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Meet Oliveira: The Underdog Who Won Starcraft II's IEM Katowice

IEM Katowice 2023 was a great esports event. Its main competition was the CS:GO tournament, which ended with the victory of G2 Esports. But there was a second competition that mostly flew under the radar. Its number of average viewers was 31.500 and at its peak, 77.000 people watched the action. This was IEM Katowice’s StarCraft 2 tournament, which featured 36 players and was won by a 22-year-old named Li “Oliveira” Peinan, who hadn’t won anything significant in his entiremore

13 Feb
Radu Muresan

Blizzard shuts down gaming services in China

Millions of gamers in China have to say goodbye to their beloved games as Blizzard decided to shut down services for some of their most popular games, including big titles such as World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2. The Situation: Under Chinese law, foreign developers are required to partner with domestic companies to have a game launch in the Chinese market, and even then, they are launched with much scrutiny and censorship. Blizzard decided to partner with NetEase Interactive Entertainmentmore

26 Jan
Kaustavmani Choudhury

New Schedule for the New Year: Riot Games announces future plans for 2023 Broadcasting Schedule

With 2022 coming to a close and 2023 fast approaching, the gaming year goes into transition as well. Valorant esports is on the rise with the expected onset of new fans to the debut of the franchise leagues, as well as the continued support of fans of League of Legends esports. With both games sharing fans and communities, the overlap between both esports titles has only grown larger. Thus, a revamp to the broadcasting schedule was eventually needed to relievemore

4 Jan
Foo Zen-Wen
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What is StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void?

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void is the third and final instalment in the Starcraft 2 trilogy, developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Released on November 10, 2015, Legacy of the Void follows the stories of Wings of Liberty (the first instalment, focused on the Terran race) and Heart of the Swarm (the second instalment, centred around the Zerg race).

Legacy of the Void is a stand-alone expansion, meaning players do not need to own the previous Starcraft 2 instalments to play it. The release of this expansion marked the conclusion of the Starcraft 2 trilogy, wrapping up the story that began with Wings of Liberty while providing new content and gameplay experiences for players.

How do I play Starcraft 2?

Starcraft is a real-time strategy game where players choose one of three distinct races- Terran, Protoss, or Zerg - and engage in strategic combat to defeat their opponents. The gameplay involves gathering resources (minerals and vespene gas) using worker units, building bases, and training various combat and support units.

Players must also research upgrades to improve their units and structures, scout their opponent's strategy, and adapt their tactics accordingly. Engaging in combat involves utilizing unit positioning, terrain, and abilities to gain an advantage in battles, with the ultimate goal of destroying the opponent's key structures and units to secure victory. Expanding the base to new resource-rich areas is essential for maintaining resource production throughout the match.

When was Starcraft 2 released?

Starcraft 2 was released in three separate instalments, with the first part, Wings of Liberty, launching on July 27, 2010. The second part, Heart of the Swarm, was released on March 12, 2013, followed by the third and final installment, Legacy of the Void, on November 10, 2015.

How popular is Starcraft 2?

Starcraft 2 has had a significant impact on the gaming and esports industries since its release. It has attracted millions of players worldwide and has been a major force in the competitive gaming scene, with numerous professional tournaments and leagues taking place over the years. Although the competitive scene has waned compared to its peak years, Starcraft 2 remains a popular and influential real-time strategy game with an active player base and community.

How much does Starcraft 2 cost?

As of October 2017, Blizzard Entertainment made Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty free-to-play, allowing players to access the full Wings of Liberty campaign, as well as the ranked multiplayer ladder and other features without any cost.

However, the other two expansions, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, still need to be purchased separately if players want access to their respective single-player campaigns. The prices for these expansions may vary depending on regional pricing and any promotions or discounts that Blizzard might offer.

It is also worth noting that there is an in-game store where players can purchase additional content such as co-op commanders, announcer packs, and cosmetic items. These purchases are optional and generally do not impact gameplay but offer customization and variety for players who want to enhance their Starcraft 2 experience.

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