Following the disappointing news that StarCraft II would be missing from the next MLG event for the first time since its release, Red Bull jumped in to cheer up fans with a tease that something big was coming.
Now that I am part of the working zombie populace I have considerably less time to consume eSports content, which is quite literally 24/7 these days. The chances are most readers are of the same world. But you're in luck, despite my better judgment I rarely get more than 4 hours sleep, sitting into the small hours of the morning watching, I’m here to help you keep up!
Let’s focus on WCS Europe (StarCraft II World Championship Series) because, as any eSports netizens will know, the American regionals are really just a stomping ground for South Koreans and that’s just not as interesting.
You may remember a short while ago, following a record breaking MLG Anaheim, MLG announced it was stepping up the pace with additional content. Well, it looks like MLG is already delivering.
Today the eSports company has announced the MLG Summer Invite, a 16-player $1,500 Invitational tournament with some of the best StarCraft II players in North America.
128 players will compete in an open bracket tournament under the World Championship Series (WCS) Tier 1 banner, fighting it out for $25,000 in prizes and all-important WCS ranking points. For those trying to nail down their spots at the StarCraft II World Championship at Blizzcon, this competition could be make or break.
Are you ready? The two days of WCS (StarCraft II World Championships) European Finals are about to kick off (25-26th), one of the most anticipated finals of recent times. With organizer ESL's world class entertainment values and some of the most charismatic and skilled players on the planet, this is one you don't want to miss!
It is pretty hard to miss the StarCraft II World Championship Series if you ever visit Twitch.TV, but if you somehow did, now is the perfect time to tune in! The top players the world over have clicked it out and we're already down to the final 16. On Saturday June 1 and Sunday June 2, we will witness an epic; the top players will do battle live in-person at the MLG Studio in the American Regional Finals.
Premier North American eSports team Evil Geniuses has dropped the biggest and most shocking headline in recent StarCraft history; it has released StarCraft veteran Greg “IdrA” Fields from its team.
Join commentators Axeltoss and Axslav, along with other special guests, from 1pm ET on Saturday and 1.30pm ET on Sunday.
The action continues into next week when the WCS America competition will be broadcast at 8pm ET Monday-Thursday.
The first season of the $1.6 million StarCraft II WCS 2013 (World Championship Series) is kicking off soon and American partner MLG has announced fresh details of WCS America Season 1, which will include a $100,000 prize pool.
It will feature a 256 player Qualifying Tournament where the top eight players will earn a spot in the WCS America Season 1 Premier League. The other 24 places in the Premier League will be populated by invited players, including some of the best Koreans in the world; reason enough to upset the European and North American community who expected WCS to foster competition outside of Korea.