StarCraft II & Warcraft III competitions are set to return from June 2020 in the lead up to the Masters Championship of 2021. They’re also coming back bigger than ever ...
One tour. One story
This is our vision for esports. Introducing the ESL Pro Tour for Warcraft III, the place for the world's best to compete. Starting with its first season, it will offer over US $200,000 across the tour and it will crown the official Warcraft III World Champion. And one very good reason to do it: Create a world where everybody can be somebody.
FROM ZERO TO HERO
Players and fans: In partnership with DreamHack we’re simplifying the path to glory. Starting in 2020, all competitions will be aligned within new tier levels: ESL Open Cups, Qualifiers and Challenger Events that lead to the WC3 Championship each year. Everything will be tied together with the ESL Pro Tour Ranking.
ESL Pro Tour
The First Events to count in 2020
Important Event Information:
DREAMHACK STARCRAFT II MASTERS and DREAMHACK WARCRAFT III OPEN
All DreamHack Starcraft II Masters and DreamHack Warcraft III Open stops of 2020 will be moved online, including the previously-announced stops at DreamHack Valencia, DreamHack Summer, DreamHack Dallas, DreamHack Rotterdam, and DreamHack Montreal. ESL is working together with Dreamhack on a redesigned ESL Pro Tour for both Starcraft II and Warcraft III which is soon to be revealed for fans.
August 06 - 09 | Elmia
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.
No, though ESL and DreamHack belong to the MTG Group. The ESL Pro Tour is a collaboration between the two organisations. Our tournaments are operated by their own respective teams.
The official press release can be found here.