On June 08 2011 13:58 deL wrote:

FXOpen e-Sports celebrates 6 months in the StarCraft II scene with an even bigger version of our FXOpen Invitational Series featuring top players worldwide and a $5000 prizepool. While the main event on the 1st of July will feature 16 players we will get to see 32 players from each of the NA, EU and KR servers battle it out for a place in region-specific qualifiers. In these qualifiers 32 of the best players from that region will play in a single elimination tournament with live coverage. The top four players from each of the three qualifiers will join 4 direct invites to compete for the grand prize in a 16-player double elimination tournament.

1st - $2000]
2nd - $1000
3rd - $600
4th - $300

5th-6th - $200
7th-8th - $150
9th-16th - $50

Four qualifiers for each region will join four invites, consisting of last FXO IS champion MarineKingPrime as well as top players from regions with no qualifiers such as China and Taiwan (SEA is included in the NA qualifier). Individual qualifier threads will be linked through the images below as they appear.

EU Qualifier
Saturday 11th June
2011-06-12 00:00 KST (GMT +9)

NA Qualifier
Saturday 18th June
2011-06-19 09:00 KST (GMT +9)

KR Qualifier
Sunday 26th June
2011-06-26 18:00 KST (GMT +9)

Grand Final
Saturday 1st July
2011-07-02 08:00 KST (GMT +9)

Games from the Qualifiers and Finals will be cast Live!

FXOpen is a forex trading company seeking to get more involved in the game they are passionate about - StarCraft 2. FXOpen currently sponsors MMA, drift car series and various other sporting events in addition to running monthly StarCraft 2 events and owning a professional StarCraft 2 team.