We are excited to finally announce our casting team! Each is a pillar of the community, and we are happy that they will be gathering under one virtual casting booth for TSL3. The four featured casters will each get an opportunity to cast with one another -- all main caster combinations will happen!
Featured Caster Introductions
Blake "Chill" Muzar is a long time face of the TSL. His casting roots started in making strategic commentaries three years ago, and from there moved on to hosting Team Liquid events TL Attack!, Liquibition, as well as the two previous TSLs. Known for dry Canadian humor, he has a no-nonsense style of casting that hits the critical issues of any game.
Sean "Day" Plott is truly a man needing no introduction. For StarCraft: Brood War, Day9 casted the TSL2 and the WCG Grand Finals three times. He hosts Day Daily and has done commentary for nearly every major StarCraft 2 event outside Korea, including MLG, IEM, Blizzcon, and Dreamhack. Day9 brings incredible energy, strategic analysis, and offbeat humor to every event he attends.
Marcus "djWHEAT" Graham is a long time commentator of many competitive video games. He has done casting for Blizzcon, MLG, and WCG World Finals. Wheat hosts the popular programs Live on 3, Weapon of Choice, and Kings of Tin, and brings professionalism and experience to any casting team. He is also currently training his son to be the future SC2 bonjwa.
Mike "Husky" Lamond started casting games of StarCraft: Brood War over YouTube. Since StarCraft 2's release, Husky has since grown his channel to not only one of the largest in the Starcraft world, but anywhere on the internet. With a passion for the game that few are able to rival, he is also making it big as a SC2 musical star. Known for upbeat, humorous casts he has the rare ability to make any game interesting and entertaining.
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Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski is best known for casting the GSL and denying high fives. Artosis was a top American Brood War Terran who moved into casting for events such as Blizzcon, the WCG Grand Finals, and the first two TSLs. In 2009, Artosis moved to Korea and gained years of experience covering events with IEG and the eSTRO progaming team. Since StarCraft 2's release, Artosis has become an important figure in the community. Currently a caster for GSL, he is known for his deep understanding of Starcraft 2 and ability to give strategic insight. Artosis will be taking a few days out of his busy GSL schedule to cast some TSL3 games.
TSL3 Day 1 has been announced, everything kicks off on Saturday, Mar 19 6:00pm GMT (GMT+00:00).
A month ago we announced the candidate map pool for the TSL3. Since then we've gathered opinions of players and fans and have finally reached a consensus. We are pleased to introduce the maps what will be used in the TSL3 main event.
Each player will be allowed to thumbs down one map in best-of-three and best-of-five series. Maps will be randomly chosen and ordered of those remaining.
Shakuras Plateau has been edited for diagonal position play only, and Metalopolis has been edited to remove close land positions. The bottom of ramps have been modified to prevent easy walling with buildings. Our Blizzard ladder maps are the same as those used in MLG, and the GSL specific maps are the same as those used in the GSL. Special thanks to MLG's Lee Chen, and to Xeph and superouman for helping out.
We have published results and build order hider versions of TSL3 maps on the NA and EU servers. To play on these maps, simply search for "TSL" on the NA or EU servers. If you see a bug or issue while playing on these maps please let us know immediately through PM on TL or email.
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By signing up, you also enter the TSL3 Raffle, where you can win a 5-night trip to South Korea for 2 people to watch StarCraft live in person and tour the oGs-Liquid house.
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