If you haven’t checked your Battle.net account in a bit, now would be a good time to give it a once over and make sure you’ve opted in for the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta. Right now it’s limited to the pros, shoutcasters and some contest winners, but Blizzard will be opening the gates over the next few weeks.
Blizzard put out a post stating that “Beta testers are chosen according to their system specifications and other factors, including recent StarCraft II activity (and an element of luck), when selecting individuals during each round of invitations. Our goal is to have a wide variety of players and system types.” So you may not technically need to own StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm or even StarCraft II for that matter, it’s certainly not going to hurt your chances.
So go check on your settings to make sure you’ve got this covered; we’ll be here when you get back.