The Summer Arena will kick off this Season's broadcasts in style on July 20-22, as we bring you three days of top-level StarCraft II live from our studio in NYC. This Season's event will feature everything the Arenas are known for: spectacular matches, superior casting, incredibly high production value on the streams, and a totally customizable viewing experience. This time, though, we're adding something new to the mix.
Watch the Main Arena Stream Free!
We're incredibly pleased to announce that, thanks to Full Sail University, we will be offering the Main StarCraft II Arena stream free in standard definition for the very first time! Help us thank our partner and recognize their generosity by registering here to learn more about Full Sail.
The Arena will consist of three streams: The Main Stream, Premium Stream, and Dr Pepper Stream. Everything but the Premium stream will be free in standard definition. Buy an HD pass to watch all streams in up to full 1080p without ads, get access to the Premium stream, and get DVR functionality on all streams so that you can rewind and watch matches you missed.
Broadcast Schedule (all times ET)
Friday, July 20: 5pm-11pm
Saturday, July 21: 12pm-8pm
Sunday, July 22: 12pm-9pm
A more detailed schedule will be released before the event.
For Summer, we've lined up an all-star group of casters, including some faces you'll be accustomed to seeing at Arenas, and some old friends who we're incredibly happy to have back. Casters for the Summer Arena will be Artosis, djWheat, Day9, Apollo, and Mr Bitter.
We have invited the Spring Championship Top 8, along with the winners from each of the Regional Invite-Only Qualifiers. (In the event that a player could not attend, the next highest finishing player was invited). It's a fantastic mix of Pro Circuit veterans and players who will be hitting the Arena for the first time, which should make for some incredible action. Our 32 invited Arena players are:
|SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP||NORTH AMERICAN||EUROPEAN||KOREAN|
|TOP 8||INVITE-ONLY OQ||INVITE-ONLY OQ||INVITE-ONLY OQ|
|Slayers_Alicia (P)||GoldenLight (Z)||Infused.SortOf (Z)||LiquidHero (P)|
|Quantic_SaSe (P)||EmpireViolet (Z)||Type.Real (P)||LiquidTaeja (T)|
|MStephano (Z)||LiquidSheth (Z)||Blast.Roof (Z)||SlayersRyung (T)|
|EGPuma (T)||QuanticIllusion (T)||AI.Cytoplasm (Z)||IMLosira (Z)|
|FnaticOz (P)||CoLSasquatch (Z)||ESCDaisy (P)||Top (T)|
|CoLGanzi (T)||CoLqxc (T)||GamersLeague.Snute (Z)||FnaticRain (T)|
|FnaticAlive (T)||Eclypsia_Welmu (P)||IMFirst (P)|
|Grubby (P)||ESCGoody (T)||TSLRevival (Z)|
|Blast.Tefel (Z)||MVPDream (T)|
* Goody replaces Nerchio, who unfortunately cannot attend.
It's going to be an incredible weekend of StarCraft II. Check back this afternoon to find out how to upgrade to the full experience, and join us at 5pm ET on July 20 as it all begins!