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StarCraft 2 is going free-to-play

Blizzard’s hugely successful RTS title StarCraft 2 will become a free-to-play game later this month. From November 14th, all players will have access to the Wings of Liberty single player game for zero cost. Existing owners of Wings of Liberty will be able to claim the Hearts of the Swarm …

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Starcraft 2 will be going free to play on November 14

StarCraft II is going free-to-play, Blizzard announced during their keynote address at Blizzcon. The game, originally released in 2010, will be going free-to-play starting on November 14, although some aspects will remain premium only. The Wings of Liberty campaign is free, the ranked ladder is a free unlock and commanders …

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StarCraft 2 pro disqualified from Starleague for alleged harassment of female streamer

A StarCraft 2 pro, Yum ‘Sea’ Bo Sung has been disqualified from South Korea’s Afreeca Starleague season four, for inappropriate behaviour while streaming.  Bo Sung, who was drinking at the time of the alleged incidents, was recorded live on his stream touching a female South Korean livestreamer repeatedly. Later, this …

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McDonalds to sponsor Australian Starcraft II World Championship Series

Fast food giant McDonalds last week announced a partnership with Blizzard to plaster their trademark Golden Arches across the Starcraft II World Championship Series in Australia. Mcdonald’s will have naming rights, branding, content integration and on the ground content activations, although the specific format that activation will take hasn’t yet …

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Neeb becomes the first foreigner to win a StarCraft II event in Korea

The one rule of StarCraft II is that the Koreans always win, but now that rule has been broken as Alex "Neeb" Sunderhaft has won the 2016 KeSPA Cup. Neeb’s 4-0 victory over Cho "Trap" Sung Ho in the grand final makes him the first StarCraft II player to ever …

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WSVG owes $32,000 in prize money to players months after initial payment deadline

Tournament organiser WSVG have yet to pay out $32,000 in prize money. The company, which held an event in the Maldives in October 2015, offered up an initial $50,000 prize pool to be split across Hearthstone, Starcraft II and FIFA tournaments, however most of this has not been received by …

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Korean StarCraft 2 legend Flash retires aged 23

Lee "Flash" Young-ho, a Korean StarCraft pro who has played for KT Rolster for eight years, announced his retirement today at the age of 23. Lee, who was initially signed to the largest Korean eSports organisation in 2007 at the age of 14, has since gone on to win an …

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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void sells over 1m units in first 24 hours

Blizzard has revealed that the latest expansion to its sci-fi RTS StarCraft II has shifted over one million units since it launched last Friday (November 13th). The publisher announced this via its StarCraft Twitter account on Friday at 8:35pm UK time (below). Legacy of the Void debuted at No.23 in …

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Gfinity running eSports tournaments at EGX with $110,000 of prizes

Gfinity have partnered with EGX organisers Gamer Network to run StarCraft 2 and CS:GO tournaments at the Birmingham event. The expo, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 24 to 27 September, will now feature an eSports arena for up to "tens of thousands" of fans. The competitions will feature the …

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StarCraft Universe MMO launches Kickstarter campaign

Upheavl Arts’ Blizzard-approved StarCraft Universe MMO mod has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Set in an alternate version of Blizzard’s canon material, StarCraft Universe (originally dubbed World of StarCraft0 turns StarCraft II into a fully-featured MMO title with focuses on multiplayer raiding experiences and action-based combat. The project’sKickstarter page …

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