GIGABYTE StarCraft II Cup Season 2 is Kicking Off!

Let’s Battle Again From Now On!!

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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 Tournament” details

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

Prize money for each of the 12 weekly tournaments

  • 1st place: 100 EUR
  • 2nd place: 50 EUR

Prize distribution for Grand Final Winners!!

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


  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock Edition
  • GIGABYTE WINDFORCE 3X Anti-turbulence Inclined Triple Fan
  • Extreme Dual BIOS Technology
  • Ultra Durable VGA+ High Quality Components
  • GPU Gauntlet Sorting Technology
  • Dedicated Voltage Read Point Design
  • OC Guru – Graphics Card Smart Tuner


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

Aivia K8100 Macro Gaming Keyboard

  • Enhanced ergonomic gaming keyboard design
  • Touch and slide volume control
  • 20 anti-ghosting keys
  • GHOST Macro Engine
  • LED backlight illumination with on/off switch

Aivia M8600 Gaming Mouse

  • GamePlay wireless technology
  • 100-hour long-lasting Li-ion battery
  • Quick-swap Battery System
  • GHOST engine with 32KB onboard memory
  • Dual mode functionality
  • Multi-functional charging dock