Thursday, 2 June 2011

MLG Columbus & Nvidia Starcraft 2 tournament

After the absolute trainwreck that was MLG Dallas, MLG seeks to redeem itself with MLG Columbus. And so far so good.

New booths, shinny neat trophy. But most of all, the contingent from Korea. First we get THE Casting Archon, Tasteless and Artosis who are without a doubt the most exciting and entertaining casting duo on the planet. AAND then we have the Korean invites.

IM.Losira, the heir to the Zerg throne under Nestea his team mate. Slayers_MMA, The fast rising "Legend Killer" Team League legend, iloveoov in the making under the Emperors wing. FOXMoon, Warcraft 3 legend, likely looking to prove himself after a considerable slump lately.ST-Bomber, oGs_MC, after Bomber had Visa issues, MLG scrambled to find a solution, and boy did they come through, this man needs no introduction to anyone who follows Starcraft 2, arguably the best Protoss in the World, Dreamhack Winner, 2-time GSL Winner, First (and only) Protoss Winner of the GSL. He's also playing Idra first broadcasted game, oh look forward to the tears.

The Open bracket is full of wild cards, most notably; Thorzain, TSL3 winner, all-round amazing Terran, showed us an incredibly solid but versatile play style throughout his TSL run, taking out FruitDealer, Liquid_Tyler, oGs_MC, Empire.Kas and Reigning MLG Champion Naniwa, it will be interesting to see if he can thrive under the intense back to back pressure of the MLG format. Mouz-Morrow emerges too, my favorite European Zerg someone who has remarkable play and consistency and definitely worth looking out for. But the God Of War too waits in the Open Bracket, ST_July also known as JulyZerg, Brood War legend and without a doubt one of the best Korean Zerg with a unique highly aggressive style.


I could write for pages and pages about the old talent but I decided to stick with the new, and give you a more general heads up and the newcomers to MLG. It will sure to be an entertaining weekend so make sure to check out the stream over at MLG. Look forward to a highly entertaining and hopefully problem free weekend of Starcraft 2 action!

Edit: Forgot to mention the brand new Tournament announced today ( that I even put in the title -_-), the Nividia Starcraft 2 tournament, casted by Day9 and HuskyStarcraft , $22,000 prize pool. Both amateur and pro bracket, sounds like a new exciting concept.  If the HDH invitational, and Day9 King of the Beta are any measure to go by, it should be an amazing tournament.

17 comments:

  1. starcraft is a futuresport

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  2. That's a nice trophy :D Want!

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  3. Thorzain is going to mix it up this tourney.

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  4. I'm looking forward to the weekend too! On the topic of old talent, maybe you could do a 'Champions from History' post/posts so noobies get to know some of the legends of Starcraft.

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  5. I definitely will, I am a massive iloveoov fan (as you may tell by the blog url). Expect it within the next 2 weeks, I'll want some time to do them justice.

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  6. are any of them korean, if so...
    lol

    followed!

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  7. Cyber Athletes win some sweet trophies!

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  8. Wow its amazing how big e-sports has become.
    followed!

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  9. very informative vid nice =D

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  10. One of my friends love star craft II then.
    I must show him this blog.

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  11. 22,000 $?! I wish I could take my parents to tournament and show them why playing game isn't a bad thing.

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  12. i tried to post you yesterday, but my laptop froze up. I cant believe the prize its that big!

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  13. @Tomas Wait until I post about the MLG Grand Championships, NASL, and GSL. The Grand Finals for MLG has $50,000 USD for first place, the least of the above three :D

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  14. I can't wait to waste my entire weekend on this!

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  15. why are they always shouting in the videos!!

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