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WCS America Kicks Off 2013 Season 1 Premier Group Play

WCS America Kicks Off 2013 Season 1 Premier Group Play

The Premier League competition for WCS America 2013 Season 1 is set to begin. The pool of competitors has been divided into eight four-player groups and the first Premier League Group Stage of WCS America 2013 Season 1 is ready to kick into high gear starting Monday, April 29.

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(Schedule updated May 3, 2013)

In similar fashion to WCS Europe, each group during this round of the WCS America Premier League Group Stage will feature five best of three matches that will be played in Dual Tournament format. The sixteen players who win two matches during the first round of group play will advance to the second group stage, while the sixteen players who lose two matches will drop to Challenger League where they will compete for a seat in the next season of Premier League. If you'd like a more detailed breakdown of group play, be sure to stop by the official MLG website

Tune in to the official WCS America Twitch.tv stream to join shoutcasters Alex 'Axeltoss' Rodriquez and Nick 'Axslav' Ranish as they catch every nail biting Premier League game for free in ad-supported 720p HD from April 29 through May 9, starting at each evening at 5:00 p.m. PDT (8:00 p.m. EDT). Here are the exact dates for each round of 32 group stage broadcast:

  • Groups F, E, H, and A will be broadcast from Monday, April 29 through Thursday, May 2.
  • Groups D, B, C, and G will be broadcast from Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9.

We hope you can handle all of the World Championship Series 2013 Season 1 action headed your way this week, because we're thrilled to share that Tuesday, April 30 will mark the first time you'll be able to catch three separate Premier League broadcasts in just 24 hours' time. Those avid eSports enthusiasts among you will be pleased to find that you can tune in to Gomtv.net at 1:10 a.m. PDT for the WCS Korea broadcast, then check out WCS Europe at 9:00 a.m. PDT, and finally round out your evening with WCS America at 5:00 p.m. PDT for a day that's chock-full of epic StarCraft II Premier League competition. Tuesday is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of being able to plan entire days around WCS competition this year, so stay tuned, because we'll be revealing a detailed broadcast schedule for 2013 Season 1 very soon.

If you’d like more information on the 2013 World Championship Series, you can find plenty of details here, and as always, we wish the best of luck to each of our WCS America competitors as they head in to round of 32 group play, and offer our continued best wishes to those competing in WCS Korea and WCS Europe this season.

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