Gaming Reality

If you’ve watched a pro-level replay or Starcraft 2 tournament, you might know a South Korean professional player named MarineKing. CNN’s story covers his rise to stardom, the impact and conflicts the gaming brought within his family, and the gaming-infused culture of South Korea. Fascinating.

On a related note, to see the staggering tournament winnings from the top SC2 players, have a look here –  http://sc2earnings.com/. Keep in mind these figures exclude endorsement deals.

“In middle school, he started playing “StarCraft” all the time — 20 hours a day on some occasions. He didn’t eat or sleep. At first, Park tried to bring her son through this weird phase. She brought him snacks while he played, hoping to keep him healthy. But eventually she’d had enough … So she cut electricity to most of the apartment.”

Gaming Reality

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