As many members of the Starcraft community would agree, there is a lack of tournaments occurring on a local level throughout North America and especially in Canada. To discover local talent, the journey from amateur to professional player needs to be made in several small steps rather than in an all-or-nothing leap. It follows that in order to grow the eSports scene, there is a need for organizers to create smaller tournaments and viewing events so that we they may reach a larger audience and to also encourage more players to make this journey. This has always been and will always be CyberActiv’s primary objective.
With this in mind, CyberActiv is overjoyed to announce that we have added another member to our staff. Without further ado, we are pleased to welcome Kevin Sorenson. He has proven himself to be a driving force in the evolution of Canadian eSports, and we couldn’t be happier to have his talents as Head Online Tournament Organizer.
Like many others, Kevin is dissatisfied with the current eSports scene. He has taken it upon himself to make a positive change by hosting and creating his tournament. This man has made himself into a local hero in Vancouver as well as in the online realm. In just a few short weeks, he has organized his own online tournament that is quickly gathering the attention of high-caliber players and casters in the Starcraft community – the Great Northern Monthly Starcraft 2 Tournament. The tournament had over 1200 concurrent viewers for its first broadcast. Best of all, he created and managed the entire tournament on his own – from advertising to bracket organization and everything in between.
It is this spirit of entrepreneurship and dedication that we admire. The addition of Kevin to our team will help to invigorate all of us in our eSports goals. This kind of dedication is hard to come by, and if we wish to see eSports gain traction on a bigger scale, we should all follow Kevin’s example. We can confidently say that the future of eSports looks brighter with people like Kevin in the scene.
If you haven’t already heard of the Great Northern Starcraft 2 Tournament, you can check it out here: http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=414589
Also, the next tournament is currently live! Watch it here! http://www.twitch.tv/greatnorthernsc2