Tonight @20h: QUARTER FINALS!

Jetzt geht’s los! Tonight the second and last set of quarter finals will be played and broadcasted LIVE to At 20h Fububu will play DruidzPatjuh, followed at 21h by Neretic vs. Thoms. Who will be the last two players to qualify for the semi-finals? Which two players will we get to see live on June 7th? Tune in tonight to find out!

BONUS: Albert & I have just casted a ‘Game from the Lab’ featuring one of tonights’ quarter finalists: Fububu! Check the game out right here, and if you’d like to play in the lab too (and get a chance to win awesome prizes!) go to the StarCraft & Science-page.

UPDATE: The games have been played – and they are definitely worth watching! If you missed the broadcast, you can re-watch the whole thing right here. VODs will be up soon, and check out the Schedule & Results-page to see the results and find out which players will be playing LIVE this Thursday!

UPDATE 2: VODs of the games are now up on Youtube. Hell yeah! Fububu vs. DruidzPatjuh: game 1, game 2, game 3. Neretic vs. Thoms: game 1, game 2, game 3 part 1 & part 2.

NSSL-TV Season B finale!

Ladies and gents: the season finale of NSSL-TV season B is here! The final games from group phase B have now been cast, which means that ALL GAMES IN THE TOURNAMENT have been casted. That’s well over 60 hours of content – friggin’ amazing. The final games to go live are Hippypower vs. Night (group 5), Recoome vs. Markovian (group 3) and kkDash vs. FsX (group 1) by Frank & Albert; Thoms vs. FsX (group 1) and MetiC vs. Duke (group 2) by RmF; SHAM vs. Recoome (group 3) by one-time casting duo Albert & Hylke; Duke vs. Fububu (group 2) by Shinubu StarCraft and finally sunZor vs. SHAM (group 3) by the ever-productive Rannasha. Enjoy!

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NSSL to appear on Campus on Air

Next week Tuesday’s broadcast of Campus on Air will feature yours truly as a guest! Nijmegen’s own student radio show hosts love the idea of the NSSL and invited me over to talk about the tournament and the finals. So make sure to tune in!

In other news: you might have seen the poster for the NSSL-finals on displays in the Huygens-building, the Central Library and in the Spinoza-building. If you feel like distributing the poster to your friends, you can download it right here! If you need a higher-quality version let me know at

One final note: tomorrow I’ll be moving back to The Netherlands – goodbye Edinburgh! I’ll have to disassemble my PC, so probably no newspost tomorrow. Will be back on Friday!

Webcasts group phase B

You didn’t think that we’d forget about casting those last games from the group phases, did you? We’re still working on it! Recently some new games have gone live, some of which featuring players that are still in the tournament. Definitely worth the watch!

RmF casted Olts vs. Hoodoo (group 8 ), and Thom casted Dreavious vs. Phanteks (group 7) and Hippypower vs. Pentabram (group 5). And as a special treat there’s a cast of Thoms vs. kkDrash from Shinobu in which he showcases the awesome new casting-software SC2Tactician. Check it out!

– kkDash vs. Thoms

Game 2
Game 3

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Promote the finals! Thank you Redditors!

Yesterday was awesome! Not only did we get to see (and play) some quarter finals but promotion for the finals kicked off like nothing’s been kicked before. Yesterday morning I posted about the NSSL finals on Reddit, and within hours got hundreds of upvotes. In fact, during most of yesterday the post was at the #1 spot of /r/StarCraft, and currently it has the most upvotes overall (1500+ people upvoted it). Stunning – truly stunning! Even Sundance DiGiovanni (captain of MLG) tweeted about us, to a whopping 50.000+ followers.

Because of all this the website had hundreds of views yesterday, and about 15 new people are have subscribed to the event on Facebook. Have you done that yet? I’ve sent an e-mail to all of the tournament participants asking them for help in promoting the finals. Because what would be more fun than having a roaring crowd there? Anything you can do to pursuade people to come is most welcome, because there’s room for 200+ people – and we’re not there yet. Yeej for e-sports fun!


Tonight @20h: QUARTER FINALS!

A quick reminder to let you all know that TONIGHT the very first quarter finals will be played! Never have the stakes been higher: whoever wins tonight goes on to the semi-finals which will be played in front of a roaring crowd on June 7th!

So make sure to tune in for VanCaspel vs. iznobest at 20h and Soul vs. Bblack at 21h! You’ll find the stream at, and your casters for tonight will be the incomparable Rannasha & Draco!

To (re)read interviews with the players, check out the news posts below, and don’t forget to invite your friends to the finalseveryone is welcome!

P.S. For those who missed it: check out Albert’s Rap – he got inspired when we casted MetiC vs. Neretic last Wednesday 🙂

UPDATE: Matches have been played – and it was awesome! A lot of people tuned in to the stream, possibly because we’ve been on Reddit all day :). Check out the results-page to see who won, you can also download the replays. VODs will be up soon too!

UPDATE 2: VODs from yesterday’s quarter finals are now live! VanCaspel vs. iznobest (game 1, game 2, game 3) and Soul vs. Bblack (game 1, game 2, game 3). Enjoy!

Broadcast schedule quarter finals

The broadcast schedule for the quarter finals is now online! Check the table below for all the info – and write down the dates right away. The first two matches will be played tomorrow already. Make sure to tune in to at 20:00h for VanCaspel vs. iznobest, followed at 21:00h by Soul vs. Bblack.

Date Time Match Casters
Sunday May 27th 20:00h VanCaspel vs. iznobest Rannasha & Draco
21:00h Soul vs. Bblack Rannasha & Draco
Saturday June 2nd 20:00h Fububu vs. DruidzPatjuh Frank & TBA
21:00h Neretic vs. Thoms Frank & TBA

Tonight @20h: Neretic vs. Metic & Patjuh vs. Bahamuth!

Get ready for the last two games in the RO16! Tonight Neretic faces off against Metic, and Patjuh will clash with Bahamuth to see who will get the last two spots in the quarter finals!

As usual: tune in to at 20h, that’s when the matches will start. Your casters for tonight will be Frank & Albert, say hi in the chat :).

But who are these players you ask? Well let them tell you! Click the button to read Draco’s interviews with tonights combatants.

UPDATE: Awesome matches and awesome rapping tonight! If you want to know who won check out the results page, and if you missed it you can re-watch the whole thing on here and here. VODs will be up shortly!

UPDATE 2: VODs are now online. I’ve re-uploaded them from my local recording, so the lag issues we’ve had during the first games will not be in the VODs. MetiC vs. Neretic: game 1, game 2, game 3. DruidzPatjuh vs. Bahamuth: game 1, game 2, game 3. And as a very special treat: a VOD of Albert’s Awesome Rap on MetiC vs. Neretic – definitely check that out!

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Bonus content: Games from the Lab!

I have some very special content for y’all today! As you know, scientists from the Radboud University are investigating positive effects of gaming, and as part of the research they invite people over to play a ladder game in the lab, while measuring their heart rate. Some of the NSSL-participants have already played in the lab, resulting in some awesome games. Two of those have now been casted by Rannasha with co-caster Adam the Scientist! Check out the casts if you want to know more about the research and see wicked ladder action!

And importantly: the researchers are still looking for a lot more players to come play a ladder match. If you play StarCraft and live near Nijmegen please contact them at or check out the StarCraft & Science-page. There will be a give-away of cool prizes to the participants!

The first game is from Patjuh, who will be playing his RO16-match this Friday:

The second game is from Hoodoo, who was eliminated by Fububu last Tuesday:


Tonight @20h: Recoome vs. VanCaspel & Night vs. Soul!

Tonight at 20h the fifth and sixth matches from the RO16 will be broadcasted LIVE at! Rannasha and Draco will be your hosts, casting Recoome vs. VanCaspel (who’s nervous already) at 20h, and Night vs. Soul at 21h.

Make sure to tune in – it’s always really ‘gezellig’ in the chat 🙂

If you want to know a bit more about the players, click the button to read the interviews Draco sent them!

UPDATE: The games have been played – they were awesome 🙂 Check the results-page if you want to see who won. Thanks for tuning in, and in case you missed it you can watch the entire broadcast again on Twitch. I’ve also made VODs available on the Youtube channel. VanCaspel vs. Recoome (game 1, game 2, game 3) and Soul vs. Night (game 1, game 2, game 3). Have fun watching and we’ll see you again on Friday for the last two matches from the round of 16!

Last note: all of the replays from the RO16-matches are now also online on the results page. Use them wisely!

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