Earlier this week, Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn made StarCraft history at IEM Pyeongchang 2018, defeating two-time world champion sOs. Last night, she chalked up more wins against the world’s best. Scarlett is shaking up the modern StarCraft scene one game at a time, and shows no sign of slowing down.
Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn made history for both women and non-Korean StarCraft pros last night by placing first in a premier tournament, IEM Pyeongchang 2018. The Canadian defeated two-time world champion Kim “sOs” Yoo Jin playing as the Zerg, her old standby, in a 4-1 victory. She’s the second North American pro to…
There isn’t a StarCraft anime, but if there were, perhaps it would look like this?
StarCraft fans who have always wanted to visit Joeyray’s Bar got their wish at Blizzcon 2017. It’s the perfect place to sling back a drink, gaze at a photo of Kerrigan, and wonder what might have been. Don’t take too long, though! There’s a line of other folks also hoping to have a seat at Jim Raynor’s post-heartbreak…
These are Banelings, creepy, crawly little Zergling suicide bombers, and you probably want to be careful when chasing them, especially in a pro level StarCraft match.
Once this year’s tournament season is done in November, Blizzard are looking to make some “major design changes” to StarCraft II’s units and economy.
The StarCraft soundtrack helps me win. And I’m not the only one who thinks so.
One of the great tragedies in video game history is the demise of StarCraft: Ghost, a game that spent nearly a decade in development hell before fizzling completely. Although we’ll likely never play that game, there exists a decent substitute inside of a game Blizzard did release—StarCraft II.
Video streaming platform Twitch announced a two-year collaboration with Blizzard Entertainment today, where the service will receive exclusive third-party streaming rights to tournaments like the Heroes of the Storm Global Championship and Overwatch APEX League.
Over the last seven years, at least six high-profile esports players have been struck with a debilitating and serious medical condition called spontaneous pneumothorax—a collapsed lung. Some had to withdraw from matches. A couple kept playing, even though it probably wasn’t a great idea. Why is this, of all injuries,…
Last night was a fond walk down memory lane for any StarCraft fan. Between the announcement of StarCraft Remastered and the showmatches between old Brood War favorites like Lee Jae Dong and Lee “Flash” Young Ho, anticipation kept building for the night’s climactic battle for the Global StarCraft II League finals.
Jun “TY” Tae Yang doesn’t have the illustrious career of many other StarCraft pros. Despite playing the game for a decade, since the age of 12, Jun had never won a premier event until January. Today, at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice, Jun took his second-ever first place finish at a premier, besting the top player in…
Siege tanks can’t hit flying units, a fact Cho “Maru” Seong Ju was reminded of in last night’s Global StarCraft II League Code S match against Kim “Ryung” Dong Won.
China has been building ghost cities, constructing man-made islands in the Pacific, and more recently diving head-first into the world of competitive gaming. When it comes to esports, the World Electronic Sports Games are entirely next level thanks to gigantic prize pools, unusual rules, and inconsistent live streams.
In 2016, esports experienced even more highs and lows than the previous year. That’s what it means to be growing. But while the industry surrounding competitive gaming continues to expand on the backs of enthusiastic investors and hype-men, it’s important not to forget why anyone actually watches it in the first…
Today, the Korean Esports Association announced that the StarCraft ProLeague was ending. The league began in 2003, but this year, its last, brings a fourteen-year run to a close.
Time to raise your APM.
Welcome to the point where video games meet reality.
It also helps when your fiancé was one of the greatest StarCraft players ever. Oh, and if you are a famous celebrity in your own right, too. Both pluses!