Seven times world champion Stephen Hendry and Chinese star Ding Junhui are joining the Championship League for its second year.
The event - screened live on the internet - was won last season by Joe Perry and gets underway again next month.
Hendry and Ding will play in group one alongside Ryan Day, Mark Selby, Ali Carter, Shaun Murphy and Perry.
Carter and Perry put much of their good form this year down to the Matchroom-promoted event.
It has been a great success. Indeed, it is hard to imagine Hendry playing in it if it wasn't.
It affords players top class practice against tough opposition and the financial rewards are huge.
The eventual winner earns a place in the lucrative Premier League.
More info and fixtures here.