Tag Archives: Starcraft 2

Cracking the Code: Foreign Hope

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I don’t know if it has quite hit most of us yet, in fact, I don’t know if it has hit the fluffy-haired Frenchman himself, but Stephano (now legendary Zerg player) has retired from competitive StarCraft.  Whether you loved or hated him, you do have to admit that the world of StarCraft will not be the same without him.  As with most eSports competitors, Stephano is quite young and whether or not this “retirement” will last is yet to be seen, but I took this time to re-examine something that has always confused me in competitive gaming…

Stephano as a player has been controversial to say the least (see compLexity/Millenium mess and numerous steps into the not-so-lime light), he was often referred to as the “Foreign Hope.”  Why exactly is that a status that all professional SC2 players outside of South Korea Continue reading

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Becoming a Pro Gamer

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ESports have been steadily, and rapidly, on the rise since the mid 2000’s and is now reaching record numbers each year.  With the constant growth the gaming community has seen a rise and fall of many professional players and team dynasties.  Many players, with the wide spread popularity of eSports, have big dreams of traveling the world and playing the games they love for a living.  What does it take to be a professional Continue reading

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Is eSports a fad?

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There has been a steady climb in the eSports industry over the last several years that’s undeniable.  With many games capturing the attention of new fans and cementing the love of long-time gamers, the rising popularity of eSports looks to continue skyward.  Will this rapid growth cause issues within the eSports world?

As with any major change, I suspect there will be growing pains, but with how many monumental changes are happening at once will the pressure break the back of eSports as we know it?  Continue reading

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