OK - the time has come to move on to the nest stage of the tournament.
I would first like to thank all competitors for joining in to continuing to make this a exciting and diverse tournament with players for all Tiers o' Skill - and all corners of the world. There have also been some interesting upsets and the final 16 is never the way you might pick it at the beginning.
14 of the 16 players have battled hard and made their way to the tops of their groups to not only secure a highly coveted World Cup t-shirt, but also have the opportunity to move forward into the finals.
@50_is_cuten_20_here (Hong Kong)
And also provisionally to the Group C warriors
@Coumadin (Hong Kong)
Although there are still 2 key games going on in Group C that will ultimately decide who will progress from that group it seems to make sense for the finals to begin now and hopefully the games can catch up soon.
So with that in mind the Finals have officially begun!
I have now posted the maps and matches for the finals rounds.
Outwitters World Cup Finals
For transparency the match ups were created in the same way as the last world cup and the maps are also similar. Players that were in the same group will not play each other again unless in the grand final.
Just to recap on the rules for this stage of the competition. There are 2 games on the first map (one each as P1) and then if required a 3rd tie-breaker game on the second map. (listed in brackets). For the tie breaker game the person shown with the * next to their name may chose P1 or P2.
You must use a different race for each of the three games.
Good luck to all competitors - please go ahead and start your games now.