Today, Washington D.C. witnesses an invasion of alien nasties and stalwart terran marines as the eight finalists in Red Bull Battle Grounds prepare to duke it out, tooth, claw and gun for the biggest share of the $50,000 prize pool.
For two days, they’ll be kicking the crap out of each other in Starcraft II, and you can watch them fight for the championship title right here or over on the Red Bull Battle Grounds site.
The final eight are made up from two invitees – last year’s Red Bull Battle Grounds New York winner and runner up – and six victorious players from the qualifying rounds. Here’s the list of the combatants:
- Won “PartinG” Lee Sak (Winner of last year’s Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City)
- Kim Yoo “sOs” Jin (Runner-up of last year’s Red Bull Battle Grounds New York City)
- Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn (North America)
- Choi “Bomber” Ji Sung (Atlanta)
- Cho “Trap” Sung Ho (Wildcard)
- Park “DongRaeGu” Soo Ho (Global)
- Kim “Cure” Doh Wook (Online Open)
- Choi “Polt” Seong Hun (Detroit)
Novelly, Red Bull eSports has put together a rather silly – but ultimately pretty amusing – comic that charts each competitor’s journey to the grand finals. Unless PartinG can summon ethereal trains and Scarlett has wings, it might not be all that accurate in its accounting.
The livestream kicks off today at 11am EST – that’s 4pm here in Blighty.