Watch the 2011 North American Invitational Live Friday and Saturday

Are you ready for some more StarCraft II action?

On Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, eight of the top StarCraft II players in North America are gathering in Irvine, California to compete for intergalactic glory and their share of a prize pool of over $20,000 -- along with a chance to represent the North American region in the 2011 StarCraft II Global Invitational at BlizzCon this coming October.

The action will be shoutcasted by Sean “Day[9]” Plott and JP “itmeJP” McDaniel, and both days will be broadcast live in high-definition for free on our BlizzCon Tournaments website. Friday's matches and live stream are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. PT, and Saturday's matches and stream will begin at 10 a.m. PT.

Here are the eight competitors who'll be clashing in the 2011 StarCraft II North American Invitational:

                Jonathan “KiWiKaKi” Garneau (protoss)
                Kyeong Hyun “SeleCT” Ryoo (terran)
                Greg “IdrA” Fields (zerg)
                Dongyeon “DDE” Lee (terran)
                Chris “HuK” Loranger (protoss)
                Shawn “Sheth” Simon (zerg)
                Payam “TT1” Alasvandi-Toghyan (protoss)
                Chris “ostojiy” Ostojic (zerg)

Join us in the fray over the next two days, and we’ll see you at BlizzCon!