CyberGames like StarCraft I and DOTA are going to become part of the Olympics. Just kidding. But for many avid followers, addicts and casual players in the realm of online games (or e-sports in South Korea) this is the inevitable future. The millions, who once castigated, are seeing a brighter future for their point-and-click’s.
We are entering a phase where casual time-killing leisure is being pursued with the utmost fanatic pursuit. In the Philippines, the online DOTA connecting GARENA is one of the most used installations. With it millions of Pinoys who shout absurd profanities,exchange ad hominems and in-game commentary with players from across the country. While we don’t have Starcraft as a major spectator sport we are definitely raising our consciousness and revere leet gamers.
The rising tide is even touching Cor Jesu College, which just recently held its first DOTA-TOURNAMENT in CJC’s Computer Laboratory 3.