StarCraft, considered to be one of the most challenging Real-Time Strategy (RTS) games and one of the longest-played esports of all time, is a “grand challenge” for AI research. Our StarCraft II program AlphaStar is the first Artificial Intelligence to defeat a top professional player. In a series of test matches held on 19 December 2018, AlphaStar decisively beat Team Liquid’s Grzegorz "MaNa" Komincz, one of the world’s strongest professional StarCraft players, 5-0, following a successful benchmark match against his team-mate Dario “TLO” Wünsch.
Watch replays of both matches and a special live MaNa v AlphaStar exhibition game, with commentary by Artosis and RotterdaM, featuring DeepMind's AlphaStar research co-leads Oriol Vinyals and David Silver.
Watch full games here:
Read more about AlphaStar on our blog: http://deepmind.com/blog/alphastar-mastering-real-time-strategy-game-starcraft-ii
Download all of the game replays here: