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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.


List of BlizzCon Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up TL Articles
BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational 2010-10-22 – 2010-10-23 South Korea Protoss Genius China Terran Loner [ R&S]
BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational 2011-10-21 - 2011-10-22 South Korea Terran Mvp South Korea Zerg NesTea Recap
2011 GSL October Code S Final @ BlizzCon 2011-10-22 South Korea Terran MMA South Korea Terran Mvp Recap
2013 WCS Global Finals 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-09 South Korea Protoss sOs South Korea Zerg Jaedong Recap
2014 WCS Global Finals 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea Zerg Life South Korea Terran MMA Recap
Legacy of the Void Archon Mode Show Tourney 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea Terran MC/South Korea HyuN South Korea Protoss soO/South Korea Polt [ R&S]
2015 WCS Global Finals 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-07 South Korea Protoss sOs South Korea Zerg Life Recap
Legacy of the Void Champions Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea Protoss MC/Canada HuK Norway Zerg Snute/Germany TLO [ R&S]
Legacy of the Void Legends Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea Terran Mvp/South Korea BoxeR South Korea Zerg NesTea/South Korea YellOw [ R&S]
2016 WCS Global Finals 2016-11-04 - 2016-11-05 South Korea Terran ByuN South Korea Zerg Dark Recap
2017 WCS Global Finals 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-04 South Korea Zerg Rogue South Korea Zerg soO Recap
2018 WCS Global Finals 2018-11-02 - 2018-11-03 Finland Zerg Serral South Korea Protoss Stats Recap
2019 WCS Global Finals 2019-11-01 South Korea Zerg Dark Italy Zerg Reynor Recap
= Ladder BlizzCon Qualifier

= Global Event


Medals won per Race[edit]

 Terran 3 3 3
 Protoss 3 1 2
 Zerg 4 6 1

Medals won per Player[edit]


South Korea Protoss sOs
South Korea Protoss Genius  -  South Korea Terran Mvp  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Zerg Rogue  -  South Korea Terran ByuN  -  Finland Zerg Serral  -  South Korea Zerg Dark


China Terran Loner  -  South Korea Zerg NesTea  -  South Korea Terran Mvp  -  South Korea Zerg Jaedong  -  South Korea Terran MMA  -  South Korea Zerg Life  -  South Korea Zerg soO  -  South Korea Zerg Dark  -  South Korea Protoss Stats  -  Italy Zerg Reynor


Ukraine Protoss White-Ra  -  Taiwan Zerg Sen  -  South Korea Terran Bomber  -  South Korea Terran Maru  -  South Korea Protoss Classic  -  South Korea Terran 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. 2019 blizzcon did not have a 3rd place match.

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