Beginning today, Red Bull Battle Grounds Detroit brings eSports to Motor City’s historic Garden Theatre, with the first major StarCraft II tournament to ever take place in Detroit.
A three day, open format tournament, aspiring hopefuls from Michigan and around the globe – including Australia, Korea, Canada and Mexico – will compete in front of a live audience of cheering fans, with StarCraft II as their battlefield. At stake is a $25K prize pool, and the final remaining spot in the 8-person competitor line up at the Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Finals, September 20th – 21st in Washington, D.C.
Red Bull Battle Grounds Detroit’s winner will join the ranks of these renowned players, already on the docket for D.C.:
· Red Bull Battle Grounds NYC Winner (2013) – Won “PartinG” Lee Sak
· Red Bull Battle Grounds NYC Runner up (2013) – Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin
· MLG Anaheim Winner – Cho “Trap” Sung Ho
· Red Bull Battle Grounds North America Winner – Sasha “Scarlett” Hosyn
· Red Bull Battle Grounds Global Winner – Park “DongRaeGu” Soo Ho
· Red Bull Battle Grounds Online Winner – Kim “Cure” Doh Wook
· Red Bull Battle Grounds Atlanta Winner – Choi “Bomber” Ji Sung
More than 100 challengers have registered to compete, and throw their name in the ring for the top prize. And the best part? We’ll be hosting a livestream of the action all weekend long. Check out the stream below and be sure to check back later this weekend for our full coverage of the event.