One of the original esports phenomenons, competitive StarCraft, is making its way to our shores this weekend as the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series hosts a live tournament at the Sydney ESL Studio sponsored by McDonald’s. This is pretty big news, mainly because this the first time Blizzard's WCS (World Championship Series) has had a local live tournament since 2012. And it'll kick off this Saturday, June 24 in style when a whopping 8 players go head-to-head instead of the usual 2.
With the two winners heading to Valencia in Spain to compete in the International Finals. In addition to hosting international talent the StarCraft 2 World Championship Series event this weekend will also be a chance for local talent to flex their Terran, Protoss, and Zerg APM skills in front a live audience.
Held at the ESL Sydney Studios tickets will are free for the first 200 lucky people, with the event scheduled to include a full day of StarCraft II. Here's the stream for Saturday's action, so be sure to bookmark this page and join us on the day.
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Oh, and this is only the first event, with an additional series scheduled for August that will offer players a chance to make it all the way to BlizzCon in November. Which really, would be a dream come true -- seeing Aussies on the world stage at BlizzCon 2017 playing StarCraft II.