I'm a frustrated Starcraft 2 player. I've sunk days and days into this game. In an alternate universe of my dreams, I'm a pro player. But in this universe, I'm too old, and I'm just not that good. It's not too late for other Pinoys though. Yup, in case you didn't know, there's a Philippine Pro Starcraft II League. And it's your gateway to competing with the rest of the world.
Yes, young Zerg, Protoss and Terran players, if you're interested, head on over to the Philippine Pro Starcraft II League Invitational at the Glorietta Activity Centre on November 7 to 8. This will be the official qualifying tournament for the IGN Pro League 4 in the Southeast Asian region, so winners here will be taking on the world. I think it's pretty awesome that we have an event like this here. It's about time that the Philippines see some serious pro gaming action.
For starters, players will be fighting over P150,000 ($3,500) worth of cash and prizes. The winner of the IGN Pro League 4 meanwhile will be taking home a whopping $100,000 in "prize pool." (Not sure what that means exactly, but the big number sounds good.)
I was sniffing around their website at teamazk.com, and it looks like there are still two qualifier events this September. So it's not too late to join.
Starcraft II is also pretty fun as a spectator sport, so I might drop by for a look-see to learn a few tricks from the pros. My SCII skillz pretty much suck. I've been watching the games on IGN where the previous games from IPL are streaming for free, and I'm addicted.