Last weekend played host to Blizzard Entertainment’s premier event – the World Championship Series. It was the third seasons’ grand finals in Toronto, Ontario and the precursor event to BlizzCon, which will take place in Anaheim, California November 8th-9th.
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Day two is almost always much busier and more hectic and restricted than the first day of the event Because event personnel have to fix other major problems, and because the crowds are much smaller during the first day(s) of the event, you usually see less restrictions.
Canada isn’t the first place a tournament organizer thinks of when hosting a major event like WCS. At least, not until last year when NASL finally decided to bite the bullet and try to run an event in Toronto (Mississauga). The response was great, there was a lot of enthusiasm from the audience…
Last weekend saw StarTale Life crowned Champion of IEM New York, the tournament many spectators tuned into that weekend. Across the Pacific Ocean, however, a smaller tournament was being played in Korea: IEF.
The WCS Americas Season 3 Premier League groups were revealed on Monday, and StarCraft 2 reporter Nathan Misa has made his predictions for the tournament’s opening stage. WCS America opens with Group A on September 16th. Click here for the complete WCS schedule. Stats: Race Distribution: 13 Protoss, 10 Terran,…
ROOT Theognis, the Terran StarCraft 2 player from the US of A was a hell of a player. I say this as much in fact as one can state that their buddy Frank is a hell of a pool player. It is anecdotal at best to make a claim like this, but with Theo, it was no less true.
This is it. This is the culmination of eight months of play through Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm. The Proleague finals. The two finalists finished third (STX Soul) and first (Woongjin Stars) through the regular season. STX Soul has been on a long, hard road in the playoffs to get to this point, while Woongjin Stars has had the privilege of preparing for a single best-of-seven.
This weekend sees MLG returning to the Anaheim Convention Center for the 2013 edition of the Spring Championships. 128 players will converge to compete in one of the most grueling tournaments to date. No invites, no seeds and, no groups; just one double elimination bracket that will reward the champion with $10,000 and 750 WCS Points. Already we are seeing the tournament attract players from all over: Korea, Europe, and of course, North America.
WCS Korea Code S Season 1 champion Kim ”Soulkey” Min Chul has been making enormous strides in his young StarCraft 2 career. In addition to his WCS Korea win, where he edged INnoVation in seven maps, the Woongjin Stars Zerg player has helped his team reach the top of the overall standings in…
Despite having the lowest viewership of any of the WCS events and having an all-Korean Ro4 onward, I couldn’t help but feel that the WCS NA Finals was the start of something great. My reasoning behind this feeling will be largely personal – my experiences, interactions and thoughts from the event. I was part of a two-man team alongside photographer Carlton Beener, who covered the event for ESFI.
Monday marks the kickoff for the offline portion of the North American segment of Blizzard’s 2013 World Championship Series. Taking place at the MLG Studios in the heart of Manhattan, StarCraft fans will have more than a beautiful skyline to entertain them as 16 of the best players will compete to earn a spot in the playoff bracket for the Regional Finals.
With so many people now in the running for the WCS Premier League, it becomes apparent that there’s no easy way to describe all the participants. What happens if an absolute nobody makes it in? What will we know about them? How can we prepare ourselves? In the spirit of…