If you’re one to watch eSports and have been following StarCraft II’s esports, you know there are some of the best of the best competing out there. This week that doesn’t change as players prepare to battle it out in the final Playoffs that start this weekend on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. These top teams have battled it out and will get to take on some of the best players in the world on opposite teams.
As you may know, Red Bull Battle Grounds is a premier competitive video game tournament series. Here they have featured some of the most heart-stopping, mind bending, and awe-striking gameplay ever when it comes to games; this does not intend to change as these top teams will face off in StarCraft II’s Archon mode,which will launch with the upcoming expansion “Legacy of the Void” the second expansion for StarCraft II. This game mode will have two players taking control over one army, while controlling it cooperatively against another two-player team’s army, these two teams will be set to communicate, coordinate, and share all forms of resources as well as military power in order to eliminate their opposing team.
The event will take host to eight teams that have won a series of action-packed, heart-pounding and gut-wrenching qualifiers in order to get where they are now since this past summer. This series features an original tournament set-up that will allow the teams to challenge other teams directly. Each of these teams will start off with three lives and the final two teams standing will be named the victors and will move onto the Grand Finals that will take place on September 19th in Washington D.C. Here they will face off on the reigning Red bull Battlegrounds champion Bomber with a teammate to be announced later on, but also the winners of the Toronto qualifier, viOLet and MaSa. Veterans such as TaeJa and Mc will be taking the stage on the playoffs in order to show off the Archon mode, which will redefine the StarCraft II competitive gameplay.
WHEN: Friday, August 28th – Sunday, August, 30th
Livestream starts at 10AM PST every day at www.redbullbattlegrounds.com
WHERE: Red Bull eSports Studio in Santa Monica, California
WHO: The Casters
- Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant Paulo “CatZ” Vizcarra
- Andre “Gretorp” Hengchua Danny “ViBE” Scherlong
- Chris “HuK” Loranger + Jang “MC” Min Chul
- Brandon “puCK” Qual + Bailey “Bails” Thomas
- Park “DongRaeGu (DRG)” Soo Ho + Yoo “True” Ki Sung
- Yang “Alicia” Joon Sik + Choi “CranK” Jae Won
- Aleksandar “Beastyqt” Krstiæ + Kevin “qxc” Riley
- Seo “Journey” Tae Hee + Kim “Reality” Ki Hyun
- Kim “Heart” Min Hyuk + Kim “Ryung” Dong Won
- Yun “TaeJa” Young Seo + Choi “TheStC” Yun Sik
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