After months of competition in the StarCraft II World Championship Series, the time has arrived for the final continental tournament before the global finals. The Asia Finals takes place this weekend, October 13-14, at the World Expo Stage in Shanghai, China. The top players from China, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand will compete in a double-elimination tournament with $60,000 in prize money and the chance to advance to the Battle.net World Championship at stake.
The seeds have been drawn, and the tournament bracket is set for this unprecedented clash between masters from all over Asia.
Matches will begin at 6:00 p.m. PDT on both Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.
Here's the schedule for the event in Pacific Daylight Saving time.
|Time||Main Stage||Player Area 1||Player Area 2||Player Area 3|
|Fri Oct 12, 6:00 p.m.||Creator vs. Ash||Jim vs. Seed||AK vs. Hero||EnDerr vs. Infi|
|Fri Oct 12, 7:00 p.m.||comm vs. SKTB||PartinG vs. MacSed||RorO vs. Slam||RedArchon vs. Curious|
|Fri Oct 12, 8:00 p.m.||Sen vs. Miya||Ian vs. herO||XY vs. hui||Squirtle vs. XluoS|
|Fri Oct 12, 9:00 p.m.||Revenant vs. F91||Toodming vs. Fly||Nilon vs. Rain||Top vs. Apro|
|Fri Oct 12, 10:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1|
|Fri Oct 12, 11:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1||Lower Rd 1|
|Sat Oct 13, 12:00 a.m.||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1|
|Sat Oct 13, 1:00 a.m.||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1||Upper Rd 1|
|Sat Oct 13, 2:00 a.m.||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2|
|Sat Oct 13, 3:00 a.m.||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2||Lower Rd 2|
|Sat Oct 13, 4:00 a.m.||Upper Rd 2||Upper Rd 2|
|Sat Oct 13, 5:00 a.m.||Upper Rd 2||Upper Rd 2|
|Sat Oct 13, 6:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 3||Lower Rd 3|
|Sat Oct 13, 7:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 3||Lower Rd 3|
|Sat Oct 13, 8:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 4||Lower Rd 4|
|Sat Oct 13, 9:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 4||Lower Rd 4|
|Sat Oct 13, 10:00 p.m.||Lower Rd 5||Lower Rd 5|
|Sat Oct 13, 11:00 p.m.||Upper Semi||Upper Semi|
|Sun Oct 14, 12:00 a.m.||Lower Rd 6||Lower Rd 6|
|Sun Oct 14, 1:00 a.m.||Upper Final|
|Sun Oct 14, 2:00 a.m.||Lower Semi|
|Sun Oct 14, 3:00 a.m.||Lower Final|
|Sun Oct 14, 4:00 a.m.||Grand Final|
|Sun Oct 14, 5:00 a.m.||Award Ceremony|
The four casters calling the English streams of the tournament will be John ‘JoRoSaR’ Sargent, Manuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen, Rob Simpson, and Dan ‘Artosis’ Stemkoski. We’ll have the broadcast for you right here when the streams go live, and throughout the tournament.
For a complete summary of the Blizzard StarCraft II World Championship Series and a look forward to the 2012 Battle.net World Championship series, check out our Events & Overview page.