Just a short notice to anyone who were signed up for the tournament today (May 12 2013) – there actually wasn’t a tournament today. I removed the countdown from the sidebar and didn’t post a news article, but forgot to remove the tournament from the tournament system. Sadly I have to say that there is no tournament today.
Really sorry to anyone who checked in – I’m amazed that 11 people found their way here without any advertisement whatsoever! Please check the website in the future to look for announcements of future tournaments, though I can’t say when the next one will be as I’ve gotten so much more busy the past few weeks.
||Sunday, April 28th 2013, 13:00 CEST/noon BST
Check the countdown timer in the sidebar to the right!
||Click here! Remember to check in 30 minutes before the tournament starts!
||Single elimination – click here for complete rules
EU server, Heart of the Swarm
- Akilon Wastes
- Bel’shir Vestige LE
- Cloud Kingdom LE
- Daybreak LE
- Neo Planet S LE
- Ohana LE
- Whirlwind LE
All maps are found by searching in the “Custom Games” part of Battle.net!
||1st: €25 + reddit gold + gold medal next to your name on /r/starcraft
2nd: €15 + reddit gold + silver medal
3rd/4th: €5 + reddit gold
Prizes sponsored by /u/willem, feel free to let him know he is awesome!
For this tournament, we will be trying out our new tournament system! You can sign up right now if you want to using the signup link in the post above, and you just have to check in 30 minutes before the tournament starts. If there are any bugs with the system, please let me know in the comments or contact Raziel on irc.quakenet.org!
If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or message Raziel on reddit. If you need a more immediate response try contacting us on IRC or via the Reddit Battle.net group.
The tournament is over! Congratulations to LionS for taking first place, and also congratulations to runner-up JonEdw! The final was very close, going all the way to the deciding 5th map, where LionS was able to react perfectly to JonEdw’s mutalisk play and overrun the Zerg air army.
Huge thanks to the guys at SCVRush for casting the tournament – we will definitely be seeing them more in the future! Thanks to everyone who participated and watched the stream, we hope to see you again in 2 weeks!
Welcome to a new strategy series on SCReddit.EU called Systemized Improvement! This series of articles will not be about what you need to do to play a good game of StarCraft 2 – it’s easy to tell someone to do this and that to be better at the game – but rather ways improve systematically. While you can get better at StarCraft 2 simply by grinding a ton of games and hoping you learn something along the way, you’re usually better off learning how to think about your wins and losses. The articles are not meant to be read in any particular order.
This first article will be on how to play defensively – which, if done right, is a very good way to improve. Another way to put it is playing reactively. This is because when you play aggressively, you’re the one controlling the pace of the game, and often you’ll either win or lose depending on how your attack goes. If you’re set on doing a certain aggressive play, there’s little to no room for deviation in your plans depending on what your opponent does. Meanwhile, playing defensively requires you to play reactively because there are many different things you as a defender can lose to.