Red Bull is continuing to move fast and furious through the eSports scene, offering gamers the chance to shine on grand stages in front of the world with some of the most competitive interactive entertainment experiences around. The latest live event from Red Bull is the Detroit Battle Grounds tournament, which is taking place right now over the course of the weekend. You can check out all the highlight reel moments and intense action as it unfolds in real time.
Starting at 11am for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the event is taking place at the Garden theater in midtown Detroit.
This will be the final stop of the tour before Red Bull settles on the grand finals that will explode at the nation's capital in Washington D.C., between September 20th and September 21st.
But before getting to all the talk about finishing off the tournament scene, it's probably fitting to discuss what's going down at the event in Detroit.
So one of the big highlights is that legendary eSports competitor Dave “Walshy” Walsh, a Michigan native, will be returning to the competitive scene for one day only; he's supporting the Michigan eSports scene and wants others to join in. Previously, Walsh was renown for being a formidable competitor in the Halo series, taking part in legendary matches across the major league eSports scene. Walsh has recently been helping Red Bull promote and spread the word about the competitive StarCraft II scene by doing short videos about the behind-the-scenes workings of Red Bull's efforts to bridge nations, communities and gamers of all ilk into a hive culture of shared fun and competition with their Battle Ground events.
In addition to Dave “Walshy” Walsh, other notable competitors include Kim “viOLet” Dong Hwan and Choi “Polt” Seong Hun, the Korean dominators who are here in the U.S., on an eSports visa, as well as the popular up-and-coming Aussie pro Olivia ‘Livibee’ Seeto.
You can see how the whole thing will unfold and who will face-down against who with a handy infographic provided by Red Bull that you can scope out below.
The tournament scene still focuses heavily around StarCraft II, so if you're not completely into real-time strategy games it may be a little difficult to jump into the action and readily understand what's going on.
There was a pretty big debate amongst gamers as to which kind of eSports is easier for casuals to get involved in for the first time, and most agreed that fighting games via tournaments like Evo or Apex are more newb-friendly than MOBA tournaments like League of Legends or DotA 2, or RTS games like StarCraft II.
You can learn more about Red Bull's competitive gaming scene by paying a visit to the official website.