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WCA 2015: $215.000 for Warcraft 3 - Qualifier at GamesCom?

Published Fri Apr 03, 2015 by B2W.Neo
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If there was one news in 2014 that shook the Warcraft 3 world in 2014, it was the announcement of the enormous WCA tournament, featuring a record breaking prizemoney of almost $100.000. One year later, we're happy to report that not only Warcraft 3 will be carried again, but our warriors will compete for $215.000!

[March 23th 2015]

Grand Final

The successor of WCG, World Cyber Arena, will once again take place in Yinchuan, China. Due to an enourmous qualifying procedure, the Grand Finals will be played two months later compared to 2014, beginning on December 11th and ending on December 14th, where the best players in the world will compete for $160.000. While it's still unknown, how many players will be able to attend, WCA states that there will be several different opportunities to qualify. This improves last years system, where most of the players where invited directly.  The remaining $55.000 are dedicated to those qualifiers, which will be held in China, Korea and Europe.

We heard, that Warcraft 3 legend Sky will be involved in some way at this year's WCA. He mentioned in an interview in 2014, that he'd love the play the tournament as long as there's enough time to prepare, but it'll most likely result in a showmatch against another hero of the past. 

Date: December 11-14 2015
Place: Yinchuan, China
Prizemoney: $160.000

European Qualifier

There will be three chances to qualify for an overall of six slots for European players: Invites, qualifiers and wildcard tournaments. The winners will share $10.800 and get the chance to compete with Warcraft's elite in Yinchuan. 

In the course of WCA qualifiers, Warcraft 3 will finally be able to come back to Europe's biggest Gaming Convention, GamesCom in Cologne from August 6th - 9th. If this means a LAN tournament or just any kinds of showmatches remains unknown. 

As soon as we receive any additional information, you'll read it here at W3Arena.net 

Sources: Readmore.deReplays.net

Comments

CdN_Topas
Comment #1Tue Mar 24, 2015 09:59 am
gogo Orcs!
balladen
Comment #2Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:38 am
Shit this is huge! come on orcs all over the world if you want a victory put your axe in the air!
Crrpt86
Comment #3Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:44 am
hope every quali will be promoted so every1 will have a good chance to sign up! i am glad w3 still so huge (= gogo orcs!
MeshMesh
Comment #4Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:15 pm
O R C P R I D E .... The time is now !
RaZZoRMaN-
Comment #5Tue Mar 24, 2015 13:07 pm
I wanna compete for Europe!
Snappnix
Comment #6Tue Mar 24, 2015 14:48 pm
Lucifer will rescue the honor of the Undead :)
Armlokvoador
Comment #7Tue Mar 24, 2015 15:13 pm
GO LUCIFER!
Masterchiefhonk
Comment #8Tue Mar 24, 2015 22:46 pm
Thats so fckin amazing!! i hope we won't miss any game :)
MeshMesh
Comment #9Wed Mar 25, 2015 01:22 am
^ wow such a good point.. sadly..
B2W.Neo
Comment #10Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:05 pm
if we get invited to do the casting again, i promise everything will be better.
balladen
Comment #11Wed Mar 25, 2015 13:03 pm
that could be cool! I hope you get invited! worked very nice last time under the circumstances! :)
Cleaner.Gr
Comment #12Wed Mar 25, 2015 13:40 pm
wow!
Over-Admire
Comment #13Mon Mar 30, 2015 01:45 am
Glad to see wc3 still being supported by major tournaments! Long live the frozen throne
Last_Chaos
Comment #14Mon Mar 30, 2015 19:42 pm
gogogoogo Wacraft, i can believe that this game is still breathing!! Hope for the Back2Warcraft Stream, but a bit more professional and better circumstances to work with. I bet on Warchiefrich!

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