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
STARCRAFT® II – What’s New at BlizzCon 2018
NEW CO-OP COMMANDER: 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.
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Not only did Joona “Serral” Sotala dominate the WCS Circuit this year, he also proved that he can mix it with Korea’s best StarCraft II players by winning GSL vs. the World. His unforgettable story is the subject of the latest WCS Signature Series video.
Next up, we’ll find out if Serral can keep his winning streak going on the biggest stage of all: the 2018 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon November 2018.… Read the rest
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 qualified for season 1 of GSL Code S 2018.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest
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.… Read the rest