StarCrafty Goodness

This video will be of no interest to you whatsoever if you don’t play StarCraft. It’ll be twelve minutes of overenthusiastic Koreans shouting things as someone gets destroyed in the game. Nonetheless, I’m going to attempt to give it context anyway.

Imagine if, in Super Bowl XLII, rather than merely defeating the mighty juggernaut that was the New England Patriots in the last minute or so of the game, the New York Giants (Whom you may remember had “no chance in hell whatsoever” of winning that game according to the blantantly pro-Pats media) instead humiliated them from start-to-finish, running up the score on them to ridiculous levels and continually going for two just to humiliate them. Now imagine you got to see this carnage from the view of one of the Patriots players. That’s essentially what this video is in StarCraft form; it’s from the point of view of a player called “sAviOr[gm]”, then considered the best StarCraft player in the world, and it’s game 3 of a 5-game final in one of Korea’s major StarCraft leagues. In this particular series, his opponent, a then-unheralded “Bisu[Shield]” (Who would himself ascend to the title of “Best StarCrafter in the World” for a time), has already won the first two games by essentially showing sAviOr a gameplan he has never seen before, and that sAviOr either can’t, or stubbornly refuses to, adjust to. The third game plays out pretty much the same way, as you get to watch Bisu make sAviOr look like a complete chump through sAviOr’s eyes.

If you don’t want to watch the whole thing, skip ahead to about 11 minutes in when you hear shrieking that seemingly rivals that of a Beatles concert. Completely insane. Also note the final insult to injury as the game for some reason refuses to allow sAviOr to save the replay.


    • James on July 8, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Was it Starcraft that the dude was playing when he, uh, died? Man, some people take gaming to a new and somewhat creepy level!

    • emptyeye on July 8, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Scarily enough, I think several people have died due to ultra-marathon sessions of gaming. For what it’s worth, though, I don’t think StarCraft was the game in question in any of those sessions.

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