The OSC League is a collaboration of established tournament franchises, individual events and event managers from all regions who work together to create great events for starcraft players and fans! We offer unique incentives to increase the appeal of existing and new tournaments, such as $ Bounties +$ Participation Competitions, directly fund/financially support events, use a network of experienced admins, provide adverting/promotion, share resources, and most importantly give OSC Points – which our dedicated and growing player base compete for to improve their ranking and collect the rewards!
Adding OSC points to a tournament’s prizepool, and including your tournament as part of the league, has been proven to see an increase in player participation and interest, as players chase additional OSC points and rewards! Below are quotes to that effect from some our partners:
“We have just added OSC point system in the (ESL NA Americas ) Open, and it had doubled the interest and amount of players in just the first week!”
-Bloodyrafe, ESL NA Americas Open Admin
At Bacon Infinity we couldn’t be more pleased with our partnership with the OSC. The SEA region has been growing to be incredibly strong competitors in the Starcraft scene and are very passionate about what they do (often staying up until 5 or 6 in the morning to compete in our weekly tournaments!). It’s amazing to see how much good the OSC is doing for their region and as North American players ourselves it’s great to see that the OSC is doing work to help revitalize our region as well. The OSC point system is a great way for us to see up and coming talent in these two regions, talent that we hope to see getting slots in the upcoming WCS seasons!
-Bacon Infinity, Community Casters and Event Organisers
“Before OSC we had divergent tournaments but there was no real narrative that bought it all together. OSC provides that. Being able to follow, throughout the year, the changing rankings and trying to guess who will take those coveted 32 spots at the end of the season is pretty fun.
I think it also has been extremely valuable in helping build the SEA starcraft community and to give people a sense that competing in these tournaments leads to something bigger. There is always an excitement when OSC announces a new thing to the community and everyone supports and takes part in it.”
– Philosopher, Organiser and admin of SEAcraft tournaments
Regular Partnered Tournaments:
First started in February 2011, the Masters Cup tournament is one of the longest running and premier online events in the South East Asian + Oceania region! Originally monthly, the Masters Cup has since expanded to include the Americas, and is now run fortnightly. One edition is NA/SEA only, the next open to all regions, repeat. The Masters Cup is directly run by the OSC team.
Every 2nd Sunday the Proxy Tempest Team run a $100 Open tournament hosted on EU.
Wardi Open/WardiTv Events
Run by Wardi and streamed on WardiTv, the Wardi Open is a $400+ Groups into Playoff style tournament for EU, NA + KR stars!
The WardiTv Weekly is a $100 Tournament, into $400 Playoffs!
NA Ladder Heroes is a tournament run by feardragon that encourages and rewards players for practicing and playing on the NA Ladder! Each week the top 20 highest ranked GM players earn points towards a Monthly final. The first + second highest ranked players also earn $ weekly. After the 4 week month, the top 12 players ranked by weekly points are then invited to the monthly finals (~$380 USD)
The SC2 Online Community Open is a single elimination style tournament for Starcraft 2, Legacy of the Void. $50-$100 in prize. Open to all regions, the Community Open is directly run by the OSC team.
The Filthy NA Open is an event organised by PSISTORM Gamings Owner Damen ‘Flithyrake’ Knight. The weekly cup is a regular single elimination event designed to support NA players and provide them with a weekly tournament of their own where they can battle it out for the title of best NA player of the week! 3 weeks per month are NA only, with the 4th week open to all regions.
Weekly $25 Open tournament hosted on NA.
The Americas Open is a weekly online tournament for StarCraft II players produced by ESL. Hosted on the Americas server every Sunday night (Monday morning KST), the Americas Open is a single elimination, that can be played by players from the entire world!
Twice weekly $25 Open tournament hosted on EU.
The OSC All Stars tournament was initially known as Global All Stars in 2015, and was an event which aimed to increase the interaction and competition between the North American, European, SEA and Chinese scenes. It was designed to have some of the worlds best sc2 players, fight for the title of best foreigner! These were $1000 intermittent cups. However, with the WCS redesign in 2016 basically replicating this format, but on a far greater scale, the All Stars brand was change to a $100 Weekly for players from the OSC home regions (China, N.America, L.America, SEA + Oceania).
Run by the SCBoys team, the King Fu Cup has grown over the last couple of years to now be one of the premier online events in Starcraft 2! It showcases the best Chinese players vs the best koreans and other top foreigners. Always a huge prizepool, and top notch product, the Kung Fu Cup is an event that shouldn’t be missed as a player or viewer!
The OSC CN Weekly, as the name suggests, a $50 Weekly tournament for players in the Chinese region!
The Blizzard ANZ/ESL ANZ Cups are a new monthly tournament hosted by ESL for the SEA community. Despite the name, this cup is open to all members of the SEA community, not just those in Australian and New Zealand. These Double Elimination Cups boast a $1000 USD Prizepool!
The OSC SEA Weekly, as the name suggests, a $50 Weekly tournament for players in the SEA + Oceanic regions!
Blizzard ANZ/SEA WCS Qualifiers
In addition to offering a WCS Seed/s, Blizzard ANZ always invest a lot into their WCS Qualifiers, making sure the regions top talent have an impressive prizepool to fight for! It is the always a highlight event and is a great lead in to the main WCS tournament itself.
EU tournament run by the team at Blacer esports.
Leifeng Cups are a series of daily $100 online cups organized and casted by Invictus Gaming coach Edison and sponsored by iloveoov16. The purpose of the cup is to raise the skill level of Chinese players by competing with Korean players on a regular basis. This Cup is one of the skilled tournaments for its prizepool, and an excellent practice tool for Masters+ players! Open to all regions, it’s a great tournament to try and score some $ Bounties in!
$100 tournament run by RuFF, testing players on new ladder maps!
Douyu StarMasters Cup is a series of daily and monthly online cups organized by LeiFeng, the coach of Team LeiFeng: the purpose of the cup is to raise the skill level of Chinese players by competing with Korean players on a regular basis. The cup is held every week from Wednesday to Friday at 8pm KST.
Organised by Philosopher, SEAcraft Weekly is a regular single elimination event designed to support SEA players and provide them with a weekly tournament of their own where they can battle it out for the title of best SEA player of the week! 3 weeks per month are SEA only, with the 4th week open to all regions. In addition to the Weekly, SEAcraft also run a few SEAcraft Melee tournaments, which are smaller events for up and coming SEA players, which has a rule that any players who have qualified for WCS Challenger/Premier or won a Masters Cup are ineligible to compete. Reason being it allows the next tier to show off their skills and pocket some $’s.
SGL (short for Shang gan ling) is a series of bi-weekly online cups organized by Kaurala, a Chinese caster. The format has recently changed to 16 player invites, who engage in battle for $750! Groups > Playoffs.
Rival Starcraft League (RSL)
The Rival StarCraft II League was founded in early 2015 by Jake ‘Hawkeye’ Kohl. The intent is to bring a tournament experience to non-professional StarCraft II players. This invite is offered to players around the world, but games are played primarily on the North America Server. After the first successful year of tournaments, the RSL is expanding to Weekly Tournaments helped run by Rival Gaming that will compliment the tournament.
The Gauntlet is an organization created by Colton “Ctone” Sanford along with Camron “Candyman” Sanford and Justin “justfunkyaself” Funk. Created in 2015, The Gauntlet is dedicated to host StarCraft 2 online events in order to showcase the highest level of competition. Operating for over a year The Gauntlet hosted in the StarCraft2 competitive scene 6 tournaments and 2 showmatches for a total of $4,950 USD in 2015 alone and has recently started their activities for 2016.
The Gauntlet team have proven to be innovative tournament organisers, who have some of the best production in the business! Make sure to signup for the season 2016 qualifiers, and tune in for the great games!
The smallest OSC tournament, the Noodle Cup (formerly known as Friday Fun Night) is a fun community event organised by Elusory usually run on Friday or Thursday nights (KST), for those who want some starcraft action heading into the weekend. The tournament is single elimination, and is normally run fortnightly.
The Ascended Starcraft League (or more commonly known as ASL) is an eSports organization dedicated to providing amateur + professional gamers with epic tournaments and events, using high quality production and graphics! They host 4 starcraft 2 leagues, Prime ($5000USD for Pro player), Challenger ($500USD for Semi Pro’s/Masters/GM’s), Vanguard ($180 for Platinum and Diamond), and Defender ($120 for Casual BSGP leauges). Additionally they also run a weekly cup partnered with Bacon Infinity.
Run by Spawning Tool, Matcherino, 1FPro and Proxy Tempest, the Bonus Pool is a new tournament in 2016, which uses a mix of invites, EU, SEA, NA + KR qualifiers, to find 16 players to compete in a $400+ Double Elim Event.