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WCS Europe Premier League kicks off

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Finally, WCS Premier League is back with its first show live from the ESL TV studios. Over the course of three weeks, 32 players will meet in eight shows to fight for one of 16 spots in the next round. The two-time runner-up of last year's WCS Europe, MC, as well as the sole foreigner at 2013's WCS Global Finals, Naniwa, will open the round of 32 together with sLivko and Bunny today at 18:00 CET.

The two big Protoss players are the ones sLivko and Bunny have to defeat for a chance at survival. One year ago, both already shared a common group with a Korean and a Swede in the first season of WCS. Back then, ForGG and SaSe went through to the round of 16 but Bunny and sLivko did not, and neither did they in season one or in the two following seasons.

ESL TV's James 'Kaelaris' Carrol and Shaun 'Apollo' Clark are going to commentate all matches of Premier League's Round of 32 for you free in ad-supported 720p HD. 32 players - divided into eight groups with four players each - are trying to advance to the next round of Premier League. All matches of this round will be played online and can be seen on ESL TV every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from February 18th until March 6th.
 

  • Group A of Premier League Ro32 on Tuesday, Feb 18th
    1. 18:00 CET Jang 'MC' Min Chul vs. Artem 'sLivko' Garavtsov
    2. 19:00 CET Johan 'NaNiwa' Lucchesi vs. Patrick 'Bunny' Brix
    3. 20:00 CET Winners of initial matches
      Winner qualifies for Premier League Ro16
    4. 21:00 CET Losers of initial matches
      Loser drops to next season's Challenger League
    5. 22:00 CET Loser of match #3 vs. winner of match #4
      Winner qualifies for Premier League Ro16
      Loser drops to next season's Challenger League

Dual Tournament Format will be used, where you need two wins to advance or you will drop after two losses. Each group will feature five matches played in best of three.

To learn more about the WCS 2014, visit starcraft2.com/wcs.