Blizzard had just announced their multiplayer redesign proposal, and this is my first impression.
Many have described the recent news of the discontinuation of Proleague and the disband of five KeSPA teams as “the end of an era”. That is just another way of saying, a new era has begun.
I will not focus much on the cliche of the topic in this post, but I will discuss how we have moved to a new era of Starcraft II.
Blizzard announced their proposed changes to the multiplayer mode in Dreamhack last weekend. I took some time to digest the content, and I think it says a lot what Blizzard want to do. There are several things I disagree with on the problem identification stage.
You should have heard of the news of AlphaGo defeating Lee Sedol by now, and Starcraft may be the next game that DeepMind (AlphaGo) want to challenge. This is a great news for Starcraft.