StarCraft II eSports will get its first ever, official global ranking system, Blizzard has announced today. The WCS will feature a unified, cohesive global structure combining the current three leagues – Korea, America, and Europe.
Each League will comprise three seasons, and three season finals, earning ranking points to a combined WCS. In November, BlizzCon will host a WCS grand final involving the best players from each league, the winner being crowned StarCraft II World Champion.
“The structure of the StarCraft II World Championship Series is the result of an ongoing collaborative effort between Blizzard and our partners,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “Our collective goal was to make StarCraft II eSports even more exciting and easier to follow for fans than ever before. On the heels of the successful launch of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, we’re all very excited about the present and future of StarCraft II eSports.”
Broadcast partner Twitch will be airing the series in all regions in 720p HD.