ASUS ROG sheds light on the two online qualifiers, which will determine 8 of the remaining slots for the next ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament, going live on August 2, and reveals the casters and hosts of the event.
With less than a month to go until the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament starts at ASSEMBLY Summer 2012 on August 2, it’s time to play the two online qualifiers that we promised. As previously announced, the qualifiers will include players selected among those who have requested an invite to the ASUS ROG Tournament, and the top four of each qualifier will earn a spot to the main tournament.
The first two rounds of the qualifiers will be streamed and casted by community streams, with the last four matches and the round-of-8 which decides the top four players, will be streamed by The GD Studio. The broadcast will start at 18:00 CEST on Saturday and Sunday.
Qualifier map pool
Dreamhack ESV Cloud Kingdom - hugge (building blockers at ramps)
GSL_Metropolis - TeamClash (creep tumors on islands)
TSL4 Entombed Valley - TSLAdmin (vertical spawns only)
ASUS ROG Summer 2012 Casters
This time at the ASUS ROG StarCraft II Tournament we are doing something different with the free HD streams. Instead of a stage or stadium feel we have previously aimed for, we are giving the lead to The GD Studio which will produce the ASUS ROGs stream, meaning a more entertaining and somewhat unpredictable stream is expected.
The caster pairs for the event are Shaun 'Apollo' Clark & Dario 'TLO' Wünsch Thomas 'Khaldor' Kilian & Wolf 'Wolf' Schröder
The hosts at the event will be James '2GD' Harding & Geoff 'iNcontrol' Robinson Auguste'Semmler' Massonnat & Salome 'Soe' Gschwind
Executive Ingame camera director & Editor and Chief of screen locations Michael 'Adebisi' Van Driel
The GD Studio Founder James '2GD' Harding statement about the production
We're extremely happy and not prepared to do a live show for ASUS ROG, Which is why we've invited as many good looking casters as possible in hopes to overwhelm viewers senses, which will distract them from any mistakes we make. Casters and hosts will also interchange rolls, so you will most likely see Incontrol commentate or TLO Host along side myself sometime during the event. Despite a very entertaining lineup of casters and hosts, We will of course be focusing our efforts to help tell the story throughout the tournament about the players themselves, so most of the production efforts this event will focus on this, as it should always be.
Like ASUS ROG on Facebook Head on over to the ASUS ROG Nordic facebook page and like it to not miss any behind the scenes info. Or if you just want to show the sponsors of the tournament some love.
ASUS ROG Finally, to remind you all of the company who makes this tournament possible, ROG -- Republic of Gamers, a gaming sub brand of ASUS that is comprised of cutting edge hardware tailored for serious gamers. The product branches include; Motherboards, Graphics Cards, LCD Monitors, Gaming Peripherals, Desktops and Notebooks. The ASUS ROG Tournament will be solely powered by ASUS and ROG hardware.
About ASUS ASUS, the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. With a global staff of more than 10,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,000 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was US$13 billion.
"We're extremely happy and not prepared to do a live show for ASUS ROG, Which is why we've invited as many good looking casters as possible in hopes to overwhelm viewers senses, which will distract them from any mistakes we make."
On July 12 2012 07:06 mjava wrote: Im ok with thease casters but gonna miss TB Still waiting open minded fot TLO cast and hope he will do great job for replaising TotalBiscuit. Also nice to see 2GD and Incontrol hosting!
TB would unfortunately never work with 2gd.. too many conflicts from dreamhack.