What does TvZ stand for in StarCraft 2?

Terran versus Zerg

StarCraft 2 (SC2) players use TvZ to stand for Terran versus Zerg. This acronym describes a match in which a Terran player faces off against a Zerg player.

In SC2 PvP (not to be confused with Protoss versus Protoss) games, players pick from one of the game's three races and attempt to defeat their opponent. The Terrans are SC2's human race, while the Zerg are xenomorphic mutants.

Typically, the TvZ matchup is decided by whether the Terran player can disrupt and defeat the Zerg player before the late game. If the Zerg player survives to the late game, their superior numbers and units will likely overwhelm the Terran player.


TVZ is one of my least favorite matchups; I can never win as Terrans
A player looking to improve their TvZ play
A player looking to improve their TvZ play

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Updated October 19, 2022

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