The Winter Championship kicks off tomorrow at 5pm ET! Players and spectators are arriving, we’re finalizing things in the venue, and the excitement is mounting. Those of you watching from home are in for three days of the best the Pro Circuit has to offer. Here is exactly what you can expect from this weekend.

Watch the Winter Championship here

StarCraft II

StarCraft II at the Winter Championship will be broadcast live across four streams:

  • The Central stream: a highly-produced broadcast featuring Main Stage matches from Pool Play and beyond.
  • Three Gameplay streams: featuring a wide selection of matches from both the Championship and Open brackets. Matches on the gameplay streams will be selected on the fly in order to take you right to the best and most interesting matchups.

Both the Central Stream and Gameplay 1 will be free to all in up to 480p with ads.

If you have Gold Membership, you get access to the two additional streams—Gameplay 2 and 3—and you can watch all four streams in HD, without ads.

If you don't have Gold Membership, buy a Winter Championship HD Pass: You can now buy HD passes right on the live viewing experience page. Go there and you'll be prompted to buy passes if you do any of the following things:

  • Select "High" or Ultra" on any stream
  • Select either the StarCraft II Gameplay 2 or 3 stream
  • Click the Gold "Get Premium" pop up icon in the bottom right of a stream.
  • In the player, click "VOD", and then try to click on a VOD.

Gold Membership: available online now. When the Winter Championship ends, Gold Membership will no longer be available online.

Halo: Reach and Fighting Games

No purchase is necessary to access the Halo: Reach stream and the Fighting Games stream in up to 480p. For full HD, use your Gold Membership or purchase an HD pass in any of the ways described above.

Whether you choose to watch for free, or upgrade for full top-quality access to the Winter Championship, you’re in for three days of wall-to-wall gameplay, top-level casting, analysis, interviews and more. Join us at starting at 5pm ET tomorrow, Friday, March 23 as the Winter Season comes to its epic conclusion!