Oh StarCraft, how I’ve missed you. I’m going to be dead honest here: Until last week, I had not touched a single game in the StarCraft II universe. No Wings Of Liberty, no Heart Of The Swarm. None of that, at all. So naturally, I was the right guy to throw into the Legacy Of The Void beta. Naturally. And you know what? The game was easy enough for this noob to pick up on. Here’s a couple of things that I dug the hell out of from the beta.
Some days you get stories that you look at and think "yeah, that's not happening", and other days it isn't so clear cut. Looking at a rumor posted late last night, I was sure that I was reading a lot of misinformation seemingly straight out of Blizzard HQ. But looking at it again, it seems a lot of it could be true. Maybe. Ok, probably not. That includes a rumor about the final StarCrat II's release date.
Have you ever tried explaining the concept of eSports to a non-gamer? It’s really difficult! Those with an old train of thought just can’t get their head around the fact that some people play games for a living. Even then, they don’t understand how stressful and dedicated someone has to be to be truly great. For that reason, I love all the eSport documentaries that have been coming out, as it gives some insight into the world of competitive gaming. Valve kicked off the trend with Free To Play, and not too long after, Riot Games debuted Road to Worlds. Razer are following their footsteps. They’ve unveiled their very own documentary.
BlizzCon is coming this weekend and I'm sure Blizzard has a ton of cool stuff to tell us about. However, it seems that they simply can't contain themselves, hinting at news of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.
It’s that time of the week again! Last week I covered Stiches, the disgusting abomination. This week we move over to the Starcraft universe and look at Nova, the sneaky ghost. That’s right, your request to have her in the spotlight has finally been fulfilled!
I’m slowly turning Thursdays into Heroes of the Storm day with a hero preview and accompanying gameplay each week. Last time I did a spotlight for Brightwing the faerie dragon, an adorable, homicidal creature with awesome support abilities.
While gaming may be a larger industry than movies, the only overlap has been in the form of (mostly) bad adaptations. Now, Lionsgate is getting in on the eSports theme, but don't worry, it doesn't involve any new trashy movies.
What is it about Blizzard games that have such an appeal? Are we all just nostalgic, or is there something really special about their design? Either way, they are upping their game and even giving you the opportunity to create the next Dota phenomenon.
Pro-gamers have a ridiculous amount of mental agility. To make hundreds of accurate clicks per second and all that - it's pretty impressive. Now, SteelSeries is teaming up with Tobii to bring gaze-tracking technology to the equation, and it's seriously futuristic. But it's not just for eSports - you can even use your eyes in Skyrim.
We've seen some impressive prize pools in eSports this year. All in all, it's been a good year to be a pro-athlete in eSports. Usually, the biggest money can be found in the MOBA, but now it looks like better people are looking at Starcraft, and using their weird betting currency.
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.