The official pathway for all players to make their journey to the Open Championship starting this winter.
The UltimateWC3 Competition
One tour. One story
This is our vision for esports. This is the ESL Pro Tour for Warcraft III, a yearly competition that combines the past legacies of Blizzard, DreamHack, and ESL. Now in our second year we're building upon our system to ensure that anyone can sign up and play anywhere in the world. Our end goal is simple:
Create a world where everybody can be somebody.
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New To the pro tour?
If you already are familiar with the Pro Tour and want to learn more about our plans and ideas for competitive Warcraft III please check out our explanation video linked above.
New to the Pro Tour?
The ESL Pro Tour is a circuit combining ESL and DreamHack Warcraft III tournaments which will be connected by a ranking system into one narrative that builds towards the WC3 Championship. With this change to our offering we will have a more complete and simpler path from zero to hero for aspiring players, a more compelling story to follow for existing WarCraft III fans and a much more transparent structure for new esports fans. This will be the ultimate expression of our purpose: to create a world where everybody can be somebody.
Currently, CS:GO and StarCraft II have their ESL Pro Tours as well.
Please check out our explanation video for more news on the format of the WarCraft III ESL Pro Tour. More news will follow soon.
While the ESL Pro Tour was created with DreamHack and ESL being two distinct organizations, on October 1, 2020 a merger combined the two into a single company.
The official press release can be found here.