Blizzard just sent through word they're hosting an official StarCraft II Invitational Tournament specific to our region, which will include South East Asia and New Zealand.
Based on their regional ranking and performance on Battle.net, sixteen of the top StarCraft II players from Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will be selected to take part in the region's first StarCraft II online tournament.
The regional matches commence on September 10, and selected players will be seeded randomly in a sixteen-player, double elimination bracket. The four finalists will face off on September 12, 2010.
Tournament finalists will be awarded cash prizes, with the first-place winner taking home the $3,000 USD grand prize. Best of all, the first- and second-place winners will be invited to attend BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California!
So do you have the gusto to ante up and represent for AU? I don't as I can barely beat my house-mates in a local game, but if you're planning on throwing your hat in the ring, be sure to let us know.