Eight become four in the WCS Winter Championship quarterfinals

The penultimate day of the WCS Winter Championship saw the round of 16 come to a close as well as the quarterfinals both start and finish. When the dust had settled on the third day of StarCraft in Katowice, all the semifinalists had been decided - but not all of the players’ paths were straightforward ones.

Round of 16

The last few matches of the round of 16 were definitely not the least. Both Snute and Elazer managed to take their respective series after each dropping a single game, leaving them with precious hours to prepare for the quarterfinals. Hydra and Neeb’s battle was a little closer, but ultimately it was the South Korean who came out on top with a 3-2 scoreline.


  • Match 6: MaSa vs. Snute - 1-3
  • Match 7: Hydra vs. Neeb - 3-2
  • Match 8: Elazer vs. iAsonu - 3-1


We were left with an incredible lineup for the WCS Winter Championship quarterfinals - but eight had to become four. With the quarterfinals series all proving to be rather decisive (especially home crowd hero Nerchio’s against HuK), we now know exactly who tomorrow will bring.


  • Quarterfinal 1: Polt vs. FireCake - 3-1
  • Quarterfinal 2: HuK vs. Nerchio - 0-3
  • Quarterfinal 3: viOLet vs. Snute - 1-3
  • Quarterfinal 4: Hydra vs. Elazer - 3-1

Check out all the WCS highlights on Plays.tv!

It’s the finals countdown

Tomorrow is the last day of StarCraft at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, and will see one player fight their way through both the semi and grand finals to get their hands on the lion’s share of the US$150,000 prize pool, 10,000 WCS points and an all-important WCS Global Playoffs seed.

Tune in from 12:20 CEST!

To stay up to date with the WCS Winter Championship, make sure you keep an eye on the official Intel Extreme Masters website as well as ESL StarCraft on Twitter and Facebook!


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