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Korea Rocked By StarCraft Video Game Scandal

TAGs: Korea Gambling, StarCraft Scandal

lordoftheringIn Korea, video games are huge. And by huge, I mean colossal, I mean, there’s freakin professional video game players out there that are the most popular people in the country. I guess I missed the trend when it became cool to be the best in video games. Don’t get me wrong, back in the day, in my heart I felt I was probably top ten all time in NBA Jam, but you don’t see me on the cover of Sports Illustrated. It’s like being the best in the world in exercising or bobbing for apples. It is no surprise then that there’s people screaming in the streets, babies crying, and widespread depression in Korea over what? A video game scandal? It’s a different world in Korea. StarCraft, a popular e-sports game in Korea, actually, that’s an understatement, StarCraft is damn near their version of North America’s NFL. And when news broke that professional StarCraft players were rigging games on the influence of gamblers it turned the Korean world upside down. I can’t help but laugh. I mean, what’s the big deal, it’s just a video game, it’s not like its Madden or anything. Read more.

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