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: 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.

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.

Match-Fixing: Life’s Over

Lee “Life” Seung’s match-fixing appeal has been denied, officially ending the career of one of eSports highest-profile fallen angels.

Team Acer Tribute

On March 1st, 2016 my favourite SC2 team, Team Acer, disbanded (Source). Acer became my hands-down favourite team in 2012 when they signed Scarlett, who I had just watched get wrecked by the PartinG Soul Train at the 2012 World Championship. I’ll be honest, I’m Canadian, I play Zerg, and I had an a great…