The final of the Starcraft II World Championships took place in Shanghai, China this weekend, and a winner has emerged victorious. South Korean player PartinG beat fellow countryman Creator by four games to two to win the competition and take home the $100,000 first prize. Creator bagged $40,000, with third place player Rain being rewarded $16,000. All three finalists were Protoss players.
The Starcraft II World Championships final was the culmination of many rounds of qualifying that took place starting in April 2012. Individual countries held their own qualifiers before going into four continental heats between August and October, with the overall finals held in China over the weekend.
Starcraft II developer Blizzard announced this weekend that the Battle.net World Championships next year will take place at BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard's annual event for fans which went on hiatus in 2012. The date and location for BlizzCon 2013 is not yet known.