SPONSORSHIP INCREASE - The prizepool has now been raised to 14 BTC
Official undercard match announced. Destiny vs Incontrol in a BO3 for 1BTC
In 2013, foreign players have battled bravely against the onslaught of Korean competition in Starcraft 2. Most fell without much resistance but a few stood their ground and proved that you didn't need a Korean teamhouse to win games. Foremost amongst those players were the Canadian Zerg Scarlett and the Swedish Protoss NaNiwa. Strangely, these players have not played against each other in competition in Heart of the Swarm at all, their last encounter was during Wings of Liberty, a result now considered irrelevant. Finally these players will face each other to claim both bragging rights as the dominant foreign player in Starcraft 2 and a huge prize.
The biggest showmatch in Starcraft 2 history
It doesn't get much bigger than this. The prize for this tournament is 14 BTC, which at the time of writing exchanges for over $10,000. This would be a large prizepool for your average tournament but it is the largest prizepool for a single showmatch in Starcraft 2 history. This prizepool has been provided by bitcoin enthusiasts and companies who wish to represent and promote the growth of the cryptocurrency.
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* Willem +2 BTC @sc2btc
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* Roger Ver +2 BTC @rogerkver
* Ludvig +2 BTC @SafelloAB
*/r/bitcoin donors +3.25 BTC
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Additional Sponsor - http://www.reddit.com/r/bitcoin
Date and Time :- Saturday, Dec 21 5:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00)
Format :- Best of 7.
Map order announced
Map 1 - Star Station
Map 2 - Bel'shir
Map 3 - Frost
Map 4 - Yeonsu
Map 5 - Polar Night
**THE MAP POOL WILL THEN REFRESH**
The final two maps will be chosen in a loser picks format from a pool of 3. Scarlett vetoed Yeonsu while Naniwa vetoed Polar Night, leaving Star Station, Bel'shir and Frost to choose from.
Casters :- TotalBiscuit and Greg "IdrA" Fields
Stream :- http://www.twitch.tv/totalbiscuit
We have invited the following casters to provide foreign language streams for this event.
* Italian Vasacast
* Polish ZeddTV
* Portuguese Pedroca
* German inStarcraft.de
* Russian Goodgame.ru
* Vietnamese tv.clansf.net
VoDs :- http://www.youtube.com/totalbiscuit
Would you like to be a foreign language caster for this event? We are taking applications for foreign language streams and will be selecting those that we believe can provide their audiences with exceptional coverage of this showmatch. Please contact TotalBiscuit via Teamliquid private message to register your interest with information of your stream and experience.
Poll: Who takes it?
5838 total votes
5838 total votes
Your vote: Who takes it?