GIGABYTE StarCraft® II Cup Season 2 is Kicking Off!

Let’s Battle Again From Now On!!


Taipei, Taiwan, 23th September, 2011 – GIGABYTE Technology, a world leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards is proud to announce the second season of the GIGABYTE StarCraft® II tournament series. GIGABYTE decided to enlarge their support of eSports and is excited for the tournament series to be continued on Blizzard Entertainment's European® servers.

The second tournament season consists of 13 tournaments, played on a weekly basis. Players from all over the world will be able to compete for the prize money of 150 EUR each week and in addition gain ranking-points in order to qualify for a final tournament with a prize pool of 850 EUR and additional hardware by GIGABYTE! The tournaments take place each Monday with up to 512 players and start at 18:00 CEST. Anyone is welcome to sign up in the tournament and compete against the best StarCraft® II players on the European® server! The second season will be broadcasted by high-class live video-streams in order to provide the best possible coverage for the gaming community.

GIGABYTE StarCraft® II Tournamentdetails

  1. starts each Monday at 18:00 CEST
  2. 13 qualification tournaments
  3. Top 8 players get qualification points
  4. Live broadcasting of the best matches
  5. Hardware raffles during the course of the tournament series

Prize money for each of the 12 weekly tournaments

  1. 1st place: 100 EUR
  2. 2ndplace: 50 EUR

Prize distribution for Grand Final Winners!!

  1. 1st place: 500 EUR + G1.Sniper + GIGABYTE GTX 580 SO Edition (GV-N580SO-15I)
  2. 2nd place: 250 EUR + GIGABYTE GTX 560 Ti OC Edition (GV-N560OC-1GI) + SSD
  3. 3rd place: 100 EUR + Aivia K8100 Macro Gaming Keyboard + Aivia M8600 Macro Gaming Mouse


  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Edition
  2. GIGABYTE WINDFORCETM 3X Anti-turbulence Inclined Triple Fan
  3. Extreme Dual BIOS Technology
  4. Ultra Durable VGA+ High Quality Components
  5. GPU GauntletTM Sorting Technology
  6. Dedicated Voltage Read Point Design
  7. OC Guru – Graphics Card Smart Tuner


  1. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Overclock Edition
  2. GIGABYTE WINDFORCETM 2X Parallel-inclined anti-turbulence cooling design. PWM fan: 80mm PWM fan & run up to 3300 RPM; 4 pure copper heat pipes
  3. Ultra Durable VGA high quality Components
  4. Core/Mem clock: 900 (std 822) /4000 MHz

Aivia K8100 Macro Gaming Keyboard

  1. Enhanced ergonomic gaming keyboard design
  2. Touch and slide volume control
  3. 20 anti-ghosting keys
  4. GHOSTTM Macro Engine
  5. LED backlight illumination with on/off switch

Aivia M8600 Gaming Mouse

  1. GamePlayTM wireless technology
  2. 100-hour long-lasting Li-ion battery
  3. Quick-swap Battery System
  4. GHOSTTM engine with 32KB onboard memory
  5. Dual mode functionality
  6. Multi-functional charging dock

For further information and registration for the tournaments please visit:
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