Protoss star, Nathan 'Static' Anderson will travel to Bucharest, Romania this weekend to compete at the final DreamHack Open of the 2013 campaign.
Anderson, who finished third in the StarCraft 2 (SC2) Telkom Do Gaming League (DGL) Winter Leg Premier Division will represent South Africa at the prestigious StarCraft tournament series, after securing a berth in the 'National Team'.
"It is with great pleasure that Mind Sports South Africa is now able to announce the latest addition to the ranks of gamers who have been awarded Protea Colours," says MSSA president Colin Webster.
Anderson attended 'National Team Trials' during the month of August where he was selected to attend this weekend's tournament in Bucharest. The Premier veteran will leave for Romania later this afternoon, Thursday, 12 September 2013, following an official 'capping' from the MSSA and its affiliates.
"I'm extremely excited about this opportunity. This is my first major international tournament and this particular DreamHack [Bucharest] has the most promising roster of the year," says Anderson.
Additionally, this weekend's line-up consists of 26 South Korean's, including notable players such as Flash, ForGG, INnoVation, Jaedong, Hero, Life, MMA, sOs, Symbol, and Taeja.
Although the groups are yet to be confirmed, DreamHack Bucharest could mark the first time that that the South African Protoss faces South Korean competition, and he's looking forward to it.
"Of course it will be very tough, especially considering some of the high-profile players that are going. I will have to adjust quickly to their play-style but I wouldn't say I'm scared to face them. I enjoy facing opponents of greater skill as it offers the best possible learning experience in competitive e-Sports."
Nathan 'StatiC' Anderson
The competition which takes places from 14 - 15 September, is the fourth of the 2013 DreamHack series, following Stockholm, Summer (Sweden) and Valencia.
DreamHack tournaments are often extremely challenging and often rival the prestige of the World Championship Series regional's, but Anderson is hopeful and has been training hard since being added to the official roster this past Tuesday, 10 September.
"It's hard to say where I will finish, but my aim is to at least reach Group Stage 2," says Anderson.
"I am extremely lucky to have been given this opportunity to represent South Africa at DreamHack Bucharest," he finished.
Nathan 'Static' Anderson follows in the footsteps of local superstar and fellow Protoss, Rob 'PandaTank' Botha.
In June, Botha attended DreamHack Summer in Jonkoping, Sweden, narrowly missing out on playoffs after a extremely difficult Group Stage 3.
For more information on DreamHack Bucharest, check out the official site here.