Some people watch football or hockey. I like watching e-sports. More precisely, I enjoy watching the Day Daily, in which Sean…
Day (Sean Plott) has been playing Starcraft since the moment it hit the market in 1998: it’s been 14 years.
He played Starcraft: Brood War professionally and qualified for the World Cyber Games in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He won the Pan-American tournament in 2007. Since then, he has worked as an e-sports commentator for Starcraft II tournaments and, since 2009, has been casting a daily show called the Day Daily. You can watch his videos on Youtube, on his website or tune in live on Twitch five days a week.
I was resting yesterday as it was Thanksgiving in Canada. I would like to catch up today by sharing this story I have been following since Friday morning when a friend of mine posted this BBC news article on his Facebook feed. Maine’s Democrat candidate Colleen Lachowicz is being attacked by her Republican opponent, Tom Martin, because she is a World of Warcraft (WOW) player.
I discussed in my previous post about geeks and nerds that I would rely on people’s self-identification as one or the other to consider them as such and include them, their hobby or interest in the study of geek culture on this blog. I will continue, however, to pay attention to the many definitions people attribute to these terms. It is fascinating to see how people create mechanisms to determine empirically determine one’s geekiness or nerdiness. Two of these mechanisms were part of my recommendations for week-end fun last Friday: the Geek Code and the Geek Test. Did you check them out? I did, and here is a summary of my experience building my very own geek code and taking the test.