In the last weekend of July, the Major League Gaming had a competition in Anaheim where Korean Starcraft 2 competitor MVP, Jeong Jong Hyeon, pwned opponents and walked home with the trophy and $5K in prize money.
Concurrently, one of the latest viral videos making rounds in geek gamer circles on the Internet is a Korean variety show with a little skit of live-action StarCraft. Though I don’t understand Korean, I laughed until I cried when I watched this little video clip. I’m no good at StarCraft, but I love playing it, so apparently it’s the only Korean I speak.
If you’re not familiar with the role of StarCraft in Korea, you may not understand why such seemingly obscure gaming references would be such a big hit with the average Korean viewer. Let’s put it this way. When Starcraft 2 was released, it was the U.S. equivalent of releasing Football 2.
The Koreans…they’re back.
You best believe.