The 2009 Korean Warcraft III regional final series has begun. The event features the top eight players who advanced from the regional online and invitational ladders of the 2008 Warcraft III tournament, including the top two performers from last year's regional. The tournament takes place in Seoul, Korea over several weeks, with online coverage starting at 18:00 KST for each event day. Check out the timeline for the tournament below, along with the map pool, and don't forget to keep track of these intense matches by following the bracket and checking out the broadcast on our
hosting site. Good luck to all the players!
Day 1: May 28 -- Upper-bracket quarterfinals and first-round matches for lower bracket
Day 2: May 29 -- Upper-bracket semifinals
Day 3: June 5 -- Lower-bracket second-round matches
Day 4: June 12 -- Upper-bracket final and lower-bracket third-round match
Day 5: June 19 -- Lower-bracket final and grand final
Map Pool: Ancient Isles, Echo Isles, Melting Valley, Secret Valley, Terenas Stand, Turtle Rock, Twisted Meadows
Nebu on May 18th, 2009
For the past several months, players have been climbing their respective qualifying ladders, battling each other for a spot at the Regional Finals of the 2009 World of Warcraft Arena Tournament and the 2009 Warcraft III Tournament. On June 26 to 28 you can witness them clash for the top spots and a trip to the Global Finals at BlizzCon. To watch the excitement of the 2009 Regional Finals in person and witness the fast-paced action live on stage, you can join us at the MediaPark in Cologne, Germany. Experience the fascination of eSports at a top level and join other spectators to cheer for your favorite players. For more information and all updates, check out the Regional Finals mini-site.
Nebu on April 4th, 2009
The Warcraft III 2009 invitational ladder has begun. We've invited the top players from each regional ladder to compete. Please refer to the
FAQ and Rules pages for information and guidelines about this year's competition. Good luck!
Nebu on March 27th, 2009
The Warcraft III 2009 open ladder has now ended. We will be inviting the top players from each regional ladder to compete in the invitational ladder. Please refer to the FAQ for information and guidelines about this year's competition. Good luck!
Nebu on March 9th, 2009
The Warcraft III 2009 Tournament is now live. We've reset the Battle.net open Warcraft III ladder to even the playing field, and the top 100 players from each region will have the chance to join the fray on the invitational ladder. For more information about the 2009 Tournament please see our
FAQ. Good luck!
Nebu on March 5th, 2009
We're pleased to announce the Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne 2009 Tournament, the seventh edition of the Battle.net Warcraft III ladder tournaments. The upcoming tournament will use a similar format to the previous tournaments, using the three invitational ladders hosted on the Kalimdor, Northrend, and Azeroth realms. Once again, these ladders will initially be populated on an invitation-only basis and feature the world's most established and successful Warcraft III players. Each will function as a standard Battle.net solo ladder, with their own web interface displaying rankings, and their own map pools. Additionally, top performers from each invitational ladder will have a chance to win a StarCraft II beta key. We will be resetting the open ladder on March 2 for those interested in participating. For more information and details on the tournament please check out the FAQ.