NEWS: MLG Introduces the MLG Global StarCraft 2 Invitational

Major League Gaming (MLG) is bringing together the top StarCraft 2 players from around the globe through the MLG Global StarCraft 2 Invitational.

Kicking off Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm ET on and continuing for the next two months, 24 of the world's best players will compete online weekly in three regional brackets - North America, Korea, and Europe - for prize money, bragging rights, and a shot at the Finals. First to compete tomorrow night in the North American Region Winners Round 1 are Idra vs. Destiny, Incontrol vs. Sheth, Slush vs. Tyler and Kiwikaki vs. Major.

Each bracket consists of eight players from that region who will compete in best-of-three matches in a double elimination tournament. Other players participating in the Invitational include Naniwa, White-Ra and Jinro from Europe and Boxer, MMA and MVP from Korea. The complete roster of players is included below.

The winner of each region will take home $2,000 in cash and will also earn an all-expenses paid trip to the final event at the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit National Championship in Providence, RI, on Friday, November 18 th. At the final, regional winners will compete against the Blizzcon 2011 Champion for an additional $3,000, bringing the total winnings for 1 st  Place to $5,000.

MLG will be streaming every match on  MLG.TV with commentary by Artosis and JP McDaniel. The full schedule is included below.  


MLG Global StarCraft 2 Invitational


The Players



§  Naniwa

§  Sjow

§  Ret

§  Haypro

§  Thorzain

§  White-Ra

§  Jinro

§  SaSe


North America:

§  Idra

§  KiwiKaki

§  Slush

§  Sheth

§  Tyler

§  Major

§  Destiny

§  iNcontroL



§  MMA

§  MVP

§  Losira

§  Boxer

§  Puma

§  Hero

§  Bomber

§  CoCa


Full Schedule (All broadcasts begin at 7pm ET)

9/13/11 North America – Winners Round 1

9/15/11 Europe – Winners Round 1

9/20/11 Korea – Winners Round 1

9/22/11 North America – Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1

9/27/11 Europe – Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1

9/29/11 Korea – Winners Round 2 / Losers Round 1

10/4/11 North America – Losers Round 2

             Europe – Losers Round 2

10/6/11 Korea – Losers Round 2

10/10/11 North America – Winners Finals / Losers Round 3

               Europe -Winners Finals / Losers Round 3

10/18/11 Korea – Winners Finals / Losers Round 3

10/20/11 North America – Losers Finals / Finals

               Europe – Losers Finals / Finals

10/25/11 Korea – Losers Finals / Finals

11/18/11 – FINALS at MLG Providence Pro Circuit Championship

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