On February 7th, Blizzard Entertainment released some details for StarCraft II esports in 2019.
This year for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS), Blizzard will introduce 3 Circuits that will follow the WCS Winter that is currently underway: WCS Spring, Summer, and Fall. For the 2019 Global StarCraft League (GSL) which is now in its 9th year, there will be 3 seasons alongside 2 Super Tournaments. 2 Global events will also take place in 2019: the IEM Katowice with a prize pool of up to USD $250,000 and an All-Star event named GSL vs The World.
At the end of this year, a total of 16 players from Korea and Circuit (8 players each) will compete for the WCS Global Finals trophy. This year the prize pool will be approximately $500,000 USD and more.