Another Brick in the Wall

Last year in December, Evil Geniuses and Team Liquid joined forces to create a training facility in Seoul, South Korea. Now, less than a year later, the school has closed its doors. What does this say about Western StarCraft II?

The training facility closure was confirmed via twitter:

Besides the fact that Kwanghee Woo doesn’t know there are only 30 days in September, it’s quite disappointing news. StarCraft II may still be huge in Korea, but it also needs some loving from Western teams. Also, by having training facilities, it establishes the credibility of eSports – much like having stables in boxing.

I would actually love to see some of the local teams come together to form a training facility. Like eSports bootcamp, it would be great to see our local eSports professionals coming together with other enthusiasts to improve their skills. Would you sign up to attend StarCraft II training? Or how about League of Legends or Dota 2 school? It’s about time we treat it like any other sport and help people train in a focused way.

Last Updated: October 3, 2013

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16 Comments

  1. hairyknees

    October 3, 2013 at 10:10

    I would sign up to Dota 2 school in a heartbeat!

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  2. hairyknees

    October 3, 2013 at 10:12

    It would be fun being a lecturer xD “REMEMBER THE THREE P’S STUDENTS! PUSH, PULL AND PURCHASE WARDS! ESPECIALLY THE WARDS FFS!”

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  3. TiMsTeR1033

    October 3, 2013 at 10:17

    Sounds abit sad don’t you think… A school made for 1 game… The world we live in today.

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    • VinTaco

      October 3, 2013 at 10:41

      It is no different to a school for any other sport. The only difference between Dota/LoL/SC2 and snooker, chess, darts, etc is one involves a screen.

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      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 3, 2013 at 10:47

        True, but are these schools really needed?

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        • VinTaco

          October 3, 2013 at 10:50

          Its the best way to cultivate talent, judging from cricket and football. I read how Fnatic found some kid (Rekkles for the LoL players here) and helped turn him into an absolute competitive monster. eSports is a complex beast and if you look at the Korean scene where there is the most discipline, you’ll see the skill level is almost night and day with the west.

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        • Brady miaau

          October 3, 2013 at 10:55

          Yes. Sport development, grass roots level. Equal opportunities. Hell, this is list is big.

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  4. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 3, 2013 at 10:18

    NOOOOO!!!!!
    How I am supposed to learn the perfect Robo push technique now? Fail

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  5. Kromas

    October 3, 2013 at 10:34

    Dota 2 school would be amazing.
    parental insults 101 should be the first class.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 3, 2013 at 11:12

      how to troll, what to say to n00bs. so many lessons, so little time.

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      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 3, 2013 at 11:17

        Delete Dota

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        • D@ngermouse

          October 3, 2013 at 11:27

          Take up an easier game like tetris, pacman or minesweeper.

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          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 3, 2013 at 13:50

            Insert crude “Your Mother” joke here.

  6. Pierre F Muller

    October 3, 2013 at 11:25

    Back in my day, we did have something similar. IT’S CALLED A LAN.

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    • Estian Hough

      October 3, 2013 at 11:31

      What’s discussed in this article isn’t about Lanning at all.

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  7. Estian Hough

    October 3, 2013 at 11:29

    Been trying to start exactly this in South Africa since August 2012.
    This is the result of a year’s work:
    https://www.facebook.com/tuksGamingClub
    Though, the club has always been nothing more than a stepping stone to starting a business.
    There’s only so much one can do without having financial backing.

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