The room at 3 Evans was small and cozy, but the nerdiness (the good kind) and team spirit of the people who occupied the room far extended past the room’s boundaries. No matter the event, there’s something exhilarating about a cheering crowd, especially if Cal’s beating Stanford at something. This particular something happens to be Starcraft 2!

Stanford got their armies destroyed on the CSL Cal vs. Stanford match! We mean that quite literally, as CSL stands for Collegiate Starcraft League. You didn’t know Cal had its very own Starcraft 2 team? Perhaps here’s a team you should pay more attention to! read more »

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If you had no idea what we just said, then you’re missing out on a global phenomenon! Okay, that made it sound way more impressive than it should, but Starcraft 2 is quickly making its name known as one of the foundations to electronic sports (e-sports).

E-sports is a concept popularized by gamers, for gamers. If baseball and basketball players can play competitively, then why not people who play video games? Starcraft Brood War, the prequel to Starcraft 2, is still a hugely popular e-sport in South Korea, with entire television channels dedicated to the game. South Korean Starcraft players are renowned for their skill in both Starcraft Brood War and Starcraft 2, but other players are quickly catching up.

Enter Conan Liu. A Berkeley freshman thinking about going pre-med on the outside, but in game … he is VPSuppy. read more »