StarCraft and Twitch have been linked together since the days of Justin.tv. The popularity of the newly released beta for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty drove many fans to stream their gameplay and drove enough viewers that it helped Justin.tv evolve into the Twitch you know and love.
We want to join Blizzard in celebrating the OG that got us all here: StarCraft. So ramp up that resource production, construct additional pylons, and get ready for a rush of events celebrating StarCraft’s 20th Anniversary all month long!
Limited Time Global Emotes
During the celebration, we’ve also unlocked three global emotes for you to use site wide: Show your love for your favorite race in chat with these emotes:
Watch StarCraft, Get Rewards!
Show off your artistic side in StarCraft II with a Bob Toss item bundle featuring an exclusive Portrait, Spray, and Emoji. Earn these items by watching any StarCraft, StarCraft: Remastered, or StarCraft II steam on Twitch for two cumulative hours from March 6 to April 6.
In addition, you will also be able to unlock special in-game items for StarCraft II through drops! Whether you’re streaming or watching StarCraft during this month, be sure to link your Battle.net account with your Twitch account! Find out more by visiting the official StarCraft Blog.
StarCraft II Achievement Hunt Marathon
We will be inviting 8 top broadcasters in the StarCraft community to participate and compete in the StarCraft Achievement Hunt Marathon! The rules are simple: the broadcaster that unlocks the most campaign achievements across SC2 Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void in the month of March — and streams themselves doing it all — will be the victor! Over $25,000 will be on the line to see who is the true StarCraft campaign bonjwa!
StarCraft II Showdown
StarCraft has always been known for its competitive 1v1 format. This will be a fight card style showmatch series featuring 8 of the best North American and European competitive StarCraft players in the world.Together they will compete for a “winner take all format” prize pool — and streaming their gameplay as they compete alongside our central shoutcasting stream.
StarCraft Remastered Showdown
The StarCraft Remastered showmatch series will once again be a fight card style showmatch series featuring 8 of the current top North American Remastered competitors. Together they will compete for a “winner take all format” prize pool, and will also be streaming their gameplay on their own streams along with our main casting stream.
StarCraft II FFA Bounty Brawl Series
The StarCraft 2 FFA Series will feature 8 of the top personalities from both the North American and European regions. Each broadcast will feature a best of five free for all on massive FFA maps, including everyone’s favorite — Big Game Hunters! Each region will have 3 separate events spread out throughout the month of March. Prize winnings will be rewarded for each map, making every game a chance to win some cash — and each and every player will be streaming as they play, alongside our central casted stream.
StarCraft 20 Year Anniversary Event
To top off the month, on March 30th and 31st Blizzard and Twitch will be hosting a live invitational featuring prominent figures in the StarCraft community throughout the years, this surely will be something everyone should tune in for! We will be featuring everyone’s favorite game types, 2v2’s 3v3’s 4v4’s FFA’s, so be sure to come hangout with us March 30th and 31st at twitch.tv/starcraft!