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Helix
12-01-2011, 07:01 PM
First trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgONM5wIHKA)

Second trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqQJAcoPOfI)

Third Trailer! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W518NVfXS94)


That's right ladies and gentlemen, we're jumping in the time-traveling Hellorean and to take you back to the Bronze League! The fine folks of the Penny-Arcade forums have gathered together again to bring to you all:


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The Rumble in the Bronze: Throwdown in Tinseltown!

Hey everyone! Do you like Starcraft 2? Do you like being entertained? Do you like helping out sick children? Well then, I've got exactly what you need. Welcome to the second showing of The Rumble in the Bronze!

What the heck is the RitB? Basically, a bunch of talented guys from the Penny Arcade forums and I decided on a whim to hold a charity event with the proceeds going to the Penny Arcade Child's Play charity. We somehow got a professional announcer and player, Geoff "iNcontrol" Robinson, to cast the event. The hook was that all the players in the event would be bronze league level. For those of you who don't know, the Bronze League is the lowest level of Starcraft players.

The results were amazing! We ended up having several thousand people watch the stream and generated over $3,000. This year we are doing it again and got Geoff to cast once again. People really loved watching bad players go at it with Geoff making jokes at their expense. Personally I think we can reach $5,000 if everyone gets out there and really helps spread the word.

The event takes place December 10 2011 23:00 GMT. The stream will have an hour long pre-show. An encore presentation will probably occur as long as the fans are still wanting more.

Commentary will once again provided by Geoff "iNcontrol" Robinson and the PA forums very own Shawn "Seguer" Murphy. All proceeds from the event will go to Child's Play charity. More details about match types, players, streams, and other surprises to come.

Our first mention on Inside the Game (http://www.twitch.tv/onemoregametv/b/301296977) (at the 1:44:00 or so mark).

Our first mention on State of the Game (http://tv.majorleaguegaming.com/videos/79951-state-of-the-game-ep-58) (at the 2:20:00 mark).

Our event just got highlighted on arcticnova.org. Read the article here. (http://www.arcticnova.org/no/article/8155)

Did you miss out on last year's event? No problem, here are some links to the VODs: Part One (http://trus.blip.tv/file/4486110), Part Two (http://trus.blip.tv/file/4486303). Even better, you can check out our old promotional videos to give you a good idea of what to expect:

Do not try this at home (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y48b4RcnhQs)
The MACRO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58r-is9AkJs)
The SCOUTING (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2SUo8raJWs)
The COUNTERS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXPOfD4kVPI)
The CHEESE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKlrdxnZEjQ)
The HARASS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Ivms5mVvQ)
The STRATEGY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzOQFT5at3E)
The DETECTION (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-qcaIR4UH8)
The RUSH (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlCzWZIIAfk)
The MICRO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5E3_zjNObA)
The RESOURCES (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDH0aXsavJk)

So please join us in making fun of players who are going to risk shame and ridicule for donations. If you enjoy what you see, please donate. It's for a great cause after all. I mean, who wouldn't want sick children to enjoy video games? If you can't afford to pitch in, please pass along the event via word of mouth, other forums, facebook, twitter, or whatever way you can.

For information about Child's Play, you can visit the official site (http://www.childsplaycharity.org/) or watch this video (http://penny-arcade.com/patv/episode/childs-play-part-1) showing some behind-the-scenes stuff.

Like us Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and visit our website for more details:

Facebook page! (http://www.facebook.com/RumbleInTheBronze)
Twitter feed! (https://twitter.com/#!/rumblnthebronze)
Official website (http://www.rumbleinthebronze.com/)

Remember, it's all for the children!

TheEconomist
12-01-2011, 09:01 PM
But Why?

mikill
12-01-2011, 09:49 PM
Sweet, a tournament that I'm finally qualified for! :)) In all seriousness though it sounds entertaining but why does it have to fall on the day of an exam for me!

Arkalis
12-01-2011, 11:05 PM
Then you should just exempt all exams like me but..
I do this for Aiur

Jabber Wookie
12-03-2011, 12:10 AM
Maybe I didnt watch enough of those VODs (just saw one match), but based on unit control, decision making, and observing, those players seemed way higher than bronze level. Sure they weren't great, but it wasn't really hillariously low level play. In fact, I'm in diamond and the two players I saw seemed just as good as me.

Were there maybe some non-bronze matches and I just didnt understand the whole concept?

RamiZ
12-04-2011, 07:28 AM
Maybe I didnt watch enough of those VODs (just saw one match), but based on unit control, decision making, and observing, those players seemed way higher than bronze level. Sure they weren't great, but it wasn't really hillariously low level play. In fact, I'm in diamond and the two players I saw seemed just as good as me.

Were there maybe some non-bronze matches and I just didnt understand the whole concept?

I didn't watch any matches, but I thought about it, and maybe some players just made new accs to win the whole thing? Easy money? Don't know, but seems possible.

GnaReffotsirk
12-20-2011, 10:15 AM
Surely there must be some mistake!

silencbank
12-20-2011, 03:00 PM
Last year's (as well as this year's) rumble in the bronze were consisting of high AND low matches. There was no real tournament as the players didnt earn anything (except bragging rights) so no one "cheated" to win any money. It was just a series of showmatches for the charity Child's Play for them to raise money. This year they raised just over $18,000 in just that one night. So definitely try to support this charity and other charities like it when they reach out for the good in all of us. And remember to GL HF.

Caliban113
12-21-2011, 07:54 PM
Any vids of this posted anywhere?

TheEconomist
12-21-2011, 10:23 PM
Read the OP :D