The WCS Summer qualifiers/Challenger tournaments have concluded with sixteen international players earning flights and accommodation at the WCS Summer main event in Kiev, as well seeded spots in group stage #3. WCS Summer will be held during July 12-14.
Several regional powerhouses reaffirmed their dominance during the qualifiers. SpeCial won his sixth consecutive Copa America/Latin America qualifier, while Serral and Has both won their fifth straight regional qualifiers. Neeb won the North American Challenger for the third straight time, giving him ten NA Challenger titles in total.
In the WCS China qualifier, TIME reclaimed the #1 spot after ceding it to MacSed at WCS Spring. Only the Oceania/South-East Asia qualifier saw an entirely new champion emerge, with ButAlways defeating Probe in the finals.