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StarCraft II Gets Paid Custom Maps StarCraft II Gets Paid Custom Maps

Way back in 2009, Blizzard announced that StarCraft II would include a map marketplace with options to buy and sell custom maps. Years later, the StarCraft II team is finally following through.

StarCraft Player Holds Out Against Overwhelming Zerg Swarm StarCraft Player Holds Out Against Overwhelming Zerg Swarm

In today’s NationWars V matches, Netherlands’ Kevin “Harstem” de Koning had his back against the wall with a massive Zerg swarm coming his way. At a unit deficit and against a horde of angry alien bugs, Koning held the line, making every pixel of life on his units count, and pulled off a truly incredible defense.

StarCraft As We Know It Exists Because Of A Terrible Game's Demo StarCraft As We Know It Exists Because Of A Terrible Game's Demo

StarCraft’s visual style was once very different, and if not for a spectacular demo for a horrible game called Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3, we might still remember it as purple Warcraft.

How Esports Gambling Works How Esports Gambling Works

The first few months of Overwatch League’s inaugural season have already resulted in unexpected upsets, emerging tactics, and drama between players that has resulted in pros getting fined, benched, or released from teams. That stuff isn’t just fun to follow and grist for the content mines: it’s moving betting lines.

StarCraft: Remastered Pro Arrested For Match-Fixing StarCraft: Remastered Pro Arrested For Match-Fixing

The StarCraft scene just got rocked by a match-fixing scandal that feels like a blast from the past, given that it involves a tournament for StarCraft: Remastered, the remake of StarCraft: Brood War. Although StarCraft II has had a few match-fixing scandals of its own, SC’s most notable match-fixing scandal happened…

If StarCraft Is Dead, No One Told Scarlett If StarCraft Is Dead, No One Told Scarlett

StarCraft is reportedly dead, though for a corpse the exact time and cause of death are proving difficult to pin down. It’s possible that the StarCraft: Brood War match-fixing scandal of 2010 killed the pioneering real time strategy game a few months before the sequel was even released, but by then it may have already…

StarCraft II Just Had One Of Its Best Tournaments In Years StarCraft II Just Had One Of Its Best Tournaments In Years

StarCraft II might not pull in the massive viewer numbers of Overwatch or League of Legends, but a tournament in Poland this past week proved that Blizzard’s real-time strategy game is still thriving as an esport.

How To Get Decent At StarCraft II How To Get Decent At StarCraft II

You may wonder, every once in a while: How do I get great at StarCraft II? I cannot answer that question. But I can at least tell you how to be decent at it.

Master League StarCraft II Player Shows Off His Incredible Skills Master League StarCraft II Player Shows Off His Incredible Skills

I’ve been getting back into StarCraft II recently, so I really appreciated this new video from streamer Evan “Winter” Ballnik, showing off some of the precise mechanical skills you’ll require if you want to play Blizzard’s popular real-time strategy game at the highest levels.

If There Was A StarCraft II Anime If There Was A StarCraft II Anime

There isn’t a StarCraft anime, but if there were, perhaps it would look like this?

StarCraft Players Forced To Re-Do Matches After Tournament Gets Seeded Wrong StarCraft Players Forced To Re-Do Matches After Tournament Gets Seeded Wrong

The 2018 StarCraft II season got off to an early start today with the European qualifiers for WCS Leipzig. Early might have been too early though, as 30 minutes into the matches, admins had to rebuild the tournament’s bracket.

Ten Video Game Alloys That May Or May Not Be What The US Government Apparently Has Ten Video Game Alloys That May Or May Not Be What The US Government Apparently Has

This weekend, the New York Times reported on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, which apparently found unidentifiable alien alloys. While we have no clue what the hell those alloys are, here are some video game alloys that might as well be real now.

The StarCraft Foot Heel Won't Be Cowed By Angry Brands

Lim “Larva” Hong Gyu won the finals of last week’s Zotac Cup Masters Showmatch while playing StarCraft: Remastered with his foot and pretending to take a nap during the match. Zotac, the hardware company sponsoring the tournament, put out a statement in Chinese threatening to “officially ban Korean player Larva from…

StarCraft Pro Wins With His Foot, Naps Mid-Match, Thinks He's The Shit (Update)

Lim “Larva” Hong Gyu proved last night that he can win a StarCraft: Remastered match with his foot. During the finals of the Zotac Cup Masters Showmatch, Larva made quick work of his opponent’s base, and in the game’s final moments, he lifted his bare left foot onto the keyboard to tap in a few final button presses.

The Best Cosplay From BlizzCon 2017 The Best Cosplay From BlizzCon 2017

Last year’s BlizzCon was one of the higlights of the cosplay calendar. BlizzCon 2017 was no different.

StarCraft fans who have always wanted to visit Joeyray’s Bar got their wish at Blizzcon 2017. It’s the perfect place to sling back a drink, gaze at a photo of Kerrigan, and wonder what might have been. Don’t take too long, though! There’s a line of other folks also hoping to have a seat at Jim Raynor’s post-heartbreak…

StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play StarCraft II Is Going Free-To-Play

StarCraft II is going free-to-play, Blizzard announced today during the BlizzCon 2017 keynote. On November 14, you’ll be able to download the Wings of Liberty campaign without paying a cent, getting access to both single- and multiplayer for free.

Light-Up StarCraft Cosplay Is On A Whole Other Level

This Nova outfit (technically Heroes of the Storm cosplay, since this is a skin from that game for the StarCraft character), by Kamui, doesn’t just look good as is. It also lights up like a Blizzard-themed Christmas tree, with some of the most impressive cosplay engineering work I’ve ever seen.

StarCraft Player Banned After Drunken Behavior On Livestream StarCraft Player Banned After Drunken Behavior On Livestream

As reported on Team Liquid, Yum “Sea” Bo Sung can no longer participate in South Korea’s Afreeca Starleague Season 4 after allegedly sexually harassing and assaulting a woman. The incident was streamed, but Bo Sung has denied doing either.

Staff Writer Heather Alexandra’s never played StarCraft before but she’s starting it up live now on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. Will she construct enough pylons? Tune in to find out!

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