StarCraft 2 World Championship Series Announced

Blizzard Entertainment today announced the new StarCraft 2 World Championship Series for 2013, which establishes the first-ever official global ranking system for SC2 eSports.

Players in each league will compete in three seasons and face off in three global season finals, earning points within the WCS’s global ranking system for their performance along the way. The competition will culminate in a global grand final at BlizzCon this November, where the top-ranked players for the year will compete for the title of StarCraft 2 World Champion.

The new structure kicks off with WCS Korea GSL on April 4. Operation of the American and European leagues will be managed by MLG and Turtle Entertainment (ESL), respectively. Scheduling and other information related to the American and European leagues will be announced at a later date.

Twitch will broadcast all matches worldwide through a unified StarCraft 2 destination, where fans can watch the action from all regions free in ad-supported 720p HD.

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