ESL StarCraft II Masters is the main competition through the year for ESL Pro Tour, encompassing both regional events and global competitions.
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 fourth year SC2 fans can expect the same professional competitions and excitement, while also being able to look forward to a brand new format. 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 all major StarCraft II tournaments which will be connected by a ranking system into one narrative that builds towards the EPT 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 StarCraft II 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.