aLive replaces Jim at WCS Season 2 Finals

The WCS Season 2 Finals at gamescom will have to cope without Jin 'Jim' Hui Cao.

One week ago he qualified by placing fifth at the WCS America League Finals in Santa Monica and would have been the sole Chinese representative. Unfortunately, the Chinese Protoss player did not receive a visa in time for this week's tournament.


Han 'aLive' Lee Seok from Evil Geniuses is going to take Jim's spot in group D of WCS Season 2 Finals at gamescom. The South-Korean Terran lost to Jim in the final 5th place decider match at WCS America's League Finals and was the first in line to replace Jim.

Statement by Invictus Gaming:
This is sad that eventually, Jim is not able to attend WCS Season 2 final in Cologne, Germany due to visa issues, the spot will be given to Alive. Thank Blizzard, Netease and ESL for their assistance, thank everyone for the support. Sorry for not being able to show great games in the highest level tournament in the world.


WCS Season 2 Finals - Groups

  Group A
  1. Min Chul 'MC' Jang
  2. Jung 'Rain' Yoon Jong
  3. Lee 'Jaedong' Jae Dong
  4. Vesa 'Welmu' Hovinen
  Group B
  1. Choi 'Polt' Seong Hoon
  2. Manuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen
  3. Choi 'Bomber' Ji Sung
  4. Kang 'First' Hyun Woo
  Group C
  1. Kyung Deok 'duckdeok' Kim
  2. Lee 'INnoVation' Shin Hyung
  3. Yoon 'TaeJa' Young Suh
  4. Johan 'NaNiwa' Lucchesi
  Group D
  1.   Cho 'Maru' Sung Choo
  2.   Seong Won 'MMA' Mun
  3.   Sasha 'Scarlett' Hostyn
  4.   Han 'aLive' Lee Seok


The Season 2 Finals will be broadcast for free in 720p HD, and you can tune in at ESL TV  to catch the top players from each region as they compete for coveted WCS Points, a share in the $150,000 prize pool, and the title of Season 2 Champion at the world's biggest trade fair for interactive games and entertainment. The race to BlizzCon is heating up, and performances at the WCS Season 2 Finals will be a key factor for players looking to secure their place at the Global Finals in November.


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The Blizzard Entertainment booth at gamescom in Hall 7 features StarCraft II show matches, World of Warcraft live raids as well as free gaming areas for Hearthstone Beta, Diablo III and World of Warcraft.


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