StarCraft

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....

StarCraft Remastered coming soon In 1998, when we were all “Gettin’ Jiggy With” Will Smith, a little game called StarCraft hit the market and was followed shortly by its acclaimed expansion, Brood War. StarCraft was a trailblazer in many ways. If nothing else, it was among the pioneers in the concept of esports. However, much like Big Willie Style,...

StarCraft II 50% off for a limited time If you’ve been holding off on getting the complete StarCraft II collection, now might be the time to snap it up. The official StarCraft Twitter account shared a new promotion today. When you follow the link from their post, you indeed see that both Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm are discounted to...

What’s next for the StarCraft IP? StarCraft 2 didn’t take over the pro gaming sphere, it’s fair to say. It didn’t even really capture the popularity the original game had, and ended up mostly siphoning some players from Brood War, but not enough to take the crown. In an age of League of Legends and other DOTA-esque MOBA games, it’s not...

Zerg-infested Commander Stukov comes to StarCraft 2 Happy patch day, StarCraft players! Patch 3.9.0 hit the servers today and alongside the standard bug fixes we’re getting a brand new co-op commander: Alexi Stukov. A Zerg-infested Terran commander, Stukov commands an army of Terran-Zerg hybrids. He’s not the first infested Terran we’ve seen, but his dual-race army is unique amongst StarCraft 2’s co-op commanders....

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New StarCraft comic Nova: The Keep available now Is there going to be a big StarCraft related fiction push in 2017? I don’t know, but between Timothy Zahn’s StarCraft Evolution and now a new StarCraft comic by Mickey Neilson for November Terra (yes, that’s Nova’s name) I’m starting to wonder. Nova: The Keep is set before the events of the Covert Ops missions. It...

StarCraft’s final Nova Covert Ops mission out now Finally. Over a year after StarCraft 2’s Nova mission pack trilogy was announced at BlizzCon 2015 and nine months after the first pack was released, the last episode is available for download. You can pick up the third installment for $7.50 or, if you haven’t yet bought any of them, grab the whole trilogy for $15. You don’t need...