World of WarCraft

World of WarCraft


Release Date:
2004
Prize Money Awarded:
$3,661,837.61 From 85 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2007-04-28 to

World of WarCraft is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the fourth released game set in the fantasy WarCraft universe, which was first introduced by WarCraft: Orcs & Humans in 1994. World of WarCraft takes place within the WarCraft world of Azeroth, approximately four years after the events at the conclusion of Blizzard's previous WarCraft release, WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne. Blizzard Entertainment announced World of WarCraft on September 2, 2001. The game was released on November 23, 2004, on the 10th anniversary of the WarCraft franchise.

Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$111,948.703.06%
Offline/LAN$3,549,888.9196.94%

Comparisons


» Counter-Strike-$7,172,541.40
» StarCraft: Brood War-$3,673,168.07
» WarCraft III-$1,206,332.83

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.United States United States$1,078,229.15
2.Germany Germany$391,480.24
3.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$359,133.33
4.Canada Canada$259,975.01
5.France France$242,016.66
6.United Kingdom United Kingdom$224,946.83
7.Sweden Sweden$171,864.34
8.Italy Italy$144,454.11
9.Australia Australia$75,170.83
10.China China$73,083.32

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United Kingdom 2GDJames HardingCommentator
United Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerCommentator