1651305 WCS2k13 Blizzard announces 2013 World Championship for StarCraft II

Blizzard has announced the new World Championship Series 2013 for StarCraft II, establishing the first official global ranking system for the game's eSports fans.

Blizzard has announced the new World Championship Series 2013 for StarCraft II, establishing the first official global ranking system for the game's eSports fans.

 
The developer has teamed up with top eSports organisations, including Korea eSports Association, Ongamenet, GomTV, Major League Gaming, Turtle Entertainment, and Twitch, to manage three leagues for elite StarCraft II players: one for Korea, one for America, and one for Europe.
 
The Championship will include three seasons per league, with another three global season finals, all of which will earn players points towards being crowned the StarCraft II World Champion after the final grand final match at BlizzCon in November.
 
1651305 WCS2k13 Blizzard announces 2013 World Championship for StarCraft II
 
“The structure of the StarCraft II World Championship Series is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort between Blizzard and our partners,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard. “Our collective goal was to make StarCraft II eSports even more exciting and easier to follow for fans than ever before. On the heels of the successful launch of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, we're all very excited about the present and future of StarCraft II eSports.”
 
The Korean league of the StarCraft II World Championship Series will launch on 4 April. The various eSports organisations will alternate operation of the seasons and will work in collaboration to broadcast all of the Korean tournaments via TV and the internet. Dates for the American and European leagues have yet to be decided.