Championship Sunday has ended and MLG Anaheim has come to a close. Now it’s time to sort through the mess and find the best videos, photos, articles, and posts floating around the webs. Check back here for updates!Â Note: this is primarily Starcraft 2 information. If you’re here for Halo: Reach or Call of Duty: Black Ops, well you’re in the wrong place.
If you’re looking for tournament brackets and results, then you’ll want to check out Team Liquid’s coverage page. If you’re looking for replay packs, MLG announced that they will NOT be providing them! Instead they will be distributed to casters who will broadcast them on their channels. People were extremely happy about this as you would imagine…
I think the first and most obvious link I should provide is to MLG’s official video sources: MLG.TV and YouTube.
Anaheim’s introduction was extra special with day9 and djwheat exchanging an intimate moment.
The Anaheim relay raceÂ (DeMusliM got a wee bit injured).
I thought this was funny: Idra turns his back after JP asks him and Cruncher to shake hands.
In case you missed it: Jinro’s nuke against Choya (HD).
And of course day9 and djwheat dancing.
For a mix of videos coming out of Anaheim, you’ll want to check out pro team channels and organizations publishing on YouTube: compLexityINSIDER,Â myEGnet,Â Hyper Crew TV,Â ESFI World
Of course teams and big fancy eSports organizations aren’t the only ones pumping out videos from the event. Individual gamers, fans, and rando’s are putting up stuff on YouTube as well: AskJoshy,Â rakakase, itmeJP
NEW: Jason Lake interviewed about eSports by ESFI
Top Photos and Galleries
This is a sweet interactive 360 panorama of the venue floor. And another panoramic view.
Obviously the best photos will undoubtedly be from eSports teams and organizations since they have the budgets to afford nice cameras, so check these sources out first: Evil Geniuses, compLexity, HyperCrewTV, WellPlayed.org Twitpic / Flickr, ESFI,Â MLGSC2Scores,Â CheckSix, Sixjax
And just as with the videos, individual photographers are uploading as well:Â Joshtacular, SirScoots,Â Leah Jackson,Â Anna Prosser
The Astro Gaming booth always looks so awesome.
You might have heard of QXC and his sign.
miniwheat makes an appearance.
I think they ended up adding some more chairsÂ for the SC2 crowd, but I’m sure it wasn’t remotely enough.
NEW: an epic picture of day9.
NEW: rofl, race change.
Best Articles and Posts
If you’re interested in reading some personal accounts of the MLG Anaheim experience, blogs are probably your best friend. Here are some I ran across: compLexity’s blogs
Can White-Ra do the impossible…
I think overall the event went really well and, almost as expected, began breaking previous stream records. MLGLee and Sundance both tweeted something about it (and another from Sundance). The fans and viewers seemed pleased overall with a few complaints here and there about memberships not working. Of course you’ll have some people who do nothing but bitch (like this guy).
I was hoping I’d come across some funny and/or witty tweets as I watched the #MLG hashtag search on Twitter, but most people just reported things. Anyway, I think this ended up being my favorite tweet of the event.
The first comment on this photo is pretty straightforward.
Also be sure to keep an eye on sites like SC2 Ratings which can help you determine which games to watch if you missed some.
The longest match was between Boxer and Rain lasting an epic 1:12:56 (game time).
If there’s anything I missed let me know. And over the week following the event I’ll be keeping an eye on various sources and add anything interesting I come across. Other thanks for reading and see you online!
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