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WCS Premier League 2015 round of 32 promises to be a closely contested affair

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Hans Oelschlägel
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WCS Premier League is entering its next phase. Thanks to Blizzard’s changes to the point and residency systems, there is now a lot of diversity in the regions and thus even more room for upsets this year.

The 2015 WCS Premier League has already proved to be full of surprises and the round of 32 group stage hasn’t even started yet. A bunch of favorites have failed to advance past the WCS Challenger bracket, including the likes of Scarlett, Harstem and Kas.


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Group stages - round of 32

The ESL studios in Cologne and Burbank will each host four groups of the upcoming round of 32 respectively - check out the schedule below.

Burbank

The first group stage games will be played in Burbank this weekend, with groups A and B clashing in the ESL studio. Kevin RotterdaM” van der Kooi will be hosting the event, with Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant backing him up on the analyst desk. Tickets for the event are still available - follow the link below to grab yours!

Group A - Feb 14th at 15:00 PST

Group B - Feb 15th at 15:00 PST

XiGua

Kelazhur

uThermal

Polt

Snute

Jim

Astrea

TLO

You can get tickets to see groups A and B live in Burbank here.

Group G - Feb 27th at 15:00 PST

Group H - Feb 28th at 15:00 PST

MarroW

iaguz

ShoWTimE

Welmu

iAsonu

HuK

Hydra

MacSed

You can get tickets to see groups G and H in action here.

Cologne

Cologne will be hosting groups C through F, which are being played out between February the 19th and 22nd. Paul ReDeYe” Chaloner, Shaun “Apollo” Clark and James “Kaelaris” Carrol will bring the event to life. Day tickets to see the group stage games live in Cologne can be purchased for just €5 right here.

Group C - Feb 19th at 18:00 CET

Group D - Feb 20th at 18:00 CET

Bunny

Happy

viOLet

Kane

MaNa

TargA

MajOr

PiG

Group E - Feb 21st at 18:00 CET

Group F - Feb 22nd at 18:00 CET

puCK

Suppy

Sen

Has

ForGG

NaNiwa

FireCake

Serral

If you’d rather watch the tournament via livestream from the comfort of your own home, you can of course tune into all the StarCraft II action on the ESL Twitch channel.

Also don’t forget to set up your ESL Fantasy team! The round of 32 gives you a fresh opportunity to pick your own StarCraft II lineup - read up on the details here.

Set up your Fantasy team now!

Groups C and B are arguably the hardest groups to advance from, but if the Challenger bracket was any indication, all the groups are primed for surprise results. Who do you expect to advance from the group stages? Let us know in the comments below