Today Major League Gaming revealed the full list of players who have been invited to participate in the StarCraft 2 Winter Online Qualifiers. For those of you who haven’t heard about the new format, MLG will be hosting online tournaments in each region (North America, Europe, Korea/Taiwan) to help determine seeding at MLG’s Winter Championship in Columbus, OH. But before Columbus, MLG will hold a smaller tournament in New York City dubbed the “Winter Arena.” According to MLG: “The Top 8 from each region will be flown, all expenses paid, to NYC to compete in the Arena. These 24 players will be joined by the Top 8 finishers from MLG Providence ’11: Leenock, Naniwa, DongRaeGu, Mvp, Huk, MC, Haypro, and Idra.”
Before we get too ahead of ourselves, here’s the full list of confirmed players for the Online Qualifiers.
Please note that ten of compLexity MVP’s players have confirmed:
Taking a look at the competition, it’s going to be a hard fight to get into the top 8 regardless of region. On the plus side, that means the spectators are in for some great games. It’s going to be hard to wait until February 24th when the Winter Arena kicks off.