NBC Heads-Up Championship invitations out

Paul Wasicka

According to NBCSports.com, the first 20 invitations are out for the fourth season of the NBC Heads-Up championship.

One of the first invites went out to Jonathan Little and Brian Townsend.

Shannon Elizabeth
Will she return to show off her heads-up play again?

Rounding out the first 20 invitations for the 64-player event is one for Shannon Elizabeth. Many people questioned her inclusion in the tournament last season until she made it all the way to the semi-finals.

In the semi-finals she came up against Wasicka. Their match ended up being the longest of the single-elimination matches, going two hours and 12 minutes before Wasicka was finally able to eliminate Elizabeth.

So far NBC hasn't said if any of the players have confirmed that they would play. In his blog on Sunday, however, Wasicka said he'd accepted the invitation to return.

"I really love playing Heads-Up, because unlike other tournaments where you might fold for an hour straight, when it's just one vs. one, it's all action, all the time," Wasicka wrote. "I officially accepted today (Dec. 23), and even though the event is still months away, I'm already getting excited."

There also isn't any word yet on who will be included in the second round of invitations.

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