15 December 2008

Why can't all countries play this professionally?

They play Starcraft as a professional game? Wooooo!

Alright so they have the gaming addiction, yada yada nonsense in this article as well but here's what caught my attention.

Broadcast live 24 hours by national television networks, computer gaming is not regarded as a geeky pastime. In South Korea, the most wired society in the world, it is a real sport, with its athletes, coaches, sponsors and fans.

Sponsored by major electronic corporations, top players are on million-dollar contracts, in a country where the average annual income is just $16,000. His coach, Kim Dun Gua, says that it’s not only the money, it’s the game itself that attracts.

Finally, a sport I can really respect.

SCV good to go, sir!