Sixteen of the best StarCraft II players face off for a massive $40,000 grand prize.
Blizzard Entertainment's strategy franchise StarCraft was the first video game series to support eSports. The trend continues this weekend in the World Championship Series Season 3 Finals of StarCraft II. In Toronto, Canada, 16 of the top players from the third and final season will compete for a $40,000 grand prize.
In StarCraft II, each region—Korean, American and European—has their own series. The top five players from each of these leagues have been crowned (six from America) and are now competing for the international title. In the regional matches we saw some massive upsets, and the games this weekend are expected to be fantastic. The Toronto crowd has already proved to be rowdy and exciting, and NASL has been doing a great job with production. Included in the player pool is the most famous Zerg player from StarCraft, Jaedong, as well as many other renowned players such as Soulkey, MMA, MC and Maru.
If you are interested in watching the finals this weekend, you can find them on the official NASL stream on Twitch.tv. For more information about the games, including brackets, check out the StarCraft community on reddit, the Liquipedia page or the official StarCraft II eSports website! I will be attending the event live, so if you have any questions please leave a comment!
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