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How to Watch Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code S: teams, format, schedule, streams, predictions


13 Aug 2022

Gabriel Sciberras

Accordingly, the Global StarCraft II League is a celebration of international competitive StarCraft II. Indeed, taking place across multiple seasons, the event is looking to continue later this month. Bearing this in mind, read on as we let you know how to watch this event!

Event Background

Credits: AfreecaTV

Organized by the likes of AfreecaTV and ESL, the event will run from 22nd August all the way to October 13th.

With $123,000 on the line, the offline competition will take place in Seoul, South Korea. Anyways, the following is a list of the 20 competitors:

  • herO
  • Bunny
  • Maru
  • Dark
  • Astrea
  • Classic
  • Creator
  • Prince
  • Zoun
  • ByuN
  • Cure
  • Dream
  • GuMiho
  • Ryung
  • Armani
  • DRG
  • RagnaroK
  • Reynor
  • Solar
  • soO

Apart from the prize pool, there are ESL Pro Tour points also on the line and the following seeding:

  • Semifinalists – 2022 GSL Super Tournament 2
  • Top 6 – ESL Pro Tour 2022-23 Masters Atlanta
  • Winner – IEM Katowice 2023


Credits: ESL

With regards to format, there are multiple stages. of competition.

Firstly, Group Stage 1 will involve a Dual Tournament Format. Here, with BO3 matches, the competition has been randomly drawn into five groups of four competitors each:

  • A: herO, Astrea, Armani, ByuN
  • B: Bunny, Reynore, Dream, DRG
  • C: Maru, Classic, GuMiho, Zoun
  • D: Creator, soO, Ryung, RagnaroK
  • E: Dark, Prince, Solar, Cure

From here, only the top 2 players of each group will advance to the Group Stage – only ten move on.

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Credits: ESL

Indeed, moving on to the Group Stage 2. In these groups, we’ll have two groups of 5. With BO3 matches, a round robin format will take place. After each team plays one another, the following seeding will take place:

  • 1st place of each group – Playoffs Semifinals
  • 2nd-3rd place of each group – Advance to Round of 6
  • 4th-5th place – Eliminated

Once in the Round of 6, players in 2nd place play each other and winner advances to the Playoffs.

Meanwhile, those in 3rd place play one another and loser is eliminated. Naturally, the loser of ‘2nd vs 2nd’ and the winner of ‘3rd vs 3rd’ will fight to claim the final spots in the Playoffs – BO5 matches.

Credits: ESL

Finally, the Playoffs will involve a single elimination bracket involving the final four players. Here semifinals will be BO5 and finals end in a BO7.

Schedule for the Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code S on esportsguide

Concerning the immensely lengthy and busy schedule, we highly recommend staying tuned to the AfreecaTV YouTube page here.

Watch the Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code S on esportsguide

You can also watch the Global StarCraft II League Season 3 Code S live stream via our very own website. Providing an extensive list of the biggest esports together with streams for each esports match live today or upcoming matches.


Credits: AfreecaTV

Naturally, in order to predict we’re going to take a look at the previous season of competition. Let’s see how the competition stacked up in Season 2:

  • #1 – herO – Dragon Phoenix Gaming
  • #2 – Maru – Onsyde Gaming
  • #3-4 – Bunny (Team NV), Dark (Dragon Phoenix Gaming).

However note that new competitors, such as ‘Reynor’ who placed second at IEM Katowice 2022 look to be huge threats here.

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