Both our world's leaders and blue-bleeding fans reached out to us with a simple request: create an in-house tournament series featuring pro players from Evil Geniuses' StarCraft II division and broadcast the matches to the public. It was so simple and brilliant that we just had to suggest our partner Beyond Gaming get involved. After hearing their cries, we've decided that now it is the time to do it!
Beyond Gaming and Evil Geniuses are excited to launch the Most Evil Genius tournament series featuring the most evil of Evil Geniuses in two months of weekly live best-of-five and best-of-seven StarCraft II showmatches which will allow you, the viewers, to predict the games, participate in daily tournaments, and win some insane prizes! But first, let's explain how much fun this is going to be.
You'll have the ability to watch all the insane showmatches, but before you do, you'll be able to predict the results of each and every match on http://mostevil.evilgeniuses.net. By doing so, interacting with the website, participating in Daily Cups, and watching VODs, you'll earn coins which you'll then be able to use to "bid" on prizes. The more you participate in Daily Cups and interact with the website, the more coins you'll be able to earn and potentially redeem!
We asked our boys Greg "IdrA" Fields, Chris "HuK" Loranger, Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson, and Bryce "Keyboard to the Face, IdrA, and Machine" Bates, if they wanted to be a part of this glorious event. They all happily obliged after being told they had no choice.
There were three rules they were told they must follow: try your hardest to smash your teammate's hopes and dreams, be as loving as your heart will allow, and play as evil as demonically possible. "These sound contradictory," said the players."Blah...blah...," we responded.
The format will utilize a round-robin group play where the four players will battle each other for the top two spots. Once determined, the top two will advance to a best-of-seven Grand Finals and the 3/4th place players will battle it out in a best-of-five determiner. Overall, this makes for a lot of awesome matches!
An unannounced popular caster will be commentating all of the action each Sunday at 4:00pm EST starting March 4, 2012! Don't worry if you can't watch the games live each week. We'll have all the VODs up immediately after they take place so that you can still participate.
Oh, and those prizes we were talking about...well, we pulled in the folks from SteelSeries, Kingston HyperX, In Win, and SplitReason to make sure that more people could win more stuff than most contests usually offer. You can get your hands on solid state drives, the latest gaming peripherals used by the pros of EG, the first ever consumer version of the In Win X-Frame chassis, awesome t-shirts, and more!
Don't forget to show off your StarCraft II skills by participating in BeyondGaming.com's Daily Cups which will take place for both North American players at 7:00pm EST and European players at 2:00pm EST each and every day for the entire duration of the tournament.
Participants will also be able to get their hands on Beyond Gaming's new BGLink application which allows StarCraft II players to view new and unique game data to improve their skills far beyond that which is offered by BattleNet. Additionally, while using the BGLink and participating in the Daily Cups, you'll experience BeyondGaming.com's automated StarCraft II competition system, the first and only of it's kind!
Oh, and just when you thought this couldn't get any better, we've worked with both Geoff "iNcontroL" Robinson and Benjamin "DeMusliM" Baker on a brand new series of Replay Review videos which will be sure to tickle your fancy! And as you can see by the title of this section, we're launching a brand new Replay Review video each and every week for sixteen weeks! Take a look at the weekly series below:
*NEW* EG.DeMusliM (T) vs. GoSu.tgun (Z)