StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: Epilogue (VII/VII)

  Everyone knew that 2016 would hold big changes for StarCraft2 with the release of the final expansion Legacy of the Void. But I don’t think anyone was expecting all that 2016 had in store for us. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. 2016 proved to be a watershed…

StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: Beyond WCS (VI/VII)

While the focus of this Year in Review has been on World Championship Series, it would be an incredible disservice not to mention the astounding work going on in the StarCraft2 community. The overarching narrative in the professional scene this year has been largely doom and gloom, and if you focus solely on Korea in particular…

StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: End of an Era (V/VII)

2016 has proven to be as defining a year as any in the history of professional StarCraft 2 competition. Not since the earliest days of the game and the deployment of expansion-packs has the scene altered so drastically. With almost all the major professional tournaments and events wrapped up for the year, it’s time to…

StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: Setting the Stage (IV/VII)

2016 has proven to be as defining a year as any in the history of professional StarCraft 2 competition. Not since the earliest days of the game and the deployment of expansion-packs has the scene altered so drastically. With almost all the major professional tournaments and events wrapped up for the year, it’s time to…

StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: Korea Rising (III/VII)

2016 has proven to be as defining a year as any in the history of professional StarCraft 2 competition. Not since the earliest days of the game and the deployment of expansion-packs has the scene altered so drastically. With almost all the major professional tournaments and events wrapped up for the year, it’s time to…

StarCraft 2 2016 Year in Review: New Beginnings (II/VII)

Providing a brief recap of the major events, highlight reel games, player and team developments and, of course, a sprinkling of scandal, this multi-part series will be broken down into installments roughly corresponding to the World Championship Series seasons, major events and developments in the scene.

StarCraft2 2016 Year in Review: Transition (I/VII)

2016 has proven to be as defining a year as any in the history of professional StarCraft 2 competition. Not since the earliest days of the game and the deployment of expansion-packs has the scene altered so drastically. With almost all the major professional tournaments and events wrapped up for the year, it’s time to employ some 20-20 hindsight and attempt to take full measure of the changing nature of professional StarCraft 2 competition.

The Gauntlet Season 1 Global Finals Recap

Opening Bracket Five Monday Night Gauntlet Events from February through April, Three Showmatches, and a handful of Pre-Season events finally culminated at the end of August in the Gauntlet Season 1 Global Finals. Eight of the best players from around the world took part in the online tournament held by Gauntlet eSports and broadcast by…

Happy Returns: TotalBiscuit & Team expert

The StarCraft 2 community has been balancing out ever since it’s fall from the pinnacle of e-sports, mostly shouldering losses of players, teams, and community members. But this summer StarCraft 2 is in a very, very bright place.

Making Legends: MC vs MKP – GSL Season 3 2010

MC vs MKP – GSL Season 3 2010: In all the years since StarCraft 2 was released few things have stayed the same. Maps change, the meta shifts, the very fundamentals of the game have been altered. But one thing hasn’t changed: MC is still a Boss. At the time this match, from GSL 2010…

Mind Games: Idra vs HuK at MLG Dallas 2011

2011 MLG Pro Circuit Dallas – WoL- Game 2 Team Liquid versus Evil Geniuses, Micro versus Macro, Top 3 Control versus Idra Rage. Greg “Idra” Fields and and Chris “HuK” Lorange were among the best non-korean starcraft2 players in Wings of Liberty, representing two of highest profile teams in all of eSports. The rivalry between the…

An Introduction to Watching SC2 eSports

Once upon a time in Canada, the hockey season was over for the off-season and I was looking for something to fill the void. After watching some pro-build guides in an attempt to get out of wood-league I thought, “why not give eSports a chance”? At the time, StarCraft2 was still the eSport. There was no…