Season 1 of the StarCraft II 2013 World Championship Series is in the books, but before we get into the thick of Season 2, we have a Tier 1 event coming this weekend with DreamHack Summer Open in Jönköping, Sweden.
Join Tim Frazier and James Reilman as they preview this summer showdown all this week with WCS Today:
The event will feature 128 of the best players in the world including local Scandinavian players ThorZaIN, NaNiwa, Elfi, and Bischu, as well as American players Suppy, Xenocider, and HuK. They’ll face off against top Korean players such as Life, Jaedong, Squirtle, GuMiho, Taeja, and other world-class players from around the globe.
Players will compete in three consecutive group stages before entering a 16 person single-elimination bracket to compete for 176,000 SEK or $26,000 in prizes as well as 3600 WCS Points. As with the previous DreamHack Open, the Top 16 players will receive valuable WCS points for the year-long countdown to the 2013 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon where the Top 16 overall point earners will qualify for the event. To see updated WCS point standings, visit the Official WCS Portal.
DreamHack's outstanding and world renowned production team will bring you every second of the action, along with the casters Shaun 'Apollo' Clark and Nathan 'Nathanias' Fabrikant. They will be joined by hosts Geoff 'iNcontroL' Robinson and Dennis 'Take' Gehlen.
The action begins Saturday June 15 at 1:00 a.m. PDT, continues on Sunday June 16 at 4:30 a.m. PDT, and concludes Monday June 17 beginning at 2:00 a.m. PDT. You can find the main stream on Twitch.
For more information on the Dreamhack event, visit the official site.