ESL has announced that ESL ANZ Champs will serve as an official pathway to the StarCraft II ESL Pro Tour. The addition includes players from Oceania and South-East Asia (SEA) four masters level qualifiers throughout the year replacing Blizzard’s WCS challenger tournament.

Each qualifier will consist of three stages: Open, Group and Playoffs with over $9,000 AUD in prize money and a path to the Masters events.

ANZ Champs Qualifier Dates: 

  • DreamHack StarCraft II Masters Dallas Qualifier: 3rd – 19th of April, 2020?
  • DreamHack StarCraft II Masters Valencia Qualifier: 29th of May to 7th June, 2020 
  • DreamHack StarCraft II Masters Montreal Qualifier: 24th of July to 2nd of August, 2020 
  • StarCraft II Masters Event Qualifier: Late 2020 – 2021 

“With the addition of StarCraft II to the ESL ANZ Champs, we’re excited to also unveil this new global pathway for players in our league,” said James Fletcher, Product Manager at ESL Australia.

“Competing at an ESL Pro Tour Masters level event is an aspiration that we hope many local players share, and we look forward to seeing our region represented on the global stage.” 

You can check out more information and registration via the official ESL ANZ Champs website here.