StarCraft® II

MLG Summer Championship and WCS North America

MLG Summer Championship and WCS North America

The 2012 Major League Gaming Pro Circuit Summer Championship begins today! Featuring two huge tournaments, the Summer Championship and the World Championship Series North America Finals, this event promises to be action-packed, filled with your favorite eSports heroes and up-and-comers. Commentary will be provided by top shoutcasters, including Day[9], Apollo, djWheat, TotalBiscuit, Mr Bitter, Rotterdam, Blizzard’s Rob Simpson, and more.

Leading up to this event, we covered the story so far, and touched base with some of the competitors.

WCS North America Finals

WCS North America Finals bracket

The World Championship Series (WCS) Nationals in Canada, the USA, and Mexico have forged new heroes. Epic games and shocking upsets marked these furious struggles for eSports supremacy, and now these players will be competing over the weekend for the next big prize on the road to the World Championship. In total, 32 of the continent's most talented StarCraft II players, including 16 players from the USA, 10 from Canada, and 6 from Mexico, will fight it out for $60,000 in prize money and seven precious spots at the Battle.net World Championship to be held in Shanghai this November. There, the top North American players will carry the pride of their nations into the global finals.

This weekend, we find out who will earn the title of best North American player and who will go on to represent the continent at the World Championship.

Schedule (Times are provided in EDT. Schedule subject to change)

Friday
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM  Check-In
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  Warm-Up
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Winners Round 1
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Winners Round 3 / Losers Round 2
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM  Losers Round 3
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Winners Round 4
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM  Losers Round 4
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Winners Final
9:30 PM - 12:30 AM  Losers Round 5
10:30 PM - 1:30 AM  Losers Round 6
11:30 PM - 1:30 AM  Losers Round 7

Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Losers Round 7
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Losers Final
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Consolation Match(es)
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Final

 

MLG Summer Championship Event

 

MLG is shaking things up a bit in Raleigh, compared with their prior championship events. There will be a new format consisting of three stages: Stage 1 is a massive double elimination open bracket,  Stage 2 will be comprised of Group Play, featuring four separate double elimination brackets, and then finally in Stage 3, it all comes down to the Championship Bracket that culminates in a best of seven championship throwdown. A truly star studded line-up of top eSports competitors will grace the stage for this event, and they’ll all be competing for a piece of the $76,000 prize pool.

Schedule (Times are EDT. Schedule subject to change)

Friday
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM  Problem Check-In / Registration
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Check-In
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Warm-Up
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Welcome
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Open Winners Round 1
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM  Group Play Winners Round 1
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM  Open Winners Round 2
9:30 PM - 10:30 PM  Open Winners Round 3
10:30 PM - 11:30 PM  Open Winners Round 4

Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM  Warm-Up
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Open Winners Round 5 / Losers Round 1
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Open Winners Round 6 / Losers Round 2
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Group Play Winners Round 1 / Open Losers Round 3
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Group Play Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Open Losers Round 4
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Group Play Losers Round 2 / Open Losers Round 5
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Group Play Winners Finals
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Group Play Losers Round 3 / Open Losers Round 6
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM  Group Play Losers Finals / Open Losers Round 7
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM   Group Play Finals 1 & 2 / Open Losers Round 8
9:00 PM - 10:00 PM  Group Play Finals 3 & 4
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Championship Losers Round 1
11:00 PM - 12:00 AM  Championship Losers Round 2

Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Championship Losers Round 3
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Championship Losers Round 4
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Championship Winners Round 1A / Losers Round 5
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM  Championship Winners Round 1B / Losers Round 6
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Championship Losers Round 7
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Championship Losers Round 8
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Championship Semifinals
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Championship Final

 

Standard definition streaming of the event’s main streams will be available free of charge, while the Summer Championship HD Pass offers all the event streams ad-free, and in high definition. The HD Pass also gives viewers the ability to rewind the stream to witness matches or moments they might have missed.

eSports fans can attend the event in person in Raleigh, North Carolina from August 24-26 to meet their favorite pros and watch eSports titans clash live on stage.

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