Blizzard retires StarCraft 2 WCS, joins with ESL and Dreamhack for new pro tour
Dreamhack and ESL have announced a new three-year deal with Blizzard that will establish new ESL Pro Tours for StarCraft 2 and Warcraft 3: Reforged. The ESL Pro Tour StarCraft 2 will take over from the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series (but use ranking and qualifying formats based on that system), while the Warcraft 3: Reforged tour will be built on a "new competitive platform."
“We are so proud that StarCraft 2 and Warcraft 3 are home to two of the most passionate, storied and devoted communities in esports history," Blizzard president J. Allen Brack said. "Both ESL and DreamHack have been long-standing partners for our esports, and we want to give our players, talent, content creators and fans the stability inherent in a long-term relationship, keeping these communities thriving for years to come."
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