Fans of StarCraft II and eSports are in for a treat at this year’s gamescom. It’s the weekend of the World Championship Series Season 2 Finals, and if that weren’t enough, you’ll also find plenty of StarCraft-related entertainment on the Blizzard booth!
Sixteen of the world’s best players will be going head-to-head in the StarCraft II WCS Season 2 Finals in Hall 8 throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday to determine the ultimate Season 2 victor. If the title itself weren’t enough, there’s $150,000 in prize money at stake too. And in the bigger picture, 10,000 WCS points are up for grabs, which of course count towards qualification for the BlizzCon Global Finals, so you can be sure the competition will be intense. Find out more, including how to watch it if you won’t be at gamescom, at www.StarCraft2.com/WCS.
Meanwhile, on the stage over at the Blizzard booth, we’re inviting more of the world’s top players to demonstrate their skills in StarCraft II show matches. Get close to the action and see the latest tactics from your favorite players live on stage, including legends like White-Ra!
Think you can play StarCraft II? Then we want you on our stage! We’ll be inviting players onto the stage to compete against each other for great prizes, but we won’t make it easy – where would be the fun in that? You’ll square off against each other in some of our favorite SCII Arcade maps, so get practicing, and sign up in advance at our stage to take part!
Finally, a special shout-out to our Blizzard costume contest participants. Barbarian, night elf and troll outfits are great, but one of our fondest memories from 2011 was the guy in the Protoss Pylon costume. A bit of imagination goes a long way, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for something equally crazy and StarCraft-related this year's costume contest, which takes place on Saturday 24 at 15:30!