Thu, Jun 20, 2013 | 21:33 BST
MLG Spring Championship runs June 28-30, includes SC2, Blops 2, LoL
Major League Gaming’s Spring Championship takes place June 28-30, and is the second event of the 10th annual MLG Pro Circuit season. Players will be competing for prizes in League of Legends, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360, and StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm
Here’s what the championship entails along with the prize pool straight from MLG:
League of Legends: $30,000 in prizes; First place – $20,000 – the Spring Championship will include the conclusion of the League of Legends North American Online Qualifier. The final four teams advancing from a 64-team online qualifier will compete for a chance at $30,000 in prizes and the first place winner receives $20,000 and a spot in the LCS Season 4 Spring Promotion Tournament. Additionally, the event will feature the North American League Championship Series, with all eight teams from the North American LCS playing three action-packed matches.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on Xbox 360: $50,000 in prizes; First place – $20,000 – The highly acclaimed franchise returns to the Pro Circuit at the Spring Championship. 128 teams will compete in an Open Bracket to secure placement in the Championship Bracket. The top 12 teams from the Open Bracket will advance to the Championship Bracket where they will join the top eight teams from the Winter Championship and four teams that qualified online during MLG’s Championship Bracket Qualifiers to compete for $50,000 in prizes. Nearly all Championship Bracket matches will be broadcast live via one stream.
StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm: $25,000 in prizes; First place – $10,000 – The Spring Championship will feature a World Championship Series (WCS) Tier 1, 128-Player StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm double-elimination, open bracket tournament with $25,000 in prizes and a first place prize of $10,000. As a WCS Tier 1 tournament, the top 16 finishers will receive player ranking points in the WCS. The points earned at MLG Spring Championship will impact the year-long chase for seeds at the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon.
The competition will be broadcast live beginning Friday, June 28 at 5pm PDT. Four streams can be watched for free in up to 720p HD or you can instead upgrade to watch ad-free in 1080p HD.
HD upgrade passes are available and include access to MLG’s ongoing daily content ad-free in 1080p HD as well as subscriber-only emoticons and chat badges.