Taking place at IEM Sydney, Saturday May 5, the qualifier will see eight of ANZ's best players squaring off for a chance to represent the region at the StarCraft II WCS in Austin, Texas in June.
Season One finalists Sean “Probe” Kempen (Protoss) and Sheldon “Seither” Barrow (Terran) have already claimed their secured spots for the event at IEM, while the remaining six spots will be filled through an online open qualifier taking place this coming weekend, on Saturday April 8.
All eight competitors will face off at IEM Sydney to decide who will be taking home the lion’s share of the $10,000 AUD prize pool. The top two finishers will also secure their spots at WCS Austin, with a total prize pool of $101,000 USD, up for grabs.
Taking place across 1-3 June PST, WCS Austin is the second of four major StarCraft II Championship Circuit events in 2018. The first tournament took place in Leipzig, Germany where, after three days of hotly contested action, one player rose to the top to take the title of WCS Leipzig champion. Joona “Serral” Sotala had long been considered one of the best European players. In January, he proved it to the world when he claimed his first WCS championship.
Tickets for the live event in Sydney are available here.
Additionally, you can live stream the event through Twitch
. Good luck to all those involved.