Loko has organized an informal Star Battle cup for four teams every Sunday afternoon. There’s currently a poll open to determine what time it will be run (last weekend’s ran 3pm EST/9pm CET). Four teams play each week on a first-come, first served basis, with teams that have not played yet getting preference. In addition, freelancers can sign up, and will be assigned to existing teams– there will be no disorganized, underpowered freelancer team– who must play those freelancer players. Team 21Z took the first cup over Eclipsis 2-0 in the finals, edging out Cookie and Praxeum. Full details can be found in the forum thread. Come see the promotional video and reignite your passion! Only three teams are signed up for next week so far, and one is a returning team, so there’s still room!
Star Battle Balance Patch 3.16
In balance patch 3.16, Zedu decreased the armor per upgrade of scouts to 0.8, and returned void ray’s cloak upgrade to the 2.0 progression, in response to widely reported balance issues with both upgrades. If you have suggestions for how to polish up Star Battle 3.0 for yourself, visit the suggestion forums and participate in the discussions there.
TSL Rules Up for Discussion
The second season of the Terran Star Battle League is rapidly approaching. The commissioners have written up tentative rules for this season. Head to the TSL section of the forums to check them out and leave comments.