StarCraft II is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. A sequel to the 1998 video game StarCraft and its expansion set Brood War, the game is split into three installments: the base game with the subtitle Wings of Liberty, an expansion pack Heart of the Swarm, and a stand-alone expansion pack Legacy of the Void
The game revolves around three species: the Terrans, human exiles from Earth; the Zerg, a super-species of assimilated life forms; and the Protoss, a technologically advanced species with vast mental powers. Wings of Liberty focuses on the Terrans, while the expansions Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void focus on the Zerg and Protoss, respectively. The game is set four years after the events of 1998’s StarCraft: Brood War, and follows the exploits of Jim Raynor as he leads an insurgent group against the autocratic Terran Dominion. The game includes both new and returning characters and locations from the original game.
StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS)
The StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) is part of the Battle.net World Championship Series, a series of video
The StarCraft® II World Championship Series is a year-long event allowing players from around the world to showcase their skills by competing in front of a global audience.
Players seek to accumulate WCS Points in one of two separate standings (tournament groups): WCS Korea or WCS Circuit. Together, these systems feature a prize pool, and, as players race to accumulate WCS Points, their progress is tracked in the WCS Standings. At the end of each year, the top eight players from each system compete at the WCS Global Finals for the prize pool.
- StarCraft II is underway at IEM Katowice There’s $400,000 USD on the line for players competing in the first major tournament of the StarCraft II World Championship Series for 2019. IEM Katowice continues its run as one of the most stacked tournaments in StarCraft history! With 76 players featured, nearly every contender from the WCS Circuit and WCS Korea is present, looking to jumpstart their position in the 2019 WCS standings. The Ro76 has already kicked off, and viewers have the chance to earn in-game loot simply by ... Read More
- IEM Katowice StarCraft II Survival Guide Blizzard Entertainment IEM Katowice is just around the corner! We have brackets, broadcast times, and…a surprise! You will have the chance to earn in-game loot simply by tuning in to Twitch for the first major tournament of the StarCraft II World Championship Series for 2019. $400,000 will be on the line for players, but you can earn these items simply by watching! Remember, the IEM Katowice War Chest is still available, which means you have the chance to earn War Chest ... Read More
- StarCraft II Esports 2019 Blizzard Entertainment While IEM Katowice, WCS Winter, and GSL are in full swing, we are pleased to share the rest of our 2019 plans for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS). Here’s a visual representation of the overall ecosystem: WCS 2019 is much like last year, with a few notable changes. WCS Winter is our first Circuit event of the year, followed by WCS Spring, Summer, and Fall. WCS points will be distributed at these events, alongside WCS Korea (Global StarCraft ... Read More
- WCS Winter Round of 32: A Viewer’s Guide Blizzard Entertainment After six qualification events and ladder races in the Americas and Europe, the top 32 players in each region have emerged for the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) Winter event. These players will be fighting for their share of a USD $60,000 prize pool per regionâ€”for more information about WCS Winter, check out the program announcement and the official rules. The first matches for the Round of 32 begin this Thursday, January 31. Hereâ€™s what you need to know. Brackets WCS ... Read More
- WCS Winter Open Qualifier Sign-Ups Blizzard Entertainment About WCS Winter Serving as a prelude to the WCS 2019 season, this 10-week program will consist of a pair of 32-person online tournaments—one for the Americas (including Latin America, Taiwan, ANZ/SEA, and China) and one for Europe—each with a USD $60,000 prize pool! For more information about WCS Winter, see the program announcement. Requirements for Qualifying To compete in the WCS Winter Open Qualifiers, you must have at least achieved Master League during the current or previous ladder season. You also ... Read More
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