Published on July 12th, 2013 | by Jonathan Trussler0
Evil Geniuses Create New Gaming League for Starcraft
Stars In Your Eyes
Those interested in competitive gaming will know that the focus of Starcraft 2 as an Esport has predominantly been South Korea, where the game is practically a national sport. Feeling there was an absence of a high quality gaming league in the west right now, the Starcraft 2 team Evil Geniuses have created the SC2L (aptly, Starcraft 2 League). Currently the prize pool is $10,000 though an extra $10 will be adding for every sale of sponsor D-Link’s 802.11ac gaming router.
Competing in the league will be top SC2 teams Liquid, ROOT, MouseSports, Acer, Axiom, Evil Geniuses, Na`Vi, and Dignitas and compLexity. The final two teams will be flown to Romania for the finals at Dreamhack. The casters will be iNcontroL, djWHEAT, Day and Artosis. Each season should last about two months. The inaugural match between teams Root and Liquid can be seen here.
With Dota 2 and League of Legends burgeoning in popularity, this new western league for Starcraft 2 could help revitalize what to many is still the ultimate in competitive gaming.