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  • Blog Post: Blizzard Gives Warcraft Assets To Starcraft Community Along With Mod Challenge

    Blizzard has open the vault of Warcraft III art, sound, and effect assets it’s been keeping safe all these years. Now, Starcraft II modders can bring the history of Blizzard’s Warcraft universe into the space age. Included in the asset dump are hero models for Warcraft III’s four races... More
  • Blog Post: The First Episode Of Razer's Great Games eSports Documentary Is Online

    The first episode of Razer's documentary, Team Razer: Great Games , produced to showcase professional eSports to a wider audience, is online. The first episode below focuses on StarCraft II and its Brood War expansion. Future episodes will focus on games like Dota 2 and League of Legends. Team Razer... More
  • Blog Post: Razer Announces ‘Team Razer: Great Games’ eSports Documentary

    Razer has announced a three-part documentary series that will explore some of the most competitive video games and their players. Team Razer: Great Games will explore the origins of competitive gaming in an effort to introduce new viewers to the sport. The first installment of the series focuses on Starcraft... More
  • Blog Post: New Game Modes And Units In StarCraft II: Legacy Of The Void

    The Protoss-based third and final chapter of StarCraft II brings with it several new game modes and a smattering of new units.[Except] In Archon mode, two players work together to control a single base and its associated units, allowing a veteran player and beginner to team up and divvy up duties like... More
  • Blog Post: [Trailer Added] Starcraft II: Legacy Of The Void To Feature A Two-Player Cooperative Mode

    Starcraft II’s third and final segment featuring the Protoss will bring something new to the franchise. Legacy of the Void will bring a two-player cooperative mode to the series for the first time. According to an image taken by James Blocksom , Archon mode will put two players in control over... More
  • Blog Post: Metallica To Close Blizzcon For Live Attendees And Virtual Ticket Viewers

    Blizzard has announced that Metallica will be the closing act at this year’s Blizzcon in Anaheim, California. The event takes place on November 7 and 8 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Tickets are sold out, but those wishing to see the panels, contests, and the concert can purchase a Virtual Ticket... More
  • Blog Post: Attend Blizzcon From The Comfort Of Your Own Home This November

    Blizzard has a good track record of making sure that fans who can’t make the trip to Anaheim, California for Blizzcon can still get in on the action. This year, you’ll be able to do so again thanks to the virtual ticket. The Blizzcon virtual ticket gets you two channels of content streamed... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Opens Up Its Arcade And Editing Tools To Everyone For Free

    The latest StarCraft II update, patch version 2.1, opens up Blizzard's modding and development community in a grandiose way. According to Blizzard, "Patch 2.1 will help open up the StarCraft II community to a broader set of players, offering a plethora of playable Arcade games the community... More
  • Blog Post: Episode 10 Of This Is eSports Episodes Detail The Role Of Managers

    Interested in how eSports teams (and the managers who keep them running) work? We’re checking in with Red Bull’s This is eSports series, which has two new episodes. Episode 10 takes us to the Starcraft II World Championship Series. There, Dave “Walshy” Walsh interviews members... More
  • Blog Post: New World Champion Crowned In StarCraft 2

    At this weekend's Grand Finals at BlizzCon, South Korean Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin became the new world champion of StarCraft 2. Yoo Jin defeated Jae Dong in the finals match, which you can watch below. Jae Dong had been favored to win, but Yoo Jin defeated him 4 to 1 in competition. For winning... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Goes To Starcraft World Championships In Episode 9

    This week’s This is eSports takes us to Los Angeles for the Starcraft II World Championship Series (WCS). A majority of the episode is an in-depth interview with pro player Choi Seong Hun (known on the circuit as “Polt”) conducted by host Dave Walsh. During their conversation, Walshy... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Episode 8 Crowns Another Training Grounds Champion

    This week's This is eSports finishes up the Starcraft II competition at Red Bull Training Grounds in Florida. It's great to see how the competition plays out, but the insights from those that didn't make it to the top are interesting, too. If you've not been following along with Red Bull's... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Episode 5 Is About Downtime And Hyping Up

    Even pro gamers need a little break. In the newest episode of Red Bull's This is eSports series, Walshy heads to Full Sail University for Red Bull Training Grounds Orlando. There, he and the competitors take to the go-kart track before the big competition. We also get to hear from fans attending... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Episode 4 Sees A Training Ground Champion Crowned

    This week's episode of Red Bull's This is eSports series takes us back to the Red Bull Training Grounds to meet some of the competitors. The victor of the Training Grounds competition is headed to Battlegrounds, a major Starcraft II competition. If you've ever wondered how some of the competitors... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Visits Red Bull Training Grounds

    Becoming a top-tier competitive gamer doesn't happen by accident. You don't just sit down at your PC one day and master Starcraft II . It requires intense practice and training. If you've ever wondered what that entails, the newest episode of This is eSports is worth watching. In the video... More
  • Blog Post: This Is eSports Explores Starcraft And Tours Blizzard

    Red Bull is giving eSports fans a look inside the world of competitive gaming with a new web series. This is eSports , hosted by former professional Halo player Dave "Walshy" Walsh is a sixteen-part series and the first two episodes are available now. The first two episodes give viewers an... More
  • Blog Post: Blizzard Offers Tips To Authenticator App Users Planning iOS 7 Upgrade

    Wednesday marks the release of iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad . If you happen to use Blizzard's Authenticator app for World of Warcraft , Diablo III, Starcraft , or the Hearthstone beta, you might want to pay attention to some helpful tips. If you've ever lost your authenticator or had a disconnect... More
  • Blog Post: StarCraft II Now Free To Play (With Friends)

    Cheap gamers rejoice: With spawning now enabled, StarCraft II is free to play so long as one member of a party has purchased either Heart of the Swarm or Wings of Liberty. To play, download the StarCraft II Starter Edition. Once players have joined a team with a player who owns Wings of Liberty, they... More
  • Blog Post: Game of Thrones Opening Recreated In StarCraft II

    A StarCraft II fan has recreated the iconic opening credits sequence of HBO's fantasy hit Game of Thrones with the game's in-engine cutscene editor. While it's not exact, the results are quite impressive, especially given that StarCraft is in the sci-fi, and not fantasy, milieu. Tolkfan,... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] BlizzCon Is Back This Year In Anaheim, CA

    [Update] Blizzard has announced ticket prices and sales information for the upcoming convention. According to a press release sent out today, BlizzCon 2013 tickets will go on sale for $175 each at the convention's official website . Ticket sales will begin on Wednesday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Pacific... More
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