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StarCraft II: GrandMaster League to be removed from Wings of Liberty

In a move that makes complete sense, Blizzard have announced that they’ll be removing the GrandMaster League from StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty‘s multiplayer. The GrandMaster division represents the top 200 players in a given region, so has come mean very little now that the top players have made the transition to Heart of the Swarm. This

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StarCraft II balancer wants to “let the game settle” before making any changes

Game balance designer David Kim has spoken on the current balance of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm after it released last week, telling players that they’re watching, but won’t be making any rash changed to the game’s balance just yet. Concerns were most notably raised during this weekend’s Major League Gaming Winter Championship, where

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Blizzard Project Blackstone website launched, features StarCraft Terran logo

So I’ve seen a few websites reporting about this strange ‘Project Blackstone’ website that’s appeared from Blizzard. Of course, everybody is assuming that it’s related to ‘Project Titan’, an upcoming MMO that we already know Blizzard has been working on rather heavily behind the scenes. What nobody seems to have noticed is that it appears

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Stunning Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic released

The swarm is approaching. Blizzard’s second part of the StarCraft II series is just a couple months away from release now, and today they’ve released the Heart of the Swarm opening cinematic video. Zerg players will likely have the most fun watching it, witnessing a huge swarm invasion upon a Terran city, commanded by none

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SteelSeries Heart of the Swarm Mousepad launched

The swarm is coming, and with the impending Zerg invasion of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm due to land on March 12th, an official SteelSeries Heart of the Swarm Mousepad has been launched. Featuring the new, purple-tinged Heart of the Swarm logo, this latest limited edition version of the QcK gaming mouse pad comes

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MLG StarCraft II Summer Arena Starts Tonight

Another weekend, another big StarCraft II tournament. This time it’s the turn of Major League Gaming’s Summer Arena, where they fly out 32 of the best players from around the world to their offices in New York City. Players will compete throughout the weekend for a prize pool that totals $26,400 — and the top

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Preview: MLG Winter Championships Kick Off Tonight

In recent times, there are few e-sports spectacles like the big Major League Gaming (MLG) live events — and tonight sees the kick off of the first such event in 2012, the 2012 MLG Winter Championships.

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StarCraft 2: Help Choose Which Map is Dropped in Season 7

Many StarCraft players have criticised Blizzard’s choices for the map pool in their ladder system in the past — and were probably right to do so. However, recently Blizzard seem to be making some huge improvements, particularly by making use of some of the great community maps we see used in tournaments such as the Global StarCraft II League (GSL). Next season, three more GSL maps well be added, but one has to go — and Blizzard are letting the community decide.

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StarCraft II: Season 4 Gets Underway, Map Pool Fixed?

Ladder reset time, people! The fourth season of StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty’s ladders is now underway, bringing about a few changes alongside it. The main one being that from this point, ladder seasons will be shortened to around two months each. Grandmaster league placement will also be shortened from two weeks to one, to coincide with the shorter length in seasons

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BlizzCon 2011: MVP Takes StarCraft II Invitational for $50,000

In an amazing climax to the this year’s StarCraft II action at BlizzCon, MVP from the team Incredible Miracle, avenges a loss in last night’s Global StarCraft II League (GSL) with a trip to the BlizzCon Invitational tournament’s grand finals this evening. An incredible comeback in his last game versus teammate, NesTea, ensured the hugely successful Terran player would still emerge from Blizzard’s annual event as a champion.

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