FXOpen e-Sports celebrates 6 months in the StarCraft II scene with an even bigger version of our FXOpen Invitational Series featuring top players worldwide and a $5000 prizepool. While the main event on the 2nd of July will feature 16 players we will get to see 32 players from each of the NA, EU and KR servers battle it out for a place in region-specific qualifiers. In these qualifiers 32 of the best players from that region will play in a single elimination tournament with live coverage. The top four players from each of the three qualifiers will join 4 direct invites to compete for the grand prize in a 16-player double elimination tournament.
Four qualifiers for each region will join four invites, consisting of last FXO IS champion MarineKingPrime as well as top players from regions with no qualifiers such as China and Taiwan (SEA is included in the NA qualifier). Individual qualifier threads will be linked through the images below as they appear.
The following players qualify for the Top 16 Finals!
GuMihofOu SlayerSGanZi oGsTheStC IMYonghwa
Grand Final Saturday 2nd July 2011-07-03 08:00 KST[local]
Games from the Qualifiers and Finals will be cast Live!
FXOpen is a forex trading company seeking to get more involved in the game they are passionate about - StarCraft 2. FXOpen currently sponsors MMA, drift car series and various other sporting events in addition to running monthly StarCraft 2 events and owning a professional StarCraft 2 team.
On June 08 2011 14:04 Antoine wrote: whoa, big format change, diggin it. excellent way for up and comers to stand out
ok reread it and i'm not quite sure i understand - 32 are invited to each of the 3 qualifiers, then 4 advance from each to face each other and 4 overall invites? just want to make sure i have it right
That's right, open qualis are a bit messy for our live broadcasting and it is the invitational series. We will look for somewhere to include open entry at some point but we'll have to wait and see - in the meantime I think we're doing OK at giving a few unknowns a bit of a run especially those from CN and SEA servers.
Skipton United States. June 08 2011 14:17. Posts 692