Bonus: Grand Finals Game 3 Replay (URHypeR vs. Everize ZvT)
Ignite Gaming Lounge is thrilled to again host the Ignition Starcraft Open, a HotS tournament held in-house on Sunday, March 24th!
The prize pool will feature the glory of being the very first Heart of the Swarm champion in Chicago, not to mention $1000+ in swag, including SteelSeries pro-gaming peripherals and more! There are only 32 spots, so register now before they're gone!
Casual players/spectators are welcome to attend - as always, there will be plenty of giveaways and raffles. You may rent a non-tournament PC at Ignite's normal rates, or just stick around to meet and greet the Starcraft community!
1st place: URHypeR
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset
2nd place: Everize
SteelSeries Siberia Neckband
3rd place: Crilmon
SteelSeries Kinzu Mouse
4th place: SCAKamker
SteelSeries 9HD Mousepad
5th place: [SCS]Cheeto
SteelSeries 4HD Mousepad
6th place: gSTARraw
If you think that you might get knocked out of the tournament quickly or you're not competing, no worries - there will be plenty of goodies to be won throughout the day:
Ignite Gift Cards
SteelSeries QCK Mousepads
A SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset
Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Doors/Check-in at 11:00am
Ignite Gaming Lounge
3341 N. Elston Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(Free parking lot, free street parking)
Ignite’s brand new space offers delicious concessions, extended lounge space, and more PC’s (46 in total!)
$20 pre-registration via PayPal
$25 at-door registration (sold out, sorry!)
Pre-registration is currently: SOLD OUT
Your registration guarantees you a spot in the bracket, as well as grants you a PC rental for the duration of your tournament play.
When on PayPal, please make sure to include your HotS name/character code, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After registering, you should receive a confirmation e-mail within 24 hours. Please e-mail email@example.com if you do not receive a confirmation e-mail.
Note: All players must own their own HotS account on tournament day.
Format: Double elimination, check the official ruleset for more info.
Bel’Shir Vestige Le
Neo Planet S LE
IPL DF Atlas
Map selection: Each player takes turns eliminating maps until either 1 or 3 remain. The higher seed eliminates first. In BO3's, the higher seed chooses the first map of the 3, and the loser selects the next map.
Seeding: Since player ranks will be indeterminable, all seeds will be randomized.
Equipment: You will be playing on Ignite's high-end gaming PC's. You may use Ignite's peripherals, which include SteelSeries Siberia v2 gaming headsets, SteelSeries 3200 DPI Kana mice, SteelSeries 9HD mousepads, and Logitech keyboards. You may bring your own keyboard and mouse, if desired.
Full Rules: All pre-registered players will receive a tournament ruleset via e-mail prior to tournament day.
Please be sure to thank our generous sponsors, who have made this tournament possible:
SteelSeries manufactures high-performance gaming gear used by professional gamers all over the world. They have continuously dedicated their efforts to growing local gaming communities, as well as the industry as a whole. SteelSeries has provided prizing and giveaways for attendees of the Ignition Starcraft Open.
Ignite Gaming Lounge serves as the center for all things gaming in Chicago, hosting regular meet-ups, community events, and tournaments. Ignite has graciously provided their facility and staff for the Ignition Starcraft Open.
Feel free to join the Facebook event page and join the Chicago SC2 Facebook Group.
It’s going to be a really fun day for tournament players, casual players, and spectators, so don’t miss the first big HotS tournament in Chicago!
Pictures from the tournament!!