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WCS Challenger North America – Upstarts Ready for Group D Challenger

Padraic Murphy – Blizzard Entertainment Group D of WCS Challenger North America gets going on April 29th, featuring Jake “NoRegreT” Umpleby, Brandon “puCK” Qual, Jay “Raze” Whipple, and Jackson “Bioice” Wroblewski. The group has huge potential for unorthodox and high caliber StarCraft 2 action. NoRegret and puCK are both currently benefiting from their time spent training in Korea, NoRegret having...

WCS EU Challenger – Group of Death on Tap after Serral Handles Group C

Padriac Murphy – Blizzard Entertainment With just one weekend remaining for WCS EU Challenger group play, we continue to inch closer to defining the top StarCraft 2 player in Europe. Six of the eight quarterfinalists have been decided, with Joona “Serral” Sotala and Théo “PtitDrogo” Freydière rising to victory in Group C over Aleksandr “Bly” Svusuyk and Matic “Starbuck” Dejak....

A Stacked European Group Begins the Final Group of WCS Challenger

Blizzard Entertainment The World Championship Series (WCS) Challenger tournament resumes its first 2018 season this weekend, and Group D will finish out the group stages as they compete for cash, WCS points, and a shot at seeding directly into WCS Austin in June. Here’s a look at who will be playing and where you can watch. Streams English: twitch.tv/starcraft (primary)...

StarCraft II esports: Korea are Nation Wars V champions

StarCraft II esports The StarCraft II Nation Wars V finals drew to a dramatic end last night, as Korea defeated Netherlands in Paris, France. After overcoming Finland in the semi-finals, Korea maintained their lethal momentum to beat Netherlands 5-3 in a hard-fought best-of-nine final. Dutch Terran player Marc “uThermal” Schlappi helped his team make a fast start, taking the first...

WCS Global Finals Returns to BlizzCon

Blizzard Entertainment With a $500,000 prize pool—plus additional prizing from the War Chest—and global acclaim on the line, the ultimate StarCraft II tournament returns to BlizzCon this November. For the sixth annual World Championship Series (WCS) Global Finals at BlizzCon, eight players from the WCS Circuit will join the top eight players from Korea at the BlizzCon Opening Week group...

StarCraft – First GSL Super Tournament of 2018 Has Concluded

Blizzard Entertainment After a long weekend of the best players in Korea going head to head, Kim “Stats” Dae Yeob has taken the championship at the first Global StarCraft II League (GSL) Super Tournament. While his opponent, Park “Dark” Ryung Woo, didn’t make it easy and took things to a full seven-game series, Stats showed why he’s been such a...

Starcraft – An All-Star Roster Prepares for the GSL Super Tournament

Dave Oliver, Blizzard Entertainment With three seasons a year and the absolute toughest competition setting the stage, the Global StarCraft II League (GSL) consistently compels chatter and speculation about which elite player will make it through to claim the championship. But outside of the three traditional seasons, there are also two Super Tournaments for these competitors. Over the course of...

Capcom Pro Tour Asia – Saigon Cup 2018: Event Information

Capcom Pro Tour Saigon Cup 2018 is a Capcom Pro Tour Asia Ranking Event held in Saigon, Vietnam from April 21st to 22nd. See the the Official Website link or SmashGG link below for Registration information. More Information on Saigon Cup Born in 2014 with the mission to improve the Vietnamese fighting game scene, the Street Fighter Vietnam community based...

Starcraft – The First GSL Champion of 2018 Is Crowned

Blizzard Entertainment After a thrilling six-game series, Cho “Maru” Seong Ju has taken the championship for the Global StarCraft II League (GSL) Season 1. While Maru has long been one of the best Terrans in the world, his skill has taken off even further here at the beginning of 2018. After winning the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) championship earlier...

WCS Challenger Qualifier Signups Are Open

Blizzard Entertainment Open Qualifiers: WCS Challenger Season 1 gives players a chance to compete for the title of Regional Champion, as well as a share of the $10,000 prize pool. Both EU and NA have their own Challenger tournaments, and four players from each region will also earn a seed to WCS Austin in early June. Open qualifiers for Challenger...

Survival Guide: StarCraft Nation Wars V

Blizzard Entertainment Nation Wars is a fan-favorite StarCraft II tournament in which countries from all over the world pit their best players who were voted for by the community against one another in a unique format, and it’s coming back this year for a fifth installment! You won’t want to miss any of the action, so we made this handy...

Everything You Need to Know About WCS Challenger Season 1

Blizzard Entertainment The World Championship Series (WCS) Challenger tournament is a crucial piece of the puzzle for aspiring and seasoned pro StarCraft® II players. In addition to seeking the title of regional champion in the European and North American Challenger events, players can win prize money and those all-important WCS points, which count toward qualifying for the WCS Global Finals....

Team Dignitas and Rogue Win Big at IEM Katowice

Champions were crowned in Heroes of the Storm and StarCraft II last night, as top teams and players from across the globe battled it out at IEM Katowice in Poland. HGC Western Clash Team Dignitas closed out an epic run at Katowice by defeating Zealots in a nail-biting HGC Western Clash Final. Both teams showed incredible grit throughout the best-of-seven...

StarCraft’s 20th Anniversary

Throughout the month, we’ll be celebrating this epic milestone with our community. Revisit the saga that introduced the world to iconic characters like Jim Raynor, Sarah Kerrigan, and Zeratul, and helped set the stage for esports as we know them today. StarCraft Short Film: On March 31, we’re debuting StarCraft is Life: A 20th Anniversary Celebration, which features StarCraft players...