'Blizzard WCS' Launches for iOS, Allows for Mobile Streaming of StarCraft II WCS

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Video game company Blizzard Entertainment has launched Blizzard WCS for iOS, an app made specifically for tracking the progress of the StarCraft II World Championship Series (WCS). The app allows users the ability to watch live streams of WCS matches as well as archived videos with AirPlay capability, and also features content that spotlights individual players and eSports news.

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty originally launched on the Mac in 2010, and its expansion, StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm launched this past March. Blizzard WCS is a universal app that can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: 'Blizzard WCS' Launches for iOS, Allows for Mobile Streaming of StarCraft II WCS
  2. Koulie macrumors regular


    May 19, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Macrumors is digging deep in the can on this one...

    I'm guessing the Admins are avid StarCraft fans :p
  3. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
  4. akm3 macrumors 68020

    Nov 15, 2007
    Was very excited until I realized this is just a status app instead of actual game dev from Blizzard.
  5. iLilana macrumors 6502a


    May 5, 2003
    Alberta, Canada
    watching starcraft

    is there a point to watching Starcraft?
  6. 5t3f4n macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2011
    Is there a point to watching any sport or e-sport?
    It's entertaining.
  7. blackcrayon macrumors 68000

    Mar 10, 2003
    Well at least Blizzard is finally working on a game for the iPad, "Hearthstone". Even if it is a card game...
  8. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    I was just thinking earlier today that I wished I was able to watch Koreans play video games while sitting on the toilet.

    Now I can.

    The future is now.
  9. GunZi macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2012
  10. sazivad macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2011
    New Jersey
  11. hirshnoc macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2007
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    Yes I noticed this app and I think Rdio are getting to look more like iOS 7, I guess they all have access to the Beta.
  12. Icaras macrumors 603


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
    So basically we'll be able to see which Korean wins the championship.
  13. the8thark macrumors 68040


    Apr 18, 2011
    Of cause they are. That's why the article is being written.
    MacRumors would have no idea that SC2 as an e-sport is dying. MLG and others are removing it from their line ups. And lost of people don't like the SC2 WCS format.

    Blizzard need to seriously work on this. But MacRumors would not know this. And if they did, it's not in their article here.


    Basically yes.
  14. ikir macrumors 65816

    Sep 26, 2007
    Or you can watch Scarlet, the little Canadian girl who is kicking a lot of Koreans asses. Yesterday I've tried the app since I was an active Starcraft players and I've seen 3 matches with this girl which is super pro.

    These things are interesting only if you play Starcraft, but probably it is the game with the highest number of match views, it is very competitive and complex so usually it is fun to watch these if you understand what is happening.
  15. divad1978 macrumors newbie

    Aug 28, 2009
    If you don't like SC2 and watching incredibly skilled players outplay each other then sure you would think there is no point. However there are weeks where I spend a significant portion of my week watching matches. Last week for example I spent six days watching SC2 matches 8 hours a day ending at a bar on Sunday where 60 people showed up to watch.

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