Join Us for an I <3 StarCraft Community Event in Korea!

Join Us for an I <3 StarCraft Community Event in Korea!

Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce the 'I <3 StarCraft' event — a token of our appreciation for all our passionate fans around the globe — taking place on March 26 live in Korea, the capital of StarCraft. President and CEO Mike Morhaime will be on hand to extend his personal thanks to this amazing community.

The event will start at 7:00 CEST, and will include various on- and off-stage activities throughout, as well as a StarCraft: Brood War show match featuring four legendary players. At 12:00 CEST, the Global StarCraft League (GSL) finals will commence, and two of the world's best StarCraft II players will duke it out for the title of GSL Champion.

Don't worry if you can't make it to the event — there will be an English stream available, so don't miss out on the opportunity to join the event online and share your Koprulu sector stories with us and all the StarCraft fans around the globe!


Event Details

Part 1: THE LEGEND

Since its release in 1998, StarCraft has been weaving your past and present together: 19 years of fond memories within the Koprulu Sector — playing StarCraft with friends or at LAN parties, discussing strategies, practicing your micro and macro, and watching the rise of the new heroes we cheer for in tournaments, LANs, and BarCrafts — has elevated StarCraft to an experience that every generation can share and enjoy together, even all these years later. Your continued passion, support, and dedication are the reason StarCraft has become so much more than just a game.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped make this happen and celebrate StarCraft’s 19th anniversary together. 

 Organizer

  • Blizzard Entertainment

Location

  • COEX Auditorium – Seoul, South Korea

Major Activities

  • StarCraft Celebration Event (March 26 07:00 – 07:45 CEST)
  • StarCraft: Brood War Legends showmatch (March 26 08:00 – March 26 10:30 CEST)
    • Format
      • Semifinals Round 1: Jaedong (Z) vs. Stork (P) – Best of one
      • Semifinals Round 2: Flash (T) vs. Bisu (P) – Best of one
      • Finals Round 1 Winner vs. Round 2 Winner – Best of three
    • Total Prize Pool: ₩ 20,000,000 (~$17,438 USD) 
      • 1st Place: ₩ 10,000,000 (~$8,719 USD)
      • 2ndPlace: ₩ 5,000,000 (~$4,360 USD)
      • Tied 3rdPlace: ₩ 2,500,000 (~$2,180 USD) each

Talent

English:

  • Commentator: Nick ‘Tasteless’ Plott
  • Commentator: Dan ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski

Korean:

  • Commentator: Park Sanghyun
  • Commentator: Lim Sungchoon
  • Commentator: Lee Seungwon

Streams

The entire event, including the StarCraft: Brood War Legends showmatch, will be streamed LIVE on the below platforms:


Part 2: GSL FINALS

soO, the winner of the first semifinal matchup, will go head to head with the victor of the semifinals scheduled for this Saturday. Fans are sure to be treated to a spectacular match as soO will battle it out with either Stats or Ryung for the title of GSL Champion. On March 26, the best of the best will lift the championship trophy in front of the roaring crowd.

Organizer

  • AfreecaTV

Location

  • COEX Auditorium – Seoul, South Korea

Date & Time

  • GSL Season 1 Grand Finals: March 26 12:00 – 15:00 CEST)
    • soO (Z) vs. Semifinals Round 2 winner

Talent

English:

  • Commentator: Nick ‘Tasteless’ Plott
  • Commentator: Dan ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski

Korean:

  • Commentator: Park Sanghyun
  • Commentator: Lim Sungchoon
  • Commentator: Lee Seungwon

Streams

Prizing

  • 1st place: ₩ 40,000,000 (~$35,580 USD), 4,000 WCS KR points and a WCS Global Finals Seed
  • 2nd place: ₩ 15,000,000 (~$12,590 USD) and 2,800 WCS KR points

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