As a single woman, I received a lot of attention. ... It felt that I was either pissing people off with my bubbly attitude or breaking hearts. All that said, the most difficult part of all was having everyone think I was bad at Magic simply by looking at me—and them being right. This was by far what drove me the most.
There and Back Again: A Wizard's Tale
— Feminist gamer/producer Tifa Robles writes candidly about her journey in, out, and around the world of competitive gaming. [more inside]
posted by annekate
on Jul 31, 2014 -
Every spectator area was full with people. There were just so. many. people.
Then someone started the wave.
For me, that's the moment e-sports made it in the west. I was there. The second you do the fucking wave at a StarCraft match in NORTH AMERICA, e-sports has come to fruition.
- Reddit user Kevinflo recalls
the StarCraft 2 match ups (1
) between MC
at this June’s MLG Columbus
. [more inside]
posted by Loser
on Jul 27, 2011 -
is a slickly-designed website that makes it easier for you to watch 'eSports
'. With streams for all the popular spectator games, including Major League Gaming
(broadcasting live from Columbus today), it makes it easy to switch between streams, and even includes picture-in-picture and embedded chat support.
posted by empath
on Jun 4, 2011 -
) has yet to be released, but that hasn't stopped the open beta
in Korea from being played so extensively that standout players and strategies are becoming clear well in advance of the limited US beta
. Moreover, tournaments are taking place and, while probably inaccessible to those unfamiliar with StarCraft
, many matches are available to watch in very high definition on YouTube, complete with surprisingly professional and insightful commentary by SC
Despite not being a major SC
fan, I found myself embarrassingly absorbed by a monster 47-minute Terran vs. Protoss battle, TheLittleOne vs. LiquidNazgul: parts one
. It's an excellent crash course in SC2
culture and terminology as well as a fun watch and great match. There are many
posted by BlackLeotardFront
on Apr 16, 2010 -
Police raid Verder dorm room, confiscate computer.
Now this normally doesn't sound like anything out of the ordinary... we always hear about this stuff, right? But check out the web page
. I think this is being taken just a little too far. I used to be an avid StarCraft player too, and I've seen my fair share of clan pages that have a page like the one that got these guys in trouble. Guess we're still in post-Columbine overcarefulness mode...
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Feb 7, 2001 -