Let the WCS Europe 2013 Premier Group Play…begin! 
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Darryn Bonthuys
April 24, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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The first season of the WCS Europe 2013 season for Starcraft 2 kicked off last week, and saw thousands of gamers from around the world put their clicking fingers on the line, for a chance at glory. Out of all those players, only eight survived to fill out the final seats of the qualifier stage. Here’s how the rest of the tournament is going down.

With 32 players now having qualified for the Premier League, they’ll be split into eight four-player groups for the start of the first Premier League Group Stage of WCS Europe 2013, season 1.

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Each group will be engaging in five best-of-three matches in the Dual Tournament format, with 16 of the players who win two of their matches in that first round, advancing to group stage deux. As for the other 16 players who don’t meet that criteria and happen to lose two matches, they’ll be relegated down to the Challenger League to compete for a chance at returning to the Premier League.

Here are the dates for those matches. And remember to take time zone considerations into date. And possibly Daylight Savings Time. I have no idea how that works:

  • Groups A and B –  April 23 – 24
  • Groups C, D, and E –  April 30 – May 2
  • Groups F, G, and H – May 7 – 9

To catch all the action, head on over to the official WCS Europe Twitch.TV stream, with matches starting from 18:00 CET.

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  • LordCaptainAwesomeness

    Didn’t you know that when Darryn forgets to take his meds, he turns into “Yolanda”

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      You mean like some strange Dr Jekyll and mr Hyde thing?

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        Now I am not saying that they are the same person…. But have you ever seen them physically together in the same room?

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          *GASP*

        • Admiral Chief Erwin

          Yes, I have. Yolanda is much cooler than Brenda. By like a factor of 15k

  • Admiral Chief Erwin

    She is spawning a zergling. If you were not out drinking in broad daylight yesterday you would have known this

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Ag no! I missed the news!? Darnit :(

      Well good luck to her :) Hope it all goes well :)

      • Admiral Chief Erwin

        Whatever you say Mr DayDrinker

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          That whiskey was awesome!
          Here, I attach pic:

          • Admiral Chief Erwin

            Looks fake. How do I know you not just weewee in glass?

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            At the Keg? Are you nuts!? I’d like to be able to go back to the place! Lol

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            At the Keg? Are you nuts!? I’d like to be able to go back to the place! Lol

    • Deon Steyn

      I always thought she looked a bit like Kerrigan.

  • http://twitter.com/Darrangedd Darryn Bonthuys

    Sniff, you guys are all mean.