What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than with some StarCraft II? Red Bull, who is no stranger to eSports, is hosting a 16-player tournament with some incredibly strong players competing for $41,000 in prizes. Violet and Stephano will be there, hot off their first and third place finishes (respectively) at MLG Spring Arena 2. The HuK vs. MC rivalry will be revisited, and I can only hope HuK performs better than he has in recent tournaments.
What has me even more excited is the quality of casters that will be commentating on the matches. Husky, Day, djWHEAT, and Rob Simpson is nothing short of an all-star lineup when it comes to personality and casting. Friday is reserved for fans to meet and greet the participants, and if you're in the area you can still buy your tickets over on the official site. I'm very jealous of all of those attending, as Husky is the sole reason I got into competitive StarCraft II in the first place.
You'll be able to stream the event free of charge from the site linked above or on Day's website.
Day and djWHEAT have weighed in with predictions of the event:
Personally, I think Stefano will have a great weekend in Austin. He looked really strong at MLG Spring Arena 2, but his ZvZ (Zerg vs. Zerg) just didn't cut it. If he gets paired up with Violet again, his fuel for vengeance may kick in and give him the boost he needs. Regardless, the caliber of players present at this tournament ensure that there will be some fantastic games!