Round of 32 group play came to an exciting conclusion last Friday for WCS Europe, eliminating 16 players from this season's Premier League competition in its wake. The 16 surviving competitors have been split into four four-player groups, and the Electronic Sports league is ready to unleash another salvo of frenzied Premier League action for your viewing pleasure.
One group will compete each day from Tuesday, May 14 through Friday, May 17 and all matches during the second Premier League group stage will once again be played in dual-tournament format. Join shoutcasters James 'Kaelaris' Carrol and Shaun 'Apollo' Clark on the official WCS Europe Twitch.tv stream each morning at 9:00 a.m. PDT to find out which two players from each group will advance to the eight-slot WCS Europe Season 1 Regional Finals. Additionally, if you’re hungry for more information on the round of 16 competitors, Apollo will be providing daily insight into the players from each group, and you can read his thoughts on Group A here.
This round, the players will be traveling to Cologne, Germany to play every game in-person from the ESL TV Studios -and you're invited to cheer them on from the stands as a live spectator. If you'd like to join in as an audience member, you can head here to purchase a ticket.
The World Championship Series doesn’t stop with the round of 16 in Europe this week. You can still catch non-stop WCS action from May 14 through 16 with the WCS Korea Premier League round of 8, hosted by GomTV, and WCS America Challenger League, hosted by Major League Gaming. We recently updated our broadcast schedule so that you can stay on top of all the exact show times and dates for each region’s competition this week. If you’d like more information on the format, prizing, or point structure for this year's World Championship Series, you can find all the details here.