HomeStoryCup is back! The third HomeStoryCup will take place from June 23nd to June 26th 2011 at Take's studio apartment in Krefeld, Germany.
5000 Euro price pool
Group stage : Bo3 (1 day 4 groups, 1 day 3 groups)
Playoffs Double Elimination : Bo3
LB Finale / WB Finale : Bo5
Grand finale : Bo7 (1:0 lead from the WB)
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The Home Story
The venue for HSC#3 is a 200qm apartment with dedicated gaming arena and casting studio. The players will have the chance to relax in the chill out area, or by the outside grill and barbecue terrace. There will be gaming consoles as well as a poker table set up as well.
Of course HSC#3 will keep the relaxed and casual "LAN party" atmosphere of the previous cups. Expect great games, tons of live commentary by the players, and plenty of side action footage like interviews from the gaming area, the chill out lounge, the grill party terrace, and maybe from the Irish pub below the apartment. Like no other event HSC gives you a chance to get to know the people behind the gamer IDs.
Order your HD pass
Like last time, ESL.tv will have a one time premium stream offer which will get you access to the HD stream for the entire event. If you buy right now you can get the HD pass for 4 Euro and right before the event it is 5 Euro. Check it out and support this Event and buy the official HomeStoryCup III HD Pass
Take a tour
Here is a video showing the work in progress venue and an interview with Cloud at the apartment:
History of the HomeStoryCup
The first HSC took place Saturday, Sep 11 to Sunday Sep 12. It featured 8 players fighting over a 500 Euro price pool.
HomeStory #2 Cup saw an increase of 8 players after following the success of the first cup, including a three times increase of prize pool money. A very informal, LAN Party approach gave to a very fun atmosphere via the Stream. HomeStory Cup #2 introduced an attractive 2 Megabit Stream at a 2.50 Euro Special offer price to help fund this generous quality and prize purse. HomeStory was sponsored by ROCCAT, and casted by a large array of members at the Homestay.