Singaporeans, prepare to take flight and spread your Wings of Liberty!
To celebrate the release of HoTS next year and to provide patrons a sneak peak of its new Alienware Arena Cybercafe, - Alienware and Gamespot have put together a special Wings of Liberty Starcraft II tournament for the Singaporean community! If you want to be in the running to win thousands of dollars in prizes make sure to sign up for this exclusive tournament. Competitive players of all levels are welcome, no matter what your level of Starcraft II experience. The tournament will pit 16 carefully selected Amateur players and 16 Invited Pro Gamers in a 1v1 elimination bracket, until only 1 is left standing - crowning perhaps the last Singaporean champion for Wings of Liberty! The Grand Prize winner will take home an Alienware X51 Desktop. Meanwhile every "amateur" participating will be guaranteed a prize voucher ranging from $50 to S$100 just for competing! Amateurs will also have a dedicated stream for their games. Also, 10 computers will be set up for the public to try Heart of The Swarm and 50 HoTS beta keys and 50 HoTS posters will be given away to the public on that day!!
This tournament will be organised by SC2SEA.com.
DATE & TIME 15th & 16th DECEMBER 2012
12pm - 7pm (SGT)
AMATEUR ENTRY PRIZES Top 8 'amateurs' receive a S$100 cash voucher each. Bottom 8 'amateurs' receive a S$50 Dell voucher each.
WATCH LIVE & TRY HEART OF THE SWARM!
Everyone is welcome to come down to Alienware Arena at 12noon on Saturday. There will be a stage for exhibition games and space for visitors to watch the two different streams. On the first day, the Pro players and Amateur players will have their own dedicated stream channels! Visitors will be able to check out all the latest Alienware systems in their showroom. There will also be 10 dedicated PCs set up for the public to try Blizzard's new expansion, Heart of the Swarm! A total of 50 beta keys will be given away to the public thanks to Blizzard, with amateur players who have signed up receiving priority. Try HoTS before deciding to buy it! Keep in mind that the new Alienware Arena cafe is not open to the public yet, but is available to Starcraft 2 gamers for this event! For those that do come along, here are a few things you can expect:
Food & Refreshments Provided 10 PCs set up with Heart of the Swarm! 50 Heart of the Swarm beta keys to be given away to public!
HOW TO COMPETE
1. Entrants must be a resident of Singapore.
2. Give a 50 word write-up on why you're up
for the challenge of this Tournament.
(Include your Bnet.ID and League!) Registration closes 8 December 2012 at 2359 SGT.
For the Amateur players I'll try to include up-coming players representation from all clans such as mGG, FaDe, OS, etc as well as a total mix of unknown bronze/diamond/master players. Zoom is supposed to be representing ToR and taking a Pro Player slot but he won't be available to come.
Pro Player invites, match formats and more news on the HOTS key giveaway will be announced shortly. Much thanks to UHF for the wicked design.
It was always going to be a two day event and its going to follow the same format as the other international Alienware Pro-Am tournaments i.e Pros vs Ams in Ro16. I managed to tweak it so Amateurs get to play more on Day 1 and have more feel of playing in a competition environment. So no one will be going home after 1 match!
Day 1 will be two separate group stages done GSL style.
4 Groups of 4 players in each "Pro" and "Am" category
Top 2 from each group selected
Top 16 Pros > Top 8 Pros (Stream 1)
Pro player seeding based on LAN tournament results
The main benefit is it prevents "tied" situations and ensures only a max of 5 maps will be played. All matches are best of 3.
Match 1: A vs B
Match 2: C vs D
Match 3: "Winner of Match1" vs "Winner of Match 2"
Winner of this match qualifies as top seed in group.
Match 4: " Loser of Match1" vs "Loser of Match 2"
Loser of this match is eliminated from the tournament.
Match 5: "Loser of Match 3" vs "Winner of Match 4"
Winner of this match is the second seed to qualify for the tournament.
2nd Day will be the knockout round
Top 8 pros play the Top 8 Amateurs Single Elimination (Stream 1 & 2)
Finals is Bo5
Hey TNAnubis just send me a PM here with the email you used.
People have been asking for the Pro Player List so here it is.
Seeding and invitation based mostly on a mixture of the recent IEM, TGS, iESF and WCS results with the latest IEM results receiving highest priority.
All of the players have already confirmed their participation.
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