Starting this afternoon, the Red Bull Training Grounds will put eight top StarCraft II players through their paces with three days of frenzied Heart of the Swarm play at Red Bull's North American headquarters in Santa Monica, California from June 21 - 23.
Both today and tomorrow, players will participate in round-robin scrimmage matches to get a feel for each other's play styles. The top four performing players among them will then compete on Sunday for a share in the $5,000 prize pool and an invitation to an as-yet unannounced high-profile tournament.
All weekend long, players will be heading to the broadcast booth after their matches to analyze their play, and give you pro-level insight into their strategies and tactics. Join shoutcasters Sean 'Day' Plott and Ben 'MrBitter' Nichol on the official Red Bull eSports stream at 2:00 p.m. PDT each afternoon to catch every bit of StarCraft II action and insight. If you're after more information, Red Bull wrote up group previews and posted their broadcast schedule here. They also caught up with each player for a brief interview before the Training Grounds kick off, which you can check out by clicking the player names below.
To keep up with all the latest Training Grounds details, follow Red Bull eSports on Twitter, and don't forget that all eight of the players above will be heading to Major League Gaming's 2013 Spring Championship in Anaheim, California next weekend. Be sure to tune in to the Red Bull Training Grounds for an awesome preview of each player's preparation and mindset heading in to the event.
Furthermore, if you just can’t get enough high-level StarCraft II play this weekend, HomeStory Cup VII is also running from June 20 - 23, with broadcasts starting at 4:00 a.m. PDT on Friday and Saturday, and 5:00 a.m. PDT on Sunday.