2013 NYC Red Bull Battle Grounds Competition Has Its Champion

evolveteam November 24, 2013 4
Red Bull Esports 2013

Red Bull Battle Grounds hit New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom this weekend to bring one of the biggest esport tournaments ever the Bigg Apple has witnessed. It started off with 8 players battling each other for the top prize of $50,000 and a chance to be crowned 2013 Battle Grounds Champion. The players entertained a packed house of 2,300 fans watching, along with an estimated account of over 75,000 peak views to a live digital audience where fans started to tune in on their mobile from around the world.

After Day One, only 4 players stood: 2013 World Champion Kim Yoo Jin, known as sOs; Red Bull Battle Grounds 2012 Champion Jang Min Chul AKA MC; 2012 World Champion PartinG; and the ONLY female player who was a fan favorite this weekend Canadian player Sasha Hostyn known as Scarlett. PartinG took out MC in the first of two semi-finals taking it 3-1. The second semi-final saw Scarlett go up against the World Champion sOs.

Even though she lost to sOs and took 3rd, “Scarlett was still a winner to her fans and played an amazing game. The final match brought two most aggressive players and World Champions from Korea together to play in a best of seven series. PartinG took and shutdown sOs with a 4-1 finals victory, which earned him top prize and the crown of 2013 Red Bulls Battle Grounds Champion.