Yesterday One Nation of Gamers announced that it will be holding its second Online StarCraft II Invitational tournament. Dubbed the ONOG i2, the tournament is set to kick off on Tuesday 3/27 and will run through Sunday 4/1. Commentary will be provided by MrBitter, TumbaSC, Axeltoss “and more!”
For those of you who may not be familiar with One Nation of Gamers, it’s “a network of BarCrafts – N.Y.C., D.C., Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Richmond, Irvine, Berlin and Baltimore- that uses the money raised by the these barcrafts to host new tournaments.” The first ONOG tournament ran the weekend of 1/28 and saw Kas, Illusion, and CatZ taking first, second, and third respectively.
For ONOG i2, One Nation of Gamers is pulling out all the stops, bumping up the prize pool from $3,000 to $5,000 and inviting the best pros from around the globe. The player list includes: Empire.Kas, vile.Illusion, coL.CatZ, Liquid.Sheth, EG.iNcontroL, Empire.viOLet, Quantic.SaSe, itsGosu.Pokebunny, Quantic.Destiny, ePi.Boyo, NrG.LuckyFool, vile.State, Quantic.Theognis, col.Drewbie, aTn.Socke, iS.Axslav, Liquid.Ret, Liquid.TLO, and sixteen more unannounced players.
Because ONOG i2 is so much larger than the first tournament, the format has been adjusted. Now there will be Group Stages (broadcast 3/27-3/30) which lead into the Single elimination Round of 16 and Round of 8 (both best-of-3 series). The Round of 4 will be a best-of-5 series and the finals will be a best-of-7. The map pool will include:
For more information on One Nation of Gamers you can check out their website here.