Blizzard Entertainment have today announced the StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010 Invitational Tournament for Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Based on their regional ranking and performance on, sixteen of the top StarCraft II players from Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will be selected to take part in the region’s first StarCraft II online tournament.

The regional matches commence on September 10, and selected players will be seeded randomly in a sixteen-player, double elimination bracket. The four finalists will face off on September 12, 2010.

Tournament finalists will be awarded cash prizes, with the first-place winner taking home the USD$3,000 grand prize.

In addition, the first and second place winners will be invited to attend BlizzCon 2010 in Anaheim, California.

We're expecting more details to follow - the original announcement for this Invitational Tournament can be found at Blizzard's website.