Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void gets its first Major

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It’s time to revive that Starcraft II passion as Legacy of the Void has received its first Major at Dreamhack Winter. That’s right, SC2 is not dead, yet. Dreamhack will host a $50,000 tournament on November 26th, just shy of Legacy of the Void’s release on November 10th.

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Legacy of The Void

If you follow the Starcraft II lore, you’d know we’re approaching the story of the Protoss. If there’s one thing Blizzard does right, it’s lore and cinematics.

Lore aside, competitively Legacy of the Void brings some much needed changes to the Starcraft II multiplayer experience. Each expansion introduces new units and buildings, but LotV has gone above and beyond. Players will now start with more money and more units. This changes the pace of the game completely, allowing faster builds, and faster offensive play. Essentially Blizzard are trying to make the game more exciting.

One of the biggest features is the change to the laddering system. A major part of the SC2 experience is grinding through the ladders to reach the highest rank – Grand Master. Blizzard have now added a tournament structure to the laddering system.

Dreamhack Winter

At the moment Legacy of the Void is still in Beta, but Dreamhack Winter will be our first showcase of the new expansion in a competitive environment. It’s not uncommon for a new SC2 expansion to feature shortly after release, and personally I feel it’s a good thing as it pumps up the beta testing phase to ensure a great game is released upon launch. 24 Players will take the stage at Dreamhack after going through regional qualifiers.

Red Bull Battlegrounds already touched on Legacy of The Void over the weekend, but Dreamhack Winter will be the first official tournament to play host to the finale of the Starcraft II series.

Source: Daily Dot

Last Updated: September 23, 2015

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit's esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere - but my work here is independent of that.

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