Starcraft 2 is the greatest sport ever created by humanity. There, I said it.
Now, I know some of you out there in the blogosphere may want to dismiss the phenomenon known as E-Sports as an annoying infringement by those pesky nerds stealing the sacred “S” word from good and proper sports like curling and table tennis.
But the simple fact is that while even the NFL has seen steadily declining admissions since 2007 (side-note: go hawks) the audiences for E-Sports events have grown to Thunderdome-like proportions.
E-Sports are booming and with million dollar prize pools and swarms of rabid fans (there are fantasy League of Legends leagues…let that sink in) these games are only going to get bigger.
Now in my humble and undisputedly correct opinion Starcraft 2 is the greatest E-Sport of all E-sports.
“But Aric,” you chirp,“What makes Starcraft so amazing?”
Because Starcraft 2 is simultaneously the chess, pistol duel, and professional wrestling of the E-Sports world.
1. ) There are WWE levels of showboating.
Renaldo’s got nothing on FireBatHero.
2.) It requires an insane amount of superhuman dexterity and quick thinking.
300 APM=6 actions per second.
3.) There are crushing defeats and epic comebacks, ALL THE TIME.
If you didn’t understand what just happened, it was crushing. Trust me.
Hopefully, if you’ve made it this far, I’ve at least piqued your interest in Starcraft because now we can get to the point of this post.
This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at Gamma Ray Games will be hosting replays of the World Championship Starcraft Finals and the Global Starcraft League Code S (code S means the baddest players in all of badassdom) matches as it is pretty much impossible to show them live.
So come in, hang out, and let’s talk Starcraft and if you don’t know how to talk Starcraft then feel free to ask me what the hell is going on every couple of minutes because I’ll probably be providing my own live commentary anyway.