Europeans impress in Group E of WCS 2015 Season 3

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Four days of WCS Season 3 group action kicked off with the Group E this evening, seeing French Protoss Lilbow, Chinese Terran Shana, German Protoss GunGFuBanDa and American Protoss Neeb meet at the ESL studios in Cologne to fight it out for a slot in the Season 3 finals in Kraków, Poland from September the 8th to the 13th.

In the Protoss-dominated Group E, Lilbow stood out as the clear favorite thanks to his strong performances in the WCS in 2015. However, even though the season two runner-up managed to punch his ticket to the round of 16, it was not an easy route for him as GunGFuBanDa showed up in marvelous form and actually pushed the Frenchman down to the final elimination game against Neeb.

Check out how the games unfolded below!

Winners bracket

Matchup Result
Lilbow vs. Neeb 2-1
GunGFuBanDa vs. Shana 2-0
Lilbow vs. GunGFuBanDa* 0-2

Losers bracket

Matchup Result
Shana vs. Neeb 0-2
Lilbow* vs. Neeb 2-0

*Qualified for the round of 16

Next up: Group F

Tomorrow the ESL studios in Cologne, Germany will see the players of Group F - Zanster, iAsonu, ForGG and Kane - do battle for their shot at the Season 3 finals.

Tune in tomorrow at 18:00 CEST!

You can still buy tickets here if you want to attend the event in person, and be sure to follow ESL StarCraft II on Facebook and Twitter - and #WCS - for all the latest updates throughout the event.