The group featured three world champions and a Pro League superstar–all players who could go through to win the tournament. KT Rolster’s Zest, Jin Air Greenwings’ Maru, Mousesports’ Dear and SKT1′s Soulkey made up Group B, known as the group of death. Much like last year’s Group B of Parting,…
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The lights are on bright and the bottom 16 players have been knocked out of the returning GSL season and we’re into the round of 16. Group A proved to be one of the most competitive groups, with three former champions and a former Code A winner. Curious and Life…
In a stunning state of affairs, this week’s SPL Pro League proved to be filled with upsets and the debut of the first foreigner for this season.
Five events have lead to this one day. At the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland, 14 players have already qualified for the main competition, but the IEM World Championship still needs two more players. And these players will be found in the open bracket. With players the calibre of Taeja,…
Blizzard revealed plans for the 2014 edition of their StarCraft 2 World Championship Series on Wednesday. Blizzard’s 2014 plan consists of the following significant changes: An easier to follow format A clearer, easier to understand progression through tiers (qualifiers, challenger, premier league) was one of the primary goals for the…
ESFI reporter David Schmidt spoke with Maru following his win over MC (3-1) in the WCS Global Finals on Friday. Translation by Chang Seo.
Jaedong came back against Dear in a memorable series to close the first day of BlizzCon 2013′s WCS Global Finals tournament. Watch our post-game interview with him including footage from the end of the deciding game. Next, Jaedong faces Maru in the semifinals, in a Zerg vs. Terran matchup.
Dear overcame one of his biggest roadblocks in his quest to claim the WCS Global Finals by defeating TaeJa in the round-of-16. ESFI reporter David Schmidt spoke with Dear in his post-match interview. Translation by Chang Seo.
David Schmidt interviews Soulkey after his 3-1 victory over the only foreign player in the WCS Global Finals field, NaNiwa. Soulkey will face Bomber in the quarterfinals Friday evening.
ESFI’s David Schmidt and translator Chang Seo speak with Bomber after his close win over MMA in the BlizzCon WCS Global Finals Ro16. Bomber will face the winner of NaNiwa/Soulkey in the quarterfinals.
The ESFI coverage team is at BlizzCon this weekend! We’ll be covering the StarCraft 2 WCS Global Finals and Heroes of the Storm. Keep track of our videos, articles, tweets and other updates here on our live blog.
Baek “Dear” Dong Jun followed up his WCS Korea championship by claiming first place in the WCS Season 3 Finals, rolling his way 4-0 through Zerg opponent Kim “Soulkey” Min Chul in the grand final.