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#0 - 2010/08/21 04:15:45 PM
Update: Congratulations to the 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals winners and finalists!

Warcraft III
    Philip "LongWalk" Crawford - winner
    Abdulaziz "CruncheR" Abed - finalist



World of Warcraft Arena
    compLexity.Red - winner
    Arena Pwnage - finalist



We're excited to invite these top players and teams to compete in the Warcraft Global Finals at BlizzCon 2010. For full bracket information, replays, and photos from the event, visit the 2010 Warcraft Regional Finals page here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/index.xml


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Hello from Austin, Texas! We're here at the 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals to watch as the best players from the Warcraft III Ladder and World of Warcraft Tournament Realm battle for victory, cash prizes, and an invitiation to compete this October at BlizzCon 2010. We'll be bringing you news from the event, so stay tuned to this thread today and tomorrow for the latest updates.


Bracket Information


Shoutcaster Information
    World of Warcraft: WotLK Arena: Rob "Voice" Simpson & Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer
    Warcraft III: Kim "bunny" Phan & Alex "Orange" Nicholas


Recaps


For more information about this weekend's activities and to access our featured video stream, be sure to check out the 2010 Warcraft Regional Finals page here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/index.xml

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#1 - 2010/08/21 04:32:31 PM
Our live stream coverage for the first day of the 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals is scheduled to begin in just a few minutes at approximately 11:00 AM CDT. We'll be kickstarting the festivities today with a Warcraft III matchup featuring Jake "Yeggi" Moran and Nikolaus "SonKiE" Cassidy. Kim "bunny" Phan and Alex "Orange" Nicholas will be shoutcasting this match, so get ready for some epic Warcraft III action!

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#2 - 2010/08/21 05:23:24 PM
The live stream is up and our first match is about to begin!

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#3 - 2010/08/21 06:47:04 PM
We just concluded the first round of Warcraft III matches, so be sure to check out the Brackets page to see how each player faired: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/brackets-wc3-na.xml

Up next: Our first World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match of the day featuring "team chris thormann" and "Arena Pwnage." This match will be shoutcast by Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer.

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#13 - 2010/08/21 08:57:49 PM
After five intense games, the first World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match has concluded. Both teams played exceptionally well, but final victory was claimed by "team chris thormann." They will be moving onto compete against "compLexity.Black" in a later round. Round two of our Upper and Lower Bracket Warcraft III matches have also concluded, so be sure to check out the updated placements!

Up next: Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer continue our coverage here at the 2010 North American Regional Finals with a matchup featuring World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena teams "compLexity.Red" and "nerdstompers."

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#18 - 2010/08/21 09:59:39 PM
Our second World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match has just concluded with "compLexity.Red" going 3-0 against "nerdstompers." While "compLexity.Red" will be advancing to the next round in the Upper Bracket, "nerdstompers" will still have an opportunity to reclaim victory in the Lower Bracket: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/brackets-wow-na.xml

Up next: "compLexity.Black" vs. "team chris thormann." Join Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer as these teams compete for glory in round two.

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#19 - 2010/08/21 10:10:45 PM
Q u o t e:
Is there going to be a SC2 tournament at blizzcon?


Absolutely!

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how to turn off the facebook thing?

seriously im lagging tremenduously


Which stream are you watching (HD or SD)? And what sort of connection are you using presently? If you're watching HD, you may try switching to SD.

Both streams are high quality, though, so it's possible that even SD may experience some latency depending on the caliber of one's connection.

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#22 - 2010/08/21 11:00:11 PM
With the third World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match now complete, we see "compLexity.Black" moving to round three in the Upper Bracket. "[T]eam chris thornmann" performed admirably, though, putting up a stellar fight for three solid games. Be sure to keep an eye on both these teams as they battle for placement in the final round.

Up next: Kim "bunny" Phan and Alex "Orange" Nicholas return to the main stage to shoutcast another Warcraft III matchup. For this match, we'll be featuring two players from the Lower Bracket: Philip "LongWalk" Crawford and Matthew "Box" Kho.

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#24 - 2010/08/22 12:02:20 AM
We just concluded the last streamed Warcraft III match of the day, so be sure to check out the Brackets page later this evening to see how your favorite players placed: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/brackets-wc3-na.xml

Up next: We are joined again by Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer on the main stage to bring you another World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match. Battling to advance into round three this time will be "PK Cards.TSG" and "compLexity.Red." Who will come out victorious? Stay tuned to find out!

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#25 - 2010/08/22 12:03:11 AM
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Will there be more WoW today?


Yup! In fact, the last match of the day is streaming right now. :)

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#29 - 2010/08/22 12:39:59 AM
After four harrowing games, "compLexity.Red" was able to defeat "PK Cards.TSG" 3-1. With "compLexity.Red" advancing to round three in the Upper Bracket, "PK Cards.TSG" will now be taking on "Arena Pwnage" in the Lower Bracket. Due to how quickly this round concluded, we have one more match to share with all of our viewers!

Up next: "PK Cards.TSG" vs. "Arena Pwnage." Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer will be shoutcasting this match, so be sure to stay a while and listen. ;)

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#36 - 2010/08/22 04:16:42 PM
Day 1 Recap

Yesterday was a long, but exciting day here in Austin, Texas. As competitors arrived to begin their warm-ups, visitors were already lining up to get their seats and play the available StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, and Diablo III demos. We later learned that many of these eager individuals had been waiting in line since 4:00 AM CDT!

It was this sort of dedication and passion that characterized the day's matches, as well. While we saw some interesting compositions and tactics, overall, our Warcraft III and World of Warcraft Arena players performed admirably and provided a wealth of entertainment for all of our viewers.

World of Warcraft Arena

Match: Arena Pwnage vs. team chris thormann
Winner: team chris thormann

The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena tournament started off with a bang as "team chris thormann" (warlock/druid/hunter) and "Arena Pwnage" (priest/druid/shaman) took center stage. Overall, both teams performed extremely well and this matchup was marked by consistent offensive pressure, quick recoveries, and heavy line-of-sight management. Despite high burst damage by Novoz and Talbadar and great healing by diziet, it was "team chris thormann's" control and finesse that inevitably led them to a 3-1 victory.


Match: compLexity.Red vs. nerdstompers
Winner: compLexity.Red

In the second World of Warcraft Arena match of the day, we saw "compLexity.Red" (mage/warlock/druid) go head-to-head with "nerdstompers" (warrior/warlock/druid). "[C]ompLexity.Red" quickly established control, locking down Hoodrych from "nerdstompers" with a series of Polymorphs, Cyclones, and Frost Novas in the first game. This skillful manipulation continued in the following games, preventing "nerdstompers" from being able to really apply any heavy pressure. After a quick three-game match, "compLexity.Red" was able to defeat "nerdstompers" and advance to the next round in the Upper Bracket with "PK Cards. TSG."


Match: team chris thormann vs. compLexity.Black
Winner: compLexity.Black

For the first game in this match, "team chris thormann" opted to play Protection paladin/druid/hunter against "compLexity.Black" shaman/hunter/paladin) instead of their usual composition. This appeared to take "compLexity.Black" by surprise initially and we saw some quick swaps onto Flexx’s Enhancement shaman by Uckington’s team. "[C]ompLexity.Black" rebounded quickly, though, and "team chris thormann" eventually lost Seráph to overwhelming amounts of damage.

In the second game, both teams switched up their compositions—"team chris thormann" to warlock/hunter/druid and "compLexity.Black" to Protection warrior/hunter/paladin. While it was clear that "team chris thormann" felt more comfortable in their main composition, "compLexity.Black" was still able to shutdown Seráph and Uckington in the following two games with a smooth combination of focus fire and crowd control, placing the final score at 3-0.


Match: PK Cards.TSG vs. compLexity.Red
Winner: comp.Lexity.Red

We saw another interesting composition switch in this first game of "PK Cards.TSG" vs. "compLexity.Red." Instead of playing his warrior, Veev brought in a warlock, bringing the final line-up to warlock/death knight/paladin. In the end, this composition proved to be no match for "compLexity.Red’s" potent mage/warlock/druid, and Zilea was ultimately brought down by successive rounds of burst damage.

"PK Cards.TSG" returned to their standard composition (warrior, death knight, paladin) for games 2, 3 and 4, achieving victory in game 2 by placing heavy pressure on Sodah from "compLexity.Red." Unfortunately, this tactic wasn't as successful in later games; Sodah was able to tank the incoming damage without too much difficulty and, after locking down Zilea with incredible crowd control in games 3 and 4, "compLexity.Red" sealed a 3-1 win.

Match: PK Cards.TSG vs. Arena Pwnage
Winner: Arena Pwnage

In this Lower Bracket match against "Arena Pwnage," "PK Cards.TSG" again elected to abandon their signature composition, opting instead for priest/priest/warlock in the first game, warlock/warlock/priest in the second, and warlock/warlock/paladin in the third. While these unexpected compositions allowed for some interesting forms of harassment, they were unable to place any real pressure on "Arena Pwnage" (priest/druid/shaman) or outlast the pseudo-triple healer group, ultimately being defeated by well-timed burst damage.


Warcraft III
Just in case you weren't able to attend the first day of the 2010 North American Regional Finals or watch our free live stream, we've uploaded all of Saturday’s Warcraft III replays for your convenience!

http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/videos.xml



Things are already ramping up for Day 2, so be sure to tune in for more epic gaming!

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#37 - 2010/08/22 04:39:12 PM
Our live stream coverage for the second day of the 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals is already underway. First up is a Warcraft III matchup from the Lower Bracket featuring Philip "LongWalk" Crawford and Diego "Raspot" Treviño. These two players will be competing for the opportunity to battle against Abdulaziz "CruncheR" Abed in the final round, so we wish them the best of luck!

Joining Kim "bunny" Phan today in the shoutcast booth is Nikolaus "SonKiE" Cassidy.

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#38 - 2010/08/22 05:09:03 PM
Congratulations to Philip "LongWalk" Crawford! After a 2-0 victory against Diego "Raspot" Treviño, he will be advancing into the Warcraft III Regional Grand Finals with Abdulaziz "CruncheR" Abed: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/brackets-wc3-na.xml

Up next: "Arena Pwnage" vs. "team chris thormann." Returning today to shoutcast this Lower Bracket match are Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer.

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#40 - 2010/08/22 07:49:50 PM
The first World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match of the day has concluded! After a second round of five games, "Arena Pwnage" was able to secure victory over "team chris thormann" in the Lower Bracket. Unfortunately, this means that "team chris thormann" has been eliminated from the tournament, but we're excited to see how "Arena Pwnage" will continue to fair against other opponents later in the day.

Up next: Join Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer for an epic matchup between World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena teams "compLexity.Red" and "compLexity.Black" as they battle for placement in the Grand Finals!

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#43 - 2010/08/22 08:33:16 PM
Our second World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team match of the day has just concluded with "compLexity.Red" going 3-0 against "compLexity.Black." While "compLexity.Red" has guaranteed themselves a place in the World of Warcraft Arena Regional Grand Finals and an invitation to BlizzCon 2010, "compLexity.Black" will still need to defeat "Arena Pwnage" in the Lower Bracket to do the same. Will we see another matchup between these two powerhouses? Only time will tell.


Up next: Warcraft III Regional Grand Finals!

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#45 - 2010/08/22 10:15:35 PM
Another round of congratulations to Philip "LongWalk" Crawford! After going 2-0 against Abdulaziz "CruncheR" Abed in the Grand Finals, LongWalk is now the 2010 North American Warcraft III Regional tournament winner. Both players fought valiantly and will be invited to compete at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California this October.

Up next: Rob "Voice" Simpson and Luke "Virulence" Bodenheimer return to the main stage to shoutcast the final round of World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Arena team matches in the Lower Bracket (http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/brackets-wow-na.xml). Stay tuned to find out who will advance to compete against "compLexity.Red" in the World of Warcraft Arena Grand Finals!

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#47 - 2010/08/22 10:17:18 PM
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Are the arena matches over?


We've currently two more World of Warcraft Arena matches scheduled for the live stream this evening. :)

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#52 - 2010/08/22 11:28:35 PM
Despite facing considerable opposition, "Arena Pwnage" was able to defeat "compLexity.Black" after four energetic games, going to 3-1 against the favored team. "Arena Pwnage" will now be advancing to the World of Warcraft Arena Regional Grand Finals where they will battle "compLexity.Red" for the regional title.

Up next: World of Warcraft Arena Regional Grand Finals!

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#53 - 2010/08/23 01:05:37 AM
Congratulations to "compLexity.Red"! After five full games against "Arena Pwnage," they are now the 2010 North American World of Warcraft Arena Regional winners. As with our top two Warcraft III players, both "compLexity.Red" and "Arena Pwnage" will be invited to compete at BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California this October.

Up next: 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals awards ceremony!

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#54 - 2010/08/23 01:32:35 AM
Congratulations to the 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals winners and finalists!

Warcraft III
    Philip "LongWalk" Crawford - winner
    Abdulaziz "CruncheR" Abed - finalist


World of Warcraft Arena
    compLexity.Red - winner
    Arena Pwnage - finalist


For full bracket information, replays, and photos from the event, visit the 2010 Warcraft Regional Finals page here: http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/rf10/index.xml