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StarCraft II World Championship North American Finals Live today

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The North American Finals of the StarCraft II World Championship Series is live this weekend from Raleigh, North Carolina, playing alongside the MLG competition at the same venue. This tournament is the culmination of three other National events across North America including the US, Mexico and Canada. Thirtytwo competitors have seeded in this tournament, including 16 from the US, 10 from Canada and 6 from Mexico.

Here's a list of the competitors, which is truly a star studded list full of major players:

From Canada

  • Drewbie
  • Scarlett
  • dde
  • DdoRo
  • Stalife
  • Attero
  • TT1
  • Ostojiy
  • TubbyTheFat
  • HuK

From the US:

  • Perfect
  • Insur
  • RaNgeD
  • NonY
  • Illusion
  • IdrA
  • Mystik
  • Hawk
  • ViBE
  • hellokitty
  • State
  • Suppy
  • theognis
  • Fitzy
  • Goswser
  • Daisuki

From Mexico

  • MajOr
  • Maker
  • JimRising
  • Zapo
  • Dark
  • CLOUD

The top seven from this tournament will be seeded into the World Championships being played later this year in Shanghai, China, in addition to winning a healthy prize:

  1. $24,000 + seed
  2. $8,000 + seed
  3. $3,600 + seed
  4. $1,800 + seed
  5. $1,300 + seed
  6. $1,300 + seed
  7. $1,100 + seed
  8. $1,000 no seed

And smaller amounts for everyone else in the tournament. Truly an exciting event! Tune in at MLG's site, and you can check out the brackets for the tournament here.

Dustin Steiner is GameZone's eSports Correspondent! Follow him on Twitter @VGHC_Deitis and check out Video Gaming Hard Corps, where he is a local tournament organizer for the S. FL. Fighting Game Community.

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