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The first Major League Gaming Pro Circuit event of 2011 is MLG Dallas coming up this weekend, and to get you prepped and ready to go we’re featuring a few teams and players to watch for from each of the three main games: Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops,and StarCraft 2. Here are our StarCraft 2 players to watch.
StarCraft 2 is such a volatile game and every weekend fan favorite players are always up and down in tournaments. The StarCraft 2 tournament format at MLG Dallas is a bit confusing: it features an open double elimination tournament bracket with 256 players competing for only four spots but then transitions to pool play with the top 16 seeded players going into Dallas, and the top four players from open bracket play, will make up Pools A – D.
Confused yet? The tournament will then transition to traditional pool play with a winners and losers bracket. Keep reading to see our picks on who is going to come out on top of each pool at MLG Dallas and ultimately walk away with the $5,000 prize.
Pool A – EG.Idra
As one of the few players in MLG Dallas that has competed in the prestigious Global StarCraft 2 League in Korea, EG.Idra is certainly considered to be one of the best Zerg players in all of StarCraft 2. His style favors immaculately precise play and long games that eventually give him an edge over his opponent. Pool A won’t be easy for him as he’s going up against the number one seeded ROOT.Kiwikaki playing Protoss, a race that has had a serious edge over Zerg in recent competitions. Nevertheless, Idra seems to be the fiercer competitor in the group and we think he’ll manage to come out of Pool A on top.
Pool B – Dignitas.Select
Select is often called the “Octopus Terran” because of his ridiculous ability to multitask during games. He’s always all over the map, punishing players from different locations with small forces and overall he’s just an awful lot of fun to watch. He’ll be up against a lot of other hard hitting Terrans in Pool B, including ROOT.Qxc and his teammate Dignitas.Sjow but because of his aggressive and relentless play he’s our favorite from Pool B.
Pool C – Liquid`TLO
The Little One a.k.a. TLO is one of the few players that favors the Random race in professional play. He often utilizes creative and wacky spectator friendly strategies that make him a treat to watch, such as using mass nukes when playing Terran. His group isn’t easy, consisting of top-tier American players LG.PainUser and EG.Incontrol, but we think that TLO will be able to devise interesting enough game plans to make him not only the favorite but the winner in Pool C.
Pool D – Liquid`Tyler
Tyler is our favorite for Pool D (which can once again be called the “pool of death”) featuring some of the toughest competitors in the entire MLG StarCraft 2 tournament. None of the guys will have an easy time getting out of it, but Tyler’s unwavering Protoss skills along with his immense knowledge and understanding of the game will give him a leg up over the other competitors in Pool D.
There are tons of other players competing in this tournament that deserve some honorable mentions as well. ROOT.Drewbie (my personal favorite SC2 player) ROOT.Drewbie with his insane ability to constantly drop forces all over the map should perform well in Dallas. Other notable players include Protoss big daddy EG.Incontrol, crazy Terran mech player LG.PainUser, and Liquid`Huk, who just recently announced he’s traveling from Korea to participate in MLG Dallas. I'm also interested to see how Youtube celebrity ROOT.Destiny will fare in the competition: will he live up to the hype surrounding him or not?
Who are your favorite StarCraft 2 players going into MLG Dallas? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to check out our favorite teams from the MLG Dallas Halo: Reach tournament and the Call of Duty: Black Ops tournament as well.
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