All you Warcraft tournament handicappers, take note - Blizzard's running a contest to guess the winner of three of its tournaments at the upcoming BlizzCon, and laying two Asus G50vt laptops as grand prizes.
Now, I don't have the first clue how you'd predict these winners. But if you do, or if you get lucky, you get two of aforesaid laptops - 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 320GB drive, 15.6-inch screen, 4 gigs of RAM and an NVIDIA 9800M GS graphics card.
Right now, the site has the fields set for just two tournaments - Warcraft III and Warcraft Arena. When they get the field set for Starcraft they'll do another survey. Here's the contestants, first for the Warcraft III championship.
• Phil Crawford, aka Long Walk. Night Elf, United States, Winner, 2009 North American WarCraft Regional Final
• Deokman Yoon, aka PhoeNix_Soccer, Night Elf, Korea, Winner, 2007-08 AWL Season1; 2008 AMD Challenge Black
• Chulwoo Park, aka Shy, Night Elf, Korea, Winner, Leadtek WarCraft III; KODE5 Korea, WGT 2007 Tournament
• Pedro Moreno Durán, aka LucifroN, ORC, Spain, Second Place, 2008 BlizzCon Global Final; Winner, 2009 European WarCraft Regional Final
• Nikita Pomadov, aka Nicker, Night Elf, Russia, Third Place, 2009 European WarCraft Regional Final
• Nikolaus Cassidy, aka Sonkie, Human, United States, Winner, 2008 North American WarCraft Regional Final
• June Park, aka Lyn, Orc, Korea, Winner, 2008 BlizzCon Global Final; 2009 Korean WarCraft Regional Final
• Manuel Schenkhuizen, aka Grubby, Orc, Netherlands, Winner, WCG 2008; Second Place, 2009 European WarCraft Regional Final
And here is the field for the WarCraft Arena championship.
• Woah (Second Place, 2009 European WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Carlos "Ocelote" Rodriguez Santiago, Spain, Warrior , Patrick "Inflame" Costales, Germany, Warlock , Hugo "Kae" Gonzalez, Spain, Druid
• DKP (Winner, 2009 Taiwan WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Ming "Kita" Lee, Taiwan, Priest , Po-Jui "Ray" Lee, Taiwan, Death Knight , Yu-liang "KH" Huseh, Taiwan, Rogue
• SK Gaming (Winner, 2009 North American WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Joseph "Enforcer" Morrone, Canada, Rogue , Mark "Pookz" Rendon, United States, Mage , Ryan "Realz" Masterson, United States, Priest
• x6tence (Winner, 2008 and 2009 European WarCraft Regional Finals) Members: Nestor "Souler" Garcia Trabazo, Spain, Paladin , Javier "Siler" Dobon, Spain, Hunter, Victor Manuel "Falcon" Sanchez Lopez, Spain, Death Knight
• Shipit (Winner, 2009 Korean WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Soonjae "Coilmaster" Cha, Korea, Death Knight , Jaemin "Tsukiyomi" Lee, Korea, Hunter , Janghwan "Kamiu" Bae, Korea, Paladin
•TSG (Second Place, 2009 North American WarCraft Regional Final) Members: David "Valrath" Kovacs, Canada, Death Knight , Bennett "Veex" Lynch, United States, Warrior , Fabian "Zilea" Siffredi, United States, Paladin
• Button Bashers (Winner, 2008 Korean WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Naehyun "Orangemarmalade" Kang, Korea, Mage , Seoungouk "Numberone" Oh, Korea, Priest , Woojin "Hannival" Kim, Korea, Rogue
• All Pass (Second Place, 2009 Taiwan WarCraft Regional Final) Members: Yen-Fu "BA" Chen, Taiwan, Priest , Ming-Wei "Seven" Ho, Taiwan, Mage , Te-Chen "Tank" Liu, Taiwan, Rogue