StarCraft: Brood War

StarCraft: Brood War

Release Date:
Prize Money Awarded:
$6,543,251.99 From 320 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.

Despite the release of WarCraft III, StarCraft was not replaced outright by it for tournament play due to both games having their own unique game mechanics, with StarCraft focusing on macro-management and high actions-per-minute (APM).

Largest Prize Pools

 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
11.» Avalon MSL 2009$106,809.04
12.» PDPop MSL 2010$104,504.47
13.» EVER OSL 2008$102,514.10
14.» Bacchus OSL 2008$102,392.69
15.» Averatec-Intel Classic #1$101,675.23
16.» NATE MSL 2009$100,659.53
17.» Shinhan Bank Proleague 2007 (Round 1)$100,254.00
18.» Hana Daetoo MSL 2010$97,103.63
19.» Bigfile MSL 2010$96,925.09
20.» Averatec-Intel Classic #3$92,771.86
21.» Jin Air OSL 2011$91,788.55
22.» Bacchus OSL 2010 (Playoffs)$91,463.40
23.» EVER OSL 2009 (Playoffs)$90,820.10
24.» Tving OSL 2012$89,871.78
25.» Korean Air OSL #2 2010 (Playoffs)$87,553.66

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$268,268.87
6.Korea, Republic of StorkSong, Byung Goo$246,126.87
7.Korea, Republic of JulyPark, Sung Joon$180,035.77
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
11.Korea, Republic of FanTaSyJung, Myung Hoon$123,442.86
12.Korea, Republic of MindPark, Sung Gyoon$107,025.67
13.Korea, Republic of GoRushPark, Tae Min$94,291.14
14.Korea, Republic of YellOwHong, Jin-Ho$88,106.57
15.Korea, Republic of CalmKim, Yoon Hwan$86,342.33
16.Korea, Republic of Nal_rAKang, Min$84,946.09
17.Korea, Republic of EffOrtKim, Jung Woo$83,709.52
18.Korea, Republic of ChoJJaJo, Yong Ho$78,873.38
19.Korea, Republic of fOrGGPark, Ji Soo$78,710.85
20.Korea, Republic of ZerOKim, Myung Woon$71,384.46
21.Korea, Republic of LuxuryPark, Chan Soo$71,072.32
22.Korea, Republic of XellOsSeo, Ji Hoon$68,241.51
23.Korea, Republic of IrisByun, Hyung Tae$67,365.33
24.Korea, Republic of CasyWook, Han Dong$66,204.80
25.Korea, Republic of HwasinJin, Yung Soo$64,657.39

Online/LAN Breakdown

LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$121,028.901.85%

Top Countries

 Country NamePrize Money
1.Korea, Republic of Korea, Republic of$6,074,845.68
2.China China$94,901.58
3.Canada Canada$80,284.32
4.United States United States$69,729.67
5.Germany Germany$50,490.08
6.Russian Federation Russian Federation$33,735.80
7.Ukraine Ukraine$17,188.16
8.France France$16,120.05
9.Poland Poland$15,614.05
10.Sweden Sweden$13,260.36