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MLG Spring Arena 2 Preview

By Kyle 'bigmangriff' Griffin
May 17, 2012 07:48


ImageIn less than 48 hours MLG will host their second spring arena. With the first round being announced today, lets take a look at some of the big first round match-ups.

ImageMajor League Gaming's recent arena series will run its occurrence this week, as they host MLG Spring Arena 2 in New York City, New York this weekend. With players consisting of 4 players from the Spring Arena 1, the DreamHack Ezio winner SEMarcus 'ThorZaIN' Eklöf, and 27 players from three Online Qualifiers. SK Gaming's own KR will be taking part, after filling in for Sping Arena 1 second place finisher KRJung-Hoon 'MarineKing' Lee. Recently it was also announced that CAChris 'HuK' Loranger will fill in for North American Online Qualifier KRMin Ho 'Artist' Jo.

Today the bracket was released and there are some massive match-ups to kick off the event. Lets take a look at some of those matchs:


KR VS KRSeong Won 'MMA' Mun
UKSamayan 'BlinG' Kay VS KRSoo Ho 'DongRaeGu' Park
USGregory 'IdrA' Fields VS DEGiacomo 'Socke' Thüs
KRYang 'Alicia' Joon Sik VS KRKim 'viOlet' Dong Hwan
NLManuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen VS KRHak Soo 'Oz' Kim
KRKyeong Hyun 'SeleCT' Ryoo VS KRSeo-Yong 'Rain' Park
CAChris 'HuK' Loranger VS KRSung-Han 'Sleep' Kim
FRIlyes 'Stephano' Satouri VS KRKim Dong 'Ryung' Won
KRSang-Ho 'Killer' Shin VS NLJoseph 'Ret' de Kroon
DESascha 'GoOdy' Lupp VS KRDong Ju 'GanZi' Kim


Now one of the biggest potential matches of the weekend could actually come in the second round. With the way the brackets setup, we could see a rematch of the GSL Code A Round 3 match between KR and KRDong Ju 'GanZi' Kim. lost to Dong Ju 'GanZi' Kim 2-0, and has dropped 3 straight matches to him. This could be the event to spark a resurgence for the "President Protoss", and be what he needs to get past this foe once and for all.

This will be a great event none the less, and a great display of 32 of the best players in StarCraft 2 currently. The festivities begin this weekend, May 18 and runs through May 20.

Thank you to MLG for the pictures used in this article.

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