The sequel to award winning game Starcraft was released in 2010 by Blizzard Entertainment and runs in Microsoft Windows and Mac OS; it’s a real time single and multiplayer game featuring amazing graphics. This online game is catered to those who enjoy military science fiction action; Starcraft II is split in three parts: Wings of Liberty, Heart of the Swarm, and Legacy of the Void. Starcraft II popularity is huge especially in countries like South Korea, were this eSport has managed to gather over 120 thousand people in a stadium to watch a championship match.
There are tournaments and events that take place all over the world, as well as the World Championship Series, where the world’s leading pro players test their skills against each other in a three season event with matches broadcasted locally and streamed live, the total prize pool for 2015 -believe it or not- was of $1.6 million; with this kind of numbers it’s no wonder that options for online betting on Starcraft 2 are in high demand.
You may now bet on Starcraft II tournaments at some of the best online betting sites with Bovada the best for US players and Pinnacle being the best option for non US residents.
We’ll give you a brief explanation about how this whole thing works:
This is a complex game, with equally complex storyline and each character has a story behind them, but we will try to keep it simple here. Jim Raynor, is a marshal turned rebel who is looking for revenge after being betrayed by the anti-Confederate Sons of Korhal, who assert themselves as the Dominion under the leadership of Arcturus Mengsk. Raynor’s mission therefor is to bring down the Dominion. There are three different species: the Terrans, the insectoid Zerg and the Protoss, and basically they all hate each other… but sometimes the Terrans and Protoss team up, and others, the Terrans use the Zerg for their purposes. In synthesis Starcraft2 is about these three races and their leaders, fighting for dominance in a remote region of the galaxy, players get to choose the race the fight with and they have to harvest resources, build a base and an army, and then destroy their opponents.
Wings of Liberty is Terran focused, it contains several missions in a mercenary-style campaign. In this story, the Dominion has become the most powerful force among the Terran factions, and Raynor is leading a resistance that has been a losing battle and seems to be giving up. The Heart of Swarm, is Zerg-focused, particularly in Sarah Kerrigan, (Raynor’s love interest that in Starcraft I was kidnapped and turned into a Zerg) and her battle against Mengsk. In the Legacy of the Void, the game focuses on Artanis, a young executor who is the commander of the Golden Armada, attempting to reunite the Protoss tribes in order to stop Amon, a fallen Xel'Naga.
Luckily, there is a Play for Free option that you can use to get familiar with the game and all its characters.
You can easily find odds fir Starcraft II in the best Online Betting Sites, as well as in tournaments and events, and like with other online games and sports you can bet on who the winner will be, which country the winner will be from, who will reach the semifinals, etc. Prop bets are not very common on Starcraft II betting.
Also, keep in mind there is a small edge in this type of bets.You have to make sure to do your homework and follow up on the top players, their stats, strategies, which maps they excel at, etc. It is not uncommon for underdogs to take the win in this game, which is why it’s so important you follow the action closely, there are a lot of resources for this purpose that you can find on the internet, from ranks, to stats, videos and other useful information that is good to follow if you want to become a successful Starcarft II bettor.