We have 8 of the best players within Europe fighting it out once again for your entertainment!! This will be a 1day tournament, 8players, 8hours of SC2 action!
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Official Team-Dignitas page: http://www.team-dignitas.net/scan-invitational
This tournament is going to be brought to you live from Sweden this time around with a live interactive show, great SC2 games, hilarious banter, prizes to be won and lots of fun to be had! Coverage will be brought to you by dApollo and a special guest!!!
Prize Pool: £1000
When? - Sunday 29th January 2012
The tournament can be found on dApollo's stream, the stream will be here: http://www.twitch.tv/dignitasapollo
The tournament will be played out live!! Game after game after game, with little breaks. There will be a rough line estimate of for each game, but depending on how fast/slow the games go, the schedule will change. The tournament will remain best of 3 until the finals which will be a best of 5. Reason for this is due to not enough hours in a day! Map pool and Brackets will be released publicly after all players have been announced.
The invited players will be released throughout this week, 2players every day until Saturday, where we announce the map pool/bracket and Sunday the games begin.
Pre tournament announcement schedule
24th 17:00 CET = BlinG/Nerchio
25th 17:00 CET = Kas/Snute
26th 17:00 CET = Grubby/BeastyQT
27th 17:00 CET = Stephano/TiTan
28th 17:00 CET = Map pool/Bracket
29th = Live show begins
Rough Tournament Schedule:
(Local time - Swedish CET)
16:00 Tournament introduction
16:15 Game1 ro8 - Best of 3
17:15 Game2 ro8 - Best of 3
18:15 Game3 ro8 - Best of 3
19:15 Game4 ro8 - Best of 3
20:15 Game1 ro4 - Best of 3
21:15 Game2 ro4 - Best of 3
22:15 - 22:30 BREAK
22:30 - Final introduction
22:40 - Game1 ro2 - Best of 5
TalDarim Altar LE
ESL Shakuras Plateau
GSL Terminus SE (Official.)
ESV Cloud Kingdom
Game1 ro8 - Grubby vs Snute - Best of 3
Game2 ro8 - Kas vs BlinG - Best of 3
Game3 ro8 - Titan vs Stephano - Best of 3
Game4 ro8 - Beastyqt vs Nerchio - Best of 3
Your Commentators for the tournament
dApollo and TLO
Name: Samayan Kay
Game ID: DignitasBlinG
Largest Achievement: Top 8 WCG 2011
Team Dignitas representative for this invitational steps up. Samayan 'BlinG' Kay, under careful watch of Team Dignitas management has finally broken into the spotlight and as gained a lot of respect and fans while doing so. He finished top 6 in the IPL4 UK qualifier finally losing to SlayersRyung, he also went on to compete as the UK num1 in the WCG where he had his break through, going undefeated in group stages beating players such as Kiwikaki, Strelok, ToD, Cloud before falling 1-2 vs MVP in the quarter finals. He has recently paired with Stephano to make a deadly 2v2 team also. There is a lot of potential for this talented Protoss player, this tournament may be another difficult test for him, will he sink or swim?
Name: Artur Bloch
Game ID: AcerNerchio
Largest Achievement: 1st Battle in Berlin - November 2011
SCAN invitational #2 winner is back to try and keep his title! Sersiouly, who can stop Nerchio online? He has won so much, he still has an impressive offline record also, recently playing in the Home Story Cup 4 tournament and having a fantastic run only to run into another Korean pro-gamer who took the victory over Nerchio, keeping him away from another big win. Will Nerchio show his dominance again within the EU scene to add to his huge virtual trophy cabinet? Or will somebody stand in his way?
Name: Mihaylo Hayda
Game ID: EmpireKas
Largest Achievement: 3rd WCG 2011
The destroyer is here!!! Look out!! Kas is arguably the number 1 Terran player in Europe right now! He has always been extremely solid and strong as a competitor for a long time yet recently he has started to shine offline rather than just destroying the online scene. He placed 3rd at WCG after an incredible run, he also 3rd place at IEM Kiev just recently, he is placing well and is looking as strong as ever before! Kas has a very bright 2012 coming up and what better way to set this tournament standard high, than to invite Kas!
Name: Jens Aasgaard
Game ID: GLSnute
Largest Achievement: Top 16 WCG 2011
Yeah, thats right, believe your eyes, Snute is invited. A lot of people are talking about him recently, his stream, his replay pack and more importantly his baneling build on Antiga Shipyard :D! Only recently coming into the spotlight, Snute has been providing some excellent commentary on his stream and is also now starting to record wins online, most notably beating Violet 3-0 late November in a gamecreds tournament. More importantly, he managed to defeat his group at WCG 2011 advancing through as 2nd place only losing to HuK but sadly losing to finalist XiGua in the ro16. No doubt he is going into this tournament as an underdog and by god, I bet a lot of people are excited and will be routing for him here.
Name: Manuel Schenkhuizen
Game ID: Grubby
Largest Achievement: 4th ESWC 2011
The fan favourite, who doesn't like Grubby? He is an idol in esports, dedicating his life to it from WC3 into SC2. His SC2 career is on such a steady rise, from joining the scene late, to finishing 4th at ESWC, every time we watch Grubby it seems like he is getting better and better. Most recently Grubby has started streaming his high level Protoss play where he competes with the top end of Europe ladder but what he is more loved for his is reasoning on stream behind every action and game changing move. He carries the hope of Protoss into this tournament, but the field is tough.
Name: Aleksandar Krstić
Game ID: EmpireBeastyQT
Largest Achievement: 1st SC2RO Season 2
Another Empire Terran joins the tournament. The beast is well known for having one of the best vs Zergs in Europe, claiming it has his favourite matchup, he has a very solid, well designed style with multiple different pushing timings with an army size which is never small. The lights are never off in the Barracks of the Beast. He is no slouch in the other matchups either, vs Protoss he statistically has a better record. Another underdog to this tournament as his achievement list would say but I do not think anybody in this tournament will under-estimate the Beast and he could very well cause an upset here.
Name: Oleg Kuptsov
Game ID: RoXKis.TiTan
Largest Achievement: 4th WCG 2011
TiTan, another bright up and comer, especially for Protoss fans! He hasn't had much spotlight time but when he has, boy has he displayed some great results. His 4th at WCG, nobody could have predicted, beating Idra, KiwiKaki and Supernova along the way. Another underdog in such a stacked tournament but TiTan has been stamped as one of the Protoss players to follow during 2012, so let it start here!
Name: Ilyes Satouri
Game ID: Millenium.Stephano
Largest Achievement: 1st IPL3 2011
Welcome back to the SCAN invitational #1 champion, joining #2 champion Nerchio. What other Zerg could you really ask for? This guy is raw talent, his mechanical skill is second to none, what a great year from zero to hero in 2011 and now claiming that 2012 will be he last and only year as a professional player saddens us all. Stephano is certain to rock the Starcraft world this year and it excites a lot of fans! Will his 2nd invite into this tournament result in another 1st place?
On January 28 2012 23:54 d.Apollo wrote:
Updated with the brackets/map pool and your lovely commentators !!!!!!!
Updated with the brackets/map pool and your lovely commentators !!!!!!!