HLeSports StarCraft 2 Open LAN
We’re excited to announce the first StarCraft 2 LAN format open tournament of the Heartland eSports Association! This November 10th, competitors from across the Midwest region will gather in Lincoln, Nebraska to face off for a chance to win $400 in prizes and the title of StarCraft 2 “champion.” In addition, we will be hosting a LAN party, free to the public, held at the same location. Whether you are a skilled StarCraft 2 player or not, there will be something for everyone as a competitor, as a spectator, or as a casual player.
Entry into the tournament is just $12, and registration closes November 5th. Entry for the LAN party is FREE to everyone (but bring your own equipment).
When and Where?
All matches will be played live on November 10th, 2012 in the Nebraska Union Ballroom on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Matches will begin at 9:00 AM CST; click here for a full tournament schedule.
If more than 16 contestants register for the event, we will play three rounds online (1 upper, 2 lower) to reduced the number to 16 for the LAN event. These matches will be played on November 7th, beginning at 6:00 PM CST.
If you get eliminated during online rounds, please still come to the live event! You can always participate in the LAN party and watch the tournament with the rest of us. :)
What are the prizes?
The following prizes are based off an estimate pool of 32 participants. Should more than 32 register, the prize pool will be adjusted proportionally for every 8 additional participants.
- First Place – $250
- Second Place – $100
- Third Place – $50
We will announce any increases to the prize pool via the website and email to participants.
What is the format?
Tournament format is double-elimination in rounds of best-of-three (Bo3) matches. The exception to this are the finals for the upper and lower brackets, and the grand finals, which are all Bo5.
Maps for play will be selected from the following pool:
- MLG ESV Cloud Kingdom
- MLG Daybreak
- MLG Entombed Valley
- MLG Metropolis
- MLG Ohana
- GSL Abyssal City
- ESV Odd Eye AE
In Bo3 rounds, each player will be afforded 1 veto. The first map of play will then be selected alternate veto, with starting player determined by coin flip. Subsequent maps in the series are Loser’s Pick.
Map choices for the upper and lower bracket finals, as well as the grand finals, will be determined in similar fashion. The exception is that the player starting the veto process for the grand finals will be the upper bracket champion.
How do I register?
Registration for the StarCraft 2 tournament is only $12 and must be made by Nov 5th at the latest. Registration payment can be submitted via PayPal or Stripe.
The is NO COST to participate as a spectator or to participate in the LAN party; you only have to bring your equipment and smiling face. :) See below for what to bring.
What games will be played on the LAN?
Anything and everything your heart desires. :) More seriously, you can count on people to be playing StarCraft 2, Team Fortress 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Halo 4, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Minecraft, to name a few.
The LAN is open to PC and console players alike; just bring your gear and we’ll help connect you to the network. In true LAN fashion, bring what you want to play and we’ll play it.
What do I need to bring?
StarCraft 2 Competitors
Your PC and monitor
Keyboard and mouse
PC Gamers (LAN only)
Your PC and monitor
Keyboard and mouse
An ethernet cable
A network switch (not a router!!)
Your console system of choice
A display (TV or monitor)
Games you want to play
Ethernet cable (optional system link)
Network switch (optional system link)
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