Round 3 for Axslav & Insur: GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN Invitational.
The last time we spoke, we were swept up in the eye of an E-Sports storm. MLG being one of the largest E-Sports events of this year was a checkmark in our team’s achievements and expectations. With MLG and WCS gone with the wind, we now set our eyes for the GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN Invitational with an $11,000 prize-pool.
On June 15th to the 17th, thanks to GIGABYTE, Intel and the SoCal LANFest, 24 of some the best players around the world will be competing for top prize of 5,000 dollars. We are also sporting our finest gems with both open-bracket MLG warrior Axslav coming in to represent the best that Protoss has to show as well as our very own prodigy and third-place Blizzard’s World Championship series: USA nationals player Insur. Thundertoss will be joining the casting crew for GESL and will do his best to capture the excitement of the games!
Despite a large number of Koreans coming in to steal the show, such as SlayerS Alicia, MVP Tails and TSL’s Inori, Infinity Seven will be amongst the top contender for first place given Insur’s versatility in all match-ups and Axslav’s valuable experience and knowledge of a lot of the opponents’ playstyle for his advantage. Axslav, having taken second place in the MSi Battlegrounds, took out Quantic’s Agh, B2B’s Siphonn and EG’s IdrA, it’s clear he hasn’t lost his A-Game and capable of still contending among the elite. Insur, having lost to Golden fairly early at MLG, will be looking for revenge on LighT’s star, which will also serve as a preview for our match against LighT Esports for the ESEA playoffs.
One thing is for certain, when noon strikes in Southern California on Friday, the SC2 community will be watching some of the best Koreans and foreigners duke it out for top-prizes and exciting matches.