Battles are being lost and won in the eSports world every week. We are here to summarise them, giving you an overview of the recent action. Here is what happened last week!
World of Warcraft
CompLexity.Red, playing mage/warlock/druid, are the winners of this year’s 2010 North American Warcraft Regional Finals. This victory gives them a spot at the BlizzCon 2010 finals, where they will be joined by second place finishers, Arena Pwnage, playing priest/shaman/druid. Check out the official event site for recaps and results.
We will also see both winning teams this weekend, as the next event on the 2010 Major League Gaming circuit takes place in Raleigh from August 27-29. To find more information about the event check out MLGPro.com and the previously released list of participating teams.
The first Intel Extreme Masters, held at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, Germany, came to a close last Sunday.
The tournament generated an insane amount of excitement and produced some amazing games. Thousands of fans cheered for their favourite players, who were fighting for the title and a share of the $15,000 prize money. First place went to Swede Stefan “MorroW” Andersson who beat American Greg “IdrA” Fields in the terran versus zerg final. Third place was taken by crowd favourite Dmytry “mTwDIMAGA” Filipchuk, who won a nail-biting third place playoff against Tomasz “Tarson” BoroÅ„ from Poland. You can watch all the VODs of this great spectacle over at ESL TV. You can also check the coverage of the event, featuring updates, galleries and many interesting interviews on mymym.com.
In other news, ESL Pro Series Germany, another event organised by Electronic Sports League, started on Tuesday with the first round of matches.
To watch all the replays and see who finished on top check out GosuGamers.
Philip “Longwalk” Crawford and Abdulaziz “CrunCher” Abed are the two players who qualified for BlizzCon 2010, trumping the very tough field in this year’s 2010 North American Regionals. In the end it was Night Elf player Longwalk, who beat his Human opponent in the final, who took the title. For recaps and replays go to the official event page.