As today is the start of a new ladder season for StarCraft II, I thought it would be good to speak a bit about our current perspective on map pool changes for upcoming ladder seasons.
First, we understand the desire to see map changes happen more often throughout the year for both 1v1 and group play. We are looking at ways we can add fresh maps to the ladder on a regular basis and want to work closer with community map makers to get them involved in these kinds of changes. As an example, we’ve partnered with sites like Team Liquid to facilitate previous map making contests in the past. We’re currently exploring similar opportunities to involve the community moving forward.
There are no map changes occurring in this season roll, but you can expect additions to the 1v1 map pool for the following season. We always appreciate your feedback and thank you for being avid supporters of StarCraft. Good luck out there in 2012 Season 5!