Saturday the 28th of January, Esport SM (Swedish nationals) will host a qualifier tournament in Växjö, Sweden. The tournament is a qualifier for the Swedish Championship at DreamHack Summer 2012 where a cash prize of 100 000 SEK in total will hopefully attract some of the best players of Scandinavia.
We hope to see some prOp action in Växjö! Read more at http://www.esportsm.se/news/2012/01/07/esportsm-vaxjo.html or discuss it in the news post or at the forums.
Extra: We are trying out guest posting support, which means you should be able to comment this news post even without registering for an account - even if we of course appreciate if you do register with us.
If you have not catched them, i can really recommend you to watch White-Ras vlogs, which can be found here. You get some insight into the life of a progamer, and of course White-Ra is such a baller. In these vlogs, he shows a lot of content from his travels to USA, and he meets a lot of other progamers. Really fun vlogs, nice to see the pros contributing to the community. I hope that more of the pros will bring such content. Tyler did some vlogs a while ago, but lets hope for more.
A few weeks has passed since InfSortOf won the first Qualifier at the EsportArena in Stockholm, but that´s the past now when the second quilifier rapidly aproaches. This time the Swedish gaming event Gamex will be hosting the final. Still you have to battle your way to the finals of the qualifier as last time and these are the dates:
Sunday October 23rd, 2011 - Signup link
Sunday October 30th, 2011 - Signup link
I hope we will once again enjoy some awesome fights!
Read more about EsportSM at www.esportsm.se
Hold on. Don´t stop reading just yet. There is more to come!
Dreamhack Winter 2011 Online Qualifiers!
Quoted from Dreamhacks official bracket info at BinaryBeast
"Two players will qualify to DreamHack Winter 2011 StarCraft II Main tournament (24-26 November) where 400 000 SEK is up for grabs. First 512 players to sign-up will get a spot. The bracket will be randomly generated. The first map is fixed for each round and the loser picks next map."
So everyone should go sign for all of the qualifiers and then sort out if you got time for it or not. With 512 limited slots there will not be much time until they are all filled! So to all prOpers out there: Practice and fight for this! We´re going to Dreamhack and you might just start warming up now!
I hope to see you all signed on that list as soon as possible!
DreamHack Winter 2011 StarCraft II Online Qualifier #1 - Wednesday October 26th, 2011
DreamHack Winter 2011 StarCraft II Online Qualifier #2 - Thursday October 27th, 2011
DreamHack Winter 2011 StarCraft II Online Qualifier #3 - Tuesday November 1st, 2011
DreamHack Winter 2011 StarCraft II Online Qualifier #4 - Wednesday November 2nd, 2011
There are no specific start time of these qualifiers yet so you better stay up to date by either visiting the Dreamhack esport page or idle in #DH.SC2 @ IRC for more information and direct contact with the admins.
Over and out.
As the IPL3 is unfolding, another tournament was played, as rakaka.se and the Swedish esport-league were arranging the first of seven qualifiers for esport-sm (sm means Svenska mästerskapen = Swedish championship). Fifa, HoN, CS 1.6, super street fighter, and Starcraft 2 were the games that were played, and some real action unfolded in the Starcraft 2 tournament when SortOf, from team Infoerno esports, and Forsen from team Alien invasion, met in a ZvZ finals. After some exciting games, SortOf surprisingly won 3-0. Congratulation to inFSortOf, who is now qualified for both Dreamhack winter and the finals of esport-sm, which is going to be played at dreamhack summer.
"If a StarCraft documentary eventually rises above Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, we'll have Hollywood flabberghasted."
Justin, Ralph and Ricard over at starnationmovie.com are working on a StarCraft 2 documentary that is currently in production. The trailer looks very promising and the documentary will most likely be awesome if they keep up the good work. They recently published an article regarding this documentary that I thought was worth sharing with you. The article is right here so gogo! check it out!
Link to trailer: Here
This sunday will be a vital step in Sweden's e-sport success. International E-Sport Foundation are hosting a tournament. This tournament is aimed towards swedish players who aim to take their e-sport career to the next level.
The grand prize will be sending two swedish gamers to Korea where they will ultimately compete for the glory of Sweden in an international championship for a total prize of 180 000 SEK. During this period, they will also live in Korea with paid food and accomodation.
I look forward to competing in this tournament.
The hugely popular sc2 podcast state of the game is without doubt the one of the best sources to keep you updated with game and at the same time get it from a pro's perspective. It launches once a week(most of the time) and now they have released episode number 36.
This week Day, Liquid'Tyler, EG.Incontrol, Gretorp and the host JP discusses everything that's happened in the sc2 world(e.g. the new ptr patch notes) in a light mood that's very entertaining to listen to. So if you are a sc2 fan definitley check this out, you can even listen to it while making your food!
Click here to watch and/or listen the podcast.
Artosis brings us another sweet tour of a progaming house in Korea, and this time it's Incredible Miracle's turn. Not only do we get to see how they live but we also get a total of five interviews with players like MVP, NesTea and more. This is a definite must to check out, and in case you missed the tour of the Star Tale and Prime houses you should also check them out.
TeSl also known as The Taiwan eSports League was introduced to the TL and the foreign Sc2 community not long ago in this thread on teamliquid. There we got to know an awesome league established well enough to even rival the GSL with televised games, several pro teams with team houses and player salaries. The TeSL was established around 3 years ago but unfortunately there has been no international promotion or english website until very recently.
Up until now there has been no foreigners allowed to compete in the TeSL but they are now considering allowing one foriegner player per Taiwanese team totaling in five players. This is still under discussion and nothing is final yet but it's still very exciting to hear news of yet another big but relatively unknown league. For more information and a short FAQ read this thread on TL posted by one of TeSL's casters.
Source: Taiwan's TeSL: First pro SCII league on live TV, [TeSL] Inquiring about foreign player's interest