BlizzCon

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About[edit]

BlizzCon is an annual celebration of the global player communities surrounding the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes. This two-day event features discussion panels with Blizzard Entertainment developers, hands-on play time with the latest versions of Blizzard Entertainment games, professional and casual eSports tournaments for players to showcase their talents, social events for players and developers to meet one another, community contests with great prizes, and much more.

It is typically held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Los Angeles, California, and over the past few years, StarCraft II tournaments have become even bigger and have attracted the best players in the world. It has hosted two BlizzCon Invitationals in 2010 and 2011 that have been hotly contested and well-viewed. In 2011, the stakes went to another level as that year's BlizzCon also hosted the October GSL Code S final - the first Code S final outside of Korea. Both Korean and English casters (including Artosis, Tasteless and Mr. Chae) talked on stage about how they had never seen a crowd as big as the one that had turned out for the final, where MMA beat Mvp for his first Code S title. In 2013, BlizzCon hosted arguably even higher stakes - the year-end WCS Global Finals that featured the top 16 WCS points earners in a no-holds-barred single-elimination tournament to name the best in the world. In 2014, that returned, with the Round of 16 played a week before, the top 8 playing at the event and the rest showcasing Legacy of the Void in a 2v2 showmatch tournament.

In 2011, GOMTV released a Korean mini-documentary with some English subtitles that is free to view on its website called GSL: To The Next Level, Start focusing on Mvp, MMA and their experiences at Blizzcon 2011 ahead of their historic Code S final there. The documentary also featured Artosis, Tasteless, NesTea, Ryung, DongRaeGu and more.

Events[edit]

List of BlizzCon Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
2010
BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational 2010-10-22 – 2010-10-23 South Korea  Genius China  Loner [ R&S]
2011
BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational 2011-10-21 - 2011-10-22 South Korea  Mvp South Korea  NesTea Recap
2011 GSL October Code S Final @ BlizzCon 2011-10-22 South Korea  MMA South Korea  Mvp Recap
2013
2013 WCS Global Finals 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-09 South Korea  sOs South Korea  Jaedong Recap
2014
2014 WCS Global Finals 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea  Life South Korea  MMA Recap
Legacy of the Void Archon Mode Show Tourney 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea  MC/South Korea HyuN South Korea  soO/South Korea Polt [ R&S]
2015
2015 WCS Global Finals 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-07 South Korea  sOs South Korea  Life Recap
Legacy of the Void Champions Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea  MC/Canada HuK Norway  Snute/Germany TLO [ R&S]
Legacy of the Void Legends Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea  Mvp/South Korea BoxeR South Korea  NesTea/South Korea YellOw [ R&S]
2016
2016 WCS Global Finals 2016-11-04 - 2016-11-05 South Korea  ByuN South Korea  Dark Recap
2017
2017 WCS Global Finals 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-04 South Korea  Rogue South Korea  soO Recap
2018
2018 WCS Global Finals 2018-11-?? - 2018-11-?? TBD TBD [ Recap]
= Ladder BlizzCon Qualifier

= Global Event

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race
 Terran 2 3 3
 Protoss 3 0 2
 Zerg 1 3 1

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

 sOs
South Korea  Genius  -  South Korea  Mvp  -  South Korea  MMA  -  South Korea  Life

Silver[edit]

China  Loner  -  South Korea  NesTea  -  South Korea  Mvp  -  South Korea  Jaedong  -  South Korea  MMA  -  South Korea  Life

Bronze[edit]

Ukraine  White-Ra  -  Taiwan  Sen  -  South Korea  Bomber  -  South Korea  Maru  -  South Korea  Classic  -  South Korea  TaeJa

Note: No third-place match was held at the WCS Global Finals, where Bomber, Maru, Classic and TaeJa were the losing semifinalists. Also, GanZi and Happy rounded out the top 4 in the October 2011 GSL Code S but did not play at BlizzCon.

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