After three months of intense battles on Battle.net, we've selected sixteen of the best StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty players from across the globe to compete for glory in this year's BlizzCon StarCraft II Invitational Tournament. Today, we're excited to announce the official roster and reveal the first round of upper bracket matchups.
So, without further ado, here are your BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational competitors!
|China||Dai “Loner” Yi|
|China||Ye “Luffy” Hao|
|Europe||Benjamin “mTwDeMusliM” Baker|
|Europe||Dario “TLAF-Liquid`TLO” Wünsch|
|Korea||Min-Soo “NEXGenius” Jung|
|Korea||Han-Eul “MakaPrime” Kwak|
|Latin America||Jian Carlo “Fenix” Morayra|
|Latin America||Patricio “Capoch” del Olmo|
|North America||Christopher “HuK” Loranger|
|North America||KyeongHyun “SeleCT” Ryoo|
|Russia||Dima “mTwDIMAGA” Filipchuk|
|Russia||Oleksiy “White-Ra” Krupnyk|
|Southeast Asia||Daryl “ice” Xiang|
|Southeast Asia||Thanapol “RedArchon” Kuachat|
|Taiwan||Chia-Cheng “SEN” Yang|
|Taiwan||Jen-Yu “SoftBall” Chan|
Join us this Friday and Saturday, October 22 and 23, as these players go head-to-head for the chance to win over $45,000 in cash prizes. Matches begin at 1:30 p.m. PDT on Friday in Hall B of the Anaheim Convention Center, so we encourage all BlizzCon 2010 attendees to grab a seat! The matches will be hosted by a rotating all-star team of shoutcasters including StarCraft II Game Director Dustin Browder, Rob "Voice" Simpson, Sean "Day" Plott, Nick "Tasteless" Plott, and Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski. If you're unable to attend BlizzCon this year and want to experience all the action from the comfort of your own home, don't forget to tune in to the BlizzCon 2010 Tournament stream or DIRECTV.
As a special bonus, we'll also be featuring a StarCraft II exhibition match between StarCraft: Brood War legend SlayerS_`BoxeR` and recent TG-Intel GSL Season1 champion Fruit Dealer (aka Cool). Don't miss out on these epic matches taking place on Friday at 7:30 p.m. PDT at the RTS Tournament Stage.