Original Author: War3station
Translator: GLH

OES is hosted by the OES(On ElectronicSport Series) Organizing Committee, aims to create an open and pure electric competition.

This event features highly entertaining projects, and it also provides a complete range of player ratings and passionate events. It is held once a season and it create a ceremony for players.

OES has a lot of collaborative medias and data platforms to provide a comprehensive exposure to the event.

Format and Match up:

Ro8 to Semi Final: BO1
Grand Final: BO3

We will complete the Winner Bracket Round 1(Semi Final) and Loser Bracket Round 1 today, and we will finish the whole tournament tomorrow.


What did we see in the match up? The man named Macsed? SeD, who has transformed StarCraft 2, he feels very lonely, and he may feel that the Human is too poor nowadays, that's why he wants to come to educate the amateurs.

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Original Author: War3station
Translator: GLH

Half an hour from the rehearsal, FoCuS ended his training in Cyber Cafe and rushed to the cafe for an interview. In the just-concluded NeXT Winter Warcraft III, FoCuS successfully escaped from the big killer, Moon with his dazzling performance, we need to know that in this patch, Moon is almost invincible. In the game, we saw FoCuS played with Shadow Hunter first, and Tinker second, then he went to push Moon's expansion with the Serpent Wards, although he failed in that fight, he still played very patiently, and successfully knocked down Moon main base and won the game.

The moment Moon typed out GG, the camera turned to FoCuS, his smile was like sunshine.

"He told me before the game that he had a confidence to played against Night Elf on TS." 120 was grinning next to him.

"You may not believe it. When I started playing Warcraft, I started with the Human." FoCuS was like a big boy. "But after the release of the Frozen Throne, I turned to the Orc, because I especially like to use the speed scroll to run the whole army, the feel is really good."

"My training goal is to win the championship in every game, whether it is winning 120 previously or winning Moon this time, maybe it is incredible in your eyes, but in my opinion, I was pretty fully prepared before the game, so after winning, there is a feeling of getting what you want."

In the minds of Warcraft players, FoCuS is a very hard-working player. He will try to play in the every big tournament and minor cup. He won 46 championships in Z Cup (a famous European weekly tournament, held 322 times), currently, many champions of some minor cups are also included in the FoCuS

"I can make a little money for my family. On the other hand, it is also good to maintain the state with the competition." FoCuS also pointed out that in recent years, the Warcraft III prizes are not enough to support his life. "Fortunately, I still have some savings. In addition, I am very grateful to my wife. She will also go out to work to make money to support our family." FoCuS is very optimistic.

In South Korea, the number of audiences who care about Warcraft III is not huge but is very demanding for players. After WGL summer in 2018, the poor performance of FoCuS made him attacked by many audiences on the Korean forum. He could not help but write a letter of apology with the incomprehensible feelings of others. "At that time, I would only stay at home, I don't know how to deal with this. I will feel bad when I look at the forum."

Soon after, I figured out that this was originally part of what professional players should bear. I will try to do some fitness and outdoor sports to divert attention. Recently, I am also learning piano, music makes people happy. These activities make me not care too much about those attacks, and pay more attention to my own training.

When I mentioned Soin, who was not performing well today, FoCuS had great confidence to this younger player: "he was too nervous, I believe he is a skillful player. This is his third time to be in offline, right? And he just graduated this year, before that, his studies were very hardy and he often faced exams. I think after this year, Soin should have more time to prepare and adjust his mindset, he will beyond me in the future."

When I asked him what he thought about the Reforged Edition, FoCuS thought about it and raised his hand to help the glasses. "For me, I still think and practice constantly. It is a good thing for the environment to be better."

"But for me, preparing for tomorrow's game is more meaningful." As always, he is humility and low-key.

"I will try my best."

He turned his head and looked out the window, the sky darkened, and the lights lit up. The light of this flower city made this city look like it was during the day.

We may look at the star players who are particularly good like Moon and Lyn, however, we can't ignore the senior players like FoCuS, they strive to bring the brightest game to the audience, and they are reluctant to disappoint fans and audience.

"It doesn't matter if I am not famous. Just remember, I used to play Warcraft III, and I really love this game."

The last sentence of FoCuS makes my eyes moist.

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Original Author: War3station
Translator: GLH

Warcraft III will usher in a new journey! In 2019, the ladder rank will play an important role in the selection of players. In the upcoming February, the points earned by the players on the ladder will be included in the selection of the upcoming events. The following is a description of the 2019 ladder points. More about the event will be shared with players in the near future.


In 2019, the ladder of Warcraft III will be different from 2018. The ladder will be settled monthly. The points will be used as the basis for the selection of players to participate in WGL. Each player can only get the points on the ladder once of the month. If there are multiple accounts, they will choose the highest ranked account. The value of the ladder to get the points is modified as follows:

We will announce more details of the 2019 Warcraft III e-sports event in the near future, so stay tuned!

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Original Author: War3station
Translator: GLH

I just received the news from the WCG Organizing Committee. WCG confirmed that it will restart the event in Xi'an, China in July, and invited many of War3 players to shoot the promotional film. However, the tournament's format is still unclear currently.

Who do you support this time?

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Original Author: War3station_Keke
Translator: GLH

[Author's note] NeXT was held at the Poly World Trade Expo Center in Guangzhou in these two days. The "living fossil" of games, Warcraft III, it is still full of audiences, and the cheers come constantly in the hall, like it was showing us that he was ready for his second peak. For the first time, we were using the conquest system, the whole process was very exciting, and the audiences were so interested on this tournament too. Let's take a look at the behind-the-scenes scenes that touched us.

The weather in Guangzhou is surprisingly good, like a gentle sing of the wind, soft and clear. This is the first time that Yan Xiaoyu (a pseudonym) came to Guangzhou. For this reason, she took 2 days off and spent half a month's salary on this trip. Just now, she was in the Poly World Expo Exhibition Hall,and watching NeXT Winter Warcraft III, when most people were holding "Moon" and "Fly", she held "Lucifer" high and her eyes were firm and persistent. And the player she supports, Lucifer, has gone through a full 18-year career.

Surprisingly, this time Lucifer's performance is definitely worthy of the long-distance running of this fan: First, when he was in the face of the pressure given by Fly100%, he chose to play with mass Ghouls and went to Fly's base in a really good timing, after that, he got the double hero-kill with a beautiful Nova & Death Coil Combo, forced Fly typed out GG in the game. In the Winner Bracket Final, Lucifer stood out and fought for his team as the first player, he found the chance that when Colorful's army hadn't been forming, Lucifer got the hero-kill with his double level 5 hero, got the first point for his team, and did good job for the result afterwards, 3-0.

18 years is enough to make a person change a lot. The prestige boy in the past has also become an fatty uncle. But from the moment his left hand flew on the keyboard, and his eyes fixed on the screen, he were like a teenager with the young concentration and enthusiasm.

From that moment on, I know that War3 is my lifelong goal.

Today's Warcraft III, Lucifer is definitely not at the top level, and Moon, who debuted with him, and Lyn, who is later than him, both of them still maintain a super competitive level. Especially as UD, the light of 120 in recent years has almost concealed other fellow players. He sometimes can enter into top 8 in online tournaments, and he occasionally can get into offline, this is the current impression to the audiences.

2006 was the pinnacle of Lucifer, he won the ESWC championship that year.

When Lucifer was sitting across from me, he squinted and said: "That was the happiest moment of my life. I remember that I won Zeus with 2:0. But before that, I didn't have any big championship. I always felt in the game. I warned myself to calm down until the moment that the spotlights and flowers surrounded me, and I felt that everything was worthwhile. At that time, I began to be determined and I would use Warcraft III as my lifelong goal."

At that time, he was closely connected with the names of Susiria, Grubby and Moon, which were engraved in the history of Warcraft III, and he was the superstar of the legendary team MYM.

When he tried to come back to Warcraft III, the road is full of resistances and long.

It’s not easy to stick to a game that is not popular nowadays, and Lucifer is harder than other players.

In 2015, Lucifer wrote a long blog to talk about his feelings. In the middle, he said "Life is always full of disappointment, and the trajectory of life will not develop as we expected. We always stand in the same place, waiting for opportunities, waiting for fate, but they will always be again and again, give us frustration and pain.

Lucifer suffered from a serious psychological mania when he was in military service. Sometimes his heart was so violent and this made him had to leave the TYLOO team and went back to his hometown to heal. And for his treatment of drugs, he also made his body more and more fat, and the King of UD, which is famous with his out-looking, has completely changed. In time and again self-doubt and self-salvation, Lucifer's sentiment has a new sublimation: "In those years, I realized a truth. The outcome of the game may not be as important to me as before; the most important thing is to do your best and stick to it without giving up. "

If you want me to add a deadline, then I choose to fight until the last day.

The four Korean Kings of Undead once shined the entire Warcraft III: Susiria, gostop, Lucifer, sweet. However, the other three have now turned and left. In this regard, Lucifer said with a smile: "Yes, I also miss the days of fighting with them. Sweet went to other game as a coach, and the other two have not played games. Now Korea has only one skillful Undead. As a matter of fact, I don't have anyone to discuss tactics. I only rely on myself and watch replays. But before the big tournaments, Korean players of other races will accompany me to carry out targeted exercises. I am very grateful to them here."

In the just-concluded 2018 WGL Winter, Lucifer made his debut in the offline game after two years. However, he didn't play well, and the audiences was concerned that he would sweat when he finished a Bo3 games.
"I cried at the time, he is too difficult." Yan Xiaoyu remembered that moment.

"In WGL, because I haven't been in offline for a long time, I want to express my desires very much, so I have to put more pressure on myself. In NeXT, I will perform better." Lucifer smiled heartily.

"Like Moon and me, it’s great to be able to maintain such a competitive state at an old age. I think I have been very successful." He commented on himself.

When he heard me said that some other people's speculations and rumors, Lucifer laughed again: "I am not a rich second generation, I am not making a lot of money in stocks, those are all things that are nothing, I was growing in an ordinary family. But for me, prizes and stream are enough to support my life. I don't have any material needs, I have enough to eat enough, and I don't need to support my family like other married players."

"You asked me about my plans for the future? I think... I will keep going." Lucifer's eyes began to shine again. "Yes, I see the teammates around me leave, I was lonely and doubtful about life, but I never thought about leaving Warcraft III. Now that the Reforged Edition is out, the big environment may be greatly improved. But who knows? Anyway, as long as Warcraft 3 is still there, I will play this game and stream it to my audience."

"That is, you will fight to the last moment of Warcraft III, right?" I asked softly.

"Yes!" Lucifer nodded.

At that moment, he was like an angel.

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Original Author: NeXT official
Translator(subtitles on Youtube): GLH

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Photographer: War3station

"The fifth race"

Original Author: War3station, CNwar3
Translator: GLH

The game that hosted by Douyu, sponsored by Thunder Fire e-sports, organized by War3station and OBGAME, Douyu Thunder Fire Cup will play at 18:00 tonight (GMT+8).

The first to appear will be the four players in Group A, TH000, Hawk, Lawliet and Lucifer. In the patch 1.30.1, TH000's performance has been unsatisfactory. In addition to the Super WGL, he has not achieved any results. In order to turn around this situation, TH000 has also made an important decision: he wants to switch race and play!

TH000 hasn't achieved any good result in patch 1.30.1, and he even lost to Soin in NeXT qualifier.

The reason that TH000 could get "The Best Player of 2018",is undoubtedly relying on his outstanding performance in the first half of the year, he got 2018 WGL summer champion and this made him on the top of the world.

However, in the second half of the 2018, the results of TH000 have plummeted, especially after the 1.30 patch update, with the weakness of the Human, TH000 and all the Human players fell to the bottom. We may TH000 was eliminated in the WGL winter because he was being in the death group (losing to Foggy and Lyn), however, in NeXT, he was eliminated by Soin in qualifier, it will be purely a problem.

In the current patch(NetEase is still playing with 1.30.1), due to the nerfed of the Militias, the Human expansion strategies are mostly invalid, the mistake tolerance rate of the Human is changed from the highest to the lowest, a little mistake can ruin the huge advantage that accumulated in the early game. In such an environment, this is understandable that the results of TH000 are bleak.

Switching race, TH000 is using the last solution.

Maybe the loss against Soin became the last straw breaks the camel's back, TH000 decided to switch race to play in the Thunder Fire Cup. In fact, his best friend, Infi had already changed his race during the WGL Winter. Except for the Night Elf Mirror, Night Elf had an overwhelming advantage against other races. TH000 also tried for once in the game against WFZ.

Of course, switching race is not omnipotent. In the face of the top Night Elf players such as Moon, Lawliet, Foggy, it is obviously not wise to use Night Elf to play them. If TH000 wants to go further, he still needs to think about the solutionin Human vs Night Elf.

The opponents are so strong!

Th000's opponents are very strong, Lawliet and Lucifer have just won the NeXT championship together, they may feel so confident in the game currently, we must not be underestimated them. Even more coincidentally, Lawliet and Lucifer will meet in the first round. In NeXT, Lucifer knocks down Colorful and Check easily. In this time, he needs to face the more powerful Night Elf player, Lawliet, what will he will show to us, let's watch the game tonight.

Another participant in Group A is Hawk. Historically, Hawk eliminated TH000 in WCG2011 and WCA2014. However, the game was played with a really old patch, in current patch, Human vs Night Elf has become a really hard problem, even if Foggy doesn't agree with it, but Hawk is still being defeated by Lawliet, Colorful and other Night Elf players, and TH000 even chooses to use Night Elf to play in this time, seems it's really bad situation for Hawk.

Douyu room number 119601

Group stage: BO3 and double elimination, the first 2 player advance to the playoffs.
Playoffs: BO5 and single elimination.


Prize Pool

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