The Summer Arena will kick off this Season's broadcasts in style on July 20-22, as we bring you three days of top-level StarCraft II live from our studio in NYC. This Season's event will feature everything the Arenas are known for: spectacular matches, superior casting, incredibly high production value on the streams, and a totally customizable viewing experience. This time, though, we're adding something new to the mix.
Watch the Main Arena Stream Free!
We're incredibly pleased to announce that, thanks to Full Sail University, we will be offering the Main StarCraft II Arena stream free in standard definition for the very first time! Help us thank our partner and recognize their generosity by registering here to learn more about Full Sail.
The Arena will consist of three streams: The Main Stream, Premium Stream, and Dr Pepper Stream. Everything but the Premium stream will be free in standard definition. An HD upgrade will be available to watch all streams in up to full 1080p without ads, get access to the Premium stream, and get DVR functionality on all streams so that you can rewind and watch matches you missed. We'll be announcing upgrade pricing options later today.
Friday, July 20: 17:00 EDT[local] - 23:00 EDT Saturday, July 21: 12:00 EDT - 21:00 EDT Sunday, July 22: 12:00 EDT - 21:30 EDT
A more detailed schedule will be released before the event.
For Summer, we've lined up an all-star group of casters, including some faces you'll be accustomed to seeing at Arenas, and some old friends who we're incredibly happy to have back. Casters for the Summer Arena will be Artosis, djWheat, Day9, Apollo, and Mr Bitter.
We have invited the Spring Championship Top 8, along with the winners from each of the Regional Invite-Only Qualifiers. (In the event that a player could not attend, the next highest finishing player was invited). It's a fantastic mix of Pro Circuit veterans and players who will be hitting the Arena for the first time, which should make for some incredible action. Our 32 invited Arena players are:
*Leenock cannot attend the SC2 Arena. Grubby will takes his spot in the Spring Championship Top 8 and Tefel will fill Grubby's EU qualifying spot.
It's going to be an incredible weekend of StarCraft II. Check back this afternoon to find out how to upgrade to the full experience, and join us at July 20, 17:00 EDT as it all begins!
So if Slayers/Fnatic/FXO make it to the GSTL semis, I take it their players will withdraw? Or are they bound to stay? Too bad its the same weekend, missing a bunch of sweet players from TSL. And I wonder why no MKP, I guess he thinks he'll have Code A shortly after?
On July 11 2012 02:21 Gorlin wrote: So if Slayers/Fnatic/FXO make it to the GSTL semis, I take it their players will withdraw? Or are they bound to stay? Too bad its the same weekend, missing a bunch of sweet players from TSL. And I wonder why no MKP, I guess he thinks he'll have Code A shortly after?
MKP have Code A, OSL and WCS at same time... don't think he can make it.
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Canucklehead Canada. July 11 2012 02:29. Posts 3735
An arena without 1 of DRG or MKP just doesn't have the same ring to it. Sad about all the scheduling conflicts for them, especially MKP. Also odd to see no tasteless. What is this blasphemy of breaking up tastosis?! However, happy to see Day9 back in action!
So basically for summer championship, The best players in the world (DRG,mkp,symbol,etc) are going to have to play through open bracket just because they qualified for a more prestigious tournament and these guys didn't? I love MLG but this is the weakest line up of players yet
ContrailNZ New Zealand. July 11 2012 02:43. Posts 296
It'll be interesting to see how the Koreans not in the GSL top 10 (and not living abroad) choose between this and the WCS offline preliminaries. A lot of attention is given to MKP's situation, but this affects more than just him.
Edit: so I guess the guys listed aren't trying WCS? (other than the ones who may be in the top 10)
Last edit: 2012-07-11 02:50:40
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