Starcraft II Southeast Asian tournament announced

Top 16 players from Southeast Asian servers set to battle it out in September for the chance to be invited to BlizzCon 2010.

Games come and go in the e-sports realm, but by far the most popular game has remained Starcraft. Particularly in the Korean market, Starcraft hit all the right notes and spawned several live TV stations dedicated to broadcasting tournaments played with Blizzard's popular real-time strategy game.

Given that the popularity of competitive Starcraft in e-sports has contributed to the continual success of the game throughout the last decade, it's not too surprising to see that Blizzard has just announced its first Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty tournament. Starting from September 10, Blizzard will be hosting the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010 Invitational Tournament, inviting players from Australia, Southeast Asia, and New Zealand to compete online.

Unfortunately, the tournament isn't open to just anyone. To compete, you'll have to be ranked within the top 16 players in the Southeast Asian servers on Battle.net to be selected. From there, players will be randomly seeded into a 16-player, double-elimination bracket. Once there are only four competitors left, they'll then face off for the glory on September 12.

Prizes include $3,000 in cash and invites to BlizzCon 2010. For more details on the Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010 Invitational Tournament, check out the Starcraft II community blog.

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9 comments
WillyChong
WillyChong

Maybe, just maybe I would wanted to join the South East Tournament, but then I leave these to the pros, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia currently hold the highest stand in South East Asia Starcraft 2 gamers, especially Singapore, who won Malaysia in Starcraft tournament last year.

elitedeadman
elitedeadman

@zero_cool098: hahaha!!! got that right due.

zero_cool098
zero_cool098

for the guys talking about koreans, koreans wont be playing in this tournament coz they arent in southeast asia lol -_-

Sardinar
Sardinar

Non-Koreans will have a somewhat better chance of winning in such tournaments. In Starcraft 2 you don't have to waste your APM on silly tasks such as sending your workers to the minerals or building 5 structures consequently. Even better, if you select 3 High Templars, they won't all cast Psi Storm at the same time, at the same location.

Gammet25
Gammet25

That Kaed guy must be really happy about the success of starcraft 2.

brian_13un
brian_13un

Wow I think south Koreans will get it ^_^

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good luck to all who enter

Neosword
Neosword

I can't imagine being that good at Starcraft.