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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 11:22 AM
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Geeks Beat Jocks as Bar Fight Breaks Out Over Control of the TV
SAN FRANCISCOOne Sunday afternoon last month, a hundred boisterous patrons crowded into Mad Dog in the Fog, a British sports bar here, to watch a live broadcast.

Internet e-sports like Starcraft2 have big-name pro players, announcers who broadcast matches, and millions of fans who'd rather watch the action online or in bars than play themselves. WSJ's Amir Efrati reports.
.Half the flat-screen TVs were tuned to a blood-filled match between two Korean competitors, "MC" and "Puma." The crowd erupted in chants of "M-C! M-C!" when the favorite started a comeback.

The pub is known for showing European soccer and other sports, but Puma and MC aren't athletes. They are 20-year-old professional videogame players who were leading computerized armies of humans and aliens in a science-fiction war game called "Starcraft II" from a Los Angeles convention center. The Koreans were fighting over a tournament prize of $50,000.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904070604...

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I gotta find a bar here in Denver doing this :D
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 11:51 AM
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1. Awesome. nt
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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-25-11 06:08 PM
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2. Try googleing "barcraft yourcity" to find when and where near you
heh, There seems to have been a few near Boulder and some folks trying to get one here in Denver. I gotta try and contact some of them :D
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