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.