The Chinese technology company NetEasethe exclusive distributor in China of the game developer Blizzard entertainmenthas learned your plans for 2019 in terms of eSports for several Blizzard games, including Hearthstone, Starcraft II, Warcraft III y Stormens Helte.
The WC3L competition returns with Warcraft III: Reforged
In line with the announcement from Ye Pang, director of the association for NetEase and Blizzard’s joint operations team in China, NetEase will provide $ 720,000 in total prize money for several championships in 2019. In addition to the existing Warcraft III Gold series, NetEase will introduce a new competition after equipment, similar to the WarCraft III Champions League Series (WC3L), which evolved from 2002 to 2010. We note that Warcraft III and its Frozen Throne expansion will compete with a remastered version for the 2019 title Warcraft III: Reforged.
For Hearthstone, NetEase has announced that a McLaren supercoche will be the main prize in the upcoming CN vs. EU in 2019. In CN 2018 against the EU, the Dutch player Thijs “Thijs” Molendijk, who represented G2 Esports, won an Aston Martin superdeport and thus continued a tradition that began in 2015.