StarCraft II Archives

ESL Pro Tour Reveals StarCraft II 2023/2024 Season
Organizers behind the ESL Pro Tour revealed this week their plans for the 2023/2024 Starcraft II season, including DreamHack competitions The team revealed that this new schedule will include weekly ESL Open Cups, two online Masters Regionals with live Finals on Twitch, and the EPT Championship Some of the major stops along the way will[...]
ESL Pro Tour Announces StarCraft II 2022-23 Dates
ESL Gaming has revealed their plans to bring back the ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft II, with dates and major stops announced for 2022-2023 This particular circuit will be highlighted by three core ESL competitions in the form of DreamHack SC2 Masters in Valencia, DreamHack SC2 Masters in Atlanta, and ultimately ending at the Intel[...]
Beast Kingdom Celebrates StarCraft II 10th Anniversary 
Beast Kingdom and Blizzard have teamed up for the 10th Anniversary of the iconic game StarCraft II Two of the most popular characters from the series come to life with new D-Stage statues, Jim Raynor and Sarah Louise "Kerrigan" Each StarCraft II statue is highly detailed and stands roughly 7" tall Each character is posed[...]
Blizzard Celebrates A Decade Of StarCraft II With New Additions
Blizzard has decided to celebrate the tenth anniversary of StarCraft II the best way they can at the moment, with a new update for the game With COVID-19 happening, any plans the company might have had to show appreciation to their fans may have gone out the window However, they still are showing appreciation to[...]
Blizzard Unveils The StarCraft II War Chest Team League
This week, Blizzard unveils a brand new esports event to be held online with the StarCraft II War Chest Team League The company is teaming up with Wardi with a commitment of $150k of War Chest proceeds to hold a community-run tournament The tournament will happen in two phases across eight broadcast days for four weeks[...]
ESL Pro Tour Warcraft 3 Starcraft 2
Blizzard announced this morning that both the StarCraft II and Warcraft III ESL Pro Tours will switch to be online competitions With COVID-19 essentially putting an end to all things 2020, the upcoming tournaments that would have taken place at DreamHack events have been taken out of the convention centers and put online So now,[...]
Blizzard Entertainment Enters Three-Year Deal With DreamHack & ESL
The short version of the deal is that they will be presenting Warcraft III: Reforged and StarCraft II tournaments moving forward as part of their major events This means that they will take over the SC2 World Championship Series and start the new ESL Pro Tour StarCraft II, as well as launching a new competitive[...]
The "StarCraft II" War Chest: BlizzCon 2019 Is Officially Live
Blizzard has officially brought back the StarCraft II War Chest for BlizzCon 2019, complete with new skins and new ways to earn freebies until the World Championship Series Finals The Terrans, Protoss, and Zerg each have their own War Chest available for purchase, or you can get all three with the Warchest Complete Bundle There's[...]
ESPN Releases Schedule For Inaugural Collegiate Esports Championship
Five different games will have qualifying matches as well as proper tournament bracket eliminations between May 10th-12th, including Hearthstone, Overwatch, Starcraft II, Street Fighter V, and Heroes of the Storm Check out the entire schedule below as they will be broadcast on ESPN as well as and its Twitch and YouTube esports channels. credit//ESPN Qualifying Teams/Matchups The championship[...]
Hearthstone and StarCraft II to Headline Esports Section of Asian Games
This week, we got word that both Hearthstone and StarCraft II would be the headlining esports titles for the upcoming Asian Games The word came down from Blizzard, excited to let people know of the decision that two of their biggest esports titles would be featured Here are a few details from the company. The second-largest[...]
StarCraft II is Adding a Paid Custom Map Marketplace
If you recall, all the way back in 2009, Blizzard announced that they'd be adding a custom map marketplace for StarCraft II, but then never actually got around to releasing such a thing Now, 9 years later, StarCraft II's arcade which already allows players to create and play custom maps, will allow players to buy premium fan-made[...]
scarlett StarCraft II
Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn has once again made StarCraft II history by being the first woman to win a premier StarCraft II Tournament Scarlett beat out the two-time WCS Global Champion Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin last weekend at the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season XII tournament in Pyeongchang, South Korea The final score on that match[...]
There's a 718% Pay Gap Between the Top Male and Female Esports Champions
There are statistics for League of Legends players, but the base of eSports pros in LoL is almost disturbingly male, which makes it pretty much useless here. The top female esports player by earnings is Sacha Hostyn, the world's foremost female Starcraft II player Hostyn goes by the username "Scarlett" and is only 23 years old[...]
'StarCraft II' Is Now Officially Free To Play From Blizzard
It's been teased for a minute from Blizzard, but finally, StarCraft II is officially a free-to-play title on Blizzard's own platform All you need to access the game is an account (which is already free to create), and enough space to download the game Below are some of the features that the developers have thrown[...]
'StarCraft II' Becomes Free To Play In A Couple Weeks
One of the crown jewels in Blizzard's crown is about to be shared with the entire kingdom as StarCraft II will become a free-to-play game on November 14th The news came down from's official blog on the matter, detailing exactly what that means for players old and new Below are some of the finer[...]
StarCraft Remastered Will Be Here In August
Additionally, those who purchase StarCraft: Remastered will receive digital bonuses in StarCraft II, including the Alexei Stukov co-op commander and three unique portraits . StarCraft: Remastered is fully compatible with the existing version of StarCraft, meaning that those who purchase the upgrade can play with those who already have StarCraft and StarCraft: Brood War Updates and new[...]
David Kim Of Starcraft II Is Moving On To Work On A Different Project At Blizzard
He moved on over to Blizzard when they announced that they'd be creating StarCraft II He mostly ended up using his experience as a player in the original to help balance and design StarCraft II's gameplay. He announced this weekend on Blizzard's forums that he would be leaving SC2 to work on another project under Blizzard's vast umbrella[...]
StarCraft And Heroes Of The Storm Championship Highlights From Poland
By the third video we get to see the crowning of  the champions of the StarCraft II Season XI World Championship and the HGC Western Clash. can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Blizzard at Katowice 2017 – Day 1 Highlights (subtitled) ( can't be loaded because JavaScript is disabled: Blizzard at Katowice 2017 –[...]
Blizzard Releases Trailer For StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops
Blizzard will be releasing a new mission pack for StarCraft II on the 29th of this month StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops looks pretty intense and from the looks of the trailer below, Nova Terran is having her loyalties to the Dominion questioned Like with all of Blizzards franchises, Nova has a rich and deep[...]
This New StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void Trailer Goes Deep Into Lore
StarCraft II has a deep and intricate lore surrounding it, which is hardly surprising for a Blizzard property They are one of the kings of fictional worlds in gaming, and their work with StarCraft in particular has been delighting fans for nearly two decades. This new trailer for the final expansion, Legacy of the Void, is[...]
Hyperbole Theater: GameStop – Celebrating The World's Greatest Games Retailer
By Jared Cornelius It's 12 PM on a Tuesday and I enter the parking lot of a dilapidated strip mall with only one thing on my mind, video games.  I park near a row of cars with stick figure families proudly displayed in every back window and begin my trek to the most wonderful of stores.  A place where only[...]