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.

  • Dai "Loner" Yi
  • Ye "Luffy" Hao
  • Benjamin "mTwDeMusliM" Baker
  • Dario "TLAF-Liquid`TLO" Wunsch
  • 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
  • Dima "mTwDIMAGA" Filipchuk
  • Oleksiy "White-Ra" Krupnyk
    Southeast Asia
  • Daryl "ice" Xiang
  • Thanapol "RedArchon" Kuachat
  • 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.

From The Chatty
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    October 19, 2010 2:25 PM

    No Idra =( Oh well I'm more so looking forward to the Fruitdealer vs. slayersboxer game.

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      October 19, 2010 2:37 PM

      IdrA will actually be casting GSL during Blizzcon alongside Xeqtr (and some other people).

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        October 19, 2010 2:48 PM

        Yea I saw that, it should be pretty interesting considering his unique personality or lack there of hehe. I was kind of hoping he would be representing the USA though at Blizzcon and not two dudes that he just completely rolled over and destroyed at MLG DC.

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          October 19, 2010 2:52 PM

          Representing North America you mean?

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            October 19, 2010 3:36 PM

            Yea I almost forgot about those Canadians.

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          October 19, 2010 11:08 PM

          Regardless of any other consideration, how can you not like Huk? Seriously.

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            October 20, 2010 8:50 AM

            Huk is cool but he's nowhere near as good as Idra and neither is Select. They will most likely get shit on at Blizzcon.

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      October 19, 2010 5:28 PM


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