RedBull Battlegrounds Detroit 2014

Two friends and I recently attended a gaming tournament that centered around the game StarCraft II. We were only able to attend that Saturday and Sunday, driving all the way from Illinois. StarCraft II is a real-time strategy game that is popular in the professional gaming scene. This is the first gaming tournament I’ve been to and I feel it was worth the trip to try something new and just see what professional gaming is about first hand.

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This specific event was connected to the company RedBull that are famous for their energy drinks and sponsoring of non-traditional and extreme sports. The event location was well laid out and the live video production team they had was impressive. From a convention photographer’s perspective, I really enjoyed the high production values of the tournament. I also thought that the event staff I had interacted with were friendly, polite, and helpful when I had questions or needed something. Overall, it was a worthwhile experience for me even though I don’t personally have much of a connection to the game or the StarCraft II scene in general.

I was able to photograph some of the event along with a number of photos of my friend who is really into the StarCraft II scene. His game ID is illestkid if you want to hit him up for a match. Mine is DWW, although I rarely play as of the date on this article.

Here are a few highlight photos from the event (the reoccurring person in the photos is illestkid I had mentioned before):

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If you haven’t seen a professional gaming tournament event before, I’d suggest checking one out. I’d consider attending another one in the future. RedBull did a good job hosting the event, so they are worth checking out.

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