At the inaugural eSports Congress in Valencia, StarCraft II's lead designer was asked of the possibility his game would go free-to-play, considering the potential that has to grow a game's user base and competitive population. According to PCGamesN, that concept has been discussed.
Blizzard, the game's publisher is "looking at free-to-play as an option for the multiplayer," Dustin Browder told the Valencia eSports Congress, reports PCGamesN. Both DOTA 2 and League of Legends are free-to-play, making this a pressing issue to traditional eSports communities.
"We don't know how we would monetize it," Browder added. "While it might be good fun for me to play against someone with only half the units available to them, that's not going to be an enjoyable experience for them."