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Blizzard World Series - Australian Qualifiers Announced

Apr 11 2012 01:00 PM | VaNzR  in ACL News
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Blizzard Entertainment announce the
Starcraft II World Championship Series: Australian National Qualifiers


The Australian Cyber League is named primary event partner


Blizzard has announced this year's massive contribution to you, the players, to bring you one of the biggest eSports competitions ever held in both Australia and around the globe. ACL is proud to confirm that we will be working closely with Blizzard ANZ to bring you most of the qualifier events as well as the live National and Oceanic Final event later in the year where the best Starcraft 2 Player will be decided.

Original Blizzard Release can be read here on their SEA blog.

The Starcraft II World Championship Series consists of tournaments held in nearly every part of the world, bringing players from all over the globe together to compete for pride, glory and prizes.

Starting with National Qualifiers, players will battle it out for a chance to prove they have what it takes to be the best in the country, and qualify for the Oceanic Finals in their part of the world. Then, the winners of the Oceanic Finals will earn a place to fight in the Starcraft World Championship Series, where they’ll compete for not only prizes, but the title of World Champion.

More details about this tournament, along with prize details, will be released in the very near future. In the meantime, the qualifiers are starting very soon, so why not be a part of the action? Here’s a list ACL’s Australian Qualifiers.

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Brisbane
Sydney
Melbourne
Adelaide
Perth - Run by RF LAN
Perth Barcraft Star League #1
APL


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Date: August 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Prize Pool: TBD
Number of Participants: 16
# of Oceania Finals Slots: 6

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24 Comments

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Slazy 

13 April 2012 - 03:14 AM
awesome news! I may go watch the perth event!
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JBizz 

13 April 2012 - 07:51 AM
defs going to watch in bris! :) awesome news.
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Tricide 

13 April 2012 - 08:19 AM
I shall be competing in this :P
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DUCKVILLELOL 

13 April 2012 - 11:32 AM
Oh this is going to be so fun! Hopefully going to get down to the Melbourne quals :D
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SlaughteRawRRR 

13 April 2012 - 11:53 AM
Awesome ")
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Pyroteq 

13 April 2012 - 12:07 PM
This is amazing news for ACL!
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Aphotic 

13 April 2012 - 12:50 PM
The finals of this entire tournament may be the greatest SC2 event ever.
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PARK3R 

13 April 2012 - 02:00 PM
This should be awesome!!

I hope they change the amount of invites per region though. For instance there will be a lot of really good Koreans missing out, who would easily be better than some of the SEA players who might make it.
But in saying that, I know the SEA players will be practicing their butts off for this tournament.
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schmuttt 

13 April 2012 - 02:39 PM

View PostPARK3R, on 13 April 2012 - 02:00 PM, said:

This should be awesome!!

I hope they change the amount of invites per region though. For instance there will be a lot of really good Koreans missing out, who would easily be better than some of the SEA players who might make it.
But in saying that, I know the SEA players will be practicing their butts off for this tournament.


wtf?

That would be grossly unfair on the smaller regions.
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PARK3R 

13 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

View Postschmutttampon, on 13 April 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

wtf?

That would be grossly unfair on the smaller regions.

It would be unfair, but it would be stupid to run a tournament that gives the winner the title of "Best player in the world" and not have the best players competing due to there not being enough spots in the finals.

Everyone is well aware of which regions have the larger and stronger player base.
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Hopey 

13 April 2012 - 03:39 PM
Siiiiiiiiiiick

I'll most likely go and watch the Brisbane one, good work ACL and co!
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Heners 

13 April 2012 - 04:19 PM
Awesome news, well done :)
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Dark 

13 April 2012 - 05:34 PM
Best thing I have read on these forums in the last 2 years.
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Blaze 

13 April 2012 - 06:22 PM

View Postschmutttampon, on 13 April 2012 - 02:39 PM, said:

wtf?

That would be grossly unfair on the smaller regions.

Unfair? There's 40 players in Code S in the GSL alone who would dump on 99.9% of players in all other countries.
You don't think it's stupid if they miss out to lesser players around the globe? It's not a showcase, they're competing to be crowned world champion.

Look at GomTV's last tweet: "NaNiWa is the only non-Korean contender in this season's Code S, will he be able to advance?"

OT: Awesome news.
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schmuttt 

13 April 2012 - 06:28 PM

View PostPARK3R, on 13 April 2012 - 03:10 PM, said:

It would be unfair, but it would be stupid to run a tournament that gives the winner the title of "Best player in the world" and not have the best players competing due to there not being enough spots in the finals.

Everyone is well aware of which regions have the larger and stronger player base.

So say a Korean wins it (Which is likely) that Korean who fought against all the others to qualify, THEN beat the rest of the world + the other Koreans that qualified can't say he is the best player in the world?
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PARK3R 

13 April 2012 - 06:38 PM

View Postschmutttampon, on 13 April 2012 - 06:28 PM, said:

So say a Korean wins it (Which is likely) that Korean who fought against all the others to qualify, THEN beat the rest of the world + the other Koreans that qualified can't say he is the best player in the world?

Of course he can say that he is the "Best in the World", because that is the title they are fighting for.

But you are missing the point i made in my last post. I said that there will be players that don't qualify, that are much, much better than players that will. Which is why I am hoping the distribute the places according to some measure meant of Player base/skill.
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Ripped 

13 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

View PostBLaZe, on 13 April 2012 - 06:22 PM, said:

Unfair? There's 40 players in Code S in the GSL alone who would dump on 99.9% of players in all other countries.
You don't think it's stupid if they miss out to lesser players around the globe? It's not a showcase, they're competing to be crowned world champion.

Look at GomTV's last tweet: "NaNiWa is the only non-Korean contender in this season's Code S, will he be able to advance?"

OT: Awesome news.


Wrong, agree with Parker 100%. If its displaying the best playrs in the world then all players should be able to have a chance to compete.
Also the skill gap between foreigners and Koreans has closed extremly ( Disregarding top 3-5 koreans).

Awsome news for ACL, such a good decision switching to SC :D
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Blaze 

13 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

View PostRipped, on 13 April 2012 - 08:38 PM, said:

Wrong, agree with Parker 100%. If its displaying the best playrs in the world then all players should be able to have a chance to compete.
Also the skill gap between foreigners and Koreans has closed extremly ( Disregarding top 3-5 koreans).

Awsome news for ACL, such a good decision switching to SC :D

Silly Ripped, I agree with parker, read my post again, I'm saying that it's stupid that a lot of amazing korean players will not qualify if they limit it to the same amount of positions in each region, making players qualify who aren't as good as them.
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Beware 

13 April 2012 - 11:20 PM
We da best.
Was at the Finals venue today, shizz was crazy YO.
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Toons 

17 April 2012 - 10:54 PM
Would a signup link be avail soon?
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Checkered 

24 April 2012 - 06:03 PM
Sweet jesus! The concept of this tourney blows my mind!

I'm a newbie to playing in tournaments and this site though and I'm worried that I'll miss the dates or how to signup or other important info. I hope this gets the crap advertised out of it! ^^
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inmaniac 

24 April 2012 - 06:24 PM
No doubt there will be an INSANE amount of advertisement once details become available!

The ACL team are working hard on making preparation for this competition and once details are known to us, they will become public asap. :D
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VaNzR 

29 May 2012 - 08:55 AM
Blizzard World Championship Series Australian Nationals Qualifier Progress:

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Takiah 

29 May 2012 - 10:53 PM
How are we all feeling about the Qualifiers? I for one am extremely excited! Have you all registered???
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