VIDEO: Warcraft 101 - the lore you need to know

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Jun 2, 2016, 6:23 PM EDT

Very soon, Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie will arrive in theaters, introducing moviegoing audience to a fantasy universe that has captivated millions of gamers for over two decades. It's a massive mythology filled with dozens of characters, races, creatures and creeds, and it can be hard for even the creators of the games to keep track of all the threads. That's why we're here to help.

With a portal to Azeroth ready to open in cinemaplexes around the world, we wanted to give you a quick rundown of the important names and faces that feed into the film's epic yarn. Watch the video below and prepare to learn your Gul'Dan from your Durotan as we break things down with Warcraft 101.