Road to Blizzcon #8 – EG.Jaedong – WCS 2014

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Road to Blizzcon #7 – RedBull.Bomber – WCS 2014

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StarCraft II Starstruck: WCS Global Finals Hosts, Casters, Experts, and Observers

For the world’s biggest StarCraft II event, we bring more than just players from each WCS region! We also bring the hosts, casters, experts and observers that make the show possible. These authorities of eSports will bring their unique regional knowledge of the pros to engage in heated debate and impart unique insights.

WCS Global Finals – Round of 16 – 10:00 a.m. PDT, Nov 1

The Opening Weekend will have a more intimate, in-studio setting, with our initial wave of talent flying in. The crew includes:

Hosts: Paul “Redeye” Chaloner will return with a new partner in crime, Sue “Smix” Lee. They’ll keep the show flowing, ask players the tough questions, and keep the rest of our shoutcasting team in check.

Casters: the usual suspects will join us to shoutcast the Round of 16

Observer: Florence “flo” Yao has been holding down the observer desk at WCS America for two seasons now. She’ll reprise that role in the ESL Burbank Studio one last time in 2014 for the Global Finals Round of 16 matches.

WCS Global Finals – BlizzCon – 12:00 p.m. PST, Nov 7-8

We’re pulling out all the stops and adding a bevy of additional talent once the quarterfinals get going at the BlizzCon Arena in Anaheim on Friday, November 7.

Nick “Tasteless” Plott will take over as the panel host for the expert desk.

Casters and Experts: these personalities will be added to the mix as well:

Observers: the tag team of Phil “Infeza” Bertino and Alexandre “Funka” Varrier will be back again this year to capture every moment of micro and macro once we arrive at the BlizzCon Arena.

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But these won’t be the only folks shoutcasting BlizzCon! We will also have thirteen different languages available through community streaming partners that you can find on the BlizzCon Tournaments hub.

The StarCraft II World Championship Series Global Finals begin on November 1, 2014 with the in-studio Opening Weekend, and conclude at BlizzCon November 7-8. Buy tickets now for WCS Global Finals in the BlizzCon Arena!

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Road to Blizzcon #6 – MC – WCS 2014

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Road to Blizzcon #5 – Acer.MMA – WCS 2014

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StarCraft II 2.1.6 Patch Notes

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Patch 2.1.6 is being distributed to all regions throughout the week, and may not be live in your region yet. Please read on to check out the full patch notes.

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StarCraft II 2.1.6 Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where StarCraft II would fail to load on some Windows XP machines.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented in-game voice chat from functioning correctly between party members.
  • Corrected the default graphic settings for several Mac graphic cards.

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Metallica Performing Live at BlizzCon® 2014

We’re thrilled to announce that Metallica will be performing the closing concert at BlizzCon 2014, playing before a sold-out convention crowd on the night of November 8! If you didn’t score tickets to the show, don’t worry—you can still get a front-row seat from home with the BlizzCon Virtual Ticket.

BlizzCon is a gaming convention like no other. With developer panels, exclusive interviews, intense eSports tournaments, the legendary Friday night contests, and what’s sure to be an unforgettable concert from Metallica to close out the show on Saturday, this year’s event is one you won’t want to miss.

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The BlizzCon Virtual Ticket lets you catch all of the action online, live and in high definition. You’ll also get access to this year’s epic collection of in-game goodies for World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm. Visit the Battle.net Shop to order your Virtual Ticket, and check out the press release for more details on Metallica’s performance.

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Road to Blizzcon #4 – mYi.StarDust – WCS 2014

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Where to Watch: StarCraft II WCS Global Finals

BlizzCon.com Tournament Homepage

Looking for a central hub for your StarCraft II WCS Global Finals news and information? We’ve got you covered on BlizzCon.com. Live now you can find basic information on format and structure, as well as the list of available language streams for the World Championship Opening Weekend.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding brackets and player profiles, and posting all World Championship related news on the BlizzCon Tournament hub and StarCraft2.com/WCS.

Community Streaming Partners

We wanted to give a special shout out to all the StarCraft II WCS Global Finals language partners who will bring you the tournament in 12 different styles. While the official HD streams and VODs will be hosted on BlizzCon.com for November 7-8, look below for a stream in your vernacular:

Language

Production

Opening Weekend
Broadcast

English

Blizzard

Yes

German

TakeTV

Yes

French

Jeuxvideo

Yes

Italian

VasaCast

No

Portuguese

VIU (Twitch, Hitbox)

No

Spanish (LatAm)

TheArgie

Yes

Spanish (EU)

ESL Spain

Yes

Russian

ESL Russia

Yes

Romanian

NexusClub

No

Swedish

DreamHack

No

Polish

ESL PL

Yes

Chinese (zhTW)

TeSL

Yes

Chinese (zhCN)

GameFY

Yes

Korean

GOM eXP

Yes

Go to BlizzCon.com for a full, interactive list of streamers, updates on the Road to BlizzCon, and info for the main event. Check out StarCraft2.com/WCS for information and videos from the full year of WCS competition.

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Road to Blizzcon #3 – ROCCAT.HyuN – WCS 2014

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