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    If you haven’t already been watching the Gold Series International 2016 in Shanghai, you’re in for a real treat in the coming days!

    Our survival guide below has all the info you need to keep up with the tournament, including links and other resources. Read on for the full details.

    The Gold Series International 2016 celebrates the 18th anniversary of StarCraft’s release. It is the first premier tournament of the Gold Series and the second major StarCraft II tournament of the year, featuring 16 top players from across the world in a week-long series of matches.

    The winners will each take a slice of the $50,000 prize pool. As a WCS Circuit 5000 event, winners will also earn WCS points putting them in the race for the WCS Circuit Standings.

    The tournament takes place March 21-26, with an extra day of cross-regional competition on March 27 featuring special guest all-star players to compete against the Circuit champions!

    Location: World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center Silver Hall in Shanghai, China

    Dates:

    March 21–24 @ 2 AM Each Day: Ro16
    March 24 @ 10 PM PDT: Quarterfinals
    March 25 @ 11:30 PM PDT: Semifinals
    March 26 @ 5:15 AM PDT: Grand Finals

    Streams:

    English:
    Ro16: https://www.twitch.tv/n3rdstgamers
    Quaterfinals, Semi Finals and Grand Finals: https://www.twitch.tv/neotvbaoxue

    Casters & Hosts:

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    Host: Sue ’Smix’ Lee

    Host: Ai ’Ali’ Li
    ENG Commentator: Kevin ’Rotterdam’ van der Kooi
    ENG Commentator: Jared ’PiG’ Krensel
    ENG Commentator: Alex ’Zeweig’ Lind
    ENG Commentator: Lucas ’Tenshi’ Collard

    CN Commentator: Huang ’Xiaose’ Xudong
    CN Commentator: Sun ’F91’ Yifeng
    CN Commentator: Qian ’Nostalie’ Zanqi
    CN Commentator: Ma ’Mayuki’ Xue

    Top players from around the world are competing at this event, each of whom competed in the Gold Series International 2016 Qualifiers. Slots for each region are as follows:

    8 slots awarded via WCS Passport Qualifiers
    European – Elazer, Nerchio
    North America – puCK, Scarlett
    ANZ/Oceania – Sioras
    Latin America – MajOr
    Taiwan – Has
    China – Jieshi
    4 slots awarded to offline qualifiers on March 19
    Harstem, Snute, TooDming and Coffee
    4 slots given to invited players
    Circuit event: PtitDrogo, MarineLord, iAsonu, Xigua
    All-Stars: ByuN, Stork, DongRaeGu, ByuL

    The Gold Series International 2016 will begin with a 16-player dual-tournament group round. All matches from the Round of 16 will be determined by a best-of-three, with the playoffs being single elimination, the quarterfinals and semifinals being best-of-five, and the Finals being best-of-seven.

    Total prize pool: $50,000 and 5,000 WCS Circuit Points divided among the 16 competitors.
    1st Place: $16,000 and 1,000 WCS Circuit Points
    2nd Place: $8,000 and 700 WCS Circuit Points
    3rd – 4th Place: $5,000 and 450 WCS Circuit Points
    5th – 8th Place: $2,000 and 300 WCS Circuit Points
    9th – 16th Place: $1,000 and 150 WCS Circuit Points


    Full information here:
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