The Extremes of Internet Gaming In South Korea

Tagged: Pro Gamers, South Korea, StarCraft 2, Gaming
Source: Slashdot - Read the full article
Posted: 4 years 11 weeks ago

"CNN has an expose showing that in South Korea, the world's most wired country, Internet gaming breeds two extremes: elite 'athletes' who earn fame and six figures, and addicts who literally play until they die and tells the stories of players on both sides of that real-life divide. From the article: 'The first thing you notice about the professional video game players are their fingers — spindly creatures that seem to flail about at their own will, banging at the computer keyboard with such frequency and ferocity..."



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Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

Deaths from playing long hours, especially MMOs have become all too common.