Now in its sixth year, the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS) Global Finals kicked off at BlizzCon 2018 with a bang, with Kim "sOs" Yoo Jin taking out Cho "Maru" Seong Ju in a rapid 3-0. It took just 21 minutes and 50 seconds, give or take, to end a story 11 months in the making—an ultimate showdown between the best of the East and West, Maru and Serral.
That’s the thing about StarCraft II. There are so many intricacies that consistency is never a given; the smallest advantages and disadvantages can turn the tide on any storyline, no matter how long the build-up. That’s what makes it one of the best esports of all time—not just to play, but to watch.
Here at BlizzCon, I hit the audience floor to ask notable community members what it is that makes StarCraft II one of the best spectator sports.
With one day of competition remaining in the WCS Global Finals at BlizzCon, only four players remain—sOs, Stats, Rogue, and Serral. Tune in tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. PDT to see why watching StarCraft is the perfect way to spend your Saturday.