It’s a little frustrating that we don’t have both Katowice and Blizzcon in terms of comparing who had a better year overall. Instead of having the two parallel circuits, various smaller cross tournaments and two big prestige tournaments now we only have one of the latter where Serral, Reynor et al do battle with the GSL lads for a huge, big tournament. Where Katowice you have qualification that generally sees the hottest players form wise making up the field and Blizzcon more rewarding consistency over a season.
I suppose, while writing this the Dreamhack seasonal finals are a nice addition to the circuit. I’d kind of written them off because of cross server issues clearly impacting games but in future when they’re offline they’ll get us more of that cross-region fix.
I hope King of Battles can make a return to the circuit when offline competition is possible as I must say I really love the format and the Bo5s in the groups is a nice tweak on the GSL setup.