The Battle.net World Championship, which will take place later this year,
will be the culmination of more than 30 eSports events run by Blizzard and tournament organizers.
These events are collectively known as the StarCraft II World Championship Series.
- 30+ events around the world
- 25+ national championships
- 5 continental finals
- 1 global championship
StarCraft II World Championship Series
The goal of the StarCraft II World Championship Series is to identify local heroes as they battle their way toward become a true global champion. Players from over 28 countries will enter and qualify through open tournaments starting at the national level. Once qualified, they will participate in their country’s National Championship tournament where they will vie for the opportunity to represent their country in their respective Continental Finals, a showdown between neighboring countries. The top finishers at each Continental Finals will then go on to compete at the Global Finals for the StarCraft II World Championship Series: the 2012 Battle.net World Championship.
Over 30 International Events
The inaugural StarCraft II World Championship Series will be, far-and-away, the largest tournament that Blizzard Entertainment has ever put forth. Leading up to the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, the StarCraft II World Championship Series consists of over 30 eSports events to be held around the globe, hosted by both Blizzard Entertainment and official event partners.
Cheer For Your National Heroes
National pride is on the line at the Continental Finals as players compete in an all-out brawl between neighboring countries to decide who will represent their continent at the Battle.net World Championship. Cheer for your national heroes and witness their climb to greatness to become the global StarCraft II champion.
Watch the Battle Unfold
Watch as your favorite players test their mettle and traverse the “Road to Worlds.” Many of the StarCraft II World Championship events will be broadcast live allowing you to watch from the comforts of your home or amongst other eSports enthusiasts at a local BarCraft. If you miss any of the action along the way or want to relive the experience, replays or VoDs will be provided for each event shortly after its conclusion.
Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the 2012 World Championship Series.