StarCraft

Know Your Lore: The Sons of Korhal Last week we talked about the origins of the conflict that would become known to the inhabitants of the Koprulu sector as the Great War. This week, we’ll look more closely at the Sons of Korhal, who began as rebels and ended as an empire. And all they had to do was use the Zerg...

StarCraft 2 to see substantial multiplayer redesign If you’re playing StarCraft 2 in multiplayer, you’ll be interested to discover that Blizzard is making a major redesign to multiplayer in the tradition of patch 3.8. There are quite a few changes here to be looked at — already Reddit and the official forums are buzzing at the news. One change that’s interesting is the...




StarCraft Remastered is now live If you’ve been waiting, wait no more: StarCraft Remastered is officially live and you can play it right now (as long as you have $14.99 to spare). If you’re wondering why should I get this the quick answer is because it’s StarCraft. And the more involved answer is pretty much still that. The remastered game has upgrades to...

Are you buying StarCraft: Remastered today? It feels like almost no time at all has passed since Blizzard first announced StarCraft: Remastered, but here we are, ready and able to take the remaster for a spin. I admit, I never actually played the original campaign fully through — by the time I actually got into the StarCraft series, it was several...

Know Your Lore: A basic history of StarCraft With Starcraft Remastered coming out next week, it seemed appropriate to look back at the setting as a whole. Who are the Zerg or the Protoss? Why are they fighting with Humans? Is this supposed to be the future of Earth? Or is it some Star Wars style “A long time ago in a galaxy...

StarCraft’s patch 1.19 is the last major patch before StarCraft: Remastered Yes, you read that correctly. The original StarCraft game is still receiving updates, and its latest, patch 1.19, marks the last major patch it will receive before StarCraft Remastered launches later in August. Several changes appear to bring the game up to more modern, cross-game standards, especially when it comes to this thing called “Battle.net”...




StarCraft 2 patch 3.16 includes War Chest BlizzCon promotion StarCraft 2 just dropped its patch 3.16 notes which include, among other things, the long awaited War Chest: BlizzCon 2017 promotion. Starting on July 19th, SC2 players can purchase a Terran, Zerg, or Protoss race pack for $9.99 each (or a bundle of all 3 for $24.99). The initial purchase unlocks a new unit skin and...

StarCraft Remastered now available for pre-order The game that started the craze nearly 20 years ago is finally available for pre-order. You can order it from Blizzard’s shop for $14.99 and if you pre-purchase you get exclusive in-game upgrades. It includes the original StarCraft as well as its expansion Brood War, diving into the beginning of this epic saga as the...



HGC returns, GSL Code S finals, and more Blizzard esports Now that Dreamhack is over, the dog days of summer are beginning in earnest.  It’s a great time to sit inside with the air conditioning on to watch some esports. HGC is continuing with a fresh slate, Overwatch Contenders is almost through with the group stage, and Seat Story returns this week, so let’s get to...

StarCraft 2 patch 3.15 live today, adds esports Announcer to Collections If you’ve been distracted by the news from some of Blizzard’s other games — Diablo 3’s Necromancer announcement, gorillas in space, the Tomb of Sargeras’ awesome and spoiler-heavy cinematic, and so on — then it’d be understandable if you missed the patch that went out for StarCraft 2 today. But miss it or not, it’s...

Dreamhack Summer esports calendar Dreamhack Summer is one of the biggest hubs for esports every year. Nerds flock to Jönköping by the thousands to watch pros compete in eight different titles. Three of those eight are Blizzard titles. Stock up on snacks and clear your schedule because this is the most esports action in one weekend we’ll have to...

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StarCraft games on sale for a limited time If you’ve been holding off on playing StarCraft 2 for whatever reason, Blizzard would like to change that. Both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm are on sale for 50% off now, with the standard edition of the Starcraft 2 Battle Chest going for $29.99 USD — $10 less than buying the three expansions...

StarCraft patch 1.18.8 now live A small patch for StarCraft — that’s right, the original — has been released for the game that includes DirectX 9 support as well as a Latency Changer with five available options during lobby creation. A couple of bugs fixes were also implemented, but otherwise, the list is pretty short. If you haven’t noticed, StarCraft...

HGC Mid-Season Brawl dominates esports schedule this weekend It’s going to be a long weekend for Blizzard esports, even if all you’re watching is the HGC Mid-Season Brawl. I’d debate whether Saturday-Wednesday can really be called a “weekend” anyway. But we’ve got a lot to cover here. Let’s get to the schedules. Heroes of the Storm HGC Mid-Season Brawl Group Stage Saturday, Sunday,...

HGC goes bald, Overwatch League gets expensive It was another of those odd weeks in Blizzard esports where things seem to be hotter outside the actual matches being played. Though there were some spectacular finishes and good games, this week was dominated by behind the scenes drama. So here are all the juicy details, and all the matches we’ll be watching this...

Hearthstone Global Games and HGC this week in esports School is winding down for the year. While no doubt this is a great time to finish finals and party, it’s also time to think about next year. TeSPA is holding open applications for next year’s Blizzard esports until June 19th. You could join your existing chapter, or open a new one on your campus....