Day one of the BlizzCon 2011 Global Invitational Tournaments featured a series of incredible conflicts and mind-blowing displays of raw talent.
World of Warcraft and StarCraft II players from around the world competed in the 2011 Regional Battle.net Invitationals to earn their places in the BlizzCon 2011 Global Invitational Tournament. Those players met in battle yesterday to determine who would advance to the second day of competition. Check out the ladder brackets on the BlizzCon 2011 Tournament page to find out what happened. We'll be updating that page in real time, so keep an eye on those brackets today to stay up-to-date on the tournaments as they progress.
The winners of those contests have advanced and will compete in today's matches leading up to the finals. With so much talent ready to rock, Day Two of the Global Invitational Tournament looks like it will be a real clash of titans, so don't miss a match. Be sure to download the BlizzCon 2011 Guide to your mobile device to help you find your way around the convention.
StarCraft II Global Invitational Tournament Schedule - Day 2
Covering the StarCraft II matches will be a quartet of shoutcasting all-stars: Nick "Tasteless" Plott, Daniel "Artosis" Stemkoski, JP McDaniel, and Sean "[Day9]" Plott. Find them in Hall C at the StarCraft II Tournament Stage.
|10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.||--||StarCraft II Match 7|
|11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.||--||StarCraft II Match 8|
|1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.||--||StarCraft II Upper Bracket Finals|
|2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.||--||StarCraft II Lower Bracket Finals|
|4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.||--||StarCraft II Grand Finals|
World of Warcraft Global Invitational Tournament Schedule - Day 2
Luke Bodenheimer, Jared Coulston, and Salome "Soe" Gschwir will be shoutcasting the World of Warcraft Arena battles in Hall B at the World of Warcraft Tournament Stage.
|10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Round 8|
|11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Round 9|
|12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Round 10|
|1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Round 11|
|3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Consolation Finals|
|4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.||--||World of Warcraft Arena Grand Finals|
Can't make it in person to witness these epic confrontations? You don't have to miss out; you can get the standard definition action streamed straight to your living room for free, or you can pick up a BlizzCon 2011 Virtual Ticket to see it all in glorious HD.
Since the tournament includes many games, some of the matches were played offstage -- but you can find an up-to-date bracket of all the BlizzCon 2011 Invitational Tournament games on the BlizzCon 2011 Tournament page. That page will soon be updated with StarCraft II replays and World of Warcraft videos.