Tomorrow on July 11, 2014 Red Bull esports begins the first stop of a three city World Championship StarCraft II tour in Atlanta. The three day event will take place at the Center Stage Theatre in downtown Atlanta, and host 128 professional StarCraft II players all competing for a chance to win $25,000 in the championship finals in Washington D.C. this September.
Throughout the weekend, fans will have opportunities to watch professional StarCraft II players compete in person, or via multiple live and community streams beginning tomorrow at 11am. The live streams will broadcast all three days of the tournament and can be accessed directly at the main events site here. Additionally, Red Bull esports is giving fans an opportunity to compete alongside the pros for the first time with a new open Red Bull Battle Grounds registration format! Tournament and event details for this weekend’s Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta have been provided below.
Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta Tournament Details
- Date: July 11-13
- Organizer: Red Bull eSports
- Casters: Sean “Day” Plott, Kevin “RotterdaM” Van Der Kooi, Nathan “Nathanias” Fabrikant, Alex “Axeltoss” Rodriguez
- Map Pool: Alterzim Stronghold, Frost, Habitation Station, King Sejong Station, Merry Go Round, Overgrowth, Waystation
- Format: Round of 128: WCS-Style Group Stage (32 groups of 4, top 2 from each group advance). Round of 64 onward: Single elimination, best of 3. Semi-final & final: Single elimination, best of 5
- Notable players attending include: Polt, viOLet, Bomber, HuK, SeLeCT, ViBE, Toodming, InConTROl, Livibee
Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta Event Details
- When : July 11 -13, 2014 – Tournaments begin daily at 11am
- Where : Center Stage Theatre 1374 W Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309
- Ticketing and Registrations: 18+ to compete – all ages show for spectators! Ticketing and Registration information available here: http://battlegrounds.redbull.com/
Red Bull Battle Grounds Steam Details
Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta will feature four streams! Two live streams being run from the venue, and two community streams! The streams start at 11 a.m. ET.
- Red Bull Battle Grounds Stream
- Community Stream: twitch.tv/redbullesports
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From the Press Release:
Taking place July 11th – 13th in Atlanta, Georgia, Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta kicks off tomorrow! The only Atlanta-based event in 2014 within the sanctioning body’s WCS (World Championship of StarCraft) series, spectators will witness aspiring professional players of Blizzard Entertainment’s award-winning real-time strategy game, StarCraft® II competing against well-known pros, in the hopes of making their eSports career dreams a reality.
Taking place at midtown’s Center Stage Theatre, Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta will be the first spectator event in the history of Red Bull eSports to boast an open registration format, giving up-and-coming amateurs a fighting chance to experience a taste of the pro gaming life.