On Saturday Jul 28th at DreamHack, Sweden, Johan “NaNiwa” Lucchesi and Kim “SaSe” Hammar take on the Nordic region’s best StarCraft II players in the StarCraft II World Championship Series 2012 Europe Finals, for a share of $30,000 in prize money. Both players are sponsored by ASUS ROG.
$30,000 in prize money and six slots at the Europe Finals up for grabs The Nordic Nationals event will comprise four separate Nationals tournaments: Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway. These tournaments will be played live at Annexet on July 28, with each tournament offering its own prize purse, qualification system and slots in the Europe Finals that will be held in September. All players who qualify for the Nordic Nationals will have their travel and accommodation expenses paid.
World-class eSports show – including official Blizzard presence The Nordic Nationals will be an eSports event quite unlike anything you have ever experienced before. All the tournaments will be played in double elimination format with the highlighted matches presented live on stage with full media production, similar to recent DreamHack events. Blizzard Entertainment will be present at the Annexet arena with a dedicated area where you can try out their latest games, plus a merchandise store. Food and beverages will also be available, including beer and wine in the BarCraft area for visitors aged 18 and older. Spectator tickets will be available in advance through www.ticnet.se.
Free HD broadcast All matches played on stage will also be broadcast by DreamHack TV (http://www.dreamhack.tv/) and available for free through our streaming partner Twitch TV (http://www.twitch.tv/) in HD (720p). The main stream from the Nordic Nationals will be in English but we will also provide additional streams in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish.