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With a revived tournament scene, WoW is starting to re-emerge in the competitive community in the form of the GCDTV leagues. Check out the results from the most recent Pro League tournament!


For those of you that are unaware, Global Cooldown TV has recently surged to the forefront of the competitive scene for WoW. With a rapidly growing number of viewers on their Twitch channel, the tournaments have been graced by some of the best players around the world. 
 
The GCDTV tournaments have caught the eye of many PvP-fanatics, with Senior Game Designer @Holinka tweeting out his approval. 
 

 
The most recent tournament was the EU Pro League, which saw a number of qualification games prior to the main event. The teams that signed up battled it out until only 8 moved on to the finals tournament. The teams that made it to the finals were as follows:
  • Speechless - Blizo (Warrior), Loony (Druid), Jaime (Shaman), FabsS (Warlock)
  • We Win Next - Krawnz (Priest/Paladin), Blackfire (Mage), Soze (Rogue/Priest)
  • Trolljägarn - Wallirikz (Warlock), Fnoberz (Druid), Leekzy (Mage), Zeepeye (Shaman)
  • Reawakened - Minpojke (Druid/Paladin), Whaazz (Rogue/Priest), Raiku (Mage)
  • The Yacht Boys - Thesia (Mage), Froff (Priest), Miley (Druid/Paladin/Priest), Gelu (Rogue)
  • Kenitra Tigers - Chas (Priest/Druid), Nolifer (Mage), Mystic (Paladin/Shaman/Warrior), Akaishuichi (Rogue)
  • No Ladder Players - Fopsy (Monk), Linue (Paladin), Cavyx (Druid/Paladin), Cervantes (Death Knight)
  • Another One - Feddx (Monk/Shaman), Jinngo (Death Knight), Urpalmax (Paladin)

Group Stages

 
The finals opened up with the first game with Speechless playing against We Win Next (WWN). Speechless ended up taking the series with a 3-1 victory which can be seen in the VOD (00:34:40) found on the GCDTV Twitch channel. The games were as follows:

  • Speechless (Turbo) vs. WWN (RMP) on Nagrand Arena: Speechless wins
  • Speechless (Turbo) vs. WWN (RMP) on Ruins of Lordaeron: Speechless wins
  • Speechless (Turbo) vs WWN (RMP) on Tiger's Peak: WWN wins
  • Speechless (Turbo) vs WWN (RMP) on Dalaran Sewers: Speechless wins

The next series coming up in the tournament was The Yacht Boys (TYB) playing against Kenitra Tigers (KT), found in the VOD starting at 01:24:50. The Yacht Boys took the series 3-2 in a very close set of games. The games were as follows:

  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. KT (RMD) on Nagrand Arena: KT wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. KT (RMD) on Dalaran Sewers: TYB wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. KT (RMD) on Tol'Viron Arena: TYB wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. KT (RMD) on Tiger's Peak: KT wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. KT (RMD) on Ruins of Lordaeron: TYB wins

The next series sees Reawakened (RA) face up against Trolljägarn (TJ), seen in the VOD at 02:12:00. Reawakened went on to take the series 3-2. The games played out as follows:

  • RA (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Nagrand Arena: RA wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Dalaran Sewers: TJ wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Tol'Viron Arena: RA wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Ruins of Lordaeron: TJ wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Tiger's Peak: RA wins

The next series was between No Ladder Players (NLP) and Another One (AO), which can be found at 02:43:00 in the VOD. The series ended with NLP taking the series 3-2. The games were as follows:

  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Nagrand Arena: AO wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Tol'Viron Arena: AO wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Dalaran Sewers: NLP wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Tiger's Peak: NLP wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Ruins of Lordaeron: NLP wins

Lower Bracket

 
With the first round finished, the tournament moved to the lower bracket of elimination-style matches. The losers of each match were placed into the lower bracket to play each other for a spot in the finals. The first match in the lower bracket was We Win Next (WWN) going up against Trolljägarn (TJ). TJ ended up taking the series 3-1 and the matches can be found at 03:07:25 in the VOD. The matches played out as follows:

  • TJ (LSD) vs. WWN (RMP) on Nagrand Arena: TJ wins
  • TJ (LSD) vs. WWN (RMP) on Tiger's Peak: WWN wins
  • TJ (LSD) vs. WWN (RMP) on Ruins of Lordaeron: TJ wins
  • TJ (LSD) vs. WWN (RMP) on Dalaran Sewers: TJ wins

The next match in the lower bracket was between Kenitra Tigers (KT) and Another One (AO). The games can be found at 03:47:00 in the VOD. The series ended up finishing early due to some technical issues on the side of AO. They forfeited at 2-0 in favour of KT.

  • KT (RMD) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Nagrand Arena: KT wins by forfeit
  • KT (RMD) vs. AO (Walking Dead) on Ruins of Lordaeron: KT wins by forfeit

Upper Bracket

 
Moving back up to the upper bracket, the next match was Speechless vs. Reawakened (RA). This can be found at 04:00:00 in the VOD. The series ended up finishing 3-0 in favour of Speechless, but there has been some controversy surrounding potential connection issues for RA. There was problems throughout the matches for Minpojke, which are supposedly caused by DDOSing. The source is unknown for sure, but it has been confirmed by numerous people that it was a targeted attack on Minpojke. 
 


 
It's very easy to see that there were issues in the games and it's also fairly clear that these issues always seemed to happen at critical times. It's claimed that the problems were caused by an individual targeting him through Skype, there were alternatives presented by the GCD team, as well as other programs that could have been used.
 
Speechless ended up getting a clear ride through the first 2 matches due to DCs, which RA won by default. The third game was a much more intense match which played out as follows:
  • Speechless (Turbo) vs. RA (RMD) on Tiger's Peak: Speechless wins

The upper bracket matches continued with the series between The Yacht Boys (TYB) and No Ladder Players (NLP), which can be found at 04:33:00 on the VOD. The series ended 3-1 in favour of TYB. The matches went down as follows:

  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. NLP (Walking Dead) on Nagrand Arena: TYB wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. NLP (Walking Dead) on Dalaran Arena: TYB wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. NLP (Walking Dead) on Blade's Edge Arena: NLP wins
  • TYB (Shatterplay with Holy Paladin) vs. NLP (Walking Dead) on Tol'Viron Arena: TYB wins

Lower Bracket

 

The second day kicked off with a series between No Ladder Players (NLP) and Trolljägarn (TJ), which can be found on the second VOD at 00:33:10. The series ended 3-0 in favour of TJ. The matches happened as follows:

  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. TJ (LSD) on Nagrand Arena: TJ wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. TJ (LSD) on Dalaran Sewers: TJ wins
  • NLP (Walking Dead) vs. TJ (LSD) on Tiger's Peak: TJ wins

The second day continued with another lower bracket match between Reawakened (RA) and Kenitra Tigers (KT), which can be found on the VOD at 01:00:30. The series finished 3-2 in favour of RA. The matches happened as follows:

  • RA (RMD) vs. KT (RMD) on Nagrand Arena: RA wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. KT (RMD) on Tol'Viron Arena: KT wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. KT (RMD) on Tiger's Peak: RA wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. KT (RMD) on Ruins of Lordaeron: KT wins
  • RA (RMD) vs. KT (RMD) on Dalaran Sewers: RA wins

Upper Bracket 

 

The next match took us to the semi-final between Speechless and The Yacht Boys (TYB), which can be found on the VOD at 01:25:30. The series finished 3-0 in favour of TYB, meaning TYB will advance to the finals. The matches happened as follows:

  • TYB (RMD) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Nagrand Arena: TYB wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Ruins of Lordaeron: TYB wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Dalaran Sewers: TYB wins

Lower Bracket

 

We're jumping back to the lower bracket for a rematch where Reawakened (RA) will face up against Trolljägarn (TJ) once again. This can be found on the VOD at 01:56:50. The series ended up going 3-0 in favour of TJ, which means they will be facing Speechless for a chance in the grand final! The matches against RA went as follows:

  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. RA (RMD) on Nagrand Arena: TJ wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. RA (RMD) on Tol'Viron Arena: TJ wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. RA (RMD) on Tiger's Peak: TJ wins

The next match between Trolljägarn (TJ) and Speechless will decide who moves on to face The Yacht Boys in the grand finals. The matches can be found at 02:20:20 on the VOD. The series ended up finishing 3-2 in favour of TJ and the games went as follows:

  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Nagrand Arena: Speechless wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Tol'Viron Arena: TJ wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Ruins of Lordaeron: TJ wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Dalaran Sewers: Speechless wins
  • TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) vs. Speechless (Turbo) on Blade's Edge Arena: TJ wins

The Grand Final

 

The final match was between Trolljägarn (TJ) and The Yacht Boys (TYB) in a best of 7-games series. The series can be found on the VOD at 03:18:40 and the games went as follows:

  • TYB (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Nagrand Arena: TJ wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Tiger's Peak: TJ wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Dalaran Sewers: TYB wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Blade's Edge Arena: TJ wins
  • TYB (RMD) vs. TJ (Mage/Ele/Druid) on Tol'Viron Arena: TJ wins

A big congratulations to the winners, Trolljägarn, and a big thank you to the casters and GCD team that put so much work into yet another fantastic tournament.

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