Meet the Korean Cyber-Athletes Who Are Treated Like Rockstars

Monday night in South Korea: a match is taking place in the national Starcraft league. About 200 fans are crowded into an e-sports stadium in a central Seoul shopping mall. Almost all of them are female.

Aged from mid teens to mid 20s, many of these fans have brought flowers, cuddly toys and boxes of Dunkin' Donuts to give to their favourite stars. They shriek and cheer when the two teams walk on stage. In South Korea, pro gaming has attained the status of rock and roll.

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