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StarCraft: Shopify Enters Esports With Shopify Rebellion

StarCraft: Shopify Enters Esports With Shopify Rebellion

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The ecommerce giant enters esports with their own Starcraft 2 roster. Canadian ecommerce giant Shopify announced their interest in the esports scene back in September 2020; when they appointed Dario Wünsch as esports program manager. Back then, not much was known about Shopify’s intentions in esports. But today they have announced their first venture, a […]


StarCraft II: Corporate Esports Association Announces $25,000 SC2 Scholarship

StarCraft II: Corporate Esports Association Announces $25,000 SC2 Scholarship

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The Corporate Esports Association has just announced a $25,000 StarCraft II esports scholarship — and a weekly tournament to go with it. CEA, or the Corporate Esports Association, announced they are offering StarCraft II esport students a chance to compete for a $25,000 scholarship. This announcement came with the offer of a new competition where […]



Finland Conquers StarCraft II: Nation Wars 2019

Finland Conquers StarCraft II: Nation Wars 2019

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Finland for the first time walked away from Nation Wars 2019 trophy in hand. In what was another impressive display of professional esports, Serral managed to lead himself and his Finnish teammates to victory over South Korea. Nationwars finally came to an end after 4 months of Starcraft. Twenty-four nations from around the world came […]


StarCraft II: Blizzard Pays Tribute to TotalBiscuit and iNcontroL with Easter Egg

StarCraft II: Blizzard Pays Tribute to TotalBiscuit and iNcontroL with Easter Egg

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An easter egg by Blizzard was discovered in Starcraft II’s multiplayer that gives a loving tribute to two of the most well known StarCraft personalities who unfortunately passed away recently, TotalBiscuit and iNcontroL. Reddit user Subsourian pointed out the easter egg on StarCraft’s subreddit. In multiplayer, Xel’Naga towers will occasionally display a plaque of either […]


Homestory Cup XX Final Day: Serral defeats Rival Reynor

Homestory Cup XX Final Day: Serral defeats Rival Reynor

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The sun has set on Homestory Cup XX, and what an epic way for a tournament to end than an all-out battle between two esport rivals. Serral after 8 games going back and forth with Reynor ultimately prevailed. After losing to Reynor in the Blizzard World Series, Serral has managed to avenge his loss against […]


Homestory Cup XX Day 3 Recap: Reynor Hammers Down Thors

Homestory Cup XX Day 3 Recap: Reynor Hammers Down Thors

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The Sweet Sixteen of Homestory XX’s remaining Starcraft players kicked off their tournament this morning, as they went head-to-head to decide who would either be eliminated or get knocked down to the loser’s bracket and have to work their way back up to the championship. After two days of 32 players competing for a spot […]


Homestory Cup Day Two Recap: Zest Earn a Spot in the Playoffs

Homestory Cup Day Two Recap: Zest Earn a Spot in the Playoffs

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At the Tropical Islands Resort near Berlin, the sun has set on Day 2 of the Homestory XX Cup, and the final combatants for the Homestory Cup Playoffs have finally been selected. In the domed resort the final two groups of 16 Starcraft players duked it out to see which ones would move onto to […]


Homestory Cup Day One Recap: Starcraft II in Paradise

Homestory Cup Day One Recap: Starcraft II in Paradise

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On a tropical island near Berlin, 16 of the best Starcraft II players duked it out for a spot on the Homestory Cup XX bracket. Starcraft fans got more than their fill with over 112 matches taking place over a single day. Thirty-two players divided into Groups A, B, C and D, played against each […]


Geoff Robinson, Starcraft Pro and Caster, Dies at 33

Geoff Robinson, Starcraft Pro and Caster, Dies at 33

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Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson, an ex-Starcraft 2 professional player and caster, has passed away at age 33. According to a tweet from his official Twitter account, former Starcraft 2 professional player and caster Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson has died at age 33 due to a “sudden illness” yesterday. With immense grief, we announce Geoff’s unexpected passing due […]


IEM Katowice: StarCraft 2 Times, Channels & Overview

IEM Katowice: StarCraft 2 Times, Channels & Overview

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IEM Katowice is just around the corner! We have brackets, broadcast times, and…a surprise! You will have the chance to earn in-game loot simply by tuning in to Twitch for the first major tournament of the StarCraft II World Championship Series for 2019. $400,000 will be on the line for players, but you can earn […]


Korean StarCraft League (KSL) Returns for 2019

Korean StarCraft League (KSL) Returns for 2019

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Korea StarCraft League (KSL) is back! With two successful seasons in 2018 under its belt, the global StarCraft: Remastered tournament will be returning for its third season April 2019. In 2018 we saw the likes of Terran player Seunghyun “Last” Kim and Zerg player Mincheol “Soulkey” Kim take home the KSL trophy during Season 1 […]


WESG 2018: The Black Sheep of Pro-Tournaments

WESG 2018: The Black Sheep of Pro-Tournaments

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With only a month before WESG 2018 is set to begin, you may be wondering, what is WESG? Well, WESG, or the World Electronic Sports Games, is an esports tournament hosted by Alibaba featuring CS:GO, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and of course, StarCraft II. In this upcoming tournament, WESG 2018 is set to begin on March […]


StarCraft 2: WCS Winter 2019 America Ro32 Groups E-H

StarCraft 2: WCS Winter 2019 America Ro32 Groups E-H

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As the WCS Winter 2019 – America tournament finishes with the Ro32 group stage, we prepare for the next group stage, the Ro16, which begins this Thursday, immediately following the WCS Winter 2019 – Europe broadcast and you can watch it here live on ESTNN TV. If the Ro32 was any indication, then the Ro16 going […]


StarCraft 2: WCS Winter 2019 Europe Ro32 Groups E-H

StarCraft 2: WCS Winter 2019 Europe Ro32 Groups E-H

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Welcome back for more coverage of the WCS Winter 2019 Europe’s Ro32, featuring Groups E-H. With the conclusion of this group stage, the next phase, the European Ro16, is set to begin this Thursday starting at 10:00 AM EST and you can watch it here on ESTNN TV. The final result of this round has left […]


Blizzard Outlines Plan for WCS 2019 and Competitive StarCraft II

Blizzard Outlines Plan for WCS 2019 and Competitive StarCraft II

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To find out more about what StarCraft II is going to look like in 2019, let’s take a look at their announcement detailing precisely that: The Announcement “The Starcraft 2 World Championship Series (WCS) 2019 is much like last year, with a few notable changes. WCS Winter is our first Circuit event of the year, […]


Starcraft II: WCS Winter 2019 Europe Ro32 Wrap-Up

Starcraft II: WCS Winter 2019 Europe Ro32 Wrap-Up

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As you may or may not know, one of the stops on the StarCraft II WCS stops was eliminated and replaced with WCS Winter, an online tournament that anyone can watch on the StarCraft II Channel on ESTNN TV. The competition is broken into two divisions – WCS Winter America, and WCS Winter Europe. The […]


StarCraft II: Jan. 17 – Jan. 30 Period Analysis

StarCraft II: Jan. 17 – Jan. 30 Period Analysis

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The last two weeks have been busy on the pro-scene as January marks the traditional start of the StarCraft II season and our friendly neighborhood statistics aggregator Aligulac has captured those games. The sample size this period is flush with games, sitting at cool 4268 games played by pros and semi-pros alike, collected over a […]


Balance Update Coming to StarCraft II on Jan. 22

Balance Update Coming to StarCraft II on Jan. 22

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With the impending end of 2018 Season 4 and the beginning of 2019 Season 1, StarCraft II is due for its first real balance patch since the complete redesign last year on November 16th. A little while ago, there was an unofficial ‘balance patch’ as beam-weapon values were corrected to their intended state, slighting weakening […]


StarCraft II: Jan. 03 – Jan. 16 Period Analysis

StarCraft II: Jan. 03 – Jan. 16 Period Analysis

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Welcome back, esports fans for another look at how StarCraft II is currently performing at the professional level. There are only four more days until 2018 Season 4 comes to an end and 2019 Season 1 begins to lock in those wins while you still can! The last few weeks have been busy on the […]


Twitch Rivals: StarCraft Streamer Showdown

Twitch Rivals: StarCraft Streamer Showdown

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Get over the Wednesday Hump by tuning in to Twitch Rivals and watch your favorite StarCraft 2 streamers duke it out for a chance to find out who’s best (and win some cash) tomorrow, January 16th. The tournament itself is split between the North American region and the European region, with each region carrying a […]


StarCraft II: Dec. 20 – Jan. 03 Period Analysis

StarCraft II: Dec. 20 – Jan. 03 Period Analysis

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Howdy folks! Hope you’ve had a nice, relaxing and drama-free new year so far and here’s to hoping it stays that way but in the StarCraft world, that never happens as the salt mines are real. Season-lock is soon upon us as StarCraft II 2018 Season 4 is scheduled to end on January 23 and […]


WCS Winter 2019 Schedule Released

WCS Winter 2019 Schedule Released

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Two weeks ago, Blizzard removed one of the four WCS Circuit stops and replaced it with WCS Winter, an online tournament split between two player regions: WCS Winter Americas (including Latin America, Taiwan, ANZ/SEA, and China), and WCS Winter Europe. Each WCS Winter region will have a prize pool of $60,000 and only 32 players […]


Esports Awards: Esports Player of the Year 2018

Esports Awards: Esports Player of the Year 2018

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Honorable Mention: Rookie – League of Legends By: Ibriz Daya | LoL Expert Could it be anyone other than our World Champion midlaner? After joining Invictus Gaming in 2014 as part of the initial wave of the Korean Exodus, Rookie came into 2018 newly reinvigorated thanks to the addition of some outstanding supporting stars around […]


StarCraft II: Dec. 6 – Dec. 19 Period Analysis

StarCraft II: Dec. 6 – Dec. 19 Period Analysis

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It’s been close to a month now since the last balance patch went live and players now have had some time to adjust to the new maps and design changes as we’re already half-way through the current season (2018 Season 4 is currently set to end on January 23, 2019). Now that it’s Dec, 20th, […]


No Gamer Left Behind – AbleGamer’s Charity Tournament

No Gamer Left Behind – AbleGamer’s Charity Tournament

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Playing StarCraft II is never easy and it’s about to get even harder this Saturday.  No Gamer Left Behind is supporting a star-studded AbleGamers StarCraft II tournament. No Gamer Left Behind is a charity tournament starring a line-up of popular streamers who will be playing with a handicap to help raise awareness and support for gamers with disabilities. The tournament […]


StarCraft II: Nov. 22 – Dec. 5 Post Patch 4.71 Analysis

StarCraft II: Nov. 22 – Dec. 5 Post Patch 4.71 Analysis

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It’s been just a little over two weeks since StarCraft II’s 4.71 re-design, and it’s been a tough time for everyone as they learn to adjust to the new balance change. A lot’s happened during this time, starting with the beginning of a new ladder season, the hosting and conclusion of HomeStory Cup XVIII, and […]


Big Changes Coming November 16th to StarCraft II

Big Changes Coming November 16th to StarCraft II

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Well folks, it’s finally almost upon us – balance changes and LOTS of them. Originally announced back in early September of this year, the upcoming balance patch to StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void expansion is set to go live on November 16, 2018 to coincide with the start of Season XXXVIII. Since the expansion […]


2018 WCS Global Finals: Day 2 Results

2018 WCS Global Finals: Day 2 Results

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Inside of the spectator-filled amphitheater of Hall A, at long last, the StarCraft II 2018 WCS Global Finals reached its unbelievable conclusion. It was an awesome sight to behold – thousands of people had gathered together, packed densely inside of an enormous auditorium to celebrate the crowning of a new world champion. Yesterday had been […]


2018 WCS Global Finals: Day 1 Results

2018 WCS Global Finals: Day 1 Results

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Broadcast straight from Anaheim, the excitement felt is palpable all around the world as Blizzcon 2018 kicks off with the quarter-final matches for StarCraft II 2018 World Champion Series! And what a day it was, full of ups and downs, as the world’s best collide in a best-of-five to find out who will be crowned […]


BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies: Free For All

BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremonies: Free For All

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Blizzard Entertainment, the gaming goliath responsible for such games as Overwatch and Starcraft, held the opening ceremonies today for its annual gaming convention BlizzCon. BlizzCon is a two-day conference held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Historically, Blizzard has used BlizzCon as a platform to share upcoming features for their games, and the opening […]


2018 WCS Global Finals: Pre-Game Analysis

2018 WCS Global Finals: Pre-Game Analysis

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The world of esports is about to get rocked as Blizzcon 2018 begins on November 2nd and with it, the opening round of the highly anticipated quarter-finals of the StarCraft II 2018 World Champion Series. It’s been an incredible year for the world of StarCraft and there have been some truly astounding runs, but there […]