After 7 Years, StarCraft II's WCS Is Coming To An End

QuintLyn Bowers
By QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor January 7, 2020
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StarCraft II's esports scene is in for a bit of a change. The long-running WCS is being retired. But, don't worry, there will still be an esports circuit for the game.

An announcement on the StarCraft II site revealed that the WCS will be replaced with the ESL Pro Tour StarCraft II and DreamHack SC2 Masters. Together, the new system will host six international tournaments a year -- four DreamHack and two ESL -- in addition to weekly events. In addition, the SC2 global finals will move to the IEM Katowice World Championship in 2021.

The good news for fans is that this system will create more opportunities to attend events in person.

On the money end of things, the upcoming 2020-2021 season will boast a combined prize pool of over $1.9 million. This is a bit higher than what they have planned for other years as it coincides with the 10 year anniversary of the launch of StarCraft II.

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About the Author

QuintLyn Bowers
QuintLyn Bowers, News Editor
QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community.

Discussion (1)

Cloak 2 years ago
Really wish the competitive scene would die as a whole. Then maybe video games could get back to normal.


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