“We don’t really play for fun. Mostly, we play for work.”
State of Play, a documentary providing insight into the world of professional Korean StarCraft players, is available on GOG.com for $9.99.
In Seoul, hundreds of young boys compete to be the best at one single video game: StarCraft. As top players earn hundreds of thousands of euros, being a professional gamer isn’t only a wise career move, it is also the path to respect and credibility in the highly competitive society of South Korea. The stars of the StarCraft league are national celebrities, participating on all levels of popular culture.But what happens when play becomes work? For some it will be a struggle to stay on top of their game, for others it might be the turning point of their lives.
Source:: GOG – Good Old Games