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China, the next Korea?


While China's Ministry of Commerce just approved Starcraft 2 in February of this year, already there is talk that the Chinese players could rise to dominate the competitive landscape, surpassing even Korea in prominence. The Starcraft community is looking on with bewilderment as the top ranking players on sc2ranks.com are all from the Chinese ladder. What gives?


Some say that looking at ladder points across realms provide a distorted perspective. The Chinese players are only competing against other Chinese players, which or may not have had early access to the game. Others insist that despite the handicap of a late release, the Chinese players win rates are still impressive. People who are a little more familiar with the competitive gaming scene in China recognize some of the players as Warcraft 3 pros, such as xiaOt and Infi.

While some say it is improbable that China will exceed Korea as the premier competitive gaming nation, one still must consider their strong work ethic and massive population pool. Until we have a chance to see these players compete, all we have to go on now is speculation. 

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23 comments:

Esmeraldo Petrarca said...

Waiting untill it will get censured in china

TheMilkMan said...

haha yeah, china will deffo censor it

CharlesS said...

How can oriental people do so much APMs?!

knowbuddy said...

Can chinese people play the new wow addon btw? lich king addon was forbidden...

nowbuddy said...

wow, they even find ways to forbid harmless fun..

Ivan said...

Oh, google-less, facebook-less china, you so crazy.

Jesse Crows said...

dang asians are too good at sc2

Joe Clark Cinematography said...

RTS Games; Making the next generation of Chinese generals incompetent and idiots. :D

happyhacker said...

wait the chinese government doesn't allow them games?

Cameron said...

They will start to do really well, then suddenly china will crack down / ban the game and all will be lost. Such a pity

cheshire said...

Gotta get in on this game

Alunith said...

I think china will be equal to Korea when it comes to gaming. they are both sick!

Furious Caulks said...

You can never beat Korea's love of starcraft...its an obsession.

Daily Tips! said...

It's really amazing, they have a life full of pression and stuff like that but they have time to vidya haha great, take care man!

mwesten said...

shame if they ban it

Quick Reads said...

Hey man, just came to check the link again haha thanks :)

paulz said...

Very good stats and impressive.

Mike said...

Toss ftw!

Expected Destiny said...

lol who cares about starcraft? but china will never be like korea

thoff74 said...

SC is a great game.

Alice said...

Don't think China will be able to be like Koreans in this aspect, mainly because the goverment will find something wrong with it and ban it..

Desktoper said...

korea is really a massive one.

Intraman said...

it'd be interesting to have another major player in the world of starcraft, maybe you'll start seeing major transfers from one country to another like you see in soccer

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