What is the North American Star League? The North American Star League is the biggest Starcraft II tournament outside of Korea. It features 45 of the world's best players competing for over $100,000 in prizes.
What is Starcraft II? Starcraft II is an Real-time Strategy game where players attempt to build and control an army to defeat their opponent. It is the sequel to Starcraft by Blizzard Entertainment and is one of the best selling games of all time.
How can I watch? NASL broadcasts at both www.NASL.tv and Twitch.tv/NASLS3. Broadcasts Wednesday through Thursday begin at 6pm PDT. Sunday broadcasts begin at 4pm PDT. To accomodate for the European audience, NASL also offers an EU rebroadcast 16-18 hours after each broadcast at 7pm CET. VODs (Video-on-demand) will also be made available after every rebroadcast so you don't have to worry about missing your favorite games.
Is it free to watch? The daily broadcast and rebroadcast are entirely free to watch in 360p and 480p.. Users may upgrade their account to gain access to the broadcast in 720p and 1080p. VODs are also available on the site in the Video section.
Who are these commentators? The NASL Season 3 casters are: MrBitter, Rotterdam, Gretorp, and Frodan.
Will there be content besides gameplay? Yes! Throughout each broadcast, the NASL team of casters will deliver additional eSports content including highlights, player interviews, community news, and other special segments.
What is the format? We took 45 top players and divided them into 5 divisions of 9 players per division. Each player will play every player in his division in a best-of-three match. At the end of the regular season, the top placing players will auto-qualify for the playoffs. The remaining surviving players will then fight through the WildCards for a chance at the playoffs. Those who survive will advance to the NASL Season 3 Grand Finals.
We will also host an open tournament for the general public. The winner of this tournament will earn a chance to compete in the post-season. Finally, we will have a season qualifier where all players, including those relegated from the previous season are able to qualify for the last 8 spots in the next season.
Will the games be casted from replays? Some games will be cast from replays, and some will be cast as they are being played live during our broadcast. We do this to accomodate players residing in various time zones and for players who may be travelling to eSports events around the world.
My computer can’t handle a 1080p stream, will there will lower alternatives? Yes, we will be be streaming in 1080p+, 1080p, 720p, 480p, and 360p. You will be able to choose the best quality your internet connection can handle.
How can the average person help? We will have positions open for people to help. We will make announcements periodically asking for people who are willing and able to help!
Will there be contests for autographed gear? Yes! There will be many opportunities for people to win contests. HD Pass Subscribers will have the most opportunities to win.
Will there be any race picking restrictions? We will be locking players to one race for the duration of the season. Players will be allowed to select random as their race. If a player has a different established race composition that is used consistently, it may be accomodated, though it will be locked in place for the season. For instance, a player may play X, but play Y when facing an X opponent.
Do you plan to have small prize-money for wins during divisional play? Yes! Every match will have $150 on the line.
What happened to the 5 player per team cap? We have removed the 5 player per team restriction. Teams may have as many players in the league that qualify.
How will you ensure that all matches are relevant to the final results regarding qualification and relegation? Every match will matter because a single win might be the difference between auto-qualifying to the playoffs, making the qualifiers, being safe for next season or being relegated.