coL.qxc @ Lake Charles Scion Thanksgiving Open

BY Andrew Miesner / December 14, 2013

Beginning today, compLexity’s Kevin “qxc” Riley will be competing in the Lake Charles Scion Thanksgiving Open. The Lake Charles Scion E-Sports Thanksgiving Open is an annual event hosted by Lake Charles Toyota – Scion in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The 2013 edition will be held on December 14, 2013. The event was originally planned for November 23, hence the name, but was rescheduled to accommodate the scheduling of several participants. The event consists of two StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm tournaments running concurrently, one professional with a prize pool of over $4,000, and one amateur, with a prize pool of $1,000.


  • 1st – $2,000
  • 2nd – $1,000
  • 3rd – $500
  • 4th – $500
  • 5th – $100
  • 6th – $100
  • 7th – $100
  • 8th – $100


There will be a pro and an amateur tournament taking place concurrently on site on December 14th. The pro tournament will consist of 16 players that qualified through online rounds and the amateur tournament will consist of up to 64 players played only on site. On 2 November 2013, the organizers announced that registration will conclude and details of the qualifying procedures for the Pro Tournament will be announced on 15 November.

Pro Tournament Structure

The format of the pro tournament is currently under review. All rounds of the tournament will be played using the custom game mode of All games will be 1v1 Melees played on the retail version of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. All games will be played on maps selected from the standard Blizzard season 5 map pool.

Qualifying Rounds

The qualifying rounds were WCS style group play. The group play narrowed the field of qualifiers to eight. These eight players will then join eight players brought by invitation and will play on site in a 16 player single elimination tournament. Each round of the qualifying phase was best of three. The qualifying rounds will be played over on 22 and 23 November.

Live Event Rounds

The round of 16 through the grand final will be played live on site on 14 December. Players who lose out of the Pro Tournament before the live event will be allowed to enter the amateur tournament. Each round of the live event will be best of three with the semifinals and finals being best of five, time permitting.


coL.qxc 1 VS 3 Apocalypse
Grand Finals
coL.qxc 2 VS 1 Puck
coL.qxc 2 VS 0 hellokitty
Round of 8
coL.qxc 2 VS 0 Axeltoss
Round of 16