Battle.net Season I 1v1
The inaugural season of the revised Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne ladder has drawn to a close. Players from around the world have engaged in ladder play before, and tournaments have already been hosted on battle.net, but this is the first time that a ladder season has been combined with a season-ending series of tournaments across all four Gateways to declare a single Worldwide Battle.net Champion. This special contest also marks the first time that prizes will be awarded to the winners of the tournaments. Going forward, www.battle.net will continue with this format, hosting tournaments at the end of each ladder season to offer prizes and a championship title to the winners.
Season one of the ladder contest runs from July 1, 2004 to September 30, 2004. During this time, all solo and 2v2 games on the Lordaeron, Azeroth, Kalimdor, and Northrend Gateways will be tracked by Blizzard. The players with the most experience in ladder play will then be matched against each other in a series of tournaments to determine the ultimate winner in both the Solo and 2v2 formats.
$1,250 USD are spread among the players as seen below: