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
Globe.gif BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational 2010-10-22 – 2010-10-23 South Korea Picon small.png Genius South Korea Ticon small.png Loner [ R&S]
2011
Globe.gif BlizzCon 2011 StarCraft II Invitational 2011-10-21 - 2011-10-22 South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea Recap
Globe.gif 2011 GSL October Code S Final @ BlizzCon 2011-10-22 South Korea Ticon small.png MMA South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp Recap
2013
Globe.gif 2013 WCS Global Finals 2013-11-08 - 2013-11-09 South Korea Picon small.png sOs South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong Recap
2014
Globe.gif 2014 WCS Global Finals 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea Zicon small.png Life South Korea Ticon small.png MMA Recap
Globe.gif Legacy of the Void Archon Mode Show Tourney 2014-11-07 - 2014-11-08 South Korea Ticon small.png MC/South Korea HyuN South Korea Picon small.png soO/South Korea Polt [ R&S]
2015
Globe.gif 2015 WCS Global Finals 2015-11-06 - 2015-11-07 South Korea Picon small.png sOs South Korea Zicon small.png Life Recap
Globe.gif Legacy of the Void Champions Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea Picon small.png MC/Canada HuK Norway Zicon small.png Snute/Germany TLO [ R&S]
Globe.gif Legacy of the Void Legends Showmatch 2015-11-06 South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp/South Korea BoxeR South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea/South Korea YellOw [ R&S]
2016
Globe.gif 2016 WCS Global Finals 2016-11-04 - 2016-11-05 South Korea Ticon small.png ByuN South Korea Zicon small.png Dark Recap
2017
Globe.gif 2017 WCS Global Finals 2017-11-03 - 2017-11-04 TBD TBD [ Recap]
LadderIcon.png = Ladder BlizzCon Qualifier

Globe.gif = Global Event

Trivia[edit]

Medals won per Race[edit]

Race
Ticon small.png Terran 2 3 3
Picon small.png Protoss 3 0 2
Zicon small.png Zerg 1 3 1

Medals won per Player[edit]

Gold[edit]

Picon small.png sOs
South Korea Picon small.png Genius  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp  -  South Korea Ticon small.png MMA  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Life

Silver[edit]

China Ticon small.png Loner  -  South Korea Zicon small.png NesTea  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Mvp  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Jaedong  -  South Korea Ticon small.png MMA  -  South Korea Zicon small.png Life

Bronze[edit]

Ukraine Picon small.png White-Ra  -  Taiwan Zicon small.png Sen  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Bomber  -  South Korea Ticon small.png Maru  -  South Korea Picon small.png Classic  -  South Korea Ticon small.png 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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