The Australian Cyber League is playing host to the biggest Starcraft 2 tournament in the region, the Blizzard World Championship Series. In celebration, a full live event with international casters such as Tastosis, HD & Painuser, arena seating, and complete set with booths has been pieced together for you, the game's loyal fans.

The top 18 players from Australia & New Zealand are competing in two back to back events, the Australia Nationals & Oceania Finals, with a combined prize pool of $25,000 USD. By close of Sunday, the best Starcraft 2 players in the region will be crowned as champions, and the top 2 will attend the World Finals in China later this year.

Watch online from Friday August 10th

This event has a fully booked out live audience on Saturday & Sunday, but the games commence for you to watch from home on Friday. You can view the stream live from ACL's TwitchTV Channel . Our full live stream schedule can be found towards the bottom of this page, so don't miss out on any of the hottest SC2 action!

Australia Nationals

The past two months have seen the best Stracraft 2 players around Australia fight for qualification at regional events across the country. It's time to see the best 16 Australian players fight it out to win $10,000 in prizes and a chance to make it through to the Oceania Finals! With a double elimination starting on Friday, and continuing on to Saturday with a live audience, make sure you tune into the live stream from the very beginning of this massive tournament.

Oceania Finals

After the top 6 Australians advance through the Australia Nationals, they move through to Sunday to face off against New Zealand's most dominant players. Here the action heats up to watch an 8 player double elimination and the region's finest Starcraft 2 action. With a focus on the absolute best matches, Tasteless & Artosis will bring you all the play by play action. At the end though, there can be only one winner and that person will receive the trophy for the best player in Oceania as well as qualifying for the WCS World Finals in China!

Blizzard Entertainment Logo Australian Cyber League

Upcoming dates:

 

SCHEDULE & BRACKETS

Schedule

Saturday11 August 2012
9:00

Doors will open to allow ticket holders to line up in the venue. Please read the ticket holder information.

9:45

Tickets processing and arena entry starts.

10:45

Welcome to the WCS Australia Nationals!

11:00

Lower bracket round 2 match - main stage.

Casters: Maynarde & Artosis
12:00

Lower bracket round 3a match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Artosis
13:00

Winners bracket bracket round 3a match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Tasteless
14:00

Lower bracket bracket round 4a match - main stage.

Casters: Painuser & Tasteless
15:00

Lower bracket bracket round 3b match - main stage.

Casters: Painuser & Artosis
16:00

Winners bracket bracket round 3b match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
17:00

Lower bracket bracket round 4b match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
18:00

Lower bracket bracket round 5 match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
19:00

Winners bracket final match - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
20:00

Lower bracket final match - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
21:00

Australia Nationals - Grand Final - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
22:00

Australia Nationals tournament presentation.

Sunday12 August 2012
9:00

Doors will open to allow ticket holders to line up in the venue. Please read the ticket holder information.

9:45

Tickets processing and arena entry starts.

10:45

Welcome to the WCS Oceania Finals!

11:00

Winners bracket round 1 match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
12:00

Winners bracket round 1 match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
13:00

Winners bracket round 2 match - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
14:00

Winners bracket round 2 match - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
15:00

Lower bracket round 2 match - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
16:00

Lower bracket round 3 match - main stage.

Casters: HD & Painuser
17:00

Winners bracket final - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
18:00

Lower bracket final - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
19:00

Oceania Finals - Grand Final - main stage.

Casters: Tastosis
20:00

Oceania Finals presentation.

Brackets

 
 

Venue

Map

Australian Technology Park - Bay 4 & Dining Room

The Australian Technology Park is located approximately 5km from Sydney's central business district, 8km from Sydney Airport and within 200m of Sydney’s rail network. Whether you’re travelling by car, rail or bus, the simple directions below will assist. Find out how to get there on the ATP website.

Ticket holder information

Doors will open to ticket holders on Saturday morning at 9am for everyone to line up in the venue, however the ticketing process will not begin until 9.45am. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free ticketing process please ensure you have your tickets printed out ready to be checked, if you have two tickets please ensure your ticket guest is present with you in the ticketing process. Your +1 cannot gain entry to the venue unless they are by your side on entry.

Please be aware that having a ticket does not guarantee you a seat and seat choice is first in, best dressed. You are also unable to hold seats; if you leave your seats during the event they are free to any other ticket holders in the venue.

 

 
 

PRESENTERS

International casters Tasteless, Artosis, HDStarcraft and Painuser will be flying in for the event, with our local Maynarde taking microphone as the event MC.

  • Artosis
    Dan Stemkoski
    Age: 29
    Country: USA

    World renowned Starcraft 2 caster and duo of the famous ‘tastosis’. USA StarCraft pro-gamer and the Wikipedia of StarCraft. Some call him the ‘King of the Nerds’.

  • Tasteless
    Nicolas Plott

    Age: 27
    Country: USA

    World renowned Starcraft 2 caster and duo of the famous ‘tastosis’. Currently residing in Seoul, South Korea, he is best known for commentating the GOMTV Global Starcraft II League.

  • HDstarcraft
    Alex Do

    Age: 24
    Country: USA

    Alex "HDstarcraft" Do is a popular YouTube commentator. He has casted many tournaments like MLG, IPL, and hosted the HD World Tournament.

  • PainUser
    Taylor Parsons
    Age: N/A
    Country: USA

    Taylor "PainUser" Parsons is considered one of the top five Terran players in North America. He has casted such prestigious tournaments as the HD World Tournament and IGN ProLeague.

 
 

PLAYERS

  • cR.EdgE
    Cameron Murrin
    Zerg
    Age: 18
    State: SA

    With wicked fast micro, Edge is a seasoned Starcraft player.

  • Eve.Techtron
    Lucas Tan
    Zerg
    Age: 17
    State: VIC

    One of the youngest SC2 players and also one of the last titans of Victoria.

  • Frustration
    Ashley Cox
    Protoss
    Age: 18
    State: WA

    Last to qualify, can Frustration come out strong early in the competition?

  • iM.Light
    Zi Ray Wang
    Protoss
    Age: 25
    State: NSW

    Keen to show Australia that Protoss can be powerful, Light has all the tools to break through.

  • iM.MaFia
    Lei He
    Zerg
    Age: 24
    State: NSW

    Ice cool composure and a seasoned player, MaFia is a strong contender to take out the tournament.

  • iM.yang
    Mark Richards
    Protoss
    Age: 20
    State: WA

    Travelling to the four corners of Australia, yang has dominated the Perth scene for years. Can he bring his sucess to WCS?

  • xG.JazBas
    Sung Jun Cho
    Zerg
    Age: 21
    Country: NZ

    Can New Zealand’s best show his worth?

  • Knight.LighT
    Peter Flavall
    Terran
    Age: 17
    Country: NZ

    One of the youngest contenders and flying in from the US as an already MLG veteran, can KnightLight cause an Aussie upset?

  • Legionnaire
    Peter Neate
    Protoss
    Age: 31
    State: QLD

    A retired Starcraft 1 player Legionnaire has already proven himself a worldwide champion. Can the legend rise again?

  • Nv.Deth
    Daniel Haynes
    Terran
    Age: 19
    State: VIC

    One of Australia’s scariest Terrans, can he show the competition what he’s truly capable of?

  • mOOnGLaDe
    Andrew Pender
    Zerg
    Age: 25
    State: QLD

    One of the few Australian's who has an international following. Can the underdog rise again?

  • Nv.Rossi
    David Rossi
    Terran
    Age: 20
    State: NSW

    Winner takes all attitude has made Rossi a force can to be reckoned with.

  • cR.Ninja
    Alex Smith
    Zerg
    Age: 17
    State: NSW

    A strong performer in the ACLPRO championships this player has the potential to shakeup his older competitors.

  • Tek.BiGbiRd
    Luke Bridley
    Protoss
    Age: 21
    State: SA

    One of Australia's few Pro Protoss players, can BiGbiRd show Australia that Protoss can win?

  • GoSu.tgun
    Bradley Seymour
    Zerg
    State: NSW

    A Korean veteran, has proven time and again that he is one of Australia's toughest competitors.

  • Tt.PiG
    Jared Krensel
    Zerg
    Age: 24
    State: NSW

    Some say Notorious... others say Champion.

  • xG.iaguz
    Ethan Zugai
    Terran
    Age: 20
    State: NSW

    Australia’s favourite Gimli Terran, will his hard work and practice pay off?

  • YoonYJ
    Yojun Yun
    Terran
    Age: 23
    State: ACT

    YoonYJ quickly became one of the most feared Terran players in Australia and almost always finishes on the top of the podium.

 
 

TICKETS

Tickets SOLD OUT!

Due to the extremely fast sellout time for this event, ACL has made extra arrangements for those who missed out on tickets. In addition to a very tight allocation of giveaway tickets, there will be a special Barcraft event on Saturday the 11th August run by the great people at APL. Further details on this event will follow shortly.

There are two tickets, one for Saturday and one for Sunday. If you're keen to come to both sessions you'll have to sign up for both days.

Ticket holder information

Doors will open to ticket holders on Saturday morning at 9am for everyone to line up in the venue, however the ticketing process will not begin until 9.45am. To ensure a smooth and hassle-free ticketing process please ensure you have your tickets printed out ready to be checked, if you have two tickets please ensure your ticket guest is present with you in the ticketing process. Your +1 cannot gain entry to the venue unless they are by your side on entry.

Please be aware that having a ticket does not guarantee you a seat and seat choice is first in, best dressed. You are also unable to hold seats; if you leave your seats during the event they are free to any other ticket holders in the venue.

 

STREAM

Streaming to you LIVE from Sydney!

Can't make it to Sydney? Lucky for you the Stream Team is here!
We'll be streaming this event in its entirety for free! You can view the stream on Twitch.tv/aclprosc2