SHOUTcraft is a series of events conceived, organized and run by the Bain couple, Genna (a.k.a "Intricacy") and John (a.k.a "TotalBiscuit").
The initial goal behind these events, at the time of the SHOUTcraft Invitational series' inception, was twofold: To provide quality entertainment for the SC2 spectator community, and to create a competition whose format is both convenient and lucrative for the participating players. The advent of the SHOUTcraft Regional Tournament series also added the goal of encouraging and growing local/regional StarCraft II competition.
Early in 2011, John “Totalbiscuit” Bain started daily ladder livestreams with three goals. The first was to improve his game and learn more about it, while putting himself out in front of thousands to critique his play. The second, was to encourage those lower-level players with “stagefright”, who were unwilling to ladder, to take the plunge and get started on the road to success. The third and perhaps most important, was to create a way to directly give back to the players that entertain us every week in various events and help push the scene forward. Thus the SHOUTcraft Invitational Series was conceived.