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StarCraft II Esports 2019

Blizzard Entertainment While IEM Katowice, WCS Winter, and GSL are in full swing, we are pleased to share the rest of our 2019 plans for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS). Here’s a visual representation of the overall ecosystem: WCS 2019 is much like last year, with a few notable changes. WCS Winter is our first Circuit event of...

WCS Winter Round of 32: A Viewer’s Guide

Blizzard Entertainment After six qualification events and ladder races in the Americas and Europe, the top 32 players in each region have emerged for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) Winter event. These players will be fighting for their share of a USD $60,000 prize pool per region—for more information about WCS Winter, check out the program announcement and...

WCS Winter Open Qualifier Sign-Ups

Blizzard Entertainment About WCS Winter Serving as a prelude to the WCS 2019 season, this 10-week program will consist of a pair of 32-person online tournaments—one for the Americas (including Latin America, Taiwan, ANZ/SEA, and China) and one for Europe—each with a USD $60,000 prize pool! For more information about WCS Winter, see the program announcement. Requirements for Qualifying To...

WCS Winter 2019

Blizzard Entertainment StarCraft II esports—the competition and the community—impressed and inspired us more than ever before in 2018, and today we are excited to shed some light on what 2019 will look like. We are still working out the details so some of this may be subject to change.  Both WCS Korea and the WCS Circuit will continue in 2019,...

StarCraft II is back for IEM Katowice 201

StarCraft II is heading back to Poland next year, as gamers from across the globe gather for Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice. Top players, including 2018 World Championship Series winner Joona “Serral” Sotala, will be battling it out for their share of a prize pool worth $250,000 USD—starting with online qualifiers in January, and culminating in action-packed Grand Finals on...

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, What’s new

STARCRAFT® II – What’s New at BlizzCon 2018 NEW CO-OP COMMANDER: ZERATUL Introducing Zeratul The Dark Prelate Returns – The renowned psionic warrior and assassin Zeratul has witnessed darkness like no other being in the galaxy. Though he’s haunted by demons, the Dark Prelate is honorable and loyal to a fault. Armed with his lethal warp blade and ability to...

WCS Challenger North America – Upstarts Ready for Group D Challenger

Padraic Murphy – Blizzard Entertainment Group D of WCS Challenger North America gets going on April 29th, featuring Jake “NoRegreT” Umpleby, Brandon “puCK” Qual, Jay “Raze” Whipple, and Jackson “Bioice” Wroblewski. The group has huge potential for unorthodox and high caliber StarCraft 2 action. NoRegret and puCK are both currently benefiting from their time spent training in Korea, NoRegret having...

WCS EU Challenger – Group of Death on Tap after Serral Handles Group C

Padriac Murphy – Blizzard Entertainment With just one weekend remaining for WCS EU Challenger group play, we continue to inch closer to defining the top StarCraft 2 player in Europe. Six of the eight quarterfinalists have been decided, with Joona “Serral” Sotala and Théo “PtitDrogo” Freydière rising to victory in Group C over Aleksandr “Bly” Svusuyk and Matic “Starbuck” Dejak....

A Stacked European Group Begins the Final Group of WCS Challenger

Blizzard Entertainment The World Championship Series (WCS) Challenger tournament resumes its first 2018 season this weekend, and Group D will finish out the group stages as they compete for cash, WCS points, and a shot at seeding directly into WCS Austin in June. Here’s a look at who will be playing and where you can watch. Streams English: twitch.tv/starcraft (primary)...

StarCraft II esports: Korea are Nation Wars V champions

StarCraft II esports The StarCraft II Nation Wars V finals drew to a dramatic end last night, as Korea defeated Netherlands in Paris, France. After overcoming Finland in the semi-finals, Korea maintained their lethal momentum to beat Netherlands 5-3 in a hard-fought best-of-nine final. Dutch Terran player Marc “uThermal” Schlappi helped his team make a fast start, taking the first...

WCS Global Finals Returns to BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment With a $500,000 prize pool—plus additional prizing from the War Chest—and global acclaim on the line, the ultimate StarCraft II tournament returns to BlizzCon this November. For the sixth annual World Championship Series (WCS) Global Finals at BlizzCon, eight players from the WCS Circuit will join the top eight players from Korea at the BlizzCon Opening Week group...

StarCraft – First GSL Super Tournament of 2018 Has Concluded

Blizzard Entertainment After a long weekend of the best players in Korea going head to head, Kim “Stats” Dae Yeob has taken the championship at the first Global StarCraft II League (GSL) Super Tournament. While his opponent, Park “Dark” Ryung Woo, didn’t make it easy and took things to a full seven-game series, Stats showed why he’s been such a...

Starcraft – An All-Star Roster Prepares for the GSL Super Tournament

Dave Oliver, Blizzard Entertainment With three seasons a year and the absolute toughest competition setting the stage, the Global StarCraft II League (GSL) consistently compels chatter and speculation about which elite player will make it through to claim the championship. But outside of the three traditional seasons, there are also two Super Tournaments for these competitors. Over the course of...

Capcom Pro Tour Asia – Saigon Cup 2018: Event Information

Capcom Pro Tour Saigon Cup 2018 is a Capcom Pro Tour Asia Ranking Event held in Saigon, Vietnam from April 21st to 22nd. See the the Official Website link or SmashGG link below for Registration information. More Information on Saigon Cup Born in 2014 with the mission to improve the Vietnamese fighting game scene, the Street Fighter Vietnam community based...