StarCraft II's upcoming expansion from Blizzard Entertainment entitled Heart of the Swarm is set to release on March 12. However, before that date, Major League Gaming (MLG) is preparing to feature it in its Winter competitions. From Monday, February 4 through Friday, March 8, each weeknight, and select Sundays, at 5pm ET, MLG will broadcast one Showdown at www.majorleaguegaming.com and www.twitch.tv/team/MLG. The complete broadcast schedule is available here. The 28 players who win their Showdowns will advance to an invite-only, exhibition tournament at the Winter Championship, featured in Dallas, TX.
The Winter Championships will take place from March 15th through the 17th and will include an invite-only, 32-player, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm exhibition tournament just days after the game is released. The 28 players who win their Winter Season Showdowns will join the top four (Life, Leenock, Flash, Bomber) from the MLG 2012 Fall Championship to compete in a single elimination bracket for $75,000 and a first place prize of $25,000. All matches will be broadcast via two streams.
Check out the full list of prizes and details:
- 1st = $25,000
- 2nd = $15,000
- 3rd = $9,000
- 4th = $6,000
- 5th = $3,000 (4 Players)
- 9th = $1,000 (8 Players)
MLG is always looking to expand their offerings and bring the latest and greatest games to the forefront of competition. Make sure you check out the links above to stay informed on all the happenings and tune in for the Winter Season of competitions in the coming months.