You are probably familiar with Red Bull Media House and them hosting the Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals, which is where the best of the best will host the premier global eSports tournament that will feature the best of the best Blizzard Entertainment players of StarCraft II. These top end men and or women are preparing to head to Washington D.C. where they will show off their talent, but also their elite capabilties at this all-time award-winning RTS title. What venue will they be at? The Fillmore Silver Spring on September 19th, for those of you who want to attend the event can head on over to premier global eSports tournament series featuring the top players of Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning real-time www.redbullbattlegrounds.com.
When this event takes place, players will see the first premier of the events for this eSports scene, which will help it debut the first time ever profession tournament series for StarCraft II’s Archon Mode. This mode will take center stage as the top players will compete in pairs in order to show off a chance of glory, but to also to show their capabilities as unique players. In this new 2-on-2 competitive mode coming from Starcraft II’s Legacy of the Void expansion, which features this mode, and will displayed there for the first time ever.As the event goes on, players will get to see a feature of events that will include the qualifying events for the top performing players in the world as well as the up and coming amateurs, of which the four teams of two will advance into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Grand Finals.
Qualifier Schedule – All Qualifiers Broadcast Live on www.redbullbattlegrounds.com:
- June 26-28: Toronto Qualifier
- July 3: Qualifier 1
- July 10: Qualifier 2
- July 17: Qualifier 3
- July 24: Qualifier 4
- July 31: Qualifier 5
- August 7: Qualifier 6
- August 28-30: Playoffs
- September 19: Grand Finals in Washington, D.C.
Players will compete from around the world in regional qualifiers that will narrow the field down to the best four armies. Those top-performing players will convene in Washington, D.C. for the final showdown entertaining cheering fans in attendance as well as thousands of livestream viewers rooting for their favorite team to determine the ultimate champions of the $30,000 prize.
Red Bull Battle Grounds StarCraft II events have seen some of the most frenzied gameplay and emotional, dramatic moments – whether it was Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn’s struggles versus the Widow Mine or Choi “Bomber” Ji Sung’s close call against Choi “Polt” Seong Hun. This year’s tournament featuring the brand new Archon Mode will bring a different strategic level of fast-paced action and maintain the same excitement that has entertained millions of fans around the globe.
Some of the top names in competitive StarCraft II are expected to compete in the Grand Finals on September 19th, including reigning champion Bomber who will return to defend his crown. Calling the action will be veteran shoutcasters Kevin “RotterdaM” van der Kooi and Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrican, with a host of other eSports celebrities on hand.
Single-day passes for the event are available now, by visiting www.redbullbattlegrounds.com.
The entirety of the Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals will be broadcast live, giving fans from around the globe the ability to take part in this event. Visit www.redbullbattlegrounds.com to tune into the livestream starting at 12:30PM on September 19.
Visit www.redbullbattlegrounds.com for additional details, rules and registration, and for many more exciting programs and announcements from Red Bull eSports. Follow @RedBullESPORTS on Twitter, #BattleGrounds.
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