Korean player PartinG wins Starcraft II World Championships

Fellow countrymen PartinG and Creator battle it out in Starcraft II World Championships final, with the former taking the title and the $100,000 main prize.

The final of the Starcraft II World Championships took place in Shanghai, China this weekend, and a winner has emerged victorious. South Korean player PartinG beat fellow countryman Creator by four games to two to win the competition and take home the $100,000 first prize. Creator bagged $40,000, with third place player Rain being rewarded $16,000. All three finalists were Protoss players.

Korean Protoss player PartinG is now $100,000 richer. (Image courtesy of Liquipedia.)

The Starcraft II World Championships final was the culmination of many rounds of qualifying that took place starting in April 2012. Individual countries held their own qualifiers before going into four continental heats between August and October, with the overall finals held in China over the weekend.

Starcraft II developer Blizzard announced this weekend that the Battle.net World Championships next year will take place at BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard's annual event for fans which went on hiatus in 2012. The date and location for BlizzCon 2013 is not yet known.

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params7
params7

Nobody loves Starcraft as much as Koreans. This much is a fact.

Moh_fuad
Moh_fuad

You bunch of losers, just congratulate the kid and shut up

placksheep
placksheep

A Korean dude is good at Starcraft? No way.

tgwolf
tgwolf

I think the important thing is that he didn't die of exhaustion for having played in a meta cafe for three days...not that that ever happened for another game and same developer...

davidsworld3
davidsworld3

Why is the company throwing money away like this? If they have so much damn money should idk make better games??? Star craft 2 sucked, the graphics are so behind that I have to wonder when they actually made it.  I refuse to buy anymore star craft waited too many years for a disappointing looking game, and it's not just the graphics either, the gameplay hasn't improved, nor has the story.  F blizzard.

slipgraeme
slipgraeme

wonder how many hours a week he much clock in to be this good? i can usually squeeze in about 5 hours in a week at a push :-S (thats just for any game), but at this level hes gotta be bumming it non stop?!?.....unless of course hes a SC2 demi god!

Cypress131
Cypress131

Saying that a Korean won the WCS finals is almost like saying an American team won the MLB World Series.

Exquisite
Exquisite

Last non-Protoss, non-Korean standing was Chinese Zerg player Sen.  Everyone should check out the epic quarterfinal Sen vs Hero.

TenraiSenshi
TenraiSenshi

A Korean player winning Starcraft 2 championships? NEVER!!!!!

unwell-7
unwell-7

way to go! kid's only 19 and he already has 100K in his pocket. if he has a stable and decent paying job, then he's set. if not, then i hope he is still continuing with his studies b/c let's face it. 100K can only last so long. but good for PartinG!

707107
707107

Are there reruns of this tournament anywhere?

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

Y'all are actually griefing this kid for making money...playing games? I mean, how bad is your own life that you have nothing better to do than hang out on a gaming site, reading about what others are doing with their lives. Sounds like a desperate attempt to make you feel better about your own sad life.

jaifrecap
jaifrecap

Korean. Really? Who would have thought.

SwimSwimHungry
SwimSwimHungry

I've been following the scene for a while and I've never heard of this guy.

Arsyad00
Arsyad00

Congratulations!!!!

can`t u gaiz be happy for the young kowean?? :(

hatefull
hatefull

He's 19 ffs what have you accomplished by the age of 19? stop bragging in frustration about your sex life like its something that requires more than 2 brain cells, this has nothing to do with it

Arronaxxx
Arronaxxx

100k is nowhere near enough to make up for all those lost years of his life. But at least he'll be able to buy "girlfriend experience" from now on ;)

tightwad34
tightwad34

 @slipgraeme

 He is a demi god who plays all the time making him completely unstoppable.

madkings2
madkings2

 @Exquisite Still have to see it. Next time at BlizzCon will still be pretty bad hours for EU though :(

snaketus
snaketus

 @unwell-7 Well, what you think if he's got a decent day job if he's playing a video game at this level. lol.

bmgd70
bmgd70

 @CUDGEdave pretty sure job means doing a task that pays you money. i guess he has a real job.

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @DaSlyOne If you don't like other people on here to express their opinions on here then you can debate that crap of what your talking about on youtube,because noone will ever listen to you.If you don't likey then pls so use the back button or you see the X in the top right hand corner please use if you like.I don't particularly care.

Warsilver
Warsilver

 @hatefull If you trained most of your life to play the video game, I'm sure you'd be a contender too.

DaSlyOne
DaSlyOne

 @JIMDOG4442002 Obviously you do care. And obviously my words hit awfully close to home! Funny, you say everyone is entitled to their opinion...except me? Get back to your school work, recess is over.

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @hailthorn No but really why is this news,if you cant answer me then take your keyboard then repetitively smack your self in the head with it .Ok bye bye now

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @DaSlyOne  @JIMDOG4442002 Honestly you didn't understand my last comment.your just trying to shut ppl down for making up their own opinions about this contest.Not everyone has to like it.So what you think its great whoopty doo you deserve a medal fine sir.Unfortunately you ran into me who can care less.And if your that bored coming back commenting me about meaningless crap,then I would recommend you to find the nearest highway and go play in it.

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @DaSlyOne  @Lord_Python1049  @hailthorn Dooty-head?Good choice in words what are you in Kinder garten.Do you need to be set down for a nap lol.Its ok kid for someone that lives on GS you really suck at life.Tryna harass people for entertainment you should be a shame of your self,go find your parents kid.

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @DaSlyOne  @Lord_Python1049  @hailthorn Wow the same guy  that wants to jock me about my comments,no why don't you try CNN since you keep on talking.I think you need a friend or go play with puppets or something you don't belong on here.

JIMDOG4442002
JIMDOG4442002

 @DaSlyOne  @hailthorn  @Arronaxxx Wow your so quick to judge even though you cant come with a better comeback.No I'm not rasict I just didn't like my experience over there not like I have to tell you.