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Colors are used to distinguish different players in StarCraft and StarCraft II.


Player Number Color Terran Name Zerg Name Protoss Name
1 Red Elite Guard Tiamat Brood Ara Tribe
2 Blue Mar Sara Surtur Brood Sargas Tribe
3 Teal (most common hero color) Kel-Morian Combine Fenris Brood Akilae Tribe
4 Purple Antiga Jormungand Brood Furinax Tribe
5 Orange Delta Squadron Garm Brood Auriga Tribe
6 Brown (green in desert maps) Omega Squadron (StarCraft), Atlas Wing (Brood War) Grendel Brood Venatir Tribe
7 White (green on ice maps) Alpha Squadron (StarCraft), Cronus Wing (Brood War) Baelrog Brood Shelak Tribe
8 Yellow Epsilon Squadron Leviathan Brood Velari Tribe

StarCraft II

Color Former Color
Red Red
Blue Blue
Green Teal
Purple Purple
Orange Orange
Light blue Brown
Gray White
Yellow Yellow
Pink N/A

In melee games as of April 2009 players can choose from 9 colors,[1] red, blue, green, purple, orange, light blue, gray, yellow, and pink.[2] In September 2007 players were expected to be able to choose from between 12 to 18 colors.[3] The color white reappeared in Battle Report 3.[4]

Players will be able to choose their color before a match starts.[5]


  1. There currently are 9 player colors. Cydra. 2009-04-16. Player colors (post 1). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-17.
  2. Red, Blue, Purple, Orange, Yellow
    Teal -> Green
    Brown -> Light Blue
    White -> Grey
    ???? -> Pink
    Cydra. 2009-04-16. Player colors (post 5). StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-17.
  3. Karune. 2007-09-07. StarCraft II Q&A - Batch 12. StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2007-09-07.
  4. Dustin Browder, Robert Simpson, Yeon-Ho Lee, David Kim. 2009-06-22. Battle Report (3). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2009-06-22.
  5. You can choose your color before the match starts. Cydra. 2009-04-20. LET US CHOOSE OUR COLOR! StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-04-20.