Liquipedia:StarCraft II News

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March 28, 2017 - Patch 3.12.0 released
  • New products are available in the Collection, Noble Garden event is coming, A new “Large Format Games” UI has been added to the Skins section of the Collection, and more.
March 7, 2017 - Patch 3.11.0 released
  • A new Co-op Mission, “Dead of Night” has been added, New bundles are available from the Featured section of the Collection, Multiple improvements have been made to Custom game lobbies, and more.
January 24, 2017 - Patch 3.10.0 released
  • A new TotalBiscuit Announcer has been added to the Collection for standalone purchase, 2017 Ladder Season 1 map pool has been added, and more.
December 13, 2016 - Patch 3.9.0 released
  • Stukov has been added to Co-op Missions, Super Nova Bundle is available, New WCS Observer Interface, and more.
November 21, 2016 — Patch 3.8.0 released
  • The third mission pack of Nova Covert Ops has been added, Multiplayer Revamp has arrived, and more.
October 18, 2016 — Starcraft II Proleague discontinued, four KeSPA teams has disbanded
October 17, 2016 — Patch 3.7.0 released
  • Nova added as a Commander to Co-op Missions, separate MMR per race, Collection tab with Unit Skins and Announcer Packs.
September 13, 2016 — Patch 3.6.0 released
  • New Co-op Mission features: Commander Alarak, new Co-op Mission, and Custom Mutators, Matchmaking for balance testing, and more.
August 2, 2016 — Patch 3.5.0 released
  • The second mission pack of Nova Covert Ops has been added, new Editor features, and more.
July 11, 2016 — Patch 3.4.0 released
  • This patch focuses on Ladder Revamp, adding features like visible Player MMR and new League Tiers.
May 16, 2016 — Patch 3.3.0 released
  • New features to Co-op Missions: a new Commander Abathur, Mutators, Mastery Levels, and more.
March 30, 2016 — Patch 3.2.0 released
  • The patch includes Nova Covert Ops, the first mission pack with three new missions, a new Co-op Mission, and more.
December 17, 2015 — Blizzard Entertainment releases information about the 2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series
  • A bigger prize pool, more support to regional cups, two regions (WCS Korea and WCS Circuit), and more... Read more...
December 14, 2015 — Patch 3.1.0 released
  • Karax has been added to Co-op Missions as a new playable Commander. Patch also includes new Co-op Mission and more.
November 10, 2015 — Blizzard Entertainment releases Legacy of the Void!
October 6, 2015 — Blizzard Entertainment releases Patch 3.0.
September 13, 2015 — Legacy of the Void cinematic revealed and release date announced
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June 17, 2015 — Whispers of Oblivion, prologue to Legacy of the Void, announced
May 27, 2015 — Legacy of the Void Balance Patch 2.5.2!
May 11, 2015 — Legacy of the Void Balance Update Preview!
April 27, 2015 — Legacy of the Void Balance Update Preview!
March 24, 2015 — New Ladder Maps for 2015 Season 2
March 18, 2015 — Beta of Legacy of the Void to start on March 31, 2015
March 11, 2015 — WCS Season 2 Schedule & Format Changes
  • See how WCS will be shaping up for next season! Read more...
February 24, 2015 — TLMC Map Contest Results
January 29, 2015 — Call to Action Balance Testing
January 20, 2015 — Blizzard releases Balance Test Map
December 18, 2014 — The 2015 Season 1 ladder maps have been announced
December 11, 2014 — 2015 StarCraft II StarLeague Season 1 Round of 32 Matchups announced
October 28, 2014 — The new maps of the Season 4 map pool are announced.
September 29, 2014 — HomeStory Cup 10 announced! The event will take place November 13th-16th. Read more...
September 18, 2014 — 2014 DreamHack Open: Stockholm Full competitor list. Read more...
September 01, 2014 — 2014 DreamHack Open: Moscow Full player list announced. Read more...
August 20, 2014 — IEM Season IX Toronto Groups announced. Read more...
August 6, 2014 — 2014 DreamHack Open Moscow first players announced.
  • $25,000 USD and 4,000 WCS Points are up for grabs. Read more...
July 24, 2014 — 2014 Taiwan Open Players, Casters, and Hosts.
July 23, 2014 — Blizzard Entertainment updates the Season 3 Ladder Maps Deadwing and Foxtrot Labs
  • After checking the initial games of the season, Blizzard Entertainment updates Deadwing, so that horizontal spawns are disabled and Foxtrot Labs to diagonal spawns only. Read more...
June 30, 2014 — Blizzard Entertainment announces the maps for Season 3 of the Ladder.
May 28, 2014 — HomeStory Cup IX Players announced.
May 23, 2014 — Blizzard releases Balance Update.
May 6, 2014 — Blizzard releases their thoughts on Swarm Hosts.
May 5, 2014 — Blizzard releases Balance Test Map.
April 15, 2014 — HomeStory Cup IX announced.
  • The tournament will take place from June 5 - 8 and offer a $25,000 USD Prize Pool and 4,000 WCS Points up for grabs. Read more...
March 26, 2014 — Blizzard updates map pool for 2014 Season 2 Ladder, and Season 2 WCS.
March 12, 2014 — David Kim does a Reddit Q&A regarding Starcraft 2 balance & design. Read more...
February 28, 2014 — Blizzard Entertainment releases balance update.
February 18, 2014 — AZUBU gaming team is reported to be disbanding at the end of the month.
  • According to Ethan Ahn, a Korean Journalist, AzubuTV their streaming website will still be running after the teams disbandment. Read more...
February 5, 2014 — Blizzard Entertainment releases small balance patch.
January 28, 2014 — IEM announces world championship Prize Pool and Format.
  • IEM World Championship will be a winner take all prize pool of $100k. Read more...
January 22, 2014 — Blizzard Entertainment Releases Patch 2.1 .
January 8, 2014 — MLG announces GameOn Invitational and the return of StarCraft2 at MLG Anaheim.
January 6, 2014 — GOMeXP announces Global Championship and more!
  • GOMeXP announces Global Championship, and that Hotsix will be the sponsor for the first GSL season of the year. Read more...
December 21, 2013 — Changes to the Map Pool for 2014 Season 1 announced.
December 12th, 2013 — viOLet Secures 5-Year Pro Athlete Visa for the US.
  • Andrew Tomlinson whose Cyber Solutions Agency (CSA) represents viOLet talks about how this happened and viOLet's reaction to being able to live in the United States again. Read more...
November 20, 2013 — Blizzard Entertainment announces WCS 2014 Plans.
  • WCS 2014: Partial Region Lock, GSL returns, and more. Read more...
November 16, 2013 — Incredible Miracle, Prime, MVP, and League of Legends team NaJin join KeSPA.
  • KeSPA announces 4 teams that have joined their organization, as well as the start date for a new season of Proleague: December 28.Read more...
November 14, 2013 — Infinity Seven as a team disbands.
  • Infinity Seven disbands, Team Owner zemotion shares her memories of the team . Read more...
November 11, 2013 — Blizzard releases Balance Update.
November 9, 2013 — BlizzCon SC2 Panel Summary.
  • Blizzard addresses community questions and reveals details about upcoming patch. Read more...
November 1, 2013 — FXOpen will now be playing under the name fOu.
  • After losing sponsorship from Forex trading company FXOpen the team will return to being fOu. Read more...
October 30, 2013 — Proleague in December, MVP, IM, Prime to KeSPA?
  • Proleague in December, MVP, IM, Prime to KeSPA?. Read more...
October 22, 2013 — Snute going to South Korea.
  • It was announced that Team Liquid player Snute would be going to South Korea to train and live with CJ Entus Team's players for 1 Month. Read more...
October 14, 2013 — Blizzard Entertainment releases a Q&A.
  • Blizzard has released a Q&A on the potential changes to WCS 2014 and its format Read more...
October 11, 2013 — MarineKing retires.
October 2nd, 2013 — Evil Geniuses's Korea team house has closed along with some removals of their Staff/Management.
September 24, 2013 — Possible balance changes proposed by Blizzard.
September 18, 2013 — iloveoov joins SKT as coach.
September 16, 2013 — s2 retires and TY joins KT Rolster.
September 9, 2013 — Bisu Retires.
  • Bisu has decided to retire after his long competitive gaming career. Bisu plans to enter his mandatory military service after a short break. Read more...
September 6, 2013 — 2013 - 2014 Proleague New Season announced to start in November, KeSPA Cup to return
  • KeSPA chairman has revealed next Proleague season will start toward the end of November, as well the come back of short length team tournaments in the spirit of the defunct KeSPA Cup. Read more...
September 6, 2013 — All time Proleague statistics and records spreadsheet released
September 1, 2013 — IM, Prime and MVP leave eSF
  • Teams Incredible Miracle, Prime and MVP have cancelled their registration to the eSF. So far none of the teams have stated whether they are joining KeSPA or staying independent. Along with leaving eSF the teams will not be playing in the next GSTL. Read more...
September 1, 2013 — STX drops support of SouL
  • STX have ceased sponsorship of SouL following their financial difficulties. The team has joined the eSF and plans to participate in the next season of GSTL. Read more...
August 29th, 2013 — JangBi Retires.
  • JangBi has announced his retirement. According to Daily Esports the two time OSL champion had lost interest in Starcraft 2. He also mentioned that he will take a year off before his mandatory military service, in this year period he will be streaming BroodWar in his free time on afreeca Read more...
July 1, 2013 — 8th Team officially sponsored by Jin Air
June 28, 2013 — AZUBU Korea disbands.
June 27, 2013 — KT Rolster accepts Razer sponsorship.
April 9, 2013 — Blizzard buys IGN Pro League
  • Blizzard has purchased the IGN Pro League. IPL technology and assets are now owned by Blizzard, and existing members of IPL’s staff will help form a new team in San Francisco. Read more...
April 3, 2013 — Blizzard: World Championship Series 2013 revealed
  • Blizzard unveils their 2013 WCS season, a yearlong venture in cooperation with GomTV, MLG, KeSPA, ESL, and OnGameNet, consisting of three equal leagues in three regions around the world, each running in parallel, featuring a $1.6 million prize pool. Read more...
March 12, 2013 — StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm released
  • Heart of the Swarm, the first expansion for StarCraft 2 has been released. The game's release is celebrated in a 21-hour long launch party, spanning nine official events across the globe. Read more...
March 8, 2013 — DreamHack Open 2013 revealed
  • DreamHack announces its 2013 DreamHack Open season. The season will begin in Stockholm, Sweden on April 26th and end at the DreamHack Winter festival on November 30th. Following the 2012 success, DreamHack will return to Valencia and Bucharest. The total prizepool for the season stands at $190,000. Read more...
February 13, 2013 — AZUBU joins the e-Sports Federation
  • It has been reported that AZUBU is joining the e-Sports Federation. This move, hot on the heels of the establishment of AZUBU's StarCraft II division, coincides with the team's plans to compete in the upcoming GSTL season. Read more...
February 1, 2013 — Quantic Gaming reformed
January 30, 2013 — AZUBU picks up four new players
January 27, 2013 — mTw officially ceases operations
  • mTw officially announced today that it has ceased operations, citing an inability to run "a sustainable and stable business" and that the "business model of eSports clans does not work any more in its current form." Read more...
January 25, 2013 — Western Wolves signs MorroW
January 21, 2013 — KiLLeR leaves Dignitas
January 18, 2013 — TheStC joins compLexity
  • compLexity announced today that they have signed Choi "TheStC" Yun Sik to their StarCraft II team. TheStC was without a team ever since Quantic disbanded at the beginning of December 2012. Read more...
January 15, 2013 — DIMAGA leaves mTw
  • Dmytro "DIMAGA" Filipchuk tweeted today that he has left team mTw, of which he has been a part since July 2010, and that he is now a free agent. Read more...
January 15, 2013 — Team Acer partners with Axiom to compete in GSTL; Alicia and Heart join.
January 14, 2013 — SK Telecom T1 signs PartinG
January 14, 2013 — Squirtle leaves StarTale
  • In a statement released today, StarTale's director Coach Won announced that Park "Squirtle" Hyun Woo has left the team. He is the second major Protoss player to leave StarTale in January, ten days after PartinG's departure. Read more...
January 12, 2013 — compLexity, Fnatic shut down their team houses
January 7, 2013 — Golden joins StarTale
January 3, 2013 — Team SCV Life disbands
  • It has been reported today that Team SCV Life has ceased operations, citing difficulties with sponsors after the departure of key players from the team. Read more...
January 3, 2013 — PartinG leaves StarTale
January 1, 2013 — MajOr joins Team 8
December 28, 2012 — Stephano to "almost (certainly)" play in Code S
December 27, 2012 — AZUBU expands its roster
  • Team AZUBU announced today that it has added Genius, TOP, InCa, VINES, Sleep and San to its line-up, bringing the number of players in its roster to eight. Furthermore, the team is expected to announce one more recruit as well as their future SC2 plans. Read more...
December 26, 2012 — SuperNova leaves mTw
December 22, 2012 — Polt leaves Team SCV Life
  • It has been reported today that Choi "Polt" Seong Hoon has departed Team SCV Life in order to pursue English studies in the United States. Read more...
December 17, 2012 — Sea retires
  • Team Liquid announced today that Yum "Sea" Bo Sung has retired from progaming, citing the inability to regain joy for gaming, something that has worn away after having played professionally for seven years. Read more...
December 14, 2012 — Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid to produce English Proleague broadcasts
CLARIFICATION: This agreement was only in effect for a week, IEG/KeSPA are now producing Proleague in-house.
December 13, 2012 — SaSe to play in Taiwan eSports League for three weeks
  • It has been reported that Kim "SaSe" Hammar will, for a period of three weeks, play in the Taiwan eSports League (TeSL) with Gama Bears. TeSL has an exchange program which allows teams in the league to being in foreign players to play on their roster for a set amount of time. Read more...

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