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WCS finals

WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today


Winner moves to Red Bull Battlegrounds
Nov 08
// Patrick Hancock
There is currently one open spot in the red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II tournament taking place later this month. After this weekend, that spot will be filled. The World Championship Series (WCS) finals take place at Bli...
Red Bull Qualifiers photo
Red Bull Qualifiers

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC


Scarlett, HyuN, and PartinG win out this weekend
Nov 04
// Patrick Hancock
Three more players have pulled out victories and managed to qualify for the Red Bull Battlegrounds event later this month in NYC. Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn (Zerg), Won "PartinG" Lee Sak (Protoss), and Ko "HyuN" Seok Hyun (Zerg)...
Red Bull SC2 tourney photo
Red Bull SC2 tourney

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now


Winner advances to the main event on November 23
Nov 03
// Patrick Hancock
The Red Bull Battlegrounds will be taking place on November 23-24, but today we will get to see another player added to the roster of competitors. Four players will compete for a single spot into the main event, paid transpo...
Free Game Here! photo
Free Game Here!

Blizzard releases Blackthorne for free on Battle.net


Prince of Grizzled
Nov 01
// Conrad Zimmerman
While Blizzard is primarily known as the developer of Warcraft and Starcraft titles today, I have a deep affection for the games produced in the company's early years. Today, I'm a pretty happy camper, as one of those classic...
Long StarCraft match photo
Long StarCraft match

Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS


Becomes a study on commentator's patience
Oct 24
// Patrick Hancock
Once, I watched a StarCraft II match on Metalopalis between two Terran opponents, and it lasted for about an hour and a half. It felt like an eternity. After a while, it wasn't even suspenseful anymore. It was more...in...
Red Bull SCII tourney photo
Red Bull SCII tourney

Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today


Join the action at 2PM PST!
Jun 21
// Patrick Hancock
The Red Bull Training Grounds StarCraft II tournament begins today, and will continue on through this Sunday, June 23. Only eight of the best players have been invited to the event, including Grubby, DeMusliM, and SeleC...
Diablo photo
Diablo

Diablo III auction houses return following gold exploit


Blizzard still hunting down the remaining gold
May 13
// Jordan Devore
Rounding out coverage of the gold-duplicating bug found in Diablo III last week, Blizzard has taken the game's auction houses back online following a fix for the exploit. Some players called for a full server rollback, but ul...
Idra fired from EG photo
Idra fired from EG

StarCraft's biggest jerk fired for being a jerk


Greg 'Idra' Fields released from team Evil Geniuses
May 10
// Patrick Hancock
Greg Fields, more commonly known as Idra in the StarCraft community, was let go from the Evil Geniuses StarCraft II team yesterday after some comments that were essentially the straw that broke the camel's back...
Diablo III gold crisis photo
Diablo III gold crisis

Diablo III auction house exploiters are being 'audited'


Auction House to remain offline for at least another day
May 09
// Patrick Hancock
Let's take a quick jaunt through the recent timeline of this Diablo III "Gold-gate" crisis. First, patch 1.0.8 goes live, brought into the world as an innocent, doe-eyed update aimed at improving cooperative play. H...
Dreamhack Pikachu photo
Dreamhack Pikachu

Why you need to be watching the Dreamhack Open right now


Has Joe Buck ever dressed as a pink Pikachu?
Apr 26
// Patrick Hancock
The Dreamhack Open Stockholm is only two days and has already begun! As you can tell, the insanity is already in full swing, as commentators Apollo and Artosis are looking super professional. Ninety-six StarCraft II: Hea...
StarCraft April Fools photo
StarCraft April Fools

[April Fool's] The Warhound is back in StarCraft II!


All your workers are now Warhounds
Apr 01
// Patrick Hancock
Remember the Warhound unit from the beta of Heart of the Swarm? Originally planned as a replacement for the Thor, the Warhound was removed because they became a very strong focus of the competitive scene and were simply...
StarCraft turns 15 photo
StarCraft turns 15

StarCraft celebrates its 15th birthday today


Happy Quinceañera!
Mar 31
// Patrick Hancock
Fifteen years ago today, on March 31, 1998, the original StarCraft launched on PC, setting in place a series of events that would lead up to the powerhouse it is now: gigantic competitive tournaments, gorgeous singleplay...
Diablo III auction house photo
Yeah, no sh*t
At a GDC talk today, Jay Wilson, director behind Diablo III, mentioned that both of the Auction Houses "really hurt the games," reports Joystiq. According to Mr. Wilson, almost every single one of the players in Diablo III&nb...

Heroes of Warcraft photo
Heroes of Warcraft

PAX: Hands-on with Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft


Easy to pick up, engaging for all
Mar 24
// Caitlin Cooke
Being a huge Magic: The Gathering fan, I was super excited for Blizzard's Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft announcement on Friday. However, I was a bit wary on how they would approach the game. Collectible card games...
MLG Winter Championship photo
MLG Winter Championship

First MLG competition of the year begins next week


StarCraft II, League of Legends, and....Black Ops II?
Mar 06
// Patrick Hancock
MLG's Winter Championship will begin on March 15 and run until the 17, with $170,000 worth of prize money up for grabs. The featured games are StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, League of Legends, and Black Ops II. MLG sure is...
HotS video photo
HotS video

Heart of the Swarm introduces global play, groups & clans


Destructoid StarCraft II group imminent
Jan 31
// Patrick Hancock
In a new video on the social features of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, community manager Kevin Johnson goes over many of the anticipated features included in the new expansion. Perhaps the most anticipated addition is th...
HotS tournament photo
HotS tournament

Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season


New StarCraft II expansion in action
Jan 31
// Patrick Hancock
Though the Heart of the Swarm expansion for StarCraft II is still over a month away, MLG will be featuring the game in its Online Winter Season Showdown beginning on February 4, 2013. Broadcasts will take place eac...
StarCraft II update photo
Blizzard has finally set a date
Kerrigan is back, baby! Come this March 12th, you'll be able to rip apart your enemies and spread the swarm: StarCraft II: Heart of Swarm finally has a release date. This kinda-sorta expansion comes with an all new Zerg singl...

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MLG vs. Proleague playoffs begin tonight


The fight for the top eight spots begins!
Oct 19
// Patrick Hancock
For the past month, StarCraft II players have been competing in the MvP, or MLG versus Proleague, a coordinated effort between MLG, KeSPA, and the IEG. Today marks the first day of playoffs, where the top 16 players will...
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MLG announces fall schedule with SCII and LoL aplenty


Sep 25
// Patrick Hancock
The fall season of MLG is about to get underway! Tomorrow will start a non-stop schedule all the way through November, featuring both StarCraft II and League of Legends. Here's a quick breakdown: Tuesdays and Thursdays ...
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MLG Summer Championship is live soon


Aug 24
// Patrick Hancock
Tune in here! MLG Summer Championship will be live very soon with competitions for StarCraft II, Mortal Kombat, SoulCalibur V, and Leage of Legends. Here's a quick rundown of the competition times (EDT) for the weekend:...
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Red Bull LAN lets players mess with StarCraft II matches


Aug 21
// Patrick Hancock
The Red Bull LAN Seattle StarCraft II tournament is going to begin on August 30 and run until September 1 at PAX Prime, and holy cow do they have something genuinely hysterical up their sleeve. For the first t...
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Red Bull Battlegrounds kicks off in Austin this weekend


May 24
// Patrick Hancock
What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than with some StarCraft II? Red Bull, who is no stranger to eSports, is hosting a 16-player tournament with some incredibly strong players competing for $41,000 in prizes. V...
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Violet battles Zerg, sickness to take first at MLG


May 21
// Patrick Hancock
MLG Spring Arena 2 was this past weekend and saw the first Zerg vs. Zerg (ZvZ) finals in a long time. In fact, the top three players all played Zerg. One of the matches in the championship match even went past 30 minutes, a r...
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Slew of new StarCraft II features headed to Battle.net


May 07
// Patrick Hancock
Blizzard has just come out with a blog post detailing some new features to hit StarCraft II "at or around" the launch of the upcoming expansion, Heart of the Swarm. Here's the rundown: Multiplayer resume from replay Glo...
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Heart of the Swarm playable at MLG Spring Championship


Apr 27
// Patrick Hancock
During MLG's Spring Championship on June 8-10, attendees will get a special preview of the upcoming StarCraft II expansion, Heart of the Swarm. For those who will actually be in Anaheim for the event, there will be a ton...
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MLG StarCraft II Spring Arena I airs [Updated] now!


Apr 20
// Patrick Hancock
Is DreamHack not enough for you? Do you need another big StarCraft II tournament this weekend to satiate your yearning eyeballs? Fret not, fellow eSports fan, as Major League Gaming has you covered. Starting today a...
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Fans chant 'We want LAN!' at recent StarCraft II tourney


Apr 17
// Brett Zeidler
A couple weekends ago, there was quite a bit of controversy. Besides the stir at PAX East, something went down at the IGN sponsored Starcraft II IPL 4 tournament in Las Vegas on the weekend of April 7-9. MarineKing won the Gl...
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Blizzard hosting a Starcraft II World Championship Series


Apr 09
// Patrick Hancock
StarCraft II is growing in popularity over here in the West and I think most of us know just how big it is over in Korea. For those who live in other countries, however, the eSports scene is not quite up to par. Well, wi...
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Diablo III closed beta is underway now!


Sep 20
// Alasdair Duncan
If you're in the mood for early access to some of 2011's hottest games, then today's your lucky day; not only was the Battlefield 3 beta announced for September 29th, but Blizzard has revealed that the Diablo III closed beta ...

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