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Red Bull Battle Grounds and the Rise of eSports

We visit Red Bull Battle Grounds, a two-day tournament in which eight of the world’s best Starcraft II players send angry virtual military units across a digital landscape to destroy their enemy’s virtual bases. Does this event (and the many others like it) signal a shift in gaming's social legitimacy? Read on for an exploration and a photo essay of the event.

The Wait is Over (South Korea Rejoices!)

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty | In-Depth

It was the spring of 1998. The Lewinsky Scandal was in full swing, Windows® 98 had yet to be released, and Billy Crystal hosted the Academy Awards. Most importantly however, the original StarCraft was released. Eight months later the StarCraft expansion pack, Brood War, was released, providing fans with hope for a potential sequel and...