Blizzard Details eSports Support For StarCraft II: Heart Of The SwarmBy: Zach Walton - February 22, 2013
One of the fastest growing subsets of gaming culture is eSports. Millions of people tune in every month to watch matches between the best players in games like StarCraft II, League of Legends and DOTA 2. With the next StarCraft II game, Blizzard is stepping up its support for eSports in some big ways.
Alongside additions coming to eSports support, the latest StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm preview tackles the changes Blizzard will be making to basic multiplayer and spectating as well. Speaking of spectating, Blizzard announced that players will be able to spectate matches as a group so friends can watch games together. Going even further, StarCraft II will implement a feature called Take Command that allows players to jump into a replay and start playing themselves.
With all the additions coming to multiplayer, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm will surely be the definitive version of the RTS for tournament players. Well, that is until Legacy of the Void launches a few years from now.