StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm global launch party dated

By Dave Cook
26 February 2013 08:47 GMT

StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm developer Blizzard has announced worldwide launch events for its standalone expansion. The streamed events will also feature a “King of the Beta” pro-tournament.

In a statement sent to VG247 this morning, Blizzard announced launch parties for the US, France, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Russia, Brazil, and Mexico, kicking off 3:00 a.m. PDT on March 11th.

Each event will feature appearances from Blizzard staff, and will together make up a 21-hour launch broadcast hosted by eSports commentator Sean “Day” Plott. You can watch coverage of the launch events as it happens over over at Blizzard’s launch page, in association with Twitch.

“The StarCraft community has been anticipating Heart of the Swarm for a long time,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment. “I believe you will find it was worth the wait. We’re looking forward to celebrating the release by hosting an awesome global launch party in two weeks and delivering our best StarCraft content to date.”

There’s also a new Heart of the Swarm trailer going live at noon PST today.

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