Over at BlizzCon, the StarCraft 2 championships took place this weekend. As you might expect, the two finalists were Korean, as Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin took on fan favorite Jae Dong for the prize of $100k and the title of World Champion.
Last year in December, Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid joined forces to create a training facility in Seoul, South Korea. Now, less than a year later, the school has closed its doors. What does this say about Western StarCraft II?
Even though most people are using this weekend to celebrate the start of Spring, apparently we will be getting a cold front and it will feel nothing like Spring on Saturday. However, you can bundle up and brave the outside world for two cool events this Saturday.
Do you play StarCraft II? Do you want to compete against other people? Do you eat pizza? Then we have a competition for you!
Gaming tournaments generally cater to the best of the best, the gaming elite; those gamers who’re not only blessed with supernatural talent, but also the time to level up their skills to the realm of the ungodly. We’ve already told you how Deviation Gaming’s Academy will help players become better at all facets of eSports – and now they’re launching a StarCraft II tournament for those who’re good, but want to be better.
Robert Botha will face off against Silviu "NightEnD" Lazar, a Protoss player from Romania currently playing for world renowned gaming organisation Fnatic, in an officially sanctioned MSSA match at the StarCraft 2 Invitational Tournament hosted by Megarom and Internet Solutions. This match will be the Feature Match of the event which our country's twelve best players will attend an 16 March. Let's take a look at one of South Africa's most prolific StarCraft 2 player's profile.
In a gruelling Protoss versus Terran battle, Rain has secured his spot in the Major League Gaming Tournament of Champions finals.
Blizzard has confirmed the release date of StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and detailed the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions.
Blizzard has announced that they’ll be adding Global Play in an upcoming patch in the coming months. This means that players will now be able to access game servers in other regions, expanding the possibilities for eSports.
As you can imagine, I wasn’t quite as excited to do the eSports Wrap-up today because u no love them and I’ve gotten strike two for it being the least popular and if I get strike three the team is going to make me do unspeakably horrifying things! So I just might be sealing my fate with this article, but hopefully you’ll be super awesome and help me escape this terrible doom.
Robert ‘PandaTank’ Botha has made name for himself by persevering in his StarCraft II career, taking the leap to competing internationally and putting S.A on the map of international pro gamers.
Another week, another eSports scandal. The international spotlight has been heavy on professional gamers lately, from developers focusing their new games on eSports to cheating in world championships, all eyes are on professional gamers. StarCraft II pro gamer Ilyes “Stephano” Satouri, a member of well-known pro gaming clan Evil Geniuses has been suspended for the rest of October for saying he had “abused” a 14 year old during a livestreamed game.
According to Blizzard, the middle of the three slices that make up the entirety of StarCraft II is nearing completion. Lead designer Dustin Browder, speaking to Kotaku, confirmed that Heart of the Swarm Is 99% complete.
In videogames, sequels to hit games are pretty much an inevitability. there’s a certain expectation that gamers have of sequels. To paraphrase Epic’s CliffyB, gamers expect sequels to be bigger, better and more badass. One the one hand, you have games like the annualised Call of Duty which is, without fail, criticised by many for being nothing more than a glorious exercise in the wonders of cut and paste. Even the incredible Starcraft II was lambasted by many for being too much like the first game, just with the application of a shiny coat of paint.
On the other, you have releases like Metroid Other M, Max Payne 3 and Diablo III - which while excellent games, have been blasted by some fans as straying too far from the established formula - and just not “feeling” like their predecessors.
If Max Payne 3 doesn’t feel like Max Payne, and Diablo III doesn’t feel like Diablo II, should the whiners then just go and play Max Payne I and Diablo II respectively - or should developers pander to fans, keeping things as they are - just updating them for newer hardware?
Do you remember in the summer of 2010 how PC gamers got excited about the leaked Blizzard release schedule? Well the rumour mill is again starting to churn.