WarCraft III

WarCraft III

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$3,875,609.47 From 735 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2002-11-24 to

WarCraft III (abbreviated to WC3) is a real time strategy game released by Blizzard Entertainment on July 3, 2002. The game contains four playable races: Humans and Orcs, which had previously appeared in WarCraft: Orcs & Humans and WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness, and the Night Elves and Undead, which are new to the WarCraft lore. The game proved to be a best seller and one of the most anticipated and popular computer game releases ever, with 4.5 million units shipped to retail stores and over one million units sold within a month. WarCraft III won many awards including "Game of the Year" from more than six different publications.

WarCraft III differed from StarCraft: Brood War with its gameplay; emphasis on micromanagement, hero units with a simplified leveling system and inventory system, smaller food cap, and income tax based on the size of your army.

WarCraft III's map editor and vast modding community popularized the "Aeon of Strife"-style maps (AoS for short), which led to the creation of the custom map Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars, and ultimately paved the way for the MOBA genre with the release of Heroes of Newerth, League of Legends, and Dota 2.

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Korea, Republic of MoonJang, Jae Ho$436,337.69
2.Korea, Republic of LynPark, Joon$300,817.37
3.Netherlands GrubbyManuel Schenkhuizen$278,998.22
4.China SkyLi, Xiaofeng$258,549.09
5.China InfiWang, Xu Wen$215,171.08
6.China TH000Huang, Xiang$179,664.87
7.France ToDYoan Merlo$152,030.26
8.China Fly100%Lu, Weiliang$132,176.38
9.Korea, Republic of ReMinDKim, Sung Sik$128,704.81
10.Korea, Republic of SweetChun, Jung Hee$75,184.41
11.Korea, Republic of LuciferNoh, Jae Wook$66,447.52
12.China TeDZhuo Zeng$61,498.23
13.Germany miouDaniel Holthuis$57,379.64
14.Norway CreolophusOlav Undheim$52,853.97
15.China YumikoYu, Jiankai$52,093.44
16.Korea, Republic of FoVCho, Dae Hui$46,161.58
17.Korea, Republic of CheckLee, Hyung Joo$44,234.18
18.Ukraine HoTMykhaylo Novopashyn$41,275.00
19.Bulgaria InsomniaZdravko Georgiev$40,366.01
20.Korea, Republic of GoStopKim, Dong Moon$39,235.42
21.Russian Federation DeadmanAndrey Sobolev$38,753.43
22.Sweden MaDFroGFredrik Johansson$37,464.80
23.Germany XlorDDaniel Spenst$35,826.55
24.Korea, Republic of SoJuLee, Seong Deok$33,131.64
25.Germany HasuObsDennis Schneider$29,508.82

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$220,269.095.68%

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$1,424,792.74
2.China China$1,040,590.66
3.Germany Germany$312,428.45
4.Netherlands Netherlands$285,771.67
5.France France$169,850.81
6.Sweden Sweden$130,240.03
7.Russian Federation Russian Federation$111,260.09
8.United States United States$73,996.75
9.Bulgaria Bulgaria$61,258.69
10.Norway Norway$56,157.31