HotS Launch Times & Tournament Stream
The long awaited StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm expansion is on the verge of release with March 12 just a sleep away. In California, of course. But fret not, Blizzard has been kind enough to provide us with a schedule for the server launch times - I'm guessing it's so we can stock up on Coffee and Energy drinks in advance.
Server launch times listed below:
Indochina Time (Bangkok) - 8:01 p.m. March 11
Philippine Time (Manila) - 9:01 p.m. March 11
Singapore Time - 9:01 p.m. March 11
Australian Western Time (Perth) - 9:01 p.m. March 1
Australian Eastern Time (Sydney) - 12:01 a.m. March 12
New Zealand Standard Time - 2:01 a.m. March 12
Korea and Taiwan
China Standard Time (Taiwan) - 1:01 a.m. March 12
Korea Standard Time (Seoul) - 2:01 a.m. March 12
Moscow Standard Time - 3:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern European Time (Athens) - 2:01 a.m. March 12
South African Standard Time - 1:01 a.m. March 12 (EU...Really Blizzard?)
Central European Time (Paris) - 12:01 a.m. March 12
Greenwich Mean Time (London) - 11:01 p.m. March 11
Brazil Standard Time (Sao Paulo) - 4:01 a.m. March 12
Eastern Daylight Saving Time - 3:01 a.m. March 12
Central Daylight Saving Time - 2:01 a.m. March 12
Mountain Daylight Saving Time - 1:01 a.m. March 12
Pacific Daylight Saving Time - 12:01 a.m. March 12
Hawaii Standard Time - 9:01 p.m. March 11
So, about the live stream. StarCraft legend Day9 will be hosting the 21 hour live stream of Heart of the Swarm tournament matches over at Twitch. There are many known faces that will be featuring in these epic battles. Pro players from the US and South Korea including - Grubby, White-Ra, Minigun, Polt, MorroW, TLO, IdrA and CatZ. And of course, there's always a bit of cash involved when you throw some of the StarCraft 2 heavyweights. They are playing for a $3,500 prize pool.
The full schedule for the Heart of the Swarm launch live stream can be found over on Blizzard's website.
There are also special events being planned to celebrate the release of HotS. Some include an event taking place in the US at GameStop in California. And of course, the live stream. More information about launch events happening around the world and what they are featuring can be found by clicking here.
Let us know in the comments if you're as pumped as we are for this long awaited expansion!