Tag Archive

StarCraft II World Championship Series Premiere League Begins Tomorrow

Posted on March 1, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’s World Championship Series winter season culminates in a 32 player premiere league finale that kicks off tomorrow.  These 32 highly skilled finalists have honed their strats &  stretched their clicking fingers through both the WCS Regional Qualifiers and WCS Challenger rounds to prove that they are some of the best in the world.

What’s on the line? $35,000 for first place and 3,000 WCS points.  These points are used to determine who the final finalists will be who compete at the WCS Global Finals at the end of the year.


Here’s a peek at some of the prizes on the line at this week’s winter finale:

1st Place
$35,000 USD & 3,000 WCS Points

2nd Place
$15,000 USD & 1,400 WCS Points

3rd & 4th Place
$10,000 USD & 900 WCS Points

Even if you don’t follow the current StarCraft II meta, which some of us just don’t have the time or dedication to do, watching high-level play can still be enjoyable. It’s hard not to get swept up in the excitement as the tension between players rise in a long match, or that one moment when a player pulls off an unlikely strategy and absolutely crushes their opponent.

If you want to read up on WCS rules, bracketing structure and how players advance you can check out the official BlizzardWCS site or this thread. We’ll update this story with links / embeds of WCS streams as soon as they come online.


StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Patch 3.1.3 Released

Posted on February 24, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

A small patch focusing on the Co-Op missions for StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void went live yesterday.  All maps featured in Co-Op missions have received balance tweaks, new builds for opponent A.I have been implemented and three commanders have received balance changes.

Check out the partial patch notes below or head on over to the official site for more.

Co-op Missions

  • A balance pass on Co-op Missions has been implemented, click here for developer insights.
  • Improvements have been made to map loading times for Co-op Missions.
  • Map Balance
    • All maps have been rebalanced to allow for more consistent difficulty levels.
  • Opponent AI Revamp
    • The enemy AI will now be more diverse and can have specialized builds like producing more expensive units, fast units or air units.
  • New decals have been added
    • Terran Decal Reward
      • Reach level 5 with Raynor or Swann in Co-op Missions.
    • Zerg Decal Reward
      • Reach level 5 with Kerrigan or Zagara in Co-op Missions.
    • Protoss Decal Reward
      • Reach level 5 with Artanis, Vorazun or Karax in Co-op Missions.
  • Commander and Unit Balance Changes
    • Raven
      • Seeker Missile + 35 Shield Damage.



StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Review

Posted on November 16, 2015 by Chelsea Richards

StarCraft’s Legacy Left No Void.

After seventeen and a half years, StarCraft has certainly been with some of us for a long time. A good chunk of us may have enjoyed passing around a single copy and “Spawning” others on a LAN to play multiplayer with in our early gaming years. Heck, even from a gameplay standpoint its expansion “Brood War” is a shining pinnacle of the genre as a whole, loved and embraced by many.

Unlike certain other Blizzard Entertainment launches, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void’s launch went off without a hitch, at least in North America, after being phased in region by region around the globe, and it felt good to dive right into the action. For the multiplayer, the new units are going to shake up the meta for a while, but for a lower tier player like me I still have no idea how to work that new Adept into my Protoss army just yet, though the return of Lurkers and the new Terran units are certainly a lot of fun.Read More


Blizzard Celebrates Over 1 Million Copies of Legacy of the Void Sold

Posted on November 14, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

En taro tassadar fellow Starcraft II Commanders!

Blizzard confirmed via the official Starcraft II twitter account that StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void has sold over 1 million copies since its launch this past Tuesday.  That gives the latest expansion just about the same adoption rate as the first game, Wings of Liberty, which sold over one million copies within its first 24 hours of release back in 2010.

Not only does Legacy of the Void conclude the epic story of the struggle for the Koprulu sector, which began in Wings of Liberty but it also brings a whole bunch of tweaks and changes that should excite return commanders. The brand new co-op missions allow you and a friend to each chose one of the three factions via a commander unit (there are two per side) and build a single base together. Co-op missions can be frantic, stressful but very rewarding – relying on the two of you to co-ordinate together or risk failing your objectives.

We’ll have more on Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void in the coming days including our full review. Until then keep up the fight!


Starcraft II: Nova Ops Expansion Drops Next Year

Posted on November 6, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Starcraft II’s popular blonde ghost Nova will be the focus of the next story set in the Starcraft II universe Blizzard announced this morning at Blizzcon. Originally scooped by IGN before the official reveal – Starcraft II: Nova expansion will be the first in a series of mission packs for the long running Starcraft 2 platform. The first 3 missions of Nova Ops will be released before June 19th of this year Blizzard has announced.

Blizzards Chris Sigalty had this to say about the game:

“focusing on a story that’s a little more intimate, a little darker in tone. We’ve been so focused on the galactic conflict [in StarCraft] and the galactic story. We’d like to explore something a little bit closer to home.”

More as it develops


Starcraft II: Legacy of The Void Reclamation Cinematic

Posted on September 27, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

Blizzard Entertainment released a brand new animatic for the upcoming third entry in the Starcraft II trilogy, Legacy of the Void. This new video showcases a bit of an abbreviated version of the Protos’ history as well as sets up the stakes for their planned reclamation of the their home planet, Aiur.

If you haven’t been following the StarCraft II story line some of the smaller nuances might be lost on you – as they were me. Now might be a good time to catch-up on your Starcraft lore before Legacy of the Void’s launch on November 10th.

New features in Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void include a full single player campaign, new multiplayer units and inclusion of a new ‘archon mode’ which allows two players to play a match while controlling one single base.

[youtube id=”uQnmfEka3vw”]


Get the latest articles and news from BrokenJoysticks and a selection of excellent articles from other sources.

Simply fill out the form below and you’ll be on your way to getting our upcoming newsletter.