About WCS Circuit Events
The WCS Circuit will continue to be the home for StarCraft II pro players from North America (NA), Europe (EU), Latin America (LATAM), China (CN), Taiwan/Hong Kong/Macau (TW), and Australia/New Zealand/Southeast Asia (ANZ/SEA). To compete in WCS Circuit, players must be citizens or residents in one of these eligible regions–rules to be posted shortly. Non-citizen and non-resident players will need an appropriate visa, and must compete regularly on the local ladder of their chosen region. Other guidelines and full residency rules will be outlined in a later Requirements blog.
The core of the WCS Circuit are four championship events that take place at DreamHack events across North America and Europe. These events will take place in Austin, USA, Jönköping, Sweden (at DreamHack Summer), Valencia, Spain, and Montreal, Canada. For NA and EU players, the first stop to qualification for these events will be online cups or the ladder. High performance there will feed into Challenger Finals, where top performers will earn prize money and a chance at a qualifying spot and paid travel to the associated DreamHack event. Qualification methods for the other regions (LATAM, CN, TW, ANZ/SEA) may vary and will be announced later per region. For players able to manage their own travel, DreamHack will offer a number of open sign-up slots for each event. Stay tuned to DreamHack and WCS communication channels for details.
WCS Circuit Events, Produced by DreamHack
- DreamHack Austin, Summer, Valencia, Montreal
- $100,000 prize pools
- 80 players
- 1st Place – WCS Global Finals seed
- Awards WCS Circuit points
- Challenger seeds: 4 NA, 4 EU, 2 LATAM, 2 CN, 2 TW, 2 ANZ/SEA
For more information regarding the 2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series see the full news.
Ways to Watch
The best ways to watch the action is in person! Head on over to our tickets site where you can purchase tickets for each event. First event coming up will be WCS Austin, don’t miss out! All the best games will be streamed online so if you can’t make it out in person be sure to tune in online!
To follow updates on DreamHack events be sure to check in with DreamHack.com and follow @DreamHack on Twitter, and on Facebook facebook.com/dreamhackfestival. More information will be provided over time such as tournament details and all event sign ups.
DreamHack is the world’s largest computer festival. DreamHack’s core, and origin is the LAN party, with the two major festivals in Sweden, DreamHack Summer in June and DreamHack Winter in November. DreamHack also arranges festivals, events and competitions in several locations in Europe and North America.
The events are a platform for esport, knowledge and creative competitions, music acts, lectures by game developers, Internet & game culture, cosplay, the fair DreamExpo and much much more. DreamHack is also a production company with a focus on gaming, esports, music and arena productions for both traditional TV and the Internet.
During 2015 DreamHack had 192,000 visitors to its events and more than 72 million unique viewers who followed the live broadcast online. You can stay up to date with StarCraft at DreamHack events with @DreamHackSC2 on twitter.
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