WC3 World Championship - Summer 2018

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While we generally don't post about WC3 esport events and streamed tournaments all too often, this is definitely an exception that warrants an announcement. This year's GCS Summer Grand Finals is something to tune into!

It's the first premier tournament to be played on the 1.29 patch. Hero balance changes, widescreen, and all that jazz that affects the base game and melee meta are to be put to action on WC3's biggest competitive stage.

Location: Shanghai, China
Date: June 4-10, 2018
Prizepool: 98,000 RMB ($15,333)
Hosted by: Netease / dz.163 (Blizzard's distributor and server in China)

Livecasted by: Our partners Back2Warcraft on Twitch! (in English)



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English Coverage: @Back2Warcraft, @UgriWC3, Warcraft3.Info, Liquipedia Wiki, and here on this thread
Official Announcement (in Chinese): 《魔兽争霸Ⅲ》黄金联赛夏季赛6月4日打响-魔兽争霸官方对战平台
 
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This tournament is chinese. Hive is not chinese. Only the fewest (if any) around here speak chinese.
Why should we care?

the commentary is in english, with us being at sight
the ingame language is english
most of the koreans speak english and we'll interview them
one of the biggest favorites is from Europe/CIS
it's a world championship and the first of it's kind on 1.29.

maybe thats why
 
This tournament is chinese. Hive is not chinese. Only the fewest (if any) around here speak chinese.
Why should we care?

It is streamed in English on twitch.tv/back2warcraft. It is one of the biggest melee tournaments of the year, it is definitely worth giving a shot! You won't be disappointed.
 
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Ah to mention something else

In China here Netease offers a quite sizable amount of money to the map makers in China, I don't know if it's also happening in occident, can't say it's resurrectional for War3 in China, but it does work, tho, Neteast is always being roasted here.

By the way many Chinese ORPG map makers get pin money from the premium services bound to the their maps, They are selling somethings as those real online game, I don't know who even buys something in it but hitherto there are three or two i knew from communications in social media earn more than grands a half year, I never knew making maps earns this big.
 
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Ah to mention something else

In China here Netease offers a quite sizable amount of money to the map makers in China, I don't know if it's also happening in occident, can't say it's resurrectional for war3 in china, but it does work, tho Neteast is always being roasted here.
It's complicated.NetEase somehow commercialized war3 custom maps in spite of the non-profit-law of WorldEditor.It has managed to attract a lot of newbies who have no idea of intellectual property right,though most of old-school fans don't like it.

As you know,the models,skins,icons and spells in Hiveworkshop are free.Some of our editors stole them,made some minor adjustment, and claimed the origin authors themselves.To make matters worse,they are selling them on the NetEase war3 market.Yes,yes,they sucks...

Unlike Steam Workshop,War3 and SC2 never had rules for commercial system,which made the community of custom editors into an Utopia.Netease ,in my opinion,are destroying warcraft3 instead of ressurecting.
 
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It's complicated.NetEase somehow commercialized war3 custom maps in spite of the non-profit-law of WorldEditor.It has managed to attract a lot of newbies who have no idea of intellectual property right,though most of old-school fans don't like it.

As you know,the models,skins,icons and spells in Hiveworkshop are free.Some of our editors stole them,made some minor adjustment, and claimed the origin authors themselves.To make matters worse,they are selling them on the NetEase war3 market.Yes,yes,they sucks...

Unlike Steam Workshop,War3 and SC2 never had rules for commercial system,which made the community of custom editors into an Utopia.Netease ,in my opinion,are destroying warcraft3 instead of ressurecting.

I think Commercialization is another story for War3, I want you to know War3 is A dead game already in China, This is irrevocable, And no matter how lucrative Netease turnt mapmaking into it's always funny to see that how much boosted when people receive an amount of regular money from it.

Anyway i don't like commercialization-ism tho, for disambiguatin', I don't see no bad aspects as a player, Tho I seldom play other's War3 maps too, I think you never underwent those crappy bullshi* TD maps like "变态属性 一秒百级", Hell no man I rather die to play dat. After offering money these craps are declining.

Meantime some of those "loaded" mapmakers started throwing money in, They hired artists, triggerers, plot-designers, game-flow designers... ect. And all come to an harvest unlike in the past.
 
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It's complicated.NetEase somehow commercialized war3 custom maps in spite of the non-profit-law of WorldEditor.It has managed to attract a lot of newbies who have no idea of intellectual property right,though most of old-school fans don't like it.

As you know,the models,skins,icons and spells in Hiveworkshop are free.Some of our editors stole them,made some minor adjustment, and claimed the origin authors themselves.To make matters worse,they are selling them on the NetEase war3 market.Yes,yes,they sucks...

Unlike Steam Workshop,War3 and SC2 never had rules for commercial system,which made the community of custom editors into an Utopia.Netease ,in my opinion,are destroying warcraft3 instead of ressurecting.

What is your preferred language for developing Warcraft III maps?

here's another discussion, I desperately want @MindWorX to bring these:
- Map encryption or digital signature to prevent Netease from stealing your maps
- Fix bugs to stop external DLL (to stop micro transactions or in-app-purchasing)

to us.
 

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Entire playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMkd70z67SI&list=PLXVhuKDtlTeVsdVjifPGmby1ebShjLfbW

Finals and game for third have not been uploaded yet, but I am sure they will be uploaded soon.

Edit: how can you link youtube playlists? It always changes it to link only the first video
 
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