4834833062_b1bf8a7717_bLooking for an alternative way to celebrate Easter? After churching it up, and fighting Sunday school children over Easter eggs, after brunching it up, and letting your honey-baked ham filled belly hang over the loosened waistband of your jeans, head over to Pappy’s! Although hanging at a bar during Easter may be a bit unorthodox, it’s a way to spend this holy Sunday resting, and combining two things that go together better than bunnies and Jesus (wait, that makes no sense).

The Berkeley CSL club is hosting a “Barcraft” at Pappy’s. What is a “Barcraft” you ask? Well it combines two very manly activities, going to a bar and Starcraft. On the big screens of Pappy’s Bar and Grill on Telegraph, you can watch some of the best professional Starcraft players in the world play in the finals of the IPL 4 tournament. It is a great learning opportunity for those new to the “craft,” and a great space to meet new Bresties (Bro/besties), or just enjoy the game while sipping on an ice-cold brew.

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this post has been quite man oriented. Sorry potential lady-crafters. Although we hear the man to woman ratio is not exactly even at these events, women are certainly welcome! It promises to be a fun time no matter your sex. Also, ladies, if you are into the geek chic type, it presents a not-so-creepy bar environment to meet new guys, since we know you have been complaining to your friends about how there are just “no good guys anymore.”

This is not the first Barcraft, nor will it be the last. They usually take place about every two weeks and you can stay updated by visiting the Berkeley Collegiate Star League website. They are always free and open to all ages. This particular Barcraft will be sponsored by a number of eSport organizations. Because of this raffle prizes will be given out. (all participants get a free raffle ticket, and a second raffle ticket if they buy 5 dollars worth of food or drink). The event lasts all day from 11:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m, so you can stop by anytime.

As CSL at Berkeley club member Dylan Rogers told us, “It is like going to watch football at a Sports Bar … The same concept, the same feeling.” This is just one more unique way to spend your evenings in Berkeley, a city where we are encouraged to embrace our inner nerd. Come on, everyone has that little voice inside them that quotes Gandalf during finals, knows all there is to know about Harry Potter and wishes they had the balls to sport a “I would rather be playing video games” license plate frame. So shut up all you haters – if we can watch it at a bar amidst other screaming fans than it is a sport!

Image source: renatoiwa, under Creative Commons

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Conan said:
Apr 7, 2012 at 10:43 pm

This was a really great article! Very well written and I think I’m going to attend that event! :)

Haifeng said:
Apr 7, 2012 at 10:44 pm

good idea conan, i’ll go to, it’ll probably be amazing

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Sounds like a great opportunity to have some fun!

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