Thanksgiving will come a bit early for StarCraft eSports fans this year. That’s because a brand new competition, Red Bull Battle Grounds New York, is coming to the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan November 23-24.
Eight progamers will converge in the Big Apple to vie for $50,000 in prizes and the title of champion. Four of the contenders have already been named, earned by their performance at past Red Bull eSports events. The top two players from the inaugural Red Bull Battlegrounds tournament in 2012 – Jang Min ‘MC’ Chul and reigning WCS Season 2 champion Ji Sung ‘Bomber’ Choi – have already earned their spot in the lineup. They will be joined by Myeong Hwan ‘Golden’ Jo, the winner of this year’s Red Bull Training Grounds Santa Monica and Jens ‘Snute’ Aasgaard, winner of Red Bull Training Grounds Orlando.
Red Bull eSports ringmaster, Sean ‘Day’ Plott, will reprise his role as Master of Ceremonies, caster and commentator extraordinaire, joined by other prominent names from the professional gaming scene. Red Bull Battle Grounds will also unfold in front of a live audience at the Hammerstein Ballroom – as well as a livestream audience, tuning in from around the globe.
Stay tuned for news of upcoming qualifiers to select the final four competitors, details of the schedule and format for the weekend and how to attend the Red Bull Battle Grounds New York StarCraft II eSports showdown. The two-day tournament will also be broadcast live at Redbull.com/eSports, which uses the Twitch TV player for all LIVE eSports coverage.
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