This is our vision for esports. This is the ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft II, 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.
If you already are familiar with the Pro Tour and want to learn more about our plans and ideas for competitive StarCraft II please visit the How It Works section of the website.
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.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and WarCraft III also have their ESL Pro Tours.
Please visit the "How it works" section within the menu for a more detailed explanation.
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.
Already gained EPT points will be taken to the players respective division. Example: Serral with 600 global EPT points will take his points to the European division to compete for the allotment to the Masters Championship.
No, the ESL Open Cups will remain global points. The EPT points earned from these will be transferred to the region of the winning players.
A detailed policy will be outlined in our updated rulebook. However our intention will be prioritized on residency.
We will invite based on the EPT Ranking and will invite all players to the division after the conclusion of TSL 5.