Last week I interviewed MLG's Director of Operations Adam Apicella to get more information about the StarCraft II Winter Arena. I have compiled a detailed list of public and new information from the interview in my article.
Some of the newer, juicy details:
h) MLG is joining One Nation of Gamers and Legends bar (official barcraft partner for the weekend) to stream the event all weekend long on 40+ TVs. Additionally, players will be stopping by throughout the weekend and for an after party on Sunday night to interact with fans.
i) Legends is the official New York spectator location for this Winter Arena with nearly 100 other BarCraft events taking place around the world. MLG will be conducting interviews with fans at Legends during the course of the event. MLG is supporting the players to interact with fans as much as possible and regrets that there simply isn't enough room for fans at the tournament location for this event. To find a BarCraft in your area visit: http://www.teamliquid.net/barcraft/.
j) The end goal of this effort is to have a static MLG location in the USA where players could be flown in, a studio space for more live content, a tournament stage capable of supporting a live audience all year round, and retail space.
k) In order to hold the Winter Arena, they renovated their current offices to make room for the tournament. In the future, they want to have a more established venue.
l) The set (backdrop) for the players at the Winter Arena will be the New York City skyline from the 32nd floor of their offices in the middle of Manhattan. It will have the night lights of the city including the Empire State Building.
m) Players will be sitting comfortably at computers across from each other in the same room during the matches. There is no audience or audio queues so there is no need for soundproof booths. This configuration reminds me of HomeStory Cup and contributes to an overall more personal experience.
On February 21 2012 04:11 ssg wrote: Lennock versus Demuslim Thorzain versus Sheth
NesTea versus TheStc Idra versus Socke
MVP versus DDE Ret versus Sase
Parting versus Oz Huk versus Grubby
MC versus Ganzi Drewbie versus Sjow
Pomi versus Ddoro San versus DRG
Haypro versus Minigun Violet versus Axslav
Losira versus MKP Naniwa versus Merz
That would be the straightforward bracket using info from the OP, but it will likely be different assuming MLG wants to avoid match-ups with players from the same region in the first round.
Seeds were randomized in each qualifying region, so #1s in each region were randomized for 9, 10, 11, #2s were randomized for 12, 13, 14, #3s for 15, 16, 17, #4s for 18, 19, 20, #5s for 21, 22, 23, #6s for 24, 25, 26 #7s for 27, 28, 29, and #8s for 30, 31, and 32.
Scraps United States. February 21 2012 04:19. Posts 39