This article details the release of StarCraft II and the impact it was expected to have on South Korea’s favorite spectator sport.
For those who aren’t aware– Yes, StarCraft is actually a spectator sport in South Korea. They have their own TV channels, as well as a national StarCraft team. StarCraft is one of those games that is so skill based and freeform that individual players can come up with strategies and counter strategies on the fly, similar to a sport like basketball or soccer. I think the fact that CNN did an article on StarCraft II shaking up South Korea just goes to show that this is an example of a game that is so influential it becomes much more than your average video game, and fights to take the place of spectator sports that have been around for so long.