International Starcraft 2 Tournament Red Bull Battle Grounds Crowns Its Champion Next Month In Washington, DC; Eight Players Enter, One Player Leaves

By Steve Buja , Updated Aug 05, 2014 01:42 PM EDT

Many men have perished in the crucible that is competitive Starcraft II tournaments. It is a beast like none other, chewing up and spitting out challengers like so much cud. Now you can watch it happen in Washington, D.C next month for the Red Bull Battle Grounds Final.

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It is the first eSports tournament to be held in our nation's Capitol in four years. The Lincoln Theatre is the final Thunderdome of a months' long competition. There, eight challengers from North America, Korea and around the world will enter, but only one will leave. Tickets are now on-sale for this event, taking place September 20th - 21st, concluding a summer of StarCraft II competition.

Qualifying rounds are still happening, with the next online event being held this weekend. Check out the official site for all tournament details.

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The Red Bull Battle Grounds Grand Final will provide some of the most exciting players from around the globe with a spectacular platform to showcase their tenacious talent, worthy of their skill, preparation and dedication. Hailing from overseas and over international borders, from our northern neighbors in Canada, to Korean compatriots nearly 7,000 miles away, these elite eight have bested hundreds of other hopefuls to earn their spot, by taking a top place win at other Red Bull Battle Grounds participating events in New York, Santa Monica, Atlanta, Detroit, and online, earning substantial prize winnings and World Championship Series of StarCraft (WCS) points from the game's sanctioning body.

Set to compete are last year's Battle Grounds Grand Finals champion and runner-up, Won "PartinG" Lee Sak and Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin, both of which will converge upon the Lincoln Theatre to compete against North America winner Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn, MLG Anaheim winner Cho "Trap" Sung Ho, and Atlanta victor Choi "Bomber" Ji Sung. Those victorious at Battle Grounds Global, Online, and Detroit will contribute the final three competitors come September. Glad there's at least one girl repping North America!

Single-day and weekend passes for the event are available now, by visiting Tickets prices begin at $15 for single day passes, and $25 for weekend passes.

If you can't make it to the tournament because a The Wizard-esque road trip just isn't in the cards, fear not! The whole event will be livestreamed beginning each day at 11 a.m. EST on the official site.


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