BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft 2 Invitational Tournament Players Revealed

Blizzard has announced the 16 players that will be competing in the BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Invitational Tournament, which will take place at the convention this Friday and Saturday.

The tournament will be commentated "by a rotating all-star team of shoutcasters including StarCraft II Game Director Dustin Browder, Rob "Voice" Simpson, Sean "Day[9]" Plott, Nick "Tasteless" Plott, and Dan "Artosis" Stemkoski. Tasteless and Artosis are the English-language commentating duo for the GSL tournament, currently in its second season.

Additionally, StarCraft and eSports legend SlayerS_'BoxeR' will face off against GSL1 champion Fruit Dealer in an exhibition match on Friday at 7:30pm PST.

Folks at home can watch the tournament and other BlizzCon events over the Internet or through DirecTV. Over $45,000 in prizes are one the line for the players. Two players from each territory have been selected to compete and are as follows.

    China
  • Dai "Loner" Yi
  • Ye "Luffy" Hao
    Europe
  • Benjamin "mTwDeMusliM" Baker
  • Dario "TLAF-Liquid`TLO" Wunsch
    Korea
  • Min-Soo "NEXGenius" Jung
  • Han-Eul "MakaPrime" Kwak
    Latin America
  • Jian Carlo "Fenix" Morayra
  • Patricio "Capoch" del Olmo
    North America
  • Christopher "HuK" Loranger
  • KyeongHyun "SeleCT" Ryoo
    Russia
  • Dima "mTwDIMAGA" Filipchuk
  • Oleksiy "White-Ra" Krupnyk
    Southeast Asia
  • Daryl "ice" Xiang
  • Thanapol "RedArchon" Kuachat
    Taiwan
  • Chia-Cheng "SEN" Yang
  • Jen-Yu "SoftBall" Chan
This is an amazing line-up of players and there should be no shortage of excellent games. I'll be at BlizzCon 2010 covering the event, but I'm sure I'll find a way to sneak over to the tournament area and watch some games.