MLG: First Winter Arena This Weekend

Finally, the time all of you PC gamers out there have been waiting for; the first Winter Arena for StarCraft 2 will be held this weekend in New York! This event will take place from the 24th-26th. The world’s top StarCraft 2 players competing for $26,000 in prizes, as well as pool placement and travel to the Winter Championships in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of March.

Here is the not-so-good news: For this season the streams will all be pay-per-view (they will cost $19.99 and can be found here). MLG has thrown in a loophole to all of those Gold members that paid $29.99 for what was supposed to grant “Access to the MLG Premium Streaming Experience during Championship Events” according to mlg.com. I suppose it was OK of them to do this considering they did not say “all.”

If you’re interested/found a group of friends to split the cost, check out the schedule below!

Winter Arena Broadcast Schedule

Friday, February 24

· 5:30pm ET: Dr Pepper Pregame Show

· 6:00pm—12:00am ET: Gameplay

Saturday, February 25

· 1:30pm ET: Dr Pepper Pregame Show

· 2:00pm—10:00pm ET: Gameplay

Sunday, February 26

· 1:30pm ET: Dr Pepper Pregame Show

· 2:00pm—8:00pm ET: Gameplay

 

Winter Arena Players

MLG Providence ’11 Top 8

Leenock
Naniwa
DongRaeGu
Mvp
Huk
MC
Haypro
Idra

European OQ Top 8

Violet
Ret
Thorzain
Pomi
Socke
Sjow
Grubby
Merz

Korea/Taiwan OQ Top 8

Nestea
Parting
Losira
MarineKing
Oz
STC
Ganzi
San

North American OQ Top 8

Drewbie
Ddoro
Sheth
SaSe
Axslav
Demuslim
Minigun
DDE