Finally, the time all of you PC gamers out there have been waiting for; the first Winter Arena for StarCraft 2 will be held this weekend in New York! This event will take place from the 24th-26th. The world’s top StarCraft 2 players competing for $26,000 in prizes, as well as pool placement and travel to the Winter Championships in Columbus, Ohio, at the end of March.
Here is the not-so-good news: For this season the streams will all be pay-per-view (they will cost $19.99 and can be found here). MLG has thrown in a loophole to all of those Gold members that paid $29.99 for what was supposed to grant “Access to the MLG Premium Streaming Experience during Championship Events” according to mlg.com. I suppose it was OK of them to do this considering they did not say “all.”
If you’re interested/found a group of friends to split the cost, check out the schedule below!