In this thread we will post some news and rumors regarding the online WC.
Currently players from 4 continents (North America, Europe, Africa and Australia) are signed up to participate in the event. Thirty players are confirmed.
It seems to be a nice mix of relative newcomers to the online tournament environment and more experienced players. The swiss system should ensure everyone plays quite a number of interesting rounds.
As for the strength of the tournament: Nortrom just signed up. His name will enter the blue confirmed list any moment. This means that the 2 highest ranked players of www.stratego.com (Hielco and Sohal) and the highest 2 ranked players at the real live ranking (www.kleier.net) could meet each other online here in the tournament.