Second chances and boxing rings.

These two things typically don’t go together, but that’s exactly what’s being merged together with the North American Star League’s Season Two championship beginning this afternoon and running through Sunday. There’s a DotA-clone tournament going on as well as the single-elimination best-of-five StarCraft 2 playoffs.

Quite a few names are in attendance for the chance at the $40,000 grand prize including my pick to win the tournament, Gama Bear’s Sen—but that’s only because it’s truly time for him to come out and take a pretty big tournament. Or something like that. It’s a decent tournament that had lost most of what made it appealing from the massive amount of players and Korean interest in the online-season and offline-finals and its massive prize purse for the winner of the high-octane championship playoffs.

This time, it seems like they’re having to resort to making the main event seem like… a main event. The untried boxing ring set-up is cool, but how will booths fit into the equation? I suppose we’ll see as soon as the DotA-clone semi-final finishes and the StarCraft 2 event begins.

The stream is live right now at coming from a convention center in Ontario, CA. Brent, Derek and Jacqueline from ESFI are on the ground to cover the event. Along with the rest of the staff, I’ll be adding in well-written things from home.

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