ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Where to Watch Starcraft 2 Casts - eSports Professional Competitive Gaming

Updated on July 20, 2012

Starcraft 2 Casted Gaming

Where to Watch StarCraft 2 Professionals and Tournament Play

If you have never watched an exciting eSports game and enjoy playing video games either on a console gaming system or a PC you should check out a match of Starcraft 2 from one of the sites below. Starcraft 2 is a Real Time Strategy game that requires the players to do economic activities (harvesting minerals and gas) and military activities (building marines and more and shooting at stuff) in order to beat their opponent who is trying to do the same things with their race. Just search Starcraft into youtube will let you encounter tons of really good starcraft 2 related content and games from many well known casters such as Husky Starcraft and Total Biscuit that providing entertaining commentary about the games. You can also stumble into videos like the TLO Ownage video below when LiquidTLO a well known professional gamer in Starcraft 2 that demonstrates funny playing styles to crush lower level players utilizing a variety of units in the game.

Many of the professional competitive gamers stream their play on services like Justin.tv and you can search through the streams using a few different places. The Team Liquid website has a list of streams that are currently available as well as a list of other current notable tournament matches. There is also web forums with details about where to go and watch other tournament matches and just casted Starcraft 2 ladder matches.

Another source of fun casts and announcements about starcraft tournament casts is to check out this starcraft community. Leave in the comments any of your favorite casters that should be linked to or other sites that aggregate casts easily for viewing.

Starcraft 2 - Casted Game of TLO

SC2 Casts

Click thumbnail to view full-size

SC2Casts - Lots of Casted Pro Games and Tournament Matches

SC2Casts is a website that has aggregated lots of casted games by different game casters in the Starcraft 2 community. The interface is simple to use and you can just begin watching matches. Each game is tagged for the battle type by race so you can look for the types of match ups you are looking to watch. The players names and the number of games is if it is multiple round match is listed. There is a few different ways to browse the site to see the exact types of matches you want or follow specific casters or gamers that you enjoy watching.

SC2casts also has an iPhone app that allows you to watch eSports from your mobile phone. Plug in your headphones and watch a starcraft 2 match while your out and about and need 10 to kill 10 minutes. The app has similar functionality to the website and provides access to lots of youtube hosted starcraft 2 casts.


Warp Prism Starcraft 2 casts

Click thumbnail to view full-size

Now Teevox Warp Prism - Starcraft 2 Professional Game Streams

Check outTeevox to watch and flip through lots of professional gamer streams of their starcraft 2 matches of custom games, ladder matches and tournament games. Many pros occassionaly stream their games on services like Justin.TV but Warp prism has aggregated the streams and provides them all right in one easy to use dashboard that allows you to look at other games that are streaming while watching a match and switch quickly to watch another stream. It is often hard to track lots of different players when they are streaming and when they are not , so looking quickly through Warp Prism will give you a good idea of who is streaming and what Starcraft 2 matches you can watch at the moment. In between games you can quickly change to another cast and watch a different gamer.

Most of these games of the professionals streaming are done with music in the background so you can find someone that likes you similar style of music and enjoy watching a stream while doing other casual activities on the computer. Some of the pro will discuss their game as they go and there are others that do live casts of others games and get analytical about the game.

Day 9 Starcraft Analysis and Commentary

If you enjoy playing or watching starcraft 2 casted matches and do not watch the videos by Sean "Day 9" Plott, you really need to do so. The Day 9 dailies are full of just awesome Starcraft Videos one after another. The Funday Monday episodes are just pure laughter at times, Day 9 puts a restriction on the videos that the audience can submit replays from their own games doing the funday monday challenge, like make mass queens, or expand every 5 minutes in the game, and many other great challenges. Their often is a few lower level replays in the mix and hilarity ensues from the way that Day 9 likes to point out certain aspects of the game play.

Check out the daily 100 below to learn more about Day 9 and Starcraft in general. Don't miss these casts by Day 9, not only are they entertaining but these videos above anyone other collection provide more insight and analysis of the competitive side of Starcraft. Day 9 breaks the game down into the smallest details and always encouraging players to find unique ways to scout, build armies, and attack their opponents.

There is now over 480 dailies to help you become a better gamer, that is over 1 full month of content, thats a lot of SC2 to watch.

Day 9 Daily 100

When Cheese Fails - Lifes a Glitch TV

Starcraft 2 is about having fun playing a video game and Life a Glitch TV really captures that spirit of having fun while playing and in their instance casting Starcraft 2 matches. Instead of the traditional pro gamer casting focus, they look at games from the starcraft 2 gaming community that is submitting a game to be casted by the hosts Nova War and Maximus Black. The twist is they focus on cheese, cheese defined as an early very aggressive build and attack in starcraft that is typically an all in strategy if it works you win in the opening minutes of the game, if it fails you loose miserably and loose fast. Cheese can be a fun way to play a game of starcraft as it can frustrate an opponent while provide an excitement of not knowing if you are going to live or die. The videos When Cheese Fails is an awesome example of cheese builds and how to effectively deal with them and make them fail, there is also several just videos in their archive of cheesers doing stupid things even for a cheeser. Go check out their videos and smell the Parmesan or is it some provolone.

When Cheese Fails - Funny Starcraft 2 Casting

Wellplayed.org Excellent SC2 Information and Streams

The wellplayed website is full of great Starcraft information and also an excellent way to watch the streams of all your favorite SC2 players.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)