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Jan 30, 2013
Events in ANZ/SEA coming up Lets get this thread kicked off with all eSport events in ANZ/SEA coming up this month. I'll kick it off. Name:ACL Plantronics Finals Date: Oct 19-20 Venue: UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney Australia More info: Stream: Name: Silicon Sports KR Finals Barcraft Date: Oct 19 Venue: Paloma Bar 480 Collins Street, Melbourne Australia More info: If you need any URLs added I'll add them in your posts too. Arcagnion36
Apr 15
SEA/ANZ Identity thread As most of us coming here are from SEA, I made this thread so we can Identify each other. So heres mine: Feel free to share your SEA Identity with everyone else. TheGame59
Feb 12
ANZ Streamers & Content Creators We’re looking for talent from the ANZ region! Are you an avid StarCraft II streamer or video creator from Australia or New Zealand? Looking to grow your community or just raise awareness about what you do? Then this thread is the place to share your details! Post links to your channel in this thread, along with a few reasons why people should drop by to check it out. Think about including some of the following details in your post: Type of content (Streamer/Pre-recorded content) If you’re a streamer, what are your usual play times? Level of experience (Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced) Preferred race A bit about yourself Takralus1
Jul 13, 2015
SEA server.. what is happening Hi all, Probably a year ago I was all up in starcraft, played vividly on weekends with Hots. Then I had taken a short break, decided to start gaming again only to find that everytime I tried to "match make" on the SEA, it either was taking about 10 - 15 minutes to find a game, or not all. This went on for 2 weeks, so I stopped playing on the SEA server and switched to the Americas server. no problems at all, match making was instant no matter what game I was playing. the only problem is on the Americas server I dont retain any of my achievements. So i stopped altogether after a while as I didn't want to waste my time trying to retain all of my achievements points. Lotv came out, smashed through it and completed it. Thought that there would be a lot more people playing with the recent released, started the "match making" again on SEA server same thing no luck. Sat there literally for 20 minutes on a ranked 3v3 with nothing. Blizzard - can you please either merge the SEA server with the Asia server, or allow me to move my profile and its achievements to a server where there are actually a lot of players. I put a lot of time into my achievements and would like to continue to still play. Those who are having the same issues can you add your responses to this thread, I want to see if we can convince the developers to get our profiles linked to other regions so we don't lose the hours we've put into the game. If this needs to be moved to tech support happy to do so. TiTaNTwO10
5d Jul 5
WoW movie. Little off topic but I just went to see it and it was good; I think need to know your lore going in for the full effect though but people I took who had no idea about that still enjoyed. Twoezy1
Jun 17 Jun 5 May 7
Cherche joueurs(e) Quebecois ou Francais ! Je cherche actuellement des joueurs francophones pour agrandir mon cercle de joueurs de SC2 commenter vos GT ! xdommx5
Apr 28
WCS ANZ Season 2 finals this weekend! The second season of WCS in 2016! Now with more Moonglade! Who will represent the ANZ region in Premier League Season! WCS Season 2: Oceania/Southeast Asia Challenger Stage 2 - Round of 16 and Round of 4 •Date: Saturday 16th and Sunday 17 April 2016 •Time: Stream starts 12.00PM on Satuday - 1pm Sunday AEST •Server: Australia •Eligibility: Prior advancement + 4 invited players based on last seasons WCS. The winner will represent region at the WCS Circuit at Dream Hack in Jun! Also and take a share of the $10,000 USD local prize-pool. Main Stream •Stream: •Presenters: Andy 'Moonglade' Pender, Helen 'Zepph' Browitt and Daniel 'Deth' Hayes •Observer: Matthew Insano Kearney Arcagnion2
Apr 15 Apr 3 Mar 28
WCS in ANZ 2016—Season 2 We’d like to share the plans we have for Season 2 in Australia and New Zealand StarCraft II esports! We’ll once again be utilizing the StarCraft II ANZ game servers for WCS competitive play in the region. Residency requirements and eligibility have not changed from last season. The ANZ finals winner for each season will automatically qualify for the WCS Premier League. The prize pool for the ANZ season final is $10,000 USD. In addition to the season final, various sponsored global events will have a place set aside for an ANZ representative. Keep an eye out for details on these events on the WCS website: Stay tuned here for further details about Season 2! *UPDATED* You can now sign up for the StarCraft II WCS 2016 ANZ Open Qualifier here! Takralus1
Mar 27 Feb 25 Feb 22 Feb 19
ANZ Game Servers Now Available! Blizzard Entertainment is pleased to announce the immediate availability of StarCraft II game servers hosted in Australia, ahead of the November 10 launch of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. This new infrastructure should result in improved gameplay for players across Australia and New Zealand. FAQ Q: What benefits will local game servers have for StarCraft II players in ANZ? A: By hosting StarCraft II game servers in Australia, ANZ players should benefit from improved gameplay responsiveness and a better gameplay experience. Q: When will these new game servers be available? A: Local StarCraft II game servers are available now! Q: Will these new game servers affect who I can play with in ANZ and the Americas? A: No. Because the new local StarCraft II game servers will communicate with the existing servers based in the Americas region, you will be able to seamlessly play, group up, and chat with friends in both ANZ and the Americas as you do currently. Q: Will I need to pay any fees, or register to transfer? A: No. Because the new ANZ StarCraft II game servers will continue to be linked with the Americas, all existing levels, achievements, and match history will be retained. Australian and New Zealand players currently accessing other regions, and who wish to benefit from the improved performance of locally-hosted game servers, are encouraged to switch to the Americas region in preparation for the launch of Legacy of the Void. Q: Can I choose which game server I connect to? A: Our most recent update, Heart of the Swarm Patch 3.0.3, allows the option to select a preferred game server in the StarCraft II Options Menu. However, we would like to clarify a few points about this feature before you try it out. • This setting will default to Best Match, but players may wish to change this if they notice connection issues when playing on a specific server. • Please note: As we continue to improve and expand our game sites, our intention is for Best Match to provide the best play experience for most players. If you are not experiencing issues, it is highly recommend that you leave this set to Best Match. • If players in a party have conflicting game site preferences, the game server that is most commonly selected among the party’s members will be used. • It is still possible for players to get matched into games on servers they did not select. This will be rare, but can still happen. • If players in a party have different preferred game servers selected, it will try to match to the most preferred site. • If you are not in a party, you are almost guaranteed to receive the game server you select, but there is still a small possibility you will be connected to a different server. Q: Will the new ANZ game servers only be available to players who purchase Legacy of the Void, or will they also work for Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm players? A: All StarCraft II players will be able to take advantage of the local game servers straight away at no additional cost, regardless of whether they purchase a copy of Legacy of the Void. Q: Where are the servers physically located? A: The ANZ StarCraft II game servers will be hosted within a data centre in Sydney, Australia, and service players across Australia and New Zealand. Q: Will local game servers change the way I activate Legacy of the Void at launch, or any other Blizzard Entertainment games? A: No. Local StarCraft II game servers will have no impact on the way players currently register physical copies of Blizzard Entertainment games, or the unlock timing or process for activating digital copies of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. While the new, local game servers should provide an improved gameplay experience, product activation and authentication will continue to be handled by servers located in the Americas. Players in ANZ will be able to begin the fight to reclaim the protoss homeworld from 4 P.M. AEDT on launch day, November 10, 2015. Q: Does this mean other Blizzard games will also be getting local servers? A: Blizzard Entertainment is committed to providing our players around the world with the most epic experiences possible. We will continue to explore optimal solutions for all of our franchises in each region. The addition of local game servers supporting StarCraft II brings the title in line with our existing ANZ game server offerings for World of Warcraft, Diablo III, and Heroes of the Storm. Arcagnion44
Feb 16 Feb 11
ELeague.GG Autumn BYOC SAT 19th March Join us for our first ever Bring Your Own PC (BYOPC) LAN party - helping revive the Sydney LAN scene! Kicking off on the 19th of March at 10am, this event will run until 10pm and be hosted at the Australian Technology Park in bay #4. Join us and 240 other gamers for over $5,000 in prizes. It's only $40 to come along and enjoy the action, with everyone having access to our amazing 1000/1000 internet connection. We've got thousands of dollars worth of cash, prizes and goodies to give away, so make sure you click attending on this event for your chance to win something at the door. We've got some eSports competitions -- these are 8 teams per game, in double elimination format! - CS:GO - $1000 1st place, $500 2nd place - DOTA 2 - $1000 1st place, $500 2nd place - LoL - $1000 1st place, $500 2nd place We take our eSports very very seriously! In fact, you'll be in your own little air-conditioned, lighting-controlled, sound-dampened section! We've also got some open community competitions with fantastic prizes from our sponsors! - Rocket League 3 v 3 - Minecraft Creative Competition - CS:GO Arms Race - CS:GO Casual Team competition - Wreckfest demolition derby - Wreckfest destructive racing - Unreal Tournament 4 (the new one!) Deathmatch It's also a great opportunity for a gaming event with super fast internet - for all the amateur streamers and casters; we're looking for you guys to attend especially and perhaps on the day we'll work out some great ways to work together in casting some awesome LAN footage! Our sponsors will be there on the day with product presentations, amazing displays, great giveaways and awesome opportunities for gamers, casters and enthusiasts alike to talk to them about their support and sponsorship for the community and so much more! Starcraft 2 Legacy of the Void Tournament 1st Place - $200 2nd Place - $100 As well as other prizes that can be won on the day More details will be released soon. To register your interest visit , also follow us on Facebook for your chance to win prizes! You will have to sign up for the competition and purchase your tickets online before the event begins. You will be unable to register or pay at the door. Hope to see and meet a lot of faces! Philosopher1
Feb 11 Feb 8 Feb 8 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 21 Jan 16
WCS in ANZ 2016 - updated for season 1! With the recent global announcement of our Global WCS plans, we would like to provide more info on the plans we have for Australia and New Zealand StarCraft esports in 2016. We will be utilizing the new StarCraft II ANZ game servers for WCS competitive play in the region and each seasonal event will be renamed the WCS ANZ finals. Residency requirements and eligibility have not changed from 2015. The ANZ finals winner for each season will automatically qualify for the WCS Premier League. We understand that competition will be fierce and we have increased the prize pool accordingly for each ANZ season final to $10,000 USD. In addition to the seasonal ANZ finals, various sponsored global events will have a place set aside for an ANZ representative. Keep an eye out for details on these events on the WCS website: * UPDATED We are now pleased to announce that we have partnered with our friends at ESL to support a selection of $1,000 Cups between WCS seasons. The first ESL summer cup is scheduled for January 24, with the open qualifier for WCS ANZ season 1 the following week on January 31. Get your fingers flexing and sign up now! For more details: Arcagnion10
Jan 15
StarCraft II Hotfix - 1/13/16 A hotfix has been released today that fixed a bug which could cause some players to get stuck in Automated Tournaments. Rackle0
Jan 13
The ANZ server is unavailable to me. It just gives me SEA. Asia, EU and america. I thought it's available? Reuguss3
Jan 13 Jan 13 Jan 12
Extended Maintenance - ANZ/SEA We have encountered a technical issue on the ANZ/SEA server that will require us to extend the maintenance window for an additional 9 hours. This thread will be updated as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience. Rackle0
Jan 12
Entering Lobby Problem Hi guys, recently i got a message when entering the game "there is a temporary problem with your request starcraft 2" and i did not know what to do? i try to flush my DNS and restart the moderm but nothing happen. Actually i also restart my laptop :D. So can anyone know how to fix it? thanks for your kindly help :) Onishidato1
Jan 12 Jan 8
Merry Christmas SEA. Merry Christmas to all of you in our little corner of SC2. Hope you all had a great day. Twoezy5
Jan 5
Nova Corps What are your thoughts? I am all for it. It is different from the LoTV missions, ergo I believe the "sell you part of the game for full price, then give you dlc for extra money so you get the whole story" thing doesn't apply. Nova isn't even Protoss. For me, the LoTV campaign is already outstanding, and perfect. This extra pack I'm getting for a Ghost operative I'd like to know about, is something I'll spend my money on. But the comments on that post is getting a lot of heat. People saying that Blizzard has gone greedy. I don't think so, because how will they keep Starcraft up if no one is getting paid? Plus, people can just opt not to buy it. Is that really a hard decision? NoVice4
Jan 5
Total Biscuit's Latest Battle. Just wanted a mention on our forums that my thoughts and I'm sure many more peoples thoughts in the SEA community are with John Bain (Total Biscuit) and his family concerning his latest announcement. If news has not reached you yet; his fight with cancer has taken a twist and I'm sure that he and his family would appreciate any positive thought or prayers that you could send his way. I regard him as the e-sport personality that gives the most back to the industry through Axiom and of cause though his YouTube channel and his casting and tournament production and so on. I'll be sure to have a Toast to him the next time I'm out with my gamer buddies because as a SC2 fan I really appreciate what he does and I'll need to get myself and Axiom shirt rather quickly. >.< Twoezy3
Jan 5 Dec 17 Dec 14 Dec 7
Easter Eggs? I'm pretty sure there is going to be a lot of easter eggs coming in Legacy of The Void. Let it be known that if I don't see a Guardians of the Galaxy easter egg/reference, I'll be slightly disappointed. :P NoVice7
Dec 7 Dec 6 Dec 4 Dec 2 Nov 30 Nov 29
[SEA] Patch 2.1.7 - Auto Updating Issue In today's patch 2.1.7 update, we discovered an issue in the SEA region that is preventing the patch from auto-updating in the App. Due to this, users will need to press Play from the App and load into the StarCraft II game client before the new patch will be recognized. From there the client will recognize that a new patch is available and restart to apply the update. We apologize for the inconvenience. We're expecting that this issue will be resolved during our update in the US region tomorrow. Psione61
Nov 25 Nov 22 Nov 21