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StarCraft II is back for IEM Katowice 201

StarCraft II is heading back to Poland next year, as gamers from across the globe gather for Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Katowice. Top players, including 2018 World Championship Series winner Joona “Serral” Sotala, will be battling it out for their share of a prize pool worth $250,000 USD—starting with online qualifiers in January, and culminating in action-packed Grand Finals on...

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty, What’s new

STARCRAFT® II – What’s New at BlizzCon 2018 NEW CO-OP COMMANDER: ZERATUL Introducing Zeratul The Dark Prelate Returns – The renowned psionic warrior and assassin Zeratul has witnessed darkness like no other being in the galaxy. Though he’s haunted by demons, the Dark Prelate is honorable and loyal to a fault. Armed with his lethal warp blade and ability to...

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...