WCS America Update

 

After coordinating on WCS America Season 1 and careful consideration, we have decided to transition away from operation of WCS America and refocus efforts on producing our own eSports competitions. It was a pleasure working with Blizzard on the inaugural season, however given the structure of the relationship and the impact on the organization, players and community, we feel that it will better serve the eSports ecosystem to run tournaments independently.

 

Our next major event will be the Spring Championship in Anaheim on June 28-30 which will feature StarCraft II as a WCS Tier 1 competition with $25,000 in prize money and a 128-player open bracket, offering an opportunity for local American StarCraft II talent to test their skills against proven, world-class pro gamers.

 

We will continue to produce the WCS America Season 1 competition through the end of Challenger League and Up/Down matches, which will conclude on June 21. The complete broadcast schedule is available here.

 

We thank the community for participating in and watching Season 1, look forward to showcasing StarCraft II at the MLG Spring Championship, and wish the players participating in WCS Season 2 the best of luck.

 

–Sundance