Like him or loathe him, he's here to stay - so long as you pay for him, at least. Added through the last big StarCraft 2 patch, announcers made their way into the game much like they have for League of Legends in the past. And Totalbiscuit is the next to land.
These tweaks brought some of the first micro-transactions into a 'mostly' paid Blizzard game since the ill-fated Diablo III Auction House, but the introduction of John 'Totalbuscuit' Bain is one of the first to immortalise a gaming celebrity who offered so much to the franchise over the years.
Some might known the cynical brit for different reasons. Now sitting on around 2 million subscribers, the video game critic started off as a household name in the World of Warcraft community with his insightful takes on the evolution of Blizzard's MMO before taking the plunge - much like the rest of the us - into Starcraft II; a sequel that generated huge buzz after the long gap between it and the original StarCraft.
Eventually moving on - again, much like the rest of us - most of his audience appreciated his switch to more a more open creation of content. Providing his views on a wide range on games, he now more commonly plays host to the Co-optional podcast between regular updates.
Now, however, he can continue to be the voice of reason in your Starcraft II matches for those still fighting the fine war between the Zerg, Protoss and Terran. Up for purchase within the game itself, John replaces the default narration voice of whichever faction you throw him onto before the start of a match. Who knows when Patch 3.10 will actually land, though.