We are happy to announce the dates for the DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Austin WCS Circuit Passport Qualifiers. Where players from different regions can compete with the locals to get paid travel & accommodation to DreamHack Austin and compete in the DreamHack ZOWIE Open: Austin Starcraft II tournament.

Austin WCS Circuit passport qualifiers

In co-operation with Blizzard Entertainment, DreamHack will organise regional citizenship locked qualifiers in which eight competitors will be able to win travel, accommodation, and entrance fully paid to DreamHack Austin to compete for $50,000 in prize pool and 5,000 WCS points.

The qualifiers for all regions will take place in April 2nd & 16th-17th. Each qualifier is double elimination. See the link for the start time in local time. Note that while DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin is open for all WCS-eligible players, each of these qualifiers is locked based on citizenship within a country of the qualifier’s region.

Europe – DreamHack Open Austin EU Passport Qualifiers -> Sign-up here (top 2 qualify)
April 16th-17th.
North America – DreamHack Open Austin NA Passport Qualifiers Sign-up here (top 2 qualify)
April 16th.
Latin America – DreamHack Open Austin LATAM Passport Qualifiers Sign-up here (winner qualifies)
April 16th.
Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau – DreamHack Open Austin TW Passport Qualifiers Sign-up here (winner qualifies)
April 2nd.
Chinese – DreamHack Open Austin CN Passport Qualifiers Sign-up here (winner qualifies)
April 2nd.
Oceania, Southeast Asia, Japan – DreamHack Open Leipzig ANZ/SEA Passport Qualifiers Sign-up here (winner qualifies)
April 2nd.

Open Sign-ups

DreamHack Open 2016 continues as an open competition where anyone can participate. Make sure to sign-up today as entry is first come, first serve. The eight players qualified plus 24 players sign-up will be seeded top 32 into the second group stage. The other 64 will play in the first group stage.

To be able to participate in DreamHack ZOWIE Open Austin StarCraft II you need the following:
a) Be eligible to compete in WCS Circuit Events, read more here.
b) You need to have signed up in the form below.
c) You need to be accepted as eligible and receive an email confirming your slot in the tournament. (There are 88 open slots, any further signups will be placed on the waitlist).

Sign up for the open bracket: HERE

Tournament Schedule

Times are stated in local time. Games will be played on an accelerated schedule.
Friday, 6th of May
15:00 – Group Stage 1
18:00 – Pre Show
18:15 – Group Stage 2
20:45 – Round of 32 – Bo5 – Match 1-8
22:00 – Round of 32 – Bo5 – Match 9-16

Saturday, 7th of May
11:45 – Pre Show
12:00 – Round of 16 – Bo5
17:20 – Quater Final 1 – Bo5
18:40 – Quater Final 2 – Bo5
20:00 – Quater Final 3 – Bo5
21:20 – Quater Final 4 – Bo5
22:40 – TeSPA Collegiate Finals

Sunday, 8th of May
12:30 – Pre Show
12:50 – Semi Final 1 – Bo5
14:25 – Semi Final 2 – Bo5
16:00 – Grand Final – Bo7


If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]