Blizzard has just announced their plans for a 2012 Battle.net World Championship, where top pro players of StarCraft II and World of Warcraft will compete for first place.
Blizzard Entertainment is proud to announce the 2012 Battle.net World Championship, a major global eSports event featuring some of the best pro-gaming competition in the world. Slated to take place in Asia toward the end of 2012, the Battle.net World Championship will host this year’s StarCraft II and World of Warcraft Arena World Championship tournaments. Blizzard gamers and eSports fans from around the world will be invited to attend and witness some of the most skilled pro players on the planet battle it out for cash and glory.
The championship is planned to take place in Asia near the end of 2012, which would put the event close to BlizzCon, except that the next BlizzCon is going to be in 2013.
We’re excited to be showcasing Blizzard eSports on a truly global stage this year. We're also heavily focused on getting Diablo III, Mists of Pandaria, and Heart of the Swarm into players’ hands as soon as possible. In light of our jam-packed schedule, we’ve decided to hold the next BlizzCon in 2013.
With the championship taking place this year and BlizzCon being pushed back to 2013, hopefully we will have Heart of the Swarm and Diablo III to preoccupy us for a BlizzCon-less year.
BlizzCon - 2012 Battle.net World Championship Event