In a "Game On" segment, CBS Sunday Morning featured an in-depth look at e-sports and the spectator community that has grown up around them. It showed how games like StarCraft II and League of Legends have packed stadiums full of people...Show More Summary
One of StarCraft’s biggest remaining names has finally moved on from his roots in Korea.
At the IEM San Jose event this weekend, I got the chance to catch up with LiquidSnute, a Starcraft professional gamer who has become well-known in the past year for his in-game skills. Snute plays for Team Liquid, perhaps the best-known Starcraft team that isn’t based in Korea, the country that remains the central hub of the game. Read More
At an event in San Jose this weekend, TechCrunch went full esports. The confab, the Intel Extreme Master digital tournament, saw professional players from around the world duke it out in League of Legends and Starcraft 2, two of theShow More Summary
The last premiere StarCraft 2 tournament of the year saw an old face return to the finals.
Blizzard, keeping up with its promise from two and a half months ago, will be providing StarCraft 2 players with one free Battle.net account name change. The recently announced one-time perk will be automatically credited to players’ accounts. Blizzard advises that you use it wisely – the next ones will not be free. All StarCraft II [...]
Ben McGrath has a long and fascinating profile of Sasha Hostyn, aka Scarlett, “the most accomplished woman in the young history of electronic sports,” namely Starcraft II: Some context from McGrath: “It’s not a sport,” John Skipper, the president of ESPN and, by extension, the emperor of contemporary sports, has declared, referring to gaming in […]
Bang!: Heroes of the Storm is a shoot ‘em up game of strategy and suspense. It is the card game Bang! mixed with popular Blizzard games. At last, the World of Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft characters can all fight! Who will win? That’s up to you. This game is for 4-7 players. Now fight! Bang!: […]
You can't talk about competitive StarCraft: Brood War without two names coming up: Jaedong the Tyrant and Flash, aka The God of StarCraft. Read more...
An eSports documentary focusing on Jaedong and Flash's fierce StarCraft rivalry.
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Ukrainian StarCraft player Mihaylo Hayda was kicked out of a StarCraft II qualifying match Friday for tweeting that he'd "rape" his female opponent during their matchup. Read more...
"Going to rape some girl soon."
The opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2014 had plenty of surprises. What with the new intellectual property and two expansions. One of those is the culmination of the Starcraft II trilogy, Legacy of the Void. Focused on the powerful Protoss, Legacy of the Void’s part of the opening ceremony had its own surprises, including a two-person [&hellip
Of all the conventions I’ve attended, the thing that struck me about Blizzcon was Blizzard’s commitment to visual splendour. Clearly a lot of money is being spent on making Blizzcon a feats for the eyes. The most jaw-dropping section, for my money, was the incredible Starcraft 2 stage. Now you can watch how it was built. More »
Many a people felt that BlizzCon 2014 was going to be boring. The reveal of Blizzard Entertainment’s first original intellectual property in 17 years (that dates back to StarCraft), put the kibosh to any such talk. If you’re just catching up to what this whole Overwatch thing is about then be sure to check out [&hellip
DARPA's mission is to look at insane concepts from science fiction and ask if they'd work in real life, and it's clear that the agency's staffers have recently gone back to playing StarCraft. Drones, you see, are small and don't require a pilot, but...
Wrapping up last week was a bit of a surprise as this year's BlizzCon came and left some new trailers in its wake. While not as big a deal as, say, E3, Gamescom or the Tokyo Game Show, BlizzCon often still has some exciting bits of news to arrive with it. Show More Summary