The StarCraft II ESL Pro Tour concludes in 2021 at IEM Katowice!
After an extended year of intense competition, it has been rounded it right down to just 36 final contenders. From February 20 to twenty-eight, these challengers from across the planet compete over their share of the $250,000 prize pool – and therefore the once during a lifetime chance to lift the fantastic trophy of IEM Katowice 2021.
Blizzard Is Officially Ending Development on ‘StarCraft 2’
The ‘StarCraft’ team is freeing themselves to “think about what’s next”.
Blizzard is looking to wind down further development on the real-time strategy game StarCraft 2.In a recent blog post, the developer announced that it might be ending production on additional “for-purchase content” for the sport within the near future. While balance fixes and other updates will still be a priority, there’ll be no new content produced for the title. Instead, the team is going to be that specialize in “what’s next” further down the road.
There will be no further updates this year, but there’ll be future updates “as needed” within the future. As far as what players can anticipate, Blizzard has noted that being freed up for what essentially amounts to brainstorming extends beyond StarCraft 2 into the “StarCraft universe as an entire .”
It’s been since 2015 since the standalone expansion pack StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void debuted. However, StarCraft: Remastered debuted in 2017, and offered how for players both new and old to experience the first game that started it all with modern graphics and other important updates.
It isn’t clear at now what Blizzard has up its sleeve going forward, but with the top of an era will hopefully come some big developments.
ONE TOUR. ONE STORY
This is the ESL Pro Tour for StarCraft II, a yearly competition that mixes the past legacies of Blizzard, DreamHack, and ESL. Now in second year, they are building upon their system to make sure that anyone can check-in and play anywhere within the world. Goal is simple:
Create a world where everybody is often somebody.
STARCRAFT II 5.0.3 PATCH NOTES
New observer interface added, “Pro 2020”.
Supports 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 games at 16×9.
Previously seen earlier this year at IEM Katowice and fund Team League.
Features larger numbers and icons for improved mobile and couch viewing.
Reduced text for multi-region broadcasts.
Part and Parcel
The mission timer now starts with 90 additional seconds.
Scythe of Amon
The Warp Prism for the bonus objective will now announce its planned path 20 seconds before moving.
Shadow of Death Prestige
This Prestige has been reworked.
The Mothership and its Destroyers do not receive reduced stats from this Prestige.
Fixed a rare crash that would occur when a player has their Shadow graphic settings set to Low.
Fixed a rare crash that could occur when a player exits the Hyperion bridge.
Fixed a crash that would occur during an Alt+F4 exit.
Fixed a bug within the Archon Mode where if the hosting player drops during the starting countdown, all other players’ countdown would freeze.
Fixed various typos related 10th-anniversary campaign achievements.
Reworded the “Thanks for the Advice” achievement in “The Dig” mission to be clearer.
Reworded the “The Quick and therefore the Dead” achievement in “Echoes of the Future” mission to be clearer.
Reworded the “Eat, Love, Then Pray” achievement in “Phantoms of the Void” mission to be clearer.
The achievement, “The Great Purge” for “The Evacuation” mission now toasts after you’ve completed the achievement rather than after the sport ends.