi Final #1
- 19:30 CET: Semi Final #2
- 17:00 CET: 3rd Place
- 19:30 CET: Final
WCA 2015 Open Qualifiers prize pool
- 1st Place: $8,000 (+ invited to WCA Grand Finals in China)
- 2nd Place: $3,000
- 3rd Place: $1,500
WCA 2015 Qualified teams
The WCA 2015 Pro Qualifiers began in April with LGD Gaming, CDEC and Invictus Gaming securing 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 America’s 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.
No word has been released regarding which team will replace Summer’s Rift following their disband after TI5 nor the Open Qualifiers for all of the remaining regions and the Wild Card spots.
Last year, WCA 2014 was held in October and Newbee quickly seized first place, with Cloud 9 taking second and Alliance placing third. The total prize pool was approximately $472,000.
The World Cyber Arena (WCA) is one of the premier organizers of global eSports tournaments. In 2015 it boasts a prize pool totaling $3.9 million dollars, the comprehensive series will feature four separate titles with invite-only Pro Qualifiers and Open Qualifiers. Players compete for cash and a trip to Yinchuan, China, to play at the WCA2015 Finals for their share of the $1.9 million Finals prize pool across all titles – WarCraft III, CrossFire, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of The Storm.