MLG Spring Open finished a week ago, and Insur and Sanddbox lost to Everize and Attero in Loser’s Round 5 respectively, only two matches away from qualifying. Now we will have CrazyMoviNG, Axslav, jEcho, and Pyre, who will be competing in the Invitationals to qualify for an all-expense paid trip to MLG Spring Arena #2.
Thundertoss will be preparing the players for the tournament, and yes, tuxedomask has confirmed that CrazymoviNG will be playing in the NA Regionals.
Should our players place in the top 8, they will join the top 4 finishers from the MLG Spring Arena 1 for a chance at $26,400 in prizes in the MLG Spring Arena 2. The best competitors in this tournament will earn an all-expense paid trip to the MLG 2012 Spring Championship tournament. Most importantly, the results from the Spring Arena 2 determine seeding for pool play for the Championships.
All of the players hard work pays well as the best competitors from the MLG Spring series will fight for MLG’s largest prize pools in the Championship tournaments. The previous Winter Championship touted an impressive $76,000 prize pool. IPL 4 followed with an amazing tournament with $100,000 in prizes. The eSports community is growing and we aim to show our commitment to producing high levels of play and analysis.
Cheer on Infinity Seven, and our players iSCrazymoviNG, iSAxslav, iSjEcho and iSPyre as they go to battle in the MLG Spring Online Invitationals, April 27th!
Watch for our American Protoss player Axslav in the MLG Spring Arena 1 TODAY, he will be providing the tournament’s official match-by-match analysis alongside Sheth and QXC!!
Liquipedia MLG Spring Season
Infinity Seven will send Axslav to IPL 4 hosted by IGN in Las Vegas, Nevada. The American Protoss player will enter into the open bracket and face off against some great competitors for a chance at $100,000 in prizes! This year’s open bracket features some fierce opponents where it is almost guaranteed you will face a progamer in the second round. The open bracket includes viOLet, HuK, Leenock, Mvp and many more. The open bracket matches start Friday, April 6th. iSAxslav’s first opponent will be Wabachaw. Cheer iSAxslav on as he fights for a top 8 position in the open bracket to compete among the online qualifiers and invitees.
The open bracket is only the beginning, as players who qualify for group play are guaranteed payout based on final standing. Should Axslav qualify for group play, he will face the likes of MarineKing, MC, Stephano, Idra, Polt and several other top tier players. Good luck to iSAxslav and the other competitors, don’t miss this exciting weekend tournament brought to you by IGN!
The MLG Winter Championships in Columbus hosted exciting action last weekend featuring some of StarCraft II’s most successful teams around the world. Many great players fought through the open brackets to have a chance at the $76,000 prize-pool, including numerous GSL Code S and Code A players.
Infinity Seven sent a great lineup this season, including Axslav, CrazymoviNG, jEcho, Insur, and Pyre. The players were joined by the Jingna Zhang and the team managers to guide them as they battled some of the most worthy StarCraft II adversaries.
CrazymoviNG blazed through the open bracket defeating several strong opponents such as Attero, Shew, vileIllusion, and dSeleCT. His undefeated run in the winners bracket qualified him for pool play. CrazymoviNG was placed into, arguably, the toughest group of players where he faced MC, SaSe, Ganzi, Thorzain, and the eventual MLG Winter Champion – MarineKing.
Our Korean Zerg gave an amazing performance on his debut main stage match, defeating QuanticSaSe in a convincing 2-0. He also beat mouzThorzain with the same convincing manner, but lost to MarineKing, Ganzi, and a close 2-1 series to MC. CrazymoviNG’s final score of 2-3 placed him 4th in his group. His placement in the Championships Bracket had him face off against aTnSocke, whom he eventually fell to in a very close series of 2-1, finishing top 20 in the tournament.
Honor, one of Infinity Seven’s clan members, was recruited at the same event last year. This year, Honor went to win his first match 2-0 but lost the next match to vileHawk, dropping down to the Loser’s Bracket. The next day he went to win 2 more series until he faced GoSuVibe where he was eliminated from the tournament, finishing in Loser’s Bracket Round 4.
Pyre faced Zerg powerhouse, colCatz, in the Open Winners Bracket early on in the tournament. Winning the first match, Pyre looked like he was in excellent shape to take the series, but colCatz took the match-up 2-1 utilizing unorthodox plays, sending our Terran to the loser’s bracket. Pyre dominated his opponents in Day 2, including taking out two top North American Terrans, Everize and Spades. His streak was eventually stopped by Code S player, TSLPolt. Pyre finished off strong in the 7th round of the loser’s bracket. For a debut MLG performance, Pyre has done extremely well under critical situations and went further than his Terran rival, GoSuPokebunny.
Insur, the second youngest player on Team Infinity Seven’s roster, lost in a mirror matchup to TubbyTheFat, sending him to the Open Loser’s Bracket. He went on to defeat his next opponents in multiple series of 2-0 scores, but was forced to play his teammate – jEcho. Insur was able to take the first game, but jEcho fought back and won the series 2-1, ending his tournament run for the weekend.
JEcho played exceptionally well throughout the entire Open Bracket. After losing a very close 2-1 series against, Code A Zerg player, Symbol; he proceeded to dominate the loser’s bracket, including ex-MVP player ClashMoOk. JEcho’s exciting open bracket play ended when he faced off against Dignitas’ SeleCT, losing 2-0, finishing him just one match away from making it to Championships Bracket.
Last but not least, the team’s latest recruit, Axslav. Axslav faced off against dSeleCT for his first opponent, after being seeded into the Open Winners Bracket. He lost the series 2-0, but went on to defeat top North American players including: QuanticTheognis, vileIllusion, and coLMinigun. His victories qualified him for the Championship bracket. His journey was cut short by ex-teammate and two-time NASL champion EGPuMa, finishing his run, and placing him among the top 32 in the tournament.
The Winter MLG season has ended, and Infinity Seven has proven much. CrazymoviNG and Axslav who made it to the Championship Bracket, and jEcho, who was only one series away from advancing, is just one evidence that we did well. Pyre has also made contention as a top North American Terran by beating Everize and Spades. In terms of the team’s exposure, Axslav was a frequent subject in MLG’s catalogue of photographs, and CrazymoviNG’s pictures were headlined on Team Liquid when he debuted on the main stage; multiple interviews were also conducted with both players. But even with all these accomplishments, we will still raise our expectations higher in the future and proceed to fulfill them. The team has grown closer and stronger over the tournament and as the Spring MLG season approaches, we will continue to train and work harder. Please do follow us in the upcoming MLG Spring Open Qualifiers and Invite tournament next month!
Please check out the interviews!
- Gamespot Interviews CrazyMoviNG
- ESFI: CrazyMoviNG dominates Sase in Pool Play
- ESFI: iSCrazyMoviNG at MLG Winter Championships 2012
- ESFI: Axslav carves out stable career volatile industry
- CSN: iSCrazyMoviNG and iSzemotion at MLG Winter Championships 2012
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