There’s almost $300,000 in prize money up for grabs at this year’s BlizzCon expo (Cosplay ladies not included).
The event is sold out but those with a Battle.net online account can watch matches of Starcraft II and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm live.
BlizzCon 2011 takes place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California from October 21st to 22nd. It’s a celebration of all things Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo, with new game reveals, developer sessions, freebies, costume competitions and bands performing on stage.
This year the Global Battle.net Invitational will top-ranked pro players from across the world against each other, while the Global Starcraft II Team League final (GSL) will be the first GSL final to take place outside of Korea.
Those without Battle.net accounts can still watch the action over the internet by purchasing a $39.99 e-ticket. We know. Still, think of the Cosplay.
“Between the Global Battle.net Invitational and the GSL October final, two of the biggest eSports events of the year will be taking place at BlizzCon 2011,” said Blizzard Entertainment CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime.
“We’re looking forward to witnessing the high level of competition between the pro gamers participating in these events alongside our attendees at BlizzCon and the viewers at home.”
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.