StarCraft: Brood War

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$6,540,104.48 From 300 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
1998-11-12 to

StarCraft: Brood War is the expansion pack for the award winning military science fiction, real-time strategy video game StarCraft. This introduced new campaigns, map tilesets, music, extra units for each race, and upgrade advancements. The campaigns continue the story from where the original StarCraft ended. The expansion was released in the United States on November 30, 1998. Brood War was critically well-received, with reviewers praising it for being developed with the care of a full game rather than as an uninspired extra. As of 2007, StarCraft and Brood War have sold almost ten million copies combined.

After its release, StarCraft, along with its expansion Brood War, rapidly grew in popularity in South Korea, establishing a successful professional gaming scene. StarCraft games are broadcast over three television channels dedicated to the professional gaming scene, and pro-gamers in the country are media celebrities.

Top Tournaments

 Tournament NamePrize Money
1.GOMTV MSL #2 2007$126,451.20
2.GOMTV MSL #3 2007$126,425.69
3.GOMTV MSL #4 2008$121,112.21
4.ShinHan OSL #2 2006$117,583.51
5.ShinHan OSL #3 2006$117,163.97
6.Arena MSL 2008$115,119.27
7.ShinHan OSL #1 2006$115,106.31
8.Daum OSL 2007$111,427.30
9.EVER OSL 2007$108,451.18
10.ABC Mart MSL 2011$106,828.81

Top Players

 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Korea, Republic of FlashLee, Young Ho$410,243.17
2.Korea, Republic of JaedongLee, Jae Dong$386,203.52
3.Korea, Republic of sAviOrMa, Jae Yoon$337,320.41
4.Korea, Republic of BisuKim, Taek Yong$296,080.68
5.Korea, Republic of NaDaLee, Yoon Yeol$268,242.91
6.Korea, Republic of StorkSong, Byung Goo$246,126.87
7.Korea, Republic of JulyPark, Sung Joon$179,928.47
8.Korea, Republic of iloveoovChoi, Yun Sung$165,758.49
9.Korea, Republic of JangBiHeo, Yeong Moo$146,379.93
10.Korea, Republic of BoxeRLim, Yo Hwan$140,821.49

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$117,881.391.80%

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1. Korea, Republic of$6,072,613.17
2. China$94,901.58
3. Canada$80,114.32
4. United States$69,729.67
5. Germany$50,490.08
6. Russian Federation$33,700.80
7. Ukraine$17,188.16
8. France$16,120.05
9. Poland$15,314.05
10. Sweden$13,260.36