Blizzard and DreamHack are hosting the StarCraft II World Championship Series Europe Finals on September 15-16 at Ericsson Globe, Stockholm in Sweden. For the very first time, a European StarCraft II-player, will be crowned StarCraft II’s European champion. The best competitors from each country will be fighting for $60,000 in cash prizes and six slots at the World Finals. The main focus this weekend will of course be the European Finals but we’ll also offer a range of other activities at the event. Here you can find more info on what you can do at Ericsson Globe.
Free gaming area with Heart of the Swarm Public Beta
At our free gaming area, where 30 computers from DreamHack await, YOU have the exciting opportunity to test and play the next StarCraft II expansion: Heart of the Swarm Public Beta. DreamHack and Blizzard staff will be on-site in order to guide you in your Heart of the Swarm experience. All machines is equipped by SteelSeries Headsets, Mouse, Mousepad and keyboard.
At location inside Ericsson Globe you will find several bars and restaurants offering a wide selection of food and beverages. Inside the event you’ll find a couple of kiosks on different floor levels serving hot dogs, candy, soda drinks etc. In-side the actual arena you will find one 18+ Bar. In direct connection you will also find Skyview Café with warm food and also drinks. Directly outside the venue you have the Globen Shopping mall that offers all from fast food to traditional restaurants, cafés and stores.
The tournament area is located in Valhall, next to the Arena-area, and you can get really close to the players and watch them play in eye on a big screen that is connected to each players computer. Area is open all Day 1.
It´s great to see all the pro players play on stage and casted by the very best in the world, at StarCraft II World Championship Series Europe Final you can meet the stars and the players up close in our fan meetings. The fan meetings will take place 6 times during the weekend and you find them at ??? ????
Saturday 17 September
12:00 – Fan meeting #1 Players
16:00 – Fan meeting #2 Players
18:30 – Fan meeting #3 Players
20:30 – Fan meeting #4 Players
Sunday 16 September
13:00 – Fan Meeting #5 Tasteless & Artosis
16:00 – Fan Meeting #6 Apollo & Kaelaris
Telia is DreamHacks strategic partner & Internet provider. Telia is also the head sponsor of the Swedish Esport Championship. At the Telia and Inferno Online booth you can find information on the next season of Esport SM and compete in StarCraft II King Of The Hill competitions, the Winner will go home with a brand new Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Komplett.se is one of Sweden’s largest online store in computers, components and home electronics. We produce more than 30.000 Komplett PC’s every year which makes us the largest PC producer in the Nordic market. Komplett has been around since 1996, 2 years before StarCraft 1 was released! We have been the obvious choice for gamers and geeks ever since. The employees at Komplett are dedicated fans of e-sport and especially StarCraft II. Therefore we will be attending at StarCraft® II World Championship Series Europe Finals in the Ericsson globe to offer you an even more awesome experience. We will have a professional StarCraft II player on site that you can challenge to win great prizes. Together with MSI and Sapphire we will offer you some really sick deals on gaming hardware and peripherals. On top of that you can try our powerful Komplett PC gaming systems and get a glimpse of one of the most powerful gaming rig we have ever built, housed in a unique custom tailored chassi. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and come by our booth at the StarCraft® II World Championship Series Europe Finals on the 16 and 17th of September. See you there!
On site you will once again find Webhallen, offering you the best gaming hardware to very attractive special prices. For example you can find one of the main sponsors of the show, SteelSeries, products in the shop. There will also be great offers from major brands and ofcourse Blizzard games. Don’t miss the chance to visit Webhallen and let them help you with making your gaming experience even better!
At the T-shirt store you can buy official branded T-Shirts from Blizzard & DreamHack. You will find products with branding from StarCraft II, Diablo and more. The T-Shirt Store is located in the main lobby at entrance 2.
Be sure to join the after party directly after the show on Sunday. The party is held at Slakthuset, in walking distance from Ericsson Globe. The after party starts at 22.30 and closes at 03.00 – Slakthuset have 3 bars and 3 dance floors.
121 62 Johanneshov
Dates: 15-16 september
Location: Ericsson Globe
2-day ticket Stand level/Läktare – 295 SEK + Ticnet booking fee (25 SEK)
2-day ticket Stalls/Parkett – 345 SEK + Ticnet booking fee (30 SEK)
Tickets: www.ticnet.se (direct link)
Travel & Accommodation: Travel guide here
Live stream: www.dreamhack.tv & www.aftonbladet.se/spela
Twitter: Use the tag #SC2WCS & follow @DreamHack
Facebook Event: Join
Check in: Foursquare
2012/09/13: The Schedule
2012/09/11: The bracket
2012/09/11: WE HAVE 1500 StarCraft II: HEART OF THE SWARM PUBLIC BETA KEYS
2012/09/06: Play Hart Of The Swarm Public Beta At The WCS Europe Finals
2012/09/03: Great travel offer from Swebus
2012/08/31: Tasteless, Artosis, Apollo, Kaelaris, Redeye, Adebisi to host WCS Europe Finals
2012/08/30: The Players
2012/08/28: The WCS Europe Trailer
2012/08/24: Go to Stockholm 15-16 September + Hotel-offer
2012/07/30: Tickets to WCS Europe Finals now released
2012/07/27: Blizzard Entertainment and DreamHack bring Europe’s best players to Ericsson Globe