Kicking off coverage for the VIA ESi, we've interviewed the first group of invited players taking part in the tournament coming up this weekend. We'll be going through the groups each day to profile all the players in time for the first games.

The two players that finish top in Group A will take seeds 1 and 5 respectively for the eight-player double elimination playoffs. The invites in this group are as follows:
James "TooGoood" Harding (from Dignitas)
Rich "Vorvavoo" Valentine (from 4Kings)
James "Jamerio" Williams
Ramesh "r2k" Singh (from Levitation)
Click the player names above to read their profile and interview.

We've also updated the event page with hotel information and scheduling for those that want to follow games.