The Starcraft 2 season is already underway with some surprising qualifiers for challenger. Now the first IEM of the year kicks off in Taipei with a range of fan favorites such as Snute, Hyun and Jjakji battling it out for one of the ro16 spots and a chance at the finals. The tournament will be held in Taipei on the 28th January to the 1st of February.
ReDeYe will be hosting the event alongside some of ESL’s finest commentators, James “Kaelaris” Carrol and Shaun “Apollo” Clark. Joining them will be IEM and SC2 regulars, Yoan “ToD” Merlo and Leigh “Maynarde” Mandalov.
Hosting and translating the event to give us the very best interviews with the players is the very talented Susie “lilsusie” Kim, whilst Yi “Legend” Seong Jeon will be making sure we don’t miss any of the action as the observer for the event.
With WCS points on the line, who will claim the top spot at IEM Taipei?
If you have missed any of the opening matches, the vods for day one are up on the ESL twitch stream.
For more information on the schedule or brackets, check out the IEM website.
Kicking off the New Year in style, ReDeYe will be hosting the finals of the Allstars Cup in the ESL TV studio in Cologne on 24th January.
myXMG.eSports and Senpai fought their way through the group stages to compete for a chance at winning the grand prize of €13,808.64 and the title of S.K.I.L.L Allstars 2014.
The Swedish team myXMG.eSports has had convincing wins throughout the tournament, utterly dominating the play-offs and are the favorites going into the final. The experience they have gathered from other teams and their quick and efficient communication place them at an advantage.
Senpai will be aiming for first place this year after placing second in the ESL Euro Series in September 2014. They are the first team to qualify for two consecutive S.K.I.L.L. finals in the ESL TV studios. After being defeated by myXMG.eSports in the group stages, can Senpai rise to victory and claim first place or will they resigned to second place for a second time?
For more information, including the brackets and results go to the official Allstars cup page.
To follow the action live you can watch the stream at ESL TV live twitch stream.
If you felt like this weekend wasn’t enough to satisfy your ReDeYe addiction, you’re in luck. In less than two weeks time, Paul will be hosting the Intel Extreme Masters San Jose.
The open bracket and Ro16 will take place on the 3rd- 4th December in the ESL Studios in Burbank, followed by the main event on the 6th and 7th December in the arena.
If you’ve missed seeing your favourite casters since BlizzCon, then the wait is over as ReDeYe will be joined by an all star cast of fan favourites:
These WCS and ESL regulars will be providing play by play commentary and analysis for the event. Joining ReDeYe on stage will be the incredible Sue “Smix” Lee providing translations and Richard Lewis will be hosting the analysis desk to discuss those crucial moments that can decide a game.
The group stages promise to be action packed with first class players such as herO, HyuN and Bomber leading the Korean ranks. For all those who missed cheering for their European favourites at BlizzCon, this tournament boasts players such as Snute, Scarlett, QXC and Major to wet your appetites.
With such a huge array of talent, who will lay claim to a chunk of that $25,000 prize pool and the number one spot?
All of the details and where to purchase tickets can be found on the official IEM website.
If you‘ve missed your daily dose of ReDeYe gracing your screen since BlizzCon, you’re in for a treat. This weekend, 22nd November- 23rd November, Paul will be hosting the ESL One Battlefield 4 Fall Finals at the ESL studios in Cologne.
ReDeYe will be accompanied by Lauren “Pansy” Scott, Jason Kaplan and ESL newcomer Alex “Machine” Richardson. If you’re looking for play by play casting and an insight into the game at a professional level, you do not want to miss this weekend.
With a double elimination group stage, will Fnatic redeem their title of defending champions? Or will teams like SK Gaming and Planetkey Dynamics, who have been consistent throughout the season, take the title?
There’s only one way to find out. Sit back and prepare yourself to go along for the ride.
The final groups can be found here along with ticket information.
If you want to watch the event live from home, check out the twitch stream.
The announcement everyone has been waiting for has finally arrived! ReDeYe will once again be donning his tuxedo to be the official host of the WCS finals held at BlizzCon 2014. This event rounds off a fantastic year in Starcraft which has seen ReDeYe host for WCS and IEM in several countries, showcasing some of the best Starcraft talent and games.
This year’s event promises to be the biggest yet with the WCS finals moving from the BlizzCon floor to the Anaheim Convention Center Arena. The top 16 players in the Starcraft 2 rankings will be battling it out for a chance to win the prestigious title of World Champion 2014 and walk away with a chunk of the $250,000 prize pool.
ReDeYe will be accompanied by Sue “Smix” Lee to host the show, alongside an array of talent from the casters desk and observers. For the full line up at this years WCS finals, click here.
The round of 16 will begin November 1st in a cosy studio setting, followed by the quarterfinals on Nov. 7th and 8th which will conclude at BlizzCon.
With an all-star Korean line up for this year’s event, will ReDeYe’s predictions once again be 8 for 8 or will he fall victim to the Artosis Curse?
For more information on the brackets and prize breakdown, click here.