StarCraft Wiki
StarCraft Wiki
Shakurus SC1 Art2.jpeg

You may be looking for:

"Are you strong enough to survive the Gauntlet?"


The Gauntlet was a Dominion military training ground. The Zerg Swarm settled the world where it was built and overran the facility. After all attempts to dislodge the Swarm failed, Emperor Arcturus Mengsk decreed the construction of a New Gauntlet, for which the engineers utilized the original blueprints with minor but important differences.[1][2]

Game Map[]

The Gauntlet is a map for StarCraft supporting 2 players. The creation of two Gauntlets is an in-joke by Blizzard Entertainment staff, responding to criticisms that the original version of the map favored the zerg too highly.

The map was remade into a StarCraft II version by E-Sports Vision Mapmaking Team.[3]


  1. 1998-10-23. The New Gauntlet. StarCraft Compendium Map Archives. Accessed 2022-07-19.
  2. StarCraft Enlarged Map Images. StarCraft Compendium. Accessed on 2009-04-23.
  3. 2012-08-07, ESV Mapmaking’s StarCraft II Anniversary Map Pack. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2022-07-19.