Following the conclusion of the Code S Season 3 finals, Blizzard announced that the round-of-sixteen of the 2019 WCS Global Finals will be held in Seoul, South Korea. A major format change was also announced, with all group stage matches being expanded to best-of-fives.
The Ro16 group stage matches will be held between October 24th and 27th at AfreecaTV's Freec Up studio, the home of the GSL. The Ro8 playoffs through to the grand finals will be played on November 1st at BlizzCon.
October 24: Group A - 12:00 PM KST / 5:00 AM CEST / 8:00 PM PDT-1
October 25: Group B - 12:00 PM KST / 5:00 AM CEST / 8:00 PM PDT-1
October 26: Group C - 12:00 PM KST / 5:00 AM CEST / 8:00 PM PDT-1
October 27: Group D - 12:00 PM KST / 4:00 AM CET / 8:00 PM PDT-1