RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Top pro gamers and throngs of gaming fans will flock to the Ontario Convention Center as the Season Two North American Star League Finals returns to sunny Southern California. On December 2-4, 2011, more than 30 competitors will vie for their share of the $140,000 prize pool, playing Blizzard Entertainment's ever-popular StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty™, as well as the newly added Heroes of Newerth™ from S2. eSports fans can soon purchase spectator passes online at http://www.nasl.tv, or on-site at the Ontario Convention Center.
This event marks a return to the Ontario Convention Center for the NASL, where back in July, a packed house watched players compete for a record-breaking $100,000 prize pool and the eventual crowning of PUMA as Season One Champion. The Finals is the culmination of the North American Star League's second season, which consists of eight grueling weeks of competition leading into a playoff bracket.
Based in Southern California, the North American Star League is the premiere eSports broadcaster in the world. Its goal is to expand and elevate eSports awareness and participation worldwide. The NASL is renowned for broadcasting high-definition, high-quality eSports league events involving games such as StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and Heroes of Newerth. With broadcasts 5 days per week during seasons of competition, live events, and several seasons of content per year, the NASL provides viewers with a multitude of viewing opportunities. For more information, visit http://www.nasl.tv
About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.
S2 Games is an independent game publisher and developer with a mission to identify, develop, evolve and unleash the future of online multiplayer games. Since its inception in 2003, S2 has been focused on driving innovation into the global online game space, through identifying and solving industry issues, listening closely to its passionate gamer base and incorporating features that gamers truly want. Active in sponsoring and helping drive many global tournaments, S2 is focused on providing the best online and multiplayer gaming experience, and opportunities for its fans to shine. For more information about S2, please visit http://www.s2games.com.
SOURCE North American Star League