Online gamers want to know why South Korea always dominates competitive online games, massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and gaming tournaments. Publishers desperately want to crack the Korean market, and gamers everywhere want to figure out a way to bring some of the nation's enthusiasm for gaming to their own country. In a country with a population of roughly 49 million people, about one in 20 have played MMO games. Video game competitions, many centered on Blizzard's games, especially StarCraft, air on multiple cable channels and draw audiences that pack stadiums while kinetic e-sports announcers call the action. Described as the Online Gaming Mecca, how did South Korea reach its high stature in the gaming world?