The Year in StarCraft II: 2011: The Ongoing Story of the World's Greatest Esport (Paperback)
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2011 is the year StarCraft II exploded as a competitive video game. Though it was by no means the first, it quickly became the most popular esport in North America and spawned a professional scene that spans the globe. The Year in StarCraft II: 2011 is both an in-depth recap of the year of this rapidly growing esport, discussing the evolution of the game and profiling its most important players, and a resource, providing detailed win/loss records and top placings for all of the 250-plus individuals who participated in the major tournaments devoted to the game. With map discussions, strategy overviews, player profiles, win/loss records, and rundowns of the most important professional leagues catering to the game, The Year in StarCraft II: 2011 is the comprehensive annual guide to professional StarCraft II. This is the ongoing story of the world's greatest esport. It's is a story that deserves to be told. -Features statistics for over 250 professional StarCraft II players -In-depth performance and play style discussions for 50 top players -Overviews of the evolution of StarCraft II through patches and map pools -Discussions of developing StarCraft II strategy for each race and matchup.
About the Author
Robert C. Ring (born 1983) grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and resides in Birmingham, Alabama. As a competitive gaming writer, sci-fi film expert, and lifelong fan of all imaginable geek culture mediums, Robert focuses his efforts on imparting the knowledge and passion he has developed for the things he so loves. His first book, "Sci-Fi Movie Freak," is a discussion of the most important science fiction films of all time and hit shelves in 2011. His second, "The Year in StarCraft II: 2011," is a record of the story of professional StarCraft II in 2011 and was released in March of 2012.