With StarCraft II now on store shelves worldwide, we're excited to see the competitive tournament scene heating up. We'd like to remind everyone that a tournament license is required for any organizer interested in operating a StarCraft II event. Check below for more information on the process; we look forward to seeing your event!
Q: Why does Blizzard Entertainment require a license to run a tournament?
A: There are several reasons why we require a license. The licensing system allows us to help monitor and promote ongoing events, and to encourage more players to participate in community tournaments. Additionally, the licensing system allows Blizzard to verify that our games are used properly and protects our intellectual property.
Q: Are there any fees associated with acquiring a StarCraft II tournament license?
A: Tournament licenses are generally free. To protect our players, we may require that organizers adhere to additional rules and regulations if the organizer charges entry fees and/or intends to pay out large cash prizes.
Q: How do I get a StarCraft II tournament license?
A: Fill out the tournament form located here.
Most general tournament requests will be approved instantly. Additional review time may be required before the approval of a license request, depending on the scope of the tournament and the number of incoming requests. We appreciate your patience!
If you have additional questions, please email email@example.com.
See you on Battle.net!