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StarCraft II WCS Asia Finals live this weekend!

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Posted by: Dustin Steiner

The StarCraft II Battle.net World Championship Series is coming down to the wire, with the final feeder tournament for the World Championships happening this weekend. The top 32 players from across Asia are competing for eight slots to advance to the World Finals in November, also in Shanghai, as well as $60,000 in prizes.

Let's take a look at who's competing, thanks to Liquipedia:

Protoss Protoss (15) Terran Terran (4) Zerg Zerg (13)
Qualified through National Championships
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Taiwan Hui
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Taiwan Nilon
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Taiwan Ian
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Taiwan SKTB *
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China XY
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Taiwan AK
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Taiwan Apro
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China Infi
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Taiwan Sen
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China Jim
 
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Taiwan Slam
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China Top
 
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Taiwan FLY
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China XluoS
 
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China Comm
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China MacSed
  China TooDming
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China Ash
 
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China F91
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South Korea Seed
 
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Singapore Revenant
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South Korea PartinG
 
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South Korea RorO
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South Korea Creator
 
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South Korea Miya
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South Korea Squirtle
 
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South Korea Curious
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South Korea Rain
   
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South Korea HerO
   
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South Korea herO
   
Qualified through Southeast Asia Nationals
 
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Thailand RedArchon
Philippines EnDerr

Only four Terran have qualified for this event, so we're not that likely to see Terran in the World Finals, but there's always a chance. My prediction? Rain will very likely take this entire touranment, given his phenomenal run that he's been on in the GSL, making it to the semi finals before losing to MVP (who is not at this tournament), and his run at the OSL Proleague. That's not even mentioning his record in the MvP Invitational where he has been beating down foreigners left and right.

You can check out both streams below - I'm not sure if it's just me, but the production quality seems alot worse than the WCS Europe finals did. Given how important this event, and indeed, the finals next month are, Blizzard and Gamefy TV better step up their game.

Watch live video from wcsasia_1 on www.twitch.tv

Watch live video from wcsasia on www.twitch.tv

Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Editor! Follow him on Twitter @GZSteiner and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.

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