Tonight: Microsoft vs. Zynga in the StarCraft 2 After Hours Gaming League finals


Can Bing's Banelings best Farmville's Ghosts? Tonight, Microsoft and Zynga are going to settle their differences in StarCraft 2. The tech competitors face each other in the final of the After Hours Gaming League , a for-charity tournament between top tech companies in Silicon Valley. Starting at 6 PM PST, tonight's final is the culmination of a month-some of round robin action between Yelp, Amazon, and others.

StarCraft 2's self-professed "funsmith" Day[9] will be doing the commentary, streamed here and embedded after the jump. To the winner: $5000 for the charity of their choice and immeasurable bragging rights.

I'm running out the door now to attend the tournament. For on-site updates, follow me at @elahti as I make the trip from PC Gamer to Facebook HQ, where the finals are being hosted.

Watch live video from Day[9] on

Check the standings (and watch prior matches) for the AHGL here . The finals will be preceded by a 3rd- and 4th-place match between Google and Amazon. Microsoft and Google should begin their best of seven bout at about 7 PM PST.

Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.