DreamHack Eizo Open Main Site - http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/2012/0...izo-open-2012/The World’s best eSports show has evolved! Today DreamHack in cooperation with EIZO, SAPPHIRE and AMD are proud to present the 2012 season – DreamHack EIZO Open in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. With five stops starting in Stockholm this April we travel to DreamHack Summer 2012 in June, Valencia in September, Bucharest in October and the Grand Final, held at DreamHack Winter 2012. The DreamHack EIZO Open featuring a total prize purse of SEK 1 200 000 and a brand new exciting format [...]
[...]The first event of DreamHack EIZO Open will be held in the European Capital of eSports – Stockholm, Sweden. On April 21-22 we open the doors to Annexet in direct connection to Ericsson Globe, where we have room for over 2,300 people in the seated audience. DreamHack EIZO Open is a two day experience with two unique flavors. Ticket release 14.00 CET Tuesday 27th of March
DreamHack Eizo Open: Stockholm Site - http://www.dreamhack.se/dhs12/2012/0...pen-stockholm/
The Place: Ericsson Globe Annexet
The Prize Pool: SEK 150,000
The Date: April 21-22 (Saturday and Sunday)
The Sponsors: SAPPHIRE, AMD, EIZO, Twitch.tv
The Game: StarCraft 2
The Tournament Format:
The Open Tournament:
Grand Finals Qualification:All four Open Stops will be based on a new and open tournament format with more players participating than ever before. Each Tournament stop will have an open sign-up with a tournament fee. Each tournament consists of a group-stage format where only the best players will qualify for the single elimination playoffs. All quarter-finals, semi-finals and the Grand Finals will be played on a stage in-front of a huge audience with a full show production.
– We expand the format with one more tournament day, creating a new and more competitive atmosphere around each stop. We are keeping the best parts from the DreamHack Invitational format of having all important playoffs matches played on stage together with the unique DreamHack show attached to it, explains Nyström.
The Video Streams and Schedule:
Streams - Provided by Twitch.tv - http://open.dreamhack.se/dreamhack-tv/
Schedule - http://open.dreamhack.se/broadcast-schedule/
Shuan "Apollo" Clark
Wolf "Wolf" SchröderDreamHack is very proud to announce that Apollo has been signed for all DreamHack-events in 2012, having Shaun ‘Apollo’ Clark as our primary caster throughout the whole 2012 season. He had his big breakthrough as a caster during 2010 and 2011 and has casted all DreamHack-events in StarCraft II. Today he’s regarded as one of the best professional casters in the world and have casted for other leagues like IPL, MLG, ESL and IronSquid. He recently moved to Stockholm to focus on his career as a professional caster and will keep the Swedish fans on top of the StarCraft II action during the weekend.
Geoff "EG.iNcontroL" RobinsonFor the premiere Eizo Open, DreamHack is excited to present a new face to the DreamHack audience: Wolf ‘Wolf’ Schröder. For a long time Schröder has been one of the most promising and talented casters out there. In 2011 he established himself as a permanent caster for GSL alongside Tasteless and Artosis. Wolf has also casted several tournaments around the world. DreamHack is very excited, just like many fans have suggested in comments, to see Apollo and Wolf together – doing their first cast in front of the Swedish crowd. The new duo will bring the same magic as Apollo and DeMusliM did during their first cast at Stockholm Invitational last year.
Auguste "SemmlertheRiot" MassonnatThe man in control of the Interview Sofa will be no other than the professional American Protoss player Geoff ‘iNcontroL’ Robinson from team Evil Geniuses. In the sofa he will get into the competitor minds and give the audience the finalist’s thoughts. iNcontroL is one of the most famous and most popular players out there , a part of the famous State of the Game podcast as well as casting various show matches and tournaments. During day one he’ll be casting together with Apollo and Wolf giving his insight of the games in the tournament, but his main focus will be during the Final Show, taking command of the Interview Sofa where he will give you awesome interviews with all the play-off players as well as other professional players, eSports personalities and guests.
Last but not least, the host for the Final Show will be Auguste ‘SemmlerTheRiot’ Massonnat. Massonnat is a famous eSports personality and caster from the Bloodline Champions community but have recently been part of StarCraft II-productions like Assembly Winter 2012. He’s also a member of the infamous GD Studio together with James “2GD” Harding and Shaun “Apollo” Clark and is currently living in Stockholm to pursue his dream as a professional caster and host. He will be presenting the players and interacting with the audience during day 2 and also report live from the Twitch.TV Player Lounge and the Tournament Area during day 1.