What is StarCraft 2
StarCraft 2 is considered to be the best real-time strategy game ever made. It’s also a successful electronic sport (eSport) with a lot of history behind it. A sequel to the first StarCraft title (released in 1998) and its expansion set Brood War, StarCraft 2 is split into 3 installments: Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. After the release of its first installment, StarCraft 2 quickly inherited its predecessor’s fame and became a great eSport.
StarCraft 2 is a military science-fiction real-time strategy game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company that created Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and the Warcraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo series. It was announced in 2007 at Blizzard’s World Wide Invitational and was released on July 27, 2010.
Much like chess, StarCraft 2 seems relatively easy to learn at a first glance. However, it is extremely difficult to master.
How StarCraft 2 is played
In professional tournaments, StarCraft 2 is played in a player vs player format (1 vs 1). The two opponents facing each other spawn at different locations on a given map. They can choose one of three races (Terrans, Zerg and Protoss) and begin the game with a base structure and a set of units that can be used to gather resources and build additional structures.
Initially, the objective for both players is to gather resources (minerals and Vespene gas), build worker and fighter units, expand on the map by creating additional bases, and evolve technologically. As the game progresses, players explore the map in search of each other. At any given moment, they can send units to attack their opponent.
Each race has entirely different structures and units. Each is strong in some areas and weaker in others. It’s up to the players to pick whichever race they like and then play it however they see fit. The final objective is to force your opponent to surrender or destroy all of his buildings, if he refuses to.
StarCraft 2 is an extremely fast-paced game and matches usually last between 5 and 20 minutes.
StarCraft 2’s professional scene
StarCraft 2 has a well established professional scene with a lot casters, analysts, tournaments, sponsors and hundreds of pro players. Around 20 important competitions are being organized each year, with prize pools ranging from 25.000 to $700.000 dollars. Among them, the most important ones are the World Championship Series, Intel Extreme Masters, Global StarCraft 2 League and World Electronic Sports Games.
The regions where the StarCraft 2 professional scene is highly developed are South Korea, North America and Europe. Players like Rogue, herO, soO, Zest, INnoVation, Snute, Neeb and Nerchio are pretty famous in the eSports community in these parts of the world.
Becoming a successful StarCraft 2 bettor
Becoming a successful StarCraft 2 bettor requires you to either develop a solid understanding of the game and its professional scene, or gain access to people who are already experts in this field.
Playing StarCraft 2, watching professional tournaments and studying the professional scene will sharpen your intuition as a StarCraft 2 bettor and allow you make much more accurate predictions. In addition to this, you should also develop your own betting strategy or system and incorporate sound betting tactics and principles in it.
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