NESL announces Sound Blaster Nations Championship

BY Andrew Miesner / August 16, 2011

National ESL, in partnership with Creative Sound Blaster, has announced the Sound Blaster Nations Championship, an invite event that will host some of the best players from six nations (USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, France and Poland).

The event has pre-selected one captain from each team who will pick two starting players and four alternates. The community will then vote for which of those two alternates will be the final two starters.

Event coverage will be provided by both NESL and Riot Games, who will provide commentary and live streaming of the event. All six teams will play against each other in a group stage event with the top three teams making the playoffs.

Sound Blaster Nations Championship Captains

USAReginald from Team SoloMid
CanadaHotshotGG from Counter Logic Gaming
GermanyNyph from SK Gaming
SpainxPeke from fnatic MSI
FranceKujaa from Millenium.LOL (formerly known as aAa)
PolandNicker from Frag eXecutors

Sound Blaster Nations Championship Schedule

August 15th – Announcement of Team Captains & Potential Rosters
August 15th-August 29th – Community Voting for Rosters (more details to come)
September 3rd-4th – 1st & 2nd Matches of Group Stage
September 10th-11th – 3rd & 4th Matches of Group Stage
September 17th-18th – 5th Match of Group Stage
September 24th – Playoffs & Grand Finals

Sound Blaster Nations Championship Prizes

1st – $2,500
2nd – $1,500
3rd – $1,000

*All prizes are in USD.

More information about the event can be found at National ESL.