Pro Korean Starcraft Will Be In Our History BooksAveratec-Intel Classic finals where Bisu defeated his opponent Jangbi after a series of grueling matches.
Starcraft, it’s a funny thing. The game has been hanging around for over a decade and has spawned a generation of online gamers and noob killers. The popularity of recent pro Starcraft tournaments is a testament to how close the game is to many nerdy hearts. A champion of the game is made into a true celebrity; just ask last year’s Averatec-Intel Classic winner, Jaedong.
The tournament with english commentary (ala Tasteless) has been hilariously stellar. It used to be that you had to watch these tourneys without knowing what the hell was being said (though that was entertaining in it’s own silly way), but the ever growing audience is being lurker dropped by mainstream markets.
This year’s tournament was full of smackdowns. We saw player after player fall to obviously better rivals. There was some excitement throughout the series and this weekend’s finals had some of the most entertaining PvP in the tournament. One thing that sucked was that during the finals their were some technical missteps and many viewers were booted from the live game feeds. After all was said and done though, we were given an exciting season and have yet another library of pwnage to watch within the history of Starcraft.
Now we have to wait a couple weeks before we get to see this year’s champion, Bisu, take on last years unconquerable champ, Jaedong. This is sure to be an event for all to see. Jaedong was simply an unstoppable powerhouse last season and I can’t wait to see how Bisu stacks up.
No other game has established a fanbase as hardcore and loyal as Starcraft has. One day when our children are studying the history of video games in some early morning college classroom, they will most certainly be reading a chapter dedicated solely to Starcraft (they may even still be playing Starcraft when they get home from class).
“There’s the pandabear guy, he’s survived this Sunday so far. In this manly game that is Starcraft. I can’t believe that Starcraft is just like such a perfect game. It must’ve been made by wizards or something. I can’t believe humans made this game… mortals… TERRANS made this game.” ~Tasteless