Alienware Arena is proud to announce the launch of the North America & Europe StarCraft II Pro-Am Challenge. StarCraft II players will have a chance to earn a spot to play against their favorite pro players for nearly $5,000 in cash prizes.
The regular season begins October 30th for both North America and Europe with the top 32 players in both regions moving on to the Playoff Tournament where the final four North American and four European players will move on to play against four North America and four European pro players in the Pro-Am Tournament.
The current list of pro players that have been confirmed for the Pro-Am Tournament are as follows (more names will be added as they are confirmed):
Play Begins: October 30, 2012
Regular Season Ends: December 23, 2012
Playoff Tournament (Top 32 Players in Each Region): January 5, 2013
Pro-Am Tournament (4 Amateurs + 4 Pros in Each Region): January 12-13, 2013
Pro-Am Tournament Prizes: Nearly $5,000 in Cash Prizes
Additionally, there will be a weekly broadcast every Thursday from 8 - 11 PM CEST and 8 - 11 PM CST featuring some of the best matches from that week's play. Shoutcasters for the Alienware Arena StarCraft II Pro-Am Challenge include the popular shoutcasting duo BitterdaM (Mr. Bitter and RotterdaM), Clutch, and Frodan.
Upcoming Broadcast Schedule:
Week 1: November 1 (Shoutcasters: Mr.Bitter/RotterdaM)
Week 2: November 8 (Shoutcasters: Clutch/Frodan)
Week 3: November 15 (Shoutcasters: Clutch/Frodan)
For more information, or to register, visit your region's tournament site:
10/10 Update: inControl and White-Ra have been added to the Pro-Am Tournament.
10/12 Update: CatZ, Sheth, and Grubby have been added.