The qualifiers and Challenger tournaments for the final WCS Circuit championship of the year have concluded with sixteen players earning seeded spots in the group stage of the event. WCS Fall will take place in Montreal, Canada between September 6th and September 8th.
The WCS Fall qualifiers offered very few surprises, seeing the favorites triumph in nearly every region. Serral and Neeb were dominant yet again in Europe and North America, sweeping Reynor and Scarlett respectively to win the Challenger tournaments. China's TIME also earned a finals sweep, continuing his run of good form by going 4-0 against Cyan in his national qualifier.
SpeCial won the Latin American qualifier/Copa America for the seventh consecutive time, but had to overcome a stiff challenge from Kelazhur who fought him to a near standstill in the 4-3 finals. Has will be hopeful for a return to the WCS Circuit after winning the Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau/Japan qualifier—he won the WCS Summer qualifier as well, but was unable to attend due to a visa issue (despite playing in WCS Spring).
Finally, the Oceania/South-East Asia qualifier saw its nationality controversy continue for another season, with ButAlways (student visa) and RiSky (dual New Zealand-British citizenship) claiming the two regional seeds.