StarCraft: GSL vs The World 2019: Viewer’s Guide

Blizzard Entertainment

One of the hypest events of the year approaches! This week, WCS fans from across the globe can tune into StarCraft II’s all-star event, GSL vs. The World, to watch the biggest names duke it out in fierce competition! 2019’s top performers in both the WCS Circuit and Korea’s Global StarCraft II League, along with an incredible roster of players voted in by fans, will battle each other in an individual 16-player tournament, as well as a unique team-based competition, to see who will come out on top.… Read the rest

​​​​​​​StarCraft: Remastered, ‘Cartooned’ add-on

Rediscover the classic real-time strategy gameplay of StarCraft with all-new, adorable cartoon graphics by Carbot Animations! Whether you’re a veteran of the Koprulu sector or visiting for the first time, StarCraft: Cartooned is a great way to experience StarCraft.

StarCraft: Cartooned reimagines every unit, structure, map, menu, and mission with the beloved art style of Carbot Animations.… Read the rest

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.
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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!… Read the rest

WCS Winter 2019

Blizzard Entertainment

StarCraft II esports—the competition and the community—impressed and inspired us more than ever before in 2018, and today we are excited to shed some light on what 2019 will look like. We are still working out the details so some of this may be subject to change.  Both WCS Korea and the WCS Circuit will continue in 2019, and we look forward to sharing the full details of both programs next year.… Read the rest

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 March 3, 2019.… Read the rest

StarCraft II World Championship Series, Joona Sotala (Serral) dominates the scene

Not only did Joona “Serral” Sotala dominate the WCS Circuit this year, he also proved that he can mix it with Korea’s best StarCraft II players by winning GSL vs. the World. His unforgettable story is the subject of the latest WCS Signature Series video.

Next up, we’ll find out if Serral can keep his winning streak going on the biggest stage of all: the 2018 WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon November 2018.… Read the rest

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 qualified for season 1 of GSL Code S 2018.… Read the rest

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.… Read the rest