"It has been a very exciting season," commented Scott "SirScoots" Smith, CEO of Evil Geniuses. "If the playoffs have even a fraction of the intensity and competitiveness we witnessed in the regular season, we are in for an exhilarating weekend."
Since May 1st, eight of the world’s best StarCraft II teams have been battling it out for seven weeks in the hopes of qualifying for the Finals Weekend featuring the top four teams. Mousesports, FnaticMSI, Team Dignitas, and compLexity Gaming secured their spots in the playoffs and have now earned the right to compete for a piece of the $10,000 prize pool.
The format for the Finals Weekend is that of a double-elimination tournament with every series being a best-of-three match. Much like the regular season, each match will have a pre-determined set of maps with the exception of the Grand Finals. In the Grand Finals, the team that advanced from the Winners bracket will have the opportunity of choosing every map from the official map pool including the ACE map if needed.
The broadcast will be produced by OneMoreGame.TV and will be available at http://www.onemoregame.tv or http://www.twitchtv.com/onemoregametv. Spectators will be able to tune in to the free high-definition broadcast on both July 2nd and 3rd at 9:00am PDT / 12:00pm EDT / 4:00pm UTC for the pregame show.