November 6, 2012
Battle.net World Championship Shanghai
On November 17th and 18th in Shanghai, the Battle.net World Championship will take place which includes the StarCraft Global Final and the World of Warcraft Global Arena Final. This is a great opportunity to see some amazing eSport action and see some of the best players in the world battling for a prize pool totaling $189,000, this year first prize is $105,000, second prize is $45,000, third prize is $27,000 and 4th prize is $12,000. Ten top WoW Arena teams from around the globe are coming to Shanghai to face off for the title of 2012 Global Champion after battling their way through the regional and national and continental finals. Also in the WoW camp, in addition to the arena final, we will see two five-player teams from raiding guilds, Stars and Supreme Quicksand, undertaking challenge mode runs in the Shado-Pan Monastery, Scarlet Halls, or Stormstout Brewery. They will also be taking on the heroic version of Mogu’shan Vaults which should be exciting.
Personally I’m never going to be in the same league as these guys, but I love to watch them play. The last tournament I got to watch live was at Gamescom for League of Legends and so I can imagine that it would be great to be in Shanghai for this one. For more information on the event and the latest information visit http://www.battlenet.com.cn/bwc/en/, you will also be able to watch a live stream of the tournament there.
I’ll keep you updated as more details become available!