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Top-Tier eSports Battles at BlizzCon 2011

Blizzard has announced that this year's BlizzCon, set to take place at the Anaheim Convention Center in California between October 21 and 22, will play host to both the 2011 Global Battle.net Invitational and the 2011 Global StarCraft II League final.

The Global Battle.net Invitational features top-rank pro players competing for supremacy on StarCraft II and World of Warcraft, while the Global StarCraft II event will be the first time the tournament final has taken place outside of Korea. Between the two events, a total prize pool of around $300,000 will be available for the winners.

"Between the Global Battle.net Invitational and the GSL October Final, two of the biggest eSports events of the year will be taking place at BlizzCon 2011," said Mike Morhaime, CEO of Blizzard. "We're looking forward to witnessing the high level of competition between the pro gamers participating in these events alongside our attendees at BlizzCon and the viewers at home."

The events will be streamed live via the official BlizzCon website, though you'll need a free Battle.net account in order to access the stream. In the meantime, the official BlizzCon site has full details about the convention itself.

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Top-Tier eSports Battles at BlizzCon 2011


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