Starcraft II is growing increasingly in the e-sports scene. One of the popular LAN organisation, Dreamhack has announced its plans for this game going into 2011.This Swedish organisation has announced a total prize distribution amount of 800,000 SEK (~$125,000 USD) for the year 2011. The main sponsors will be: Steelseries, EIZO, AMD and Sapphire (elite :D). On Dreamhack web site we can read:
"DreamHack SAPPHIRE AMD Championship starts in March with a online tournament and then continue with four physical events where the major festivals, DreamHack Summer 2011 and DreamHack Winter 2011 with the finals at DreamArena Extreme, will be the most prestigious."
"A large part of the world’s elite are expected to come to Sweden to compete for the title of this year’s DreamHack Champion. The tournaments can be followed on site as well as online with several different types of live broadcasts."
"All the winners in the first four tournaments will qualify for the finals at DreamHack Winter 2011. Open Qualifiers will be held online but also through International Qualifiers."
Online Kickoff - 10,000 SEK (~$1,500 USD) prize pool, in March
Swedish tournament - 100,000 SEK (~$15,000 USD) prize pool, in April and May
DreamHack Summer - 200,000 SEK (~$30,000 USD) prize pool, in June
European Tournament - 100,000 SEK (~$15,000 USD) prize pool, September
DreamHack Winter - 400,000 SEK (~$60,000 USD) prize pool, in November
So promises to be a very interesting duel in the international arena !!
Source: fnatic.com, dreamhack.se