Sunday, July 29, 2007

E-Sports in Korea


It took me a while to warm to Tyler Brule's Monocle magazine, but half a dozen issues in I'm hooked.

Last issue they had a brilliant article on mobile comms in Korea. It is a must read if you want to see what we'll be doing with our phones a couple of years from now.

Super fast broadband and electronics generally are currently booming in Korea. And one of the by-products of this is the rise of professional computer gaming.

In fact they have their own TV network, Ongamenet, where gamers do battle in stadiums and arenas.

Click here for a great little Monocle video on the Korean pro-gaming phenomenon.

Forget India and China. I reckon South Korea is the most rapidly emerging new superpower.