World Championship detailed, 28 countries involved

By Brenna Hillier
5 April 2012 06:46 GMT

The ultimate tournament of the Starcraft II World Championship Series is starting to take shape.

Blizzard has started to give more detail on the World Championship, which is the grand final of more than 30 major eSports events over the course of the season.

The qualifying process begins at the national level, in what the publisher describes as “the most open opportunity to participate in a global-scale tournament that Blizzard Entertainment has ever put forth”.

Blizzard will be handing over national seeds to eSports organisations and partners, which will be trusted to select champions in the most fitting manner – through grass roots tournaments, probably.

Those who obtain a seed at the local level will be firmly on the path to global glory, going on to one of the 28 national championships; participating countries are listed below.

National championships seed to a series of continental events, which finally culminate in the global championship event – the World Championship.

The total prize pools; details of local tournaments; and information on how unlisted nationals can enter will all be announced in the near future. Hit the link above for more information.

    National Championship Countries
  • North America
    – Canada
    – Mexico
    – United States of America
  • South America
    – Argentina
    – Brazil
    – Chile
    – Peru
    – Colombia
  • Europe
    – Belgium
    – Denmark
    – Finland
    – France
    – Germany
    – Italy
    – Netherlands
    – Norway
    – Poland
    – Russian Federation
    – Spain
    – Sweden
    – Ukraine
    – United Kingdom
  • Asia
    – China
    – Singapore
    – South Korea
    – Taiwan
  • Oceania
    – Australia
    – New Zealand

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