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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm


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Warcraft in StarCraft

Oh my god, yes! Modders are remaking Warcraft III

"Off I go then!" "Yes, m'lord!" "Job's done!" These soundbites send my mind back to all of those magical summers spent obsessively playing Warcraft III as a teenager. The creators of Warcraft: Armies of Azeroth, a remake of the game being ...

 
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Battlegrounds Day 2

The final four duke it out today at Red Bull Battlegrounds

Yesterday was some of the most intense StarCraft II play that I have ever seen. First of all, if you missed it, you should watch the recording on Red Bull's site. Secondly, the rest of this post does contain spoilers so stop readi...

 
Red Bull StarCraft II photo
Red Bull StarCraft II

The Red Bull Battlegrounds StarCraft II grand finals are live!

Man, it feels pretty good to talk about StarCraft II esports again. I've been way more focused on Dota 2 recently and it's nice to go back to what helped get me into the scene. Anyway, the grand finals for the Red Bull Battlegroun...

 
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TB and Day[9] interview

TotalBiscuit and Day[9] discuss StarCraft II and eSports

When someone gives you the opportunity to interview two people who you have looked up to as idols, there is no thinking to be done, only a garbled "HECKYES" to be shot out of your mouth hole. There are four amazing casters this at this week...

 
Red Bull Battlgrounds NYC photo
Red Bull Battlgrounds NYC

Red Bull Battlegrounds is under way

As if MLG Columbus wasn't already enough tournament for one weekend to hold, StarCraft II fans can rest easy knowing that the Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC are taking place starting now! Eight competitors will be duking it out for a c...

 
WCS 2014 photo
WCS 2014

StarCraft II World Championship Series plans out 2014

The World Championship Series, one of the biggest yearly StarCraft II tournaments around, just had its finals at Blizzcon earlier this month, and already Blizzard is looking ahead to 2014 with new plans. They've gone ahead and outlined...

 
WCS finals photo
WCS finals

WCS finals at Blizzcon begin today

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 Blizzcon starting ...

 
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Red Bull Qualifiers

Three more qualify for Red Bull Battlegrounds in NYC

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) all came out o...

 
Red Bull SC2 tourney photo
Red Bull SC2 tourney

Tune into the Red Bull Battlegrounds Qualifiers right now

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 transportation to the ...

 
Long StarCraft match photo
Long StarCraft match

Longest StarCraft II match lasts THREE HOURS

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...infuriating. Then...

 
Red Bull SCII tourney photo
Red Bull SCII tourney

Red Bull StarCraft II tournament kicks off today

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 SeleCT. Day[9] and H...

 
StarCraft II Spawning photo
StarCraft II Spawning

Blizzard introduces 'Spawning' feature to StarCraft II

Blizzard has now made it a lot easier to play StarCraft II with your friends, regardless of what version you have. All you need to do is party in-game with a friend who owns a "better" version of the game. So basically, say you own the Sta...

 
Idra speaks on his firing photo
Idra speaks on his firing

Fired StarCraft player 'Idra' talks about his release

On "Real Talk" with JP McDaniel, a YouTube show that interviews gaming personalities, Greg "Idra" Fields talked about the events surrounding his recent firing from Evil Geniuses' StarCraft II team. He talks about a ton of topics, incl...

 
Idra fired from EG photo
Idra fired from EG

StarCraft's biggest jerk fired for being a jerk

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. Idra has been...

 
StarCraft II Music photo
StarCraft II Music

Meet the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm sound team

Maybe you played StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. Maybe you enjoyed the soundtrack disc that came packed in with the collector's edition, or perhaps you simply enjoyed it in-game. With this expansion focusing on the Zerg, I was most lookin...

 
Dreamhack Pikachu photo
Dreamhack Pikachu

Why you need to be watching the Dreamhack Open right now

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: Heart of the Swarm...

 
StarCraft April Fools photo
StarCraft April Fools

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

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 too powerful. ...

 
StarCraft turns 15 photo
StarCraft turns 15

StarCraft celebrates its 15th birthday today

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 singleplayer cutscenes, a...

 
Heart of the Swarm photo
Heart of the Swarm

Heart of the Swarm sells more than 1.1M in two days

Heart of the Swarm, the newest StarCraft II expansion, is capitalizing on the buzz surrounding its release. Blizzard announced that it sold more than 1.1 million copies in its first two days at retail. "We want to thank the global Star...

 
StarCraft II: HOTS review photo
StarCraft II: HOTS review

Review: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

It appears Blizzard's learned quite a bit from Diablo III's launch, as Heart of the Swarm was instantly playable on release with virtually no server problems -- a bit of a rarity, it seems, with recent PC releases. It's a good thing, too, s...

 
StarCraft II launch times photo
StarCraft II launch times

Here are the international launch times for StarCraft II

Blizzard is ready to launch the newest addition to the StarCraft II family, Heart of the Swarm, and of course millions of people will be itching to get on at the earliest possible moment. Look no further than Blizzard's official launch time...

 
StarCraft II photo
StarCraft II

Vengeance will be had in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Yeah, okay Blizzard. We get it. You rule at making cinematic trailers, and this launch trailer for Heart of the Swarm reinforces that fact. This trailer also reminds me that StarCraft has an actual story, and continues Jim Raynor's an...

 
StarCraft II photo
StarCraft II

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm's eSports tools detailed

Blizzard's Community Manager Kevin Johnson detailed some of the new eSports and multiplayer features fans can expect in StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. New tools include the ability to watch match replays in groups, and a new custom inte...

 
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StarCraft II mod 'Night of the Dead' designer speaks

I haven't picked up StarCraft II in a long time, and I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one. But with StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm coming soon, I caught the real-time-strategy bug again and need some sweet resource management to tide me o...

 
HotS video photo
HotS video

Heart of the Swarm introduces global play, groups & clans

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 the ability to pl...

 
HotS tournament photo
HotS tournament

Heart of the Swarm to be featured in MLG winter season

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 each weekday at 5:...

 
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm opening

You can watch the shiny new opening cinematic for StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm above, but it would be best watched in HD on YouTube. It's more than meets the eye (you'll see). The expansion arrives on March 12. You ready? This will be ...

 
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm beta adds pre-purchasers

Ahead of the full release this March, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm has expanded its beta to include people who pre-purchased a digital copy of the expansion on Battle.net on or before December 18. If that describes you, be sure to downl...

 
StarCraft II update photo
StarCraft II update

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will launch on 3/12/13

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 single player campai...

 
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm closed beta begins

Consider this a friendly reminder to go double check your Battle.net account to be sure you're opted in for the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm multiplayer beta. While currently limited to pro gamers, shoutcasters, press, and Arcade contes...

 
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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will shake things up

The Major League Gaming Anaheim Spring Championships are running today through Sunday. At the event, Blizzard was offering the press an opportunity to come in and play a few hours worth of multiplayer matches of the Heart of the Swarm ...

 
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New units and more Kerrigan in new StarCraft II trailer

Fresh from of BlizzCon 2011, new information and an amazing new trailer have just been released for the next expansion in the StarCraft II series, Heart of the Swarm. In the trailer, we get to see a post-Queen of Blades Sarah Kerrigan stil...

 

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