Nation Wars™ Returns in 2019
Nation Wars is the competition that gives players the opportunity to fight for something greater than themselves. It’s a truly unique format that we are excited to renew this year! Mark your calendars:
- Registration phase: July 14-28
- Voting phase: August 3-18
- Qualifying matches: September 30-October 1
- Round of 24: October 3-6 and October 10-13
- Round of 16: November 12-17
- Round of 8: November 30-December 1
- Playoffs: December 8
Players ranked Grand Master during the years 2018 and 2019 on European, North American and Asian StarCraft II servers can register for the opportunity to represent their nation. Any nation with at least three players successfully registered is automatically guaranteed to participate.
Then you, the community, vote for your players. The three players that end the voting phase with the most votes are eligible to play for their nation. If more that three players are registered for a nation, the fourth-ranked player is considered the substitute player.
A first round of qualifying matches is played to produce 24 nations to compete in the tournament. The top 16 nations will share a $40,000 prize pool, with 40% going to the winning nation.
Playoffs will be held offline with the top four nations to face-off in the brand-new O’Gaming studio, located near Paris, on December 8th.
Just like previous editions of Nation Wars, O’Gaming will welcome and host an English casting crew as the official stream of Nation Wars 2019 on twitch.tv/ogaminginter. We will announce the broadcasters at a later date.
It’s a tradition for Nation Wars to be cast in many different languages by community streams. This year won’t be any different - community casters are welcome to contact Aeromi to get authorization to broadcast the competition on their channel.
Previous editions of Nation Wars have been won twice by South Korea and Norway, and once by France. We are very excited to see which nation will emerge victorious in Nation Wars 2019. See you on July 14th for the registration phase - follow @esportstarcraft on Twitter to stay up to date!