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The third edition of the Stars War is set to take place in a few days (June 17-18), and as such, proper coverage is needed. The event looks to be one of the most challenging of all times, with 15 of the best players in the world heading to Xi'an, China for some intense action.
However, before we go into the logistics of the event, we shall take a gander at the 3 teams of players taking part in the tournament. These combatants will be playing not only for a nice cash prize, but national (and international) pride, as the teams have been divided into Team Europe, Team Korea, and Team China. Here are the lineups:
The maps are decided by the team which isn't playing; i.e. Team Europe will choose the map order for China vs. Korea. The available maps are Lost Temple RoC, Turtle Rock, Echo Isles, Gnoll Wood and Twisted Meadows.
Spot 1 will be played first, Spot 2 as second, and so on. There are only 2 PC's on a majestic stage, so turns are taken to play.
The losers from the matches are defeated, resulting in a point for the opponent. The first winner from a team will play on Spot 6 against the first winner (if any) from the other team. Whereas the first 5 matches were "WC3L style" [meaning that each player plays their matches regardless of outcome], Match 6 to potentially Match 9 will be "King of the Hill style", as the winner stands and challenges the next winner from the other team. When all 5 players are defeated from a team, they lose.
The most recent rule to be added is that once an entire team has been defeated, the fans have the opportunity to pick one player from the defeated team to come back and play one more time, giving their team one last chance to win.
Team A vs Team B
Spot 1 A < Spot 1 B
Spot 2 A > Spot 2 B
Spot 3 A > Spot 3 B
Spot 4 A > Spot 4 B
Spot 5 A < Spot 5 B
Spot 2 A > Spot 1 B
Spot 2 A < Spot 5 B
Spot 3 A < Spot 5 B
Spot 4 A < Spot 5 B
Team A Player Chosen By Fans < Spot 5 B
To watch the replays of the games, you must download the map pack and follow the instructions found in the ReadMe.
UPDATE: It was announced during the Stars War III event that Sweet has left current WC3L playoff team World Elite. This is why he is currently playing under friendly clan tag WeRRa.