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First days at any event are always a life-drainer. Despite thinking I’d be heading out for an after party last night, my eyelids were heavy and brain mushy, so it ended up being an early evening with room service and a found-footage horror movie. I’m glad, though, because I was up early, feeling good, and ready to catch the second day’s Arena matches as soon as they began. With only a few remaining before heading into the final four, the two North American teams -- Evil Geniuses and Bring It -- continued to look strong, with Korea’s LG-IM and Europe’s Yaspresents and I’m Just Being Honest fighting for the remaining spots.

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Selected Videos from the BWC

As the StarCraft II Global Final raged on at the World Championship in Shanghai, China, we took a few moments to watch some of the exciting videos created on site in Shanghai. Here are three of our favorites.

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BWC Day 2 Recap (Spoilers)

The second and final day of StarCraft II competition at the World Championship got underway with 16 of the best players in the world - each of whom had won two matches against great competitors in group play on Day 1 - facing single elimination while vying for the title of World Champion.

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StarCrafts' Latest Video Pays Tribute to the BWC

This weekend, our friends at Carbot Animations surprised the live stream viewers and attendees at the Blizzard World Championship in Shanghai, China with a fantastic new episode.

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The 2012 World Championship:Day 2

As Day 2 of the Blizzard World Championship kicked off, 16 of the best players in the world - five South Koreans, five Europeans, and six masters from Taiwan and the Americas remain in an amazing single elimination tournament. 15 matches will determine who is world champion.

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Shanghai taxis are better than a cup of coffee—or ten. My cab zips through downtown streets over painted lines that apparently mean nothing here, passing just inches from cars and pedestrians, and honking for both excellent and seemingly no-good reasons every few seconds. You just have to put your head down and hope for the best, and that act of blocking the world out and praying the next second won’t be your last is possibly what the World of Warcraft Arena and StarCraft II players will be feeling every moment they’re onstage this weekend.

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BWC Day 1 Recap (SPOILERS)

The first day of competition in the StarCraft II Global Finals at the World Championships was a day that managed to surpass even its highly promising pedigree. In a tournament format designed to spread out the best of the best pros across all eight groups in the round of 32, the unexpected was somewhat unexpected. But throughout group play, surprises and upsets came quickly, and the round of 16 was filled with names that make for a very compelling Day 2.

What follows is rife with spoilers! You’ve been warned.

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The StarCraft II Global Finals get underway soon. Here's your complete guide to this weekend's World Championship.

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