Homestory cup 2019. HomeStory Cup XX

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So choosing a favorite to win it all is a little risky here, but recency bias says Reynor should take it all the way, no matter how much we want Big Boy PartinG to show off for us. Taeja and Solar managed to secure a spot in the lower bracket. What always stands out to me is that, relative to most other offline tournaments, its participants seem to be genuinely enjoying themselves, and it shows in the broadcast. It's a community event for the players, the casters, and the viewers, and it serves to remind each of them that StarCraft 2 is a game - no matter how many times it feels much bigger than that. That's what's important about HomeStory Cup - it shines a spotlight on some of the narratives and players who might otherwise never see it, or who might have thousands of fans waiting to embrace them if they only got to see what they were like outside the game too.

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Making the broadcasts more attractive were the special guests of the championship. Game 4 would prove to be an epic match with Reynor and Serral going back and forth with their army of Roaches and Lurkers. The overall tone of the broadcast is less flashy and intense than other major tournaments, and this frees the commentators to go deeper on the game rather than trying to highlight every key decision the players make. Super happy this was done before Serral vs Inno! Get your banners, portraits, hoodies or mugs! If history is any indicator Take will bring the best he can get. The top 2 from each group advance to the Round of 8 and the 3rd and 4th place are moved to the lower bracket.

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All it took was one phone call really. When comparing this to the tournament before last, we have a decrease of 22 thousand peak viewers and 6 thousand average viewers. I particularly liked the graphics work showing various player details in the run-up to any given match: The player interviews were also a highlight for me; and were especially good at pulling players out of their shells and creating banter. The event has reached 46 thousand peak viewers. We've argued before that StarCraft 2, by nature of being an game decided in a 1 vs.

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In a special location next to the Tropical Islands 10-15 min. I particularly liked a segment on the final day highlighting the support of Global Data Science. Super happy this was done before Serral vs Inno! We saw Stephano get a brief moment back in the sun, and Lambo proved if professional play ever began boring him that casting could easily be his calling. The top spot of the average viewers-based player popularity ranking features the champion —. But first, a little digression into history. The admins ruling was that they should play a Bo3 all on Ephemeron for the second map point. This, in our opinion, is also a record in its own right.

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However, if Serral got 3 wins before Reynor the score would reset, and Reynor and Serral would have to battle it out in a best of 3. Or maybe you meant Stats, Byun or Gumiho. Prize pools come and go - StarCraft 2 players know that better than anyone, really - but personality and entertainment are timeless. Sudden Death Finally in Game 5, Serral would drive the Championship into an epic best of 3 sudden death when he drove a large group of roaches straight into his base destroying valuable hatcheries and drones. Not every tournament can brag of having both the long history and a 20-event anniversary. It feels laid back in the sense that the show never gets in the way of the actual content; the commentary, games and players are always center-stage.

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StarCraft 2: HomeStory Cup is the Best Esports Viewing Experience

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If history is any indicator Take will bring the best he can get. The hours watched have amounted to 1 million 491 thousand hours. The original prize pool of 25 thousand dollars was doubled by the founder of Shopify, Tobias Litke. The first map was continued from the stopped game on the wrong mod. But in other cases, only positive results can be observed. It's yet another example of how despite occupying a more niche role in the world of esports, and tournaments like HomeStory Cup are exactly why, as they embrace the role of the game instead of attempting to artificially inflate it to levels of viewership and ubiquity it doesn't currently call home. Between seemingly endless bad news from Blizzard and poor competitive balance at the biggest tournament of the year, I often found myself longing for previous years of competition.

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For its 20th tournament, the company has decided to hold a competition in Vegas. Tbh i think despite all the hype, the last day will be one sided with Serral or Reynor winning the whole thing. All thanks to Ahli who combined the balance and observing mod and now fixed the abduct bug!!! He joined the team in 2018 and has been reporting on games pretty well every day since - except on weekends, where he's typically playing them instead. Serral after 8 games going back and forth with Reynor ultimately prevailed. To be eligible for the list, the game must be confirmed for 2020, or there should be good reason to expect its release in that year.

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