The Zotac Cups was a tournament series hosted in 2009 by ZOTAC. Single tournaments were hosted each sunday at 13:00 CET and featured $ 100 as prizes for the winner. Chinese players were banned from the series after unsolvable lag issues occured during the first edition of the new series. Even though all events were streamed by the German caster WaRNiX, the activity decreased over time, partially due to the tours being hosted at unfavourable times for the American countries, partially due to relatively bad coverage across fan pages.
The Brood War series ceased to exist once the StarCraft II Wings Of Liberty Beta started. The ZOTAC series still continues featuring other games, such as DotA 2 and StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm.