Modern Times Group MTG AB (MTG) portfolio company’s ESL and DreamHack have announced a three-year-long strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. The world’s largest esports company (ESL) and the premier gaming lifestyle festival organizer (DreamHack) will create new ESL Pro Tour formats for both StarCraft® II and Warcraft® III: Reforged™, with Blizzard providing a respective prize pool of over US $1.8… Read the rest
The Global Finals are here!
After a full year of intense competition, only 16 competitors remain. The top 8 players from the Circuit and the top 8 from the GSL will meet this week the WCS Global Finals Opening Week at the AfreecaTV FreecUp studio in Seoul, Korea. Here, they will be divided into GSL-style, double elmination groups – where they will fight for the right to attend the Grand Finals at BlizzCon on November 1!… Read the rest
With three successful seasons in 2019 under its belt, KSL is preparing to make a comeback in October 2019. We saw the likes of protoss player Yoonjong ‘Rain’ Jung and zerg player Mincheol ‘Soulkey’ Kim take home the KSL trophy during the last two seasons. With the second season of 2019 just around the corner, fans are waiting to find out which of their favorite players will jump into the fray to be crowned the fourth KSL champion.… Read the rest
WCS Global Finals – Opening Week Unveiled
For the 9th instalment of the WCS Global Finals, we have a special event planned for the first round of competition. From October 24-27, sixteen of the best StarCraft II players in the world will compete for glory in the birthplace of professional StarCraft: Seoul, South Korea.… Read the rest
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It all comes down to this! After a year of near-total domination by the Zerg powerhouses Serral and Reynor, WCS Fall represents the final opportunity for StarCraft II players to claim a vaunted WCS trophy in 2019. But there’s even more on the line this time: with BlizzCon rapidly approaching, WCS Fall represents is the last chance for players to show their mettle and qualify for the WCS Global Finals with a big finish!
One of the hypest events of the year approaches! This week, WCS fans from across the globe can tune into StarCraft II’s all-star event, GSL vs. The World, to watch the biggest names duke it out in fierce competition! 2019â€™s top performers in both the WCS Circuit and Korea’s Global StarCraft II League, along with an incredible roster of players voted in by fans, will battle each other in an individual 16-player tournament, as well as a unique team-based competition, to see who will come out on top.… Read the rest
The third Circuit event of the 2019 StarCraft II World Championship Series will take place at DreamHack Montreal, held in the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada, from September 6 to 8. We are pleased to announce that registration for players and casters are now open, and ticket sales are now live!… Read the rest
Rediscover the classic real-time strategy gameplay of StarCraft with all-new, adorable cartoon graphics by Carbot Animations! Whether you’re a veteran of the Koprulu sector or visiting for the first time, StarCraft: Cartooned is a great way to experience StarCraft.
StarCraft: Cartooned reimagines every unit, structure, map, menu, and mission with the beloved art style of Carbot Animations.… Read the rest
IEM Katowice is just around the corner! We have brackets, broadcast times, and…a surprise! You will have the chance to earn in-game loot simply by tuning in to Twitch for the first major tournament of the StarCraft II World Championship Series for 2019. $400,000 will be on the line for players, but you can earn these items simply by watching!… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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 regionâ€”for more information about WCS Winter, check out the program announcement and the official rules.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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, and we look forward to sharing the full details of both programs next year.… Read the rest
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 March 3, 2019.… Read the rest