10 Bizzare Facts About South Korea’s Gaming Culture
With pro gaming being so huge in the country, any foul play is sure to be serious business. A notable case in 2010 had several prominent Starcraft pros being implicated in a scandal involving them throwing matches for illegal betting companies.
Not only did this get them banned for life, but also facing criminal charges. Won Jong Seo a.k.a Justin got an 18 month sentence, a 3 year suspended sentence, 3 million won ($2500) fine an 120 hours of community service. Mae Jae Yoon a.k.a sAviOr, one of the most famous Starcraft players of all time, got a 1 year sentence, 2 years suspended sentence and 120 hours of community service.