StarCraft 2 World Championship Series to be operated by ESL in North America

Thursday, 3 April 2014 17:03 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

StarCraft 2 World Championship Series will be operated in North America by the ESL through a new partnership with Blizzard. ESL will continue to operate WCS Europe.


ESL also announced today it has opened new facilities in the US, and WCS America will be held in its newly-built ESL TV Studios in Los Angeles, California.

The 7,000 square foot venue will double as a broadcast studio, and as an event location.

“ESL has always been a great partner for Blizzard eSports. They’ve consistently produced high-quality and entertaining events such as WCS Europe and the Intel Extreme Masters series, and we’re looking forward to seeing them bring their expertise with StarCraft 2 eSports to WCS America,” said Blizzard CEO and co-founder Mike Morhaime.

WCS America Season 2 kicks-off this month with the online qualifiers, and the first live event from the new studio will take place in June.