To regular gamers, Blizzard's annual Blizzcon is a celebration of everything the developer has to offer. For esports fans, it signals a number of tournaments on Blizzard titles.
For this year, the conference saw the conclusion of the hugely-popular Overwatch World Cup, the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship and a couple of Hearthstone tournaments.
In case you wondered what the outcome was of any of these tournaments, Blizzard issued a press release detailing the winners of six tournaments.
StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals
With two championship titles already under his belt in 2017, Rogue arrived on the global stage at BlizzCon as a favorite to win the whole tournament. Once he got warmed up in the grand final against SoO, he showed the world he definitely deserves the title of WCS Global Champion with a 4-2 series win.
Heroes of the Storm Global Championship Finals
Winning team: MVP Black
MVP Black and Fnatic met in the final match of the HGC Finals after both teams moved past the semis with 3-0 wins. When the dust settled, it was MVP Black standing tall over the Swedish powerhouse with a 3-1 victory after a barnburner of a finale. MVP Black's unwavering determination and dedication to their craft was enough to secure them their first trophy at BlizzCon.
World of Warcraft Arena World Championship
Winning team: ABC
The European streak continues as ABC sweeps Panda Global in the most decisive championship match in the history of the tournament. Working against a hostile crowd, ABC triumphed behind the Arcane Mage play of Alex 'Alec' Sheldrick to bring the WoW Arena trophy to Europe for the fourth straight year.
Overwatch World Cup
Winning nation: South Korea
South Korea was always expected to be the "final boss" at BlizzCon-and runner-up Canada fought valiantly in taking a single map-but in the end the story finished as expected. Ryujehong and company's sudden vulnerability didn't make a difference as South Korea goes two-for-two in Overwatch World Cup Championships.
Winning team: Grimestreet Grifters
After two days of frenetic and varied play among the 12 community personalities, the Grimestreet Grifters-comprised of Andrey 'Reynad' Yanyuk, Hakjun 'Kranich' Baek, and Pathra Cadness-emerged victorious. The best-of-11 finals saw the format of each game drawn from a sealed envelope, and players were individually eliminated from the stage until the Grifters claimed the trophy 6-5 over the Chillblade Crusaders.
StarCraft: Remastered Ultimate Title Fight
Although Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong and Kim "Bisu" Taek Yong's lengthy careers largely overlapped, they hardly ever played each other outside of team leagues. That changed when the two StarCraft legends met in the Ultimate Title Fight, a best-of-five showmatch with $25,000 on the line. In the fifth and final game, Bisu seemed to get a read on Jaedong's aggressive strategy, and managed to hold him off to take the series 3-2.