BLC SteelSeries Sensei Winter Tournament

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The tournament will run over 6 weeks, beginning with a qualifier this weekend and 7 more until late January when the grand finals will be played! The top team from each qualifier will be invited to a final tournament consisting of the winning teams of each qualifying tournament.

The winners of the final tournament take home these amazing prizes: a SteelSeries Sensei, a printed canvas signed by the developers at Stunlock Studios and additional, awesome in-game items!

If you don’t think you have the chance to bring home the grand prize in this fierce competition, don’t worry! By participating, you will get the chance to win more awesome SteelSeries products that will be handed out after the final tournament! In the lottery you can win one of the following prizes: a SteelSeries Siberia V2 White, a SteelSeries 9HD and a SteelSeries QcK Heavy. We’ll throw in some fun in-game items as hand outs to random participants’ as well!

Schedule for the qualifier tournaments:
Qualifier 1: 17 Dec 18:00 UTC
Qualifier 2: 21 Dec 18:00 UTC
Xmas break!
Qualifier 3: 28 Dec 18:00 UTC
New years break!
Qualifier 4: 4 Jan 18:00 UTC
Qualifier 5: 7 Jan 18:00 UTC
Qualifier 6: 11 Jan 18:00 UTC
Qualifier 7: 14 Jan 18:00 UTC
Qualifier 8: 19 Jan 18:00 UTC

Finals will be played on the 22nd of January at 18:00 UTC, live streamed and casted by BLGaming.

Bloodline Champions Updates & Tournaments

Stunlock Studios have provided us with ton of updates for Bloodline Champions.

As you already know, after the big 2.0 update called “Dawn of Relics” which introduced traits and medallions, the new patch introduced a new bloodline called Metal Warden. Here you can see the preview video of Metal Warden bloodline.  Right now you can preorder new bloodline and use it in custom games. It will be fully available on November 23th.  Bloodline rotation for free accounts also changed, so now free bloodlines are rotated DAILY, with different bloodlines for different players. This is still in experimental phase, but should be adopted soon.

Dreamhack Winter 2011 is upon us, and the staff announced the list of invited teams for Bloodline Champions Tournament. The participating teams are:

Dignitas (Malakor, Skrff, Wisteria)
Made a team (Verosk, Mty, Chipshajen)
Druidz (Jouho, Amazon, Redbullan)
LowLandLions (Musashiii, Blizp, Lovesheep)
GameSense (Viktory, Presto, Gazhag)
x6tence Mr2, Diablo, Rambi
Haem no idea (Zab, Pandrum, Kippacat)
Choop da Whoop (HybriD, Choperius, Dandido)
Back to business (Opp4, Sigmapakt, Zheant)
SugarRush (MrX, HexMe, Bumthex)
Krambjornarna (r3x, Bubba, Vuze)
uberhandsome (shufflebotqq (a.k.a DIEHARDD), mulkmulkmulk, skinnie)

Format of the tournament follows:

Tournament: DreamHack Bloodline Champions, sponsored by Alienware
Dates: 24-26 November 2011
Location: DreamHack Winter 2011, Hall C, Elmia, Jönköping, Sweden
Format: 3v3 Arena
Teams: 16 (12 Invite, 4 BYOC)
BYOC Tournament format: Double Elimination
Main Tournament format: 4×4 Groupplay, Playoff single elimination
Tournament set-up: All matches to be played in the Tournament Area using highend Alienware Aurora Gaming Desktops. Grand Final at DreamArena Extreme.
Prize Purse: 10 000 USD
1. 6000 USD
2. 3000 USD
3. 1000 USD

 

Bloodline Champions enters open beta

The Bloodline Champions action itself is a hybrid of Defense of the Ancients and World of Warcraft’s Arena battles. From the former, Bloodline Champions takes the top-down perspective and wide range of slick hero characters to choose from (here called ‘Bloodlines’), and from the latter it takes the idea of cooldown-centric powers and no-frills battles.

All of Defense of the Ancients’ slower-paced moments have been stripped out, producing a chopped, lightweight game of striking, blocking, trapping and fleeing, a game which isn’t about where or who you fight, but how you do it. Lots of attacks have delays or firing arcs that make them difficult to land, and even healing powers need to be aimed like projectiles.

Anyone interested in downloading and playing the skill-focused arena game can do so here.