Pro gamers from all around the world are currently putting their skills to the test, competing to secure a place on one of esports’ biggest stages. BlizzCon 2016 will once again mark the culmination of multiple Blizzard global esports championships!
2016 StarCraft II Global Finals
The world’s best StarCraft II players will descend on BlizzCon again this year to compete for the title of WCS Global Champion and a share of the $500,000 Global Finals prize pool. Remember last year, Protoss player Kim ‘sOs’ Yoo Jin claimed the title in a thrilling 4–3 final.
For more information on this year’s StarCraft II World Championship Series, head over to the official WCS site. Check out current standings to see which players are closest to earning their tickets to BlizzCon, and put both the schedule and videos sections to good use to ensure that you never miss a match.
2016 Hearthstone World Championship
Employing the Standard format being introduced with the Whispers of the Old Gods expansion, this year’s Hearthstone World Championship will see 16 players—four apiece from Europe, China, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas—competing for a prize pool of $1,000,000! Last year’s final saw Sweden’s Sebastian ‘Ostkaka’ Engwall put in a thrilling 3–0 performance against Canada’s Dylan ‘Hotform’ Mullins.
Details on the 2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour, including a global event schedule and information on changes that were made following last year’s competition, can be found on the Hearthstone community site.
Heroes of the Storm Fall Championship
The 2016 Heroes of the Storm Global Circuit consists of Spring, Summer, and Fall Championships. The Fall Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2016, boasting a prize pool of $1,000,000!
2016 World of Warcraft Arena World Championship
The World Championship will once again culminate on the BlizzCon stage, where a prize pool of $250,000 is up for grabs. Last year’s all-Europe final saw SK Gaming claim the title against Skill Capped EU in a thrilling five-game series.
Keep an eye on the official BlizzCon site for more information on the 2016 World of Warcraft Arena World Championship in the coming weeks.