The 2016 WCA annual tournament series returns with a total prize pool of $ 200,000 this year. The 2016 WCA consists of several stages. Phase one, which starts today July 20, will allow players from Europe and the CIS countries to register for the Open Qualifiers phase. Registration can be done until 23 July.
The eight players who have passed the Open Qualifiers phase will advance to the second stage. In this second phase they will be joined by eight other players who were invited directly on August 16th. They will compete for four tickets to advance to the third stage, which is the main event in China.
The following is a list of 8 players who were invited directly:
Some of the players who missed this tournament were Gaara, Lifecoach, StanCifka, Ostkaka and C4mlann, all of whom made it through to last year’s main event.