Warcraft III RTS Tournament & Event

Most of us have played, or at least heard of Blizzard Entertainment‘s Warcraft series, right? That’s the game the most popular MMORPG in the world, World of Warcraft, is based on. Today, the University Network Gaming Society is proud to announce the Warcraft III event at Your University.

Warcraft is a franchise of video games developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The series contains five core games:

  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, Tides of Darkness, Beyond the Dark Portal, Reign of Chaos and Frozen Throne
  • World of Warcraft
  • Hearthstone

The first game was released in 1994, followed by Warcraft II in 1995 and finally Warcraft III in 2002. The franchise was a huge hit, with Blizzard fans rushing to midnight releases of these games. In other words, Blizzard Entertainment had found its main franchise.

warcraft 3 collector's edition
Official Collector’s Edition

Warcraft’s lore

The Warcraft franchise takes place on fantasy planet of Azeroth (mostly). Split in several continents (Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, Northrend, Pandaria, Broken Isles, Kul’Tiras and Zandalar). The main story of this franchise is the constant war between the two factions (Alliance and Horde) with the threat from the evil titan Sargeras and his Legion sprinkled on top. In other words, the lore is rich with different characters, events, and amazing stories. If you want to read more about the game’s lore, you can do so on WoWWiki, since we don’t have time to talk about all of it.

We’re here to talk about the RTS (Real-Time Strategy) tournament and event we’re organizing at Your University. In other words, we’ll be playing Warcraft III all day long. The main tournament format is 1 versus 1, with 16 players total. As always, single elimination bracket, but 3 matches total between players. Maps will be selected randomly from official Blizzard’s map pool. In addition, you’ll also be able to play free for all or 2 versus 2, 3 versus 3 and so on, but aside from the tournament. Winner of the 1 versus 1 tournament will receive exclusive gear from Blizzard’s online store, and the runner-up will be rewarded with some in-game goodies.

Requirements to join are:

  • You must have your own setup (mouse, keyboard, headset)
  • You must have your own PC or a laptop (or have the University provide one for you)
  • Battle.net account

We’re looking forward to seeing you there, and best of luck at the tournament! To sign up, please email us at event@sotongamesoc.com and include your first and last name as well as your gamer tag.