It has been a month since StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void was launched. Within 24 hours, more than a million units of this standalone expansion sold worldwide. The release became a new milestone in the long-living history of the StarCraft franchise and a new dawn introducing faster pace and more excitement with the three familiar, powerful, loved and feared Protoss, Terran, and Zerg races.

The StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void single player crowns the StarCraft II trilogy, revealing the faith of Protoss. Photo Credit: Blizzard The StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void single player crowns the StarCraft II trilogy, revealing the faith of Protoss. Photo Credit: Blizzard

Some might ask, it is still the same StarCraft, isn’t it? The answer is yes and no. Blizzard implemented some significant changes, which allowed the publisher to change the game mechanics drastically and adapt to the gamers’ thirst for action. Previously labeled as a possible Swan song for StarCraft, StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void spreads its wings like an eagle of battle.

The new expansion introduced a faster paced multiplayer mode, due to the new economy system and more starting workers. It once again reinforces the statement that StarCraft is not an easy game, requiring a certain threshold of the player’s skill. It needs great amounts of multitasking and will definitely eat up many hours until you master it close to perfection.

At the same time, it enables even less dedicated players to have tons of fun, taking part in single player campaigns, uniting the scattered factions of the Protoss race while being aboard an Ancient Protoss Arkship - the mesmerizing Spear of Adun. So as you may already know, the single player crowns the StarCraft II trilogy, revealing the faith of Protoss.

Recently it was announced that a new StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Commander, Karax, will be revealed soon, allowing the players to dominate the battlefield from orbit, and command the fleet of powerful robots:

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The additional portion of fun is ensured by unseen and useful new units. The Terran ranged mobile assault drone Cyclone proved to be really entertaining for us and annoying to our enemies. Who did you enjoy the most?

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Nova, the Cosplayer Favorite

Blizzard has been teasing fans with a new expansion pack that should hit the stores in March of 2016. In the center of this buzz is the beloved Terran Ghost Nova, who will return in her very own mission pack “Nova Covert Ops”. The storyline will pick up few years after the ending of Legacy of the Void.

Elite sniper Nova is being captivated by the Defenders of Man. You can have a sneak peek at this stunning ghost agent here:

As one of memorable figures Nova instantly got some love from dedicated StarCraft II and cosplay fans, with several showing extremely precise embodiments of her:

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Fast-Paced Competitive Madness

One of the most entertaining bits for StarCraft lovers is the StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void entrance to the competitive scene. The first LotV tournament already happened last month at DreamHack Winter, wowing the crowd and commentators with insane multitasking battles and exciting strategies - even the PvP is fun these days!. Out of the 16 top players who competed for the title of the DreamHack LotV Champion, 19-year-old Korean Samsung Galaxy Zerg player Kang "Solar" Min Soo showcased the best knowledge. He was titled the first StarCraft II LotV champion and made history as the first official champion of the new expansion.

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Not only Solar was on the rampage, players showed some pretty slick moves making the matches extremely enjoyable to watch. Here are some crazy disruptor shots, in case you were not following all the DreamHack StarCraft II LotV action: