Welcome to Trial of the Xel’Naga: Day 3. Tonight, Red Bull and DayTV bring you StarCraft II eSports with a twist. YOU the spectator are granted super powers to join the game live and change the outcome!
Tonight’s theme is STORM. Which players will the maelstroms plague with violent storms and which players will be blessed by their psionic power? The grand finals will consist of ALL three themes. Tonight, you decide the fates.
Trial of the Xel’Naga will consist of an 8-person single elimination 2v2 bracket. Rather than playing alone, each pro player will be joined by an amateur player chosen from the audience. Thursday and Friday, 4 players will play each night and 2 will advance. On Saturday, the advancing players will compete in the semifinals and finals matches.
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Planet Cracker – The planet cracker is the ultimate weapon of war. Unleash an incredibly powerful mother ship, which patrols the map and annihilates any unit or building that is unlucky enough to stray into its path.
Basic Blink – Ever wish your marines or zerglings could blink? Cause storms to cloud judgment and reality alike, briefly granting all tier one units the ability the blink for a short duration.
Safe Zone – Nothing says storm like a good old-fashioned duck-and-cover! Launch impending maelstroms which force all units to make a split second decision: run to the safe zone or be taken by the weather.
Random Vortex – Shakuras' storms are as unpredictable as they are violent. Summon multiple random-location vortexes to the battlefield, sucking up any units that are caught too close.
Storm Catastrophe – Everything else was just warm-up: this ability shows the true power of the elements! Unleash a storm unlike any other, summoning a continuous onslaught of giant psionic storms, vortexes, and forcefields all over the map.
Seeker Missile Tower - Test a player's awareness and micro. Cause the harmless tower in the middle of the map to erupt into action, spawning endless seeker missiles that target, stalk, and explode upon random units throughout the map.
Mega Sentries - Does your favorite player need mega help? Grant mega sentries to your favorite team players! They're a chaotic unit that bolsters any army and can summon forth oversized forcefields.
Kill All Units – Does what it sounds like! Nothing tricky here.
Silence – No units can attack anything for two minutes! Quick, move your banelings to his mineral field and set up your tank lines on their own highground!
Tonight, BlinG, iNcontroL, NoNy, and Illusion will challenge the fates!
To participate, visit www.RedBullUSA.com/LAN when the event goes live! We will be posting polls periodically throughout the event. Simply follow the caster’s directions to decide the fate of the players!