Acknowledgements

We would like to thank the following organizations for their enthusiastic interest in our project, and their support in providing us with the guidance needed to promote our project within the SC2 community.

We look forward to many future collaborations with them and continuing the scientific investigation of StarCraft 2.

e-Sports

Playhem

— Playhem is a premium source of competitive gameplay for cash or prizes among console and StarCraft 2 gamers. If you have ever played a game against a friend with a little money on the line you already know: whether it’s $1 or $100, it’s just more fun when a little cash is involved. Playhem provides an online platform where friends can meet up, trash talk, and play their favourite games in Head to Head matches, or participate in their daily skill rated tournaments hosted on North American and European servers. Playhem.tv is dedicated to streaming their tournaments and has a wonderful staff of casters that make their events thoroughly enjoyable to watch. Create your own free account, invite a buddy, and play a quick match for points to get started at Playhem.com

 

rCraftGaming

— A stunning group of individuals who cast, host and stream daily StarCraft 2 events. Their rCraftGaming King of the Hill Series runs Sunday through Friday every week, including days for players in all leagues. They provide a competitive atmosphere for all players every Saturday at the rCraftGaming Open, a large tournament showcasing the impressive talent and passion of /r/starcraft.


HotKeyIt.com

— HotKeyIt is a StarCraft 2 training site that uses videos created by professional players to speed up the learning process. Supporting a library of 50+ hours of Starcraft 2 guides and a full staff of pro gamer coaches you can have the pros show you how they do what they do through replay analysis, first-person commentary, member leak finders, and more.

 

Natus Vincere (Na`Vi)

— Na`Vi is a Ukrainian multigaming e-Sports organization. It is the first team in Counter-Strike history that was able to win three major tournaments in one calendar year – Intel Extreme Masters, Electronic Sports World Cup and World Cyber Games. Now Natus Vincere has Counter-Strike, DotA 1/2, FIFA, StarCraft 2 and Rage of Titans squads and is considered to be one of the best e-Sports organizations in the world.

 

 

Federal

Special thanks to the following funding agencies that made this all possible!

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

— NSERC aims to make Canada a country of discoverers and innovators for the benefit of all Canadians. The agency supports university students in their advanced studies, promotes and supports discovery research, and fosters innovation by encouraging Canadian companies to participate and invest in postsecondary research projects. NSERC researchers are on the vanguard of science, building on Canada’s long tradition of scientific excellence.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

— SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports postsecondary-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Through its programs and policies, SSHRC enables the highest levels of research excellence in Canada, and facilitates knowledge-sharing and collaboration across research disciplines, universities and all sectors of society.

 

 

Canada Foundation for Innovation

— Created by the Government of Canada in 1997, the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) strives to build our nation’s capacity to undertake world-class research and technology development to benefit Canadians. Thanks to CFI investment in state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions are attracting and retaining the world’s top talent, training the next generation of researchers, supporting private-sector innovation and creating high-quality jobs that strengthen Canada’s position in today’s knowledge economy.

If your own organization shares similar interests as ours please don’t hesitate to contact us.