Serral: “Foreigners are playing better than ever before”

Originally posted at https://ginx.tv/sc2/serral-interview-blizzcon-2018/

A dawn of a new era developed during BlizzCon last weekend. South Korea defended their Overwatch World Cup championship for the third straight year, Gen.G became back-to-back HGC champions, and Chuck “Cdew” Dewland’s dream of becoming the World of Warcraft Arena World Champion became reality.

StarCraft did not end up on the short stick of those huge achievements.

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Tasteless: “I’m not saying because it’s cool… this has been the best year for StarCraft II”

Originally posted at https://ginx.tv/sc2/tasteless-interview-sc2/

BlizzCon is around the corner, with opening week occurring this weekend with the HGC Finals and the WCS Global Finals underway. StarCraft had a storied history dating back to Brood War then continuing with StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.

The StarCraft scene has had its ups and downs throughout the years. This year, however, StarCraft is undergoing a resurgence. StarCraft: Brood War was remastered last year. In turn, the Brood War pro scene is as healthy as ever; the Korea StarCraft League and Afreeca Starleague feature legends like Lee “Flash” Young Ho and Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong.

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Make Starcraft Great Again

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Over 10 years ago, Starcraft: Brood War spawned a following in North America and an even bigger following in South Korea. Esports at this time was small in comparison to today. However, in South Korea, Brood War established and helped grow the esports scene to what it is today. Thousands of people attended MSL and OSL to watch the likes of Flash, Jaedong, Bisu, and Stork play. The aura of these players not only reached throughout South Korea but reached stateside in North America. The popularity of Starcraft was increasing throughout the world on the heels of Starcraft 2’s release in 2010.

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