Why are Korean gamers so ridiculously good?

#1AllGodsDiePosted 10/4/2012 2:18:23 PM
Like I feel as if there is a giant gap. I'm not trying to stereotype or anything, but they just seem to always be on a whole other level compared to their competition. Is it something to do with the culture?
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#2arys75Posted 10/4/2012 2:19:45 PM
Focus and discipline, young grasshopper. That's it honestly.
#3aHappySackaPosted 10/4/2012 2:19:52 PM
They take competitive games more seriously is all, and culture probably has to do with it as well.
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#4Wingding11Posted 10/4/2012 2:22:21 PM(edited)
Culturally, it's a lot more acceptable to be a pro gamer in South Korea and practice hours per day. There might also be a stronger cultural willingness to work together as a machine and put aside egos, but I can't support that as well.

And they wear awesome police uniforms all the time, apparently.
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#5mutation10101Posted 10/4/2012 2:36:25 PM
Because pro gamer status there is pretty much movie star status in the U.S.
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#6BurnumMasterPosted 10/4/2012 2:38:14 PM
because you play better when you have choose between playing good or starving to death.
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#7XcZeus3469Posted 10/4/2012 2:40:21 PM
aHappySacka posted...
They take competitive games more seriously is all, and culture probably has to do with it as well.


This. Korean work ethic is something that can only be understood by those who have experienced it. You get up at 4-5am to get ready for work, and often finish at around 1-2am.
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#8hawkeye2188Posted 10/4/2012 2:41:19 PM
mutation10101 posted...
Because pro gamer status there is pretty much movie star status in the U.S.


This or a sports star is how I interpret it.
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#9ShurikoPosted 10/4/2012 2:43:23 PM
From: mutation10101 | #005
Because pro gamer status there is pretty much movie star status in the U.S.


People actually think this

I know it's a lot to ask for, but I really wish people would stop spewing ignorant BS on the Internet.
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#10The_nibletPosted 10/4/2012 2:44:48 PM
Shuriko posted...
From: mutation10101 | #005
Because pro gamer status there is pretty much movie star status in the U.S.


People actually think this

I know it's a lot to ask for, but I really wish people would stop spewing ignorant BS on the Internet.


and i wish a briefcase filled to bursting with 100 dollar bills would appear in my room.

but alas.
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