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World Cup 2016

location: Anaheim, California, USA
prize pool: $288,000 USD
start: October 27, 2016
end: November 4, 2016
About

Background and Qualifiers

Player Selection

  • Players for each country were voted by the general public
  • The four most popular automatically qualified, the most popular being named captain
  • said captain would choose 2 more players to complete the roster

Team Selection

  • Countries invited to Blizzcon: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, South Korea, United States
  • The rest of the countries competed in online qualifiers to fill in the rest of the field
    • American Qualifier: 1 team (Chile)
    • European Qualifier: 6 teams (Germany, Finland, France, Sweden, Russia, Spain)
    • Asia-Pacific Qualifer: 3 Teams (Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore)

Blizzcon Finals

Group Stages

  • The 16 teams were broken up into 4 groups of 4
  • Each group played in a round-robin Bo3
  • Top 2 team in each group qualified for playoffs

Playoffs

  • Bo3 Quarter/Semi finals
  • Bo7 Grand Final
Final Standings
1st
$18,000 USD
2nd
$18,000 USD
3rd
$18,000 USD
4th
$18,000 USD
5th–8th
$18,000 USD
5th–8th
$18,000 USD
5th–8th
$18,000 USD
5th–8th
$18,000 USD
9th–12th
$18,000 USD
9th–12th
$18,000 USD
9th–12th
$18,000 USD
9th–12th
$18,000 USD
13th–16th
$18,000 USD
13th–16th
$18,000 USD
13th–16th
$18,000 USD
13th–16th
$18,000 USD