News Alert:  Major League Gaming Releases Details for Spring Arena 1 Broadcast

From Friday, April 20, at 6pm ET through the evening of Sunday, April 22, some of the world’s best StarCraft II players will battle at Major League Gaming’s first Arena of the Spring Season. Today, MLG released highly-anticipated details about the competition and the broadcast that will be streamed at

The Players

Eight of the top finishers from the MLG Winter Championship last month will compete at the MLG Studio in NYC for $10,900 in prize money. Players include: MarineKing, DongRaeGu, Heart, Huk, Parting, Ganzi, Violet and MC. The stakes are higher than ever before as each player will be pitted against each other throughout the three-day event.  In preparation, they will have practiced every single matchup possible guaranteeing some of the most incredible gameplay imaginable. 

The Casters - Artosis DJ Wheat,   Tasteless JP McDaniel Rob Simpson , and  Grubby  

MLG has lined up some of the top casters in the world including ArtosisDJ Wheat,  TastelessJP McDanielRob Simpson, and StarCraft II Player – Grubby The casters will be taking turns on the Central stream and the Gameplay stream, and MLG will be broadcasting every game that's played. 

The Analysts - Axslav,  QXC, and  Sheth 

MLG is bringing in some of the top StarCraft II players to provide in-depth analysis. AxslavQXC, and  Sheth, representing Protoss, Terran, and Zerg, respectively, will break everything down between games including the history of the players, their records against each other, their strategies, play styles, and more.

The Observer - Adebisi 

Adebisi will join MLG to Observe all games on the Central stream.  

The Broadcast – MLG will be broadcasting the competition LIVE via seven streams all weekend.
  • The Central stream: a highly-polished production featuring half the matches of the tournament. 
  • The Gameplay Stream: a fast-paced, all-action stream, featuring the other half of the tournament's matches. 
  • Four POV streams: one for each player who's competing on the Central and Gameplay streams. 
  • The Dr Pepper Ultimate Access stream: free to everyone, all weekend long. The stream will feature interviews, analysis, behind-the-scenes coverage, and a lot more. 
  • The Central and Gameplay streams will be broadcast in up to 1080p. The POV streams and Dr Pepper stream will be available in up to 720p.
The Schedule ( all times ET)

Friday, April 20:

  • 6:00 - Midnight: Pool Play

Saturday, April 21:

  • 2:00pm - 10:00pm: Pool Play

Sunday, April 22:

  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Bracket Round 1
  • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Bracket Round 2
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Bracket Round 3
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  Finals
How to Watch – Fans have two ways to watch Spring Arena 1:
  • A Spring Arena 1 PPV Pass: This pass is $10 and will soon be able to purchase in the player on the live page.
  • A Spring SCII Season Pass: For just $30 ($15 for Gold Members), Season Pass holders get full HD access to Spring Arena 1, the Invite-Only Online Qualifiers,  and Spring Arena 2. Paying for each of these events individually would cost you $50. Check out  this infographic  for more information on Season pricing.

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