Everyone knows GameClucks is the top competitive spot in the Pacific Northwest, but not many know just how competitive. StarCraft2 at GameClucks is a perfect example.
Qualifier brackets for leagues between Bronze and Diamond started at one o’clock. With ten entries in these lower leagues, four for Silver and six for Platinum plus Diamond, there were some great games between these competitors. Tara Babock, a local model and gamer girl, and Hadoken made it out of their Silver Qualifier. From the Platinum plus Diamond bracket, JV, Mark and JJ made the cut.
Where this event got interesting and very competitive, was in the next round, when Masters and Grand Masters were added in. It is because of players like the following that GameClucks has gained a national name as the most competitive local event in the United States for many of its monthly tournament games. Team LighT, comprised of KawaiiRice, Caliber (formerly Picnic), KnighT (also known as GotC) and from Korea, Golden made their semi-regular appearance. In addition the return of Ranged to the GameClucks event, having recently returned home from Romania.
The Masters plus Grand Masters sixteen man bracket was quickly reduced to eight players, including all of Team LighT, Ranged and three Masters players, NrgZam, Salgood and Hadoken (who is actually a Silver league player, having beat Aiur a Master level player… investigation time on his smurf account?).
The winner bracket top four was Golden verse team mate KnighT and KawaiiRice verse Ranged. Golden and Ranged emerged as the top two in the winners bracket.
In the losers bracket, KawaiiRice was pitted against his teammate Caliber, who had a long run through the loser’s bracket having been beaten by KnighT a few rounds previously in the winner’s bracket, and KnighT verse Salgood, a tough Master’s level player who also provides commentary for the GameClucks Live Stream. Caliber and Knight came out on top, with Caliber making it to the loser’s finals over KnighT, awaiting the outcome of Golden and Ranged.
Ranged took a quick victory from Golden in the winner’s finals, 2-0. Golden then made short work of Caliber in the loser’s finals, 2-0.
The grand final’s was a rematch of Ranged and Golden, with Ranged having the winner’s finals edge. The first set was a 2-1 victory for Golden, resetting the bracket. In the second set, Golden again was victorious beating Ranged 2-1 again. The Finals Bracket can be found at http://gameclucks.challonge.com/gcfinal051912
The semi-finals through grand finals were MLG like with five recognized top level players in this local event. KawaiiRice and Golden are likely the most recognized names, but Ranged, Caliber and KnighT have all proven themselves time and again to be on the same level as either of the others, with Caliber having risen quickly over the last twelve months.
For anyone who is a fan of StarCraft2, GameClucks is THE place in Washington to show up too! With prizes paid out for all of the qualifier brackets and the access to top level professional SC2 players and a dozen other Master’s level players, the ability to take your game to another level is only achievable at GameClucks.
GameClucks has been the choice of video gaming professionals for almost ten years starting with Halo and Smash Brothers, and now League of Legends, StarCraft2 and EVO Fighting Games.
The next GameClucks StarCraft2 event will be June 23rd starting at Noon. Bronze through Diamond level players are encouraged to come out and compete. The first round of events matches you against players in your own league and skill level. Entry is $15 for a full day of StarCraft2.
For more information about GameClucks and StarCraft2, checkout their website at http://www.GameClucks.com