With only a few days left until the TF2 ESEA-Invite LAN finals, the broadcast and game schedule has finally been released!
In what is looking to be another exciting LAN with Quantic Legacy, Classic Mixup, The Experiment, and High Rollers Gaming TF2, the wait is almost over. With the prize pool of over $10,000 for TF2 alone, this is one of, if not the biggest prize pool ever for a TF2 tournament. The ESEA LAN coverage starts tomorrow from 7:30pm EST/01:30 CET with a Play With The Pros event for CS 1.6, CS:S, and TF2, followed by CS 1.6 and CS:S matches with TF2 matches starting on the Saturday from 11:00am EST/17:00 CET.
For this LAN, there will be not one, but TWO sources of TF2 LAN Coverage for us to divulge on. The first source comes by way of ESEA with the ESEA Orange stream, a TF2 dedicated ESEA stream being casted by eXtine from eXtelevision along with some special guests along the way all day Saturday and Sunday. The second casting source comes from eXtv as well, but with community fan favourites cbear, Bloodsire, and Sigma taking the helm on eXtelevision’s main channel for matches starting from 4:30pm EST/22:30 CET Saturday and the Grand Final Sunday. More information can be found for the eXtelevision casts here: http://www.extelevision.com/esea-lan-coverage-press-release/
The full ESEA article and schedule is after the jump.
Starting this Friday, March 2nd, ESEA.net and ESEA News will be providing full coverage of the ESEA Season 10 LAN Finals live from Dallas, TX where the remainder of the season’s staggering $80,000 prize pool will be awarded live. You’ll be able to view the stream live on ESEA.net, ESEA News, and our Twitch.tv Hub (subscribe with us on Twitch.tv for email notifications of when our broadcast goes live!)
During the course of the broadcast, we will be bringing you action from Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, and Team Fortress 2 on three live streams. Matches will be played on the Green (Main) stream and will showcase the brand new ESEA Broadcast App with Jimmy “Whisenhunt” Whisenhunt, Corey “dunN” Dunn and Ron “Rambo” Kim as your hosts for the weekend. On the Blue (Secondary) stream you will also see the ESEA Broadcast App along with casting by one of the hosts. We’ll also have additional commentary from top North American pro-players and analysts along with other exciting content.
Our Orange (TF2) stream will feature none other than Jeff “eXtine” Extine from eXTelevision. He will be bringing you all of the exciting action on our very own stream dedicated to TF2. If you love TF2, the only place to be this weekend is staying tuned in to the Orange stream.
Between the matches we’ll also be bringing you additional player interviews, match recaps along with Facebook contests tied in with various random giveaways that will occur throughout the live stream. If you’ve been looking to get your hands on a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta key, then tune in! Our segment producer extraordinaire Bryce will also be on-site to capture the “behind the scenes” moments as they happen and deliver them to the community.
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Before the show kicks off we’ll be allowing you, the everyday player and fan, to get a chance to play alongside some of the best players in North America. While they are setting up their computers to prepare for their matches, players from each game will hop in ESEA PUG servers to get warmed up. This is your chance to play with them while they are at the LAN! The Play with the Pros event will start at 5:30 PM CST.
Keep your eyes out for a forum post to let you know who will be participating and which servers to be prepared to join. Following the one hour Play with the Pros, the streams will go live, straight into the action, with MouseSpaz vs. HRG in CS 1.6 on the Main stream and Vindicated vs. SWOLEPATROL in CS:S on the secondary stream.
Note that during the course of the broadcast if / when featured matches end early we will be jumping into in-progress matches to feature a wider variety of games.
Day 1 – Friday, March 2 – Starting at 5:30pm CST
Time Green (Main) Blue (Secondary) Orange (TF2) 5:30pm PWTP Event PWTP Event PWTP Event 6:15pm Sign-on Sign-on N/A 6:30pm UR1-1 MSpaz vs. HRG UR1-1 Vindicated vs. SWOLEPatrol N/A 9:00pm UR1-2 Blight vs. JCP UR1-2 UMX vs. B&W N/A 11:00pm Day 2 Preview + Sign-off Watch Green Stream N/A
Day 2 – Saturday, March 3 – Starting at 10:00am CST
Time Green (Main) Blue (Secondary) Orange (TF2) 9:45am Sign-on Sign-on Sign-on 10:00am (10:30am) UR2-1 Dynamic vs. JCP/Blight (10:30am) UR2-1 B2B vs. UMX/B&W UR1-1 Quantic vs. HRG 1:00pm LR2 – TBD UR2-2 x6 vs. MSpaz/HRG Classic Mixup vs. Experiment 3:30pm LR2 – TBD LR3 – TBD LR1 – TBD 6:00pm LR3 – TBD UR3 – TBD (7:00pm) UR2 8:30pm LR Finals – TBD UR3 – TBD (9:30pm) LR Finals – TBD 11:00pm Day 3 Preview + Sign-off Watch Green Stream
Day 3 – Sunday, March 4 – Starting at 10:00am CST
Time Green (Main) Blue (Secondary) Orange (TF2) 9:45am Sign-on Sign-on Sign-on 10:00am Grand Finals LR Finals (10:30am) Grand Finals 12:30pm Grand Finals Watch Green Stream LAN Recap + Sign-off 2:30pm LAN Recap + Sign-off Watch Green Stream Watch Green Stream
Remember, all times are listed in central time and are subject to change given the pace of the event. For our European friends, be sure to convert the times to your native time zone! We’ll do our best to keep this guide up-to-date and accurate as the event progresses.
You’ll be able to catch the stream live right here on ESEA.net as well as ESEA News, our Twitch.tv Hub, and a number of our other partnered websites. Be sure to follow us on Twitch TV and Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates regarding the event!
Get ready for one of the most exciting ESEA LAN’s to date!