StarCraft: Remastered Launch Event
Blizzard Entertainment's 1998 real-time strategy game, StarCraft, is one of the most celebrated e-Sports in gaming history. StarCraft was, and still is, a huge part of South Korean entertainment culture (some might even consider it to be South Korea's national pastime), and it was a major part of some of the first truly big eSports leagues and events, like the World Cyber Games.
Today, nearly 10 years later, Blizzard is releasing StarCraft: Remastered worldwide -- a revamped version of the classic title with brand new, high-definition graphics, re-recorded audio and dialogue, and localization for 13 different languages.
Blizzard has also fully integrated the Remastered edition with its current Battle.net social infrastructure, which will finally bring first-party ranked multiplayer matchmaking and leaderboards to Brood War.
But most importantly, the gameplay (for better or worse) remains completely unchanged -- so you'd best be prepared to wrestle with the infamously whacky Dragoon pathfinding if you start playing again.
StarCraft: Remastered Launch Stream
With no changes made to the classic gameplay they know all too well, old Brood War pros will find themselves right at home with the Remastered edition -- and Blizzard has seen fit to gather several of those players together for a StarCraft: Remastered launch event.
The event, hosted by the Day, Tasteless and Artosis (the 'Tastosis' casting duo), and iNcontrol, and will feature eight of Brood War's Western greats: Legionnaire, Draco, G5, Nyoken, Ret, White-Ra, Artosis, and iNcontrol.
The launch event will run from 3PM until midnight, both today and tomorrow, over on takes place 3 p.m. to midnight, both today and tomorrow, on Day's Twitch channel.
Come join the stream, and experience the re-rerelease of one of eSport's most celebrated games!