WCS Challenger Qualifier Season 2 Signups Are Open

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WCS Challenger Season 2 gives players a chance to compete for a regional championship, as well as a share of the $10,000 prize pool. Both Europe and North America have their own separate Challenger tournaments, and the top four players from each region will earn seeds at WCS Valencia in July.

Requirements for Qualifying

To compete in the WCS America Season 2 Qualifiers, you must have at least achieved Master League in the appropriate Battle.net region (Americas or Europe) during this, or the previous, Ladder Season. You also must meet all eligibility requirements outlined in the WCS Rules.

The slate of open qualifiers for Challenger Season 2 takes place on  June 6 -7 for the NA region, and June 7-8 for the EU region. Each day is a separate qualifier, and four players from each day will qualify for Challenger. Players may sign up for both days of open qualifiers, but a player who qualifies on the first day will be unable to compete on the second day.

For more information on WCS Challenger, check out the complete rules here.

Open Qualifiers schedule and signup links:

All signups will close 2 hours before the day’s tournament begins!

  • June 6th - NA Qualifiers Day 1 (Signup link)
    • First match starts at 16:00 PDT
  • June 7th - NA Qualifiers Day 2 (Signup link)
    • First match starts at 16:00 PDT 
  • June 7th - EU Qualifiers Day 1 (Signup link)
    • First match starts at 16:00 CEST
  • June 8th - EU Qualifiers Day 2 (Signup link)
    • First match starts at 16:00 CEST
       

Ladder Race:

The top four players from the EU and NA ladders will automatically receive an invite to WCS Challenger.

  • The cut-off will be based on MMR and take place at 23:59 CEST (for EU) or 23:59 EDT (for NA).
  • Players must complete 15 ladder games each day between Grandmaster League promotion windows (21:00 EDT, 21:00 CEST) starting on the Thursday-Friday window and continuing through Sunday.
  • Starting at the Thursday promotion window, players will be required to play under the name they wish to use during the WCS Circuit event. Please contact sc2admin@blizzard.com if you require a free character name change to compete.

EU Ladder

  • Thursday, May 24, 21:00 CEST - Promotion window 1
  • Friday, May 25, 21:00 CEST - Promotion window 2
  • Saturday, May 26, 21:00 CEST - Promotion window 3
  • Sunday, May 27, 21:00 CEST - Promotion window 4
  • Sunday, May 27, 23:59 CEST – Grand Master League cut-off based on MMR

NA Ladder

  • Thursday, May 24, 21:00 EDT - Promotion window 1
  • Friday, May 25, 21:00 EDT - Promotion window 2
  • Saturday, May 26, 21:00 EDT - Promotion window 3
  • Sunday, May 27, 21:00 EDT - Promotion window 4
  • Sunday, May 27, 23:59 EDT – Grand Master League cut-off based on MMR
     

Ready for Battle:

The following players have already qualified for WCS Challenger Season 2 due to their placements in the WCS Challenger Season 1 tournament:

  • North American Region:
    1. Neeb
    2. MaSa    
    3. Scarlett
    4. puCK
  • European Region:
    1. Serral
    2. uThermal
    3. HeRoMaRiNe
    4. PtitDrogo

For more information on WCS Challenger, check out the complete rules here.