Raleigh will play host to two incredible StarCraft II Events on August 24-26: the MLG Summer Championship and the North America Finals of the World Championship Series. In order to accommodate all the action, we’re taking the historic step of having two StarCraft II Main Stages in Raleigh, each showing the best matches of each Event.
The MLG Summer Championship
We’ll have the full list of confirmed players for you on Tuesday, August 21. You can still get Venue Spectator Passes which allow you to watch the event in person. And if you are looking to compete, we have some great news. Because of recent cancellations, we have a handful of passes available for the event. These will go on sale tomorrow, August 17, at 6pm ET. They should be gone in a matter of minutes; get yours fast! Take a look at who some of your competitors will be:
Since attending MLG Orlando 2011 as a Reddit-sponsored fan favorite, MKP has done exceptionally well at MLG Events, winning the Winter Arena and Winter Championship, taking 2nd Place at Spring Arena 1, and 3rd Place at the Spring Championship. He was unfortunately unable to attend the most recent Arena; will he make a true summer splash and win the Championship in Raleigh?
Stephano took 3rd Place at Spring Arena 2 and has been a frequent top finisher at MLG events, usually taking 5th or higher. He stumbled in Orlando 2011, coming in 18th, but has rocketed into the top levels of play since then. Will he finally emerge with a Championship title in Raleigh?
Taeja, originally a GSL player, joined TeamLiquid in March of 2012 and didn’t waste any time making waves in the Western scene. He made his way to the Summer Arena by qualifying in first the Open, and then the Invite-Only Summer Online Qualifiers. Once at the Summer Arena, he took 1st Place, slamming through a field that included Alicia, Oz, Stephano, and Puma, among others. Will he make it two in a row in Raleigh?
Huk failed to qualify for the Summer Arena via the Invite-Only Online Qualifiers, but this was a momentary blip on an otherwise stellar MLG record. He took 1st Place in both Raleigh 2010 (MLG’s first-ever StarCraft II event) and Orlando 2011, has come in 3rd twice, and his average finish, in the 12 MLG events he’s attended, is 6th. Huk is a force to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to see what he comes up with in Raleigh. Will he bring the title back to where it all began?
The North America Finals of the World Championship Series
The top finishers from the US Nationals, Canada Nationals, and Mexico Nationals will compete in Raleigh in the North America Finals of the World Championship Series, vying for $60,000 in prize money and the chance to attend the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai, China on November 17-18. Check out VOD from the US Nationals of the WCS, held at the MLG Spring Championship in Anaheim, and take a look at the full player lists:
|UNITED STATES NATIONAL FINALS|
|3rd||Insur||Infinity Seven||Protoss||United States|
|5th||Mystik||Check Six||Zerg||United States|
|9th||Perfect||Check Six||Protoss||United States|
|CANADA NATIONAL FINALS|
|MEXICO NATIONAL FINALS|
All of the StarCraft II action from Raleigh will be broadcast live on four streams on majorleaguegaming.com. Two are free; two are Premium streams available only with an HD Pass. This HD pass also gets you all streams in ad-free HD and immediate access to VOD. And if you come to Raleigh, you can see it all in person; get a spectator pass now!
Keep your eyes on the site over the next few days, as we bring you the full broadcast schedule and more!