Popular streamer and personality in the video gaming community, TotalBiscuit, has long been involved with StarCraft II and now Blizzard is making him a part of the game. TotalBiscuit’s voice is being included as an announcer. To commemorate this new content Blizzard is holding a contest for fans to win a TB Announcer pack for themselves.
TotalBiscuit's involvement with StarCraft II extends beyond playing the game to hosting, casting and funding his own tournaments and owning his own StarCraft II team. Now he is being memorialized in the game itself as an announcer. The Cynical Brit’s voice will be available with the upcoming patch 3.10.
Hear TB call out standard phrases like “You must construct additional pylons.” or more colorful announcements like “Your SCVs can’t mine when they're dead.” for each of the available races with his trademark baritone and wit. You can hear previews of the new announcer content on Blizzard’s website here.
After the launch of patch 3.10 gamers can purchase the TB announcer pack from the Collection menu. Five talented StarCraft II players will be given the new content for free by entering a promotional contest Blizzard is holding. To enter the contest you’ll need to capture your best TotalBiscuit impression, post it to social media and email it to Blizzard.
Submissions for the contest began on January 19th and will be open until January 26th. After submissions are closed Blizzard will choose their five favorite TotalBiscuit impressions and award them with TB announcer packs. More details concerning the contest can be found here.
This is the first time Blizzard has featured a prominent community influencer as an Announcer and TotalBiscuit is a perfect fit for StarCraft II. Pricing information for the Announcer pack has not yet been released. The new content will be available with soon to be released patch 3.10.
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