Blizzard Offers Cross-Game Giveaways for StarCraft Anniversary
Blizzard's first-born esport, StarCraft, is turning twenty. To celebrate its anniversary, Blizzard is offering cross-game giveaways. The title's many fans have joined in helping #SC20 become a trending hashtag related to all the anniversary streams and free content in honor of StarCraft this month.
StarCraft boasts the longest, consistently-running esports scene in the history of competitive gaming. Though it is now overshadowed by more popular titles such as League of Legends and Dota 2, StarCraft and its sequel are widely credited with establishing esports as an industry.
In honor of the game that laid the groundwork for their success, Blizzard's other titles will be giving away in-game items related to StarCraft. Now through April 3, Overwatch players who log into the game can claim a free Kerrigan skin for Widowmaker. The skin transforms Widowmaker's look to emulate StarCraft's most famous Ghost.
StarCraft players can log in to receive free portraits and decals. Diablo 3 players can claim a free Battlecruiser pet. In Hearthstone, players can join a StarCraft-themed Tavern Brawl that launches on March 21. Additional freebies are available in Heroes of the Storm and World of Warcraft.
Last month, Blizzard geared up for the anniversary by releasing the original StarCraft for free, along with a discounted 4K remastered edition. Blizzard is also planning to release a featurette on YouTube called StarCraft is Life: A Celebration, along with a series of anniversary streams. Each the featurette and streams are expected to air at the end of the month. Fans can follow the #SC20 hashtag for the latest updates.