Your entry fee will grant you access to the arena server for the entirety of the six-week qualifying tournament. You will be able to create up to three characters on the server. This tournament will be about skill rather than gear. You may select your weapons and armor from arena and raid epics. You will also be able to select honor-based rewards and enchantments for your items. If you don't like your original selections, respecs and gear will all be free of charge.
The first two weeks of each qualifying tourney will be reserved for practicing and solidifying teams. If you don't have two friends to play with, don't worry. You will be able to create arena teams on the server. Each of your three characters can be on up to three teams. That means you will have nine shots at the prize money for a single entry fee. However, in order to qualify, each team must play at least two hundred games in the four-week qualifying period.
There will be two qualifying sessions. Players can participate in each, but can only move on to the next round with a single character. The top four teams from each qualifier will move on to the regional finals. The regional winners will venture forth to the global finals for the big money. Check out the official FAQ for more information.
There is no official tournament start date for the tournament, but Blizzard anticipates a start in April of 2008. We'll keep you up to date as further information is released. I'll see you in the tourney!
* Entry fee will be €15/£12 in Europe; 20,000 won in ; $20 in North America; and NT$450 in the regions of , Hong Kong, and