10 Bizzare Facts About South Korea’s Gaming Culture
With attendances like that, professional gamers in South Korea rake in quite a bit of money. Lists of the top 10 richest pro-gamers change very often, but you will always see several South Korean names on all of them, who most probably got there with Starcraft. These names include Lee “Flash” Young Ho, Jung “MVP” Jong Hyun, Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong and a few others. Not only do they make big bank, but they also become household names with numerous TV appearances and girls zerg rushing them. It’s no surprise that many foreign players travel to South Korea to advance their careers, but the only non-Korean to win a top-level Starcraft tournament so far has been Gulliame “Grrrr…” Patry, a Canadian from Quebec City.