And i feel like somebody must pointed this out:
The current state of #ESPORT is exactly how go was describe in Hikaru no Go, one of the most successful manga/anime of the Death Note's author.
There are the "foreginer" which are korean in this case since #esport or #starcraft was developed in Korea first, as Go was originally played in China compare to Korea. These players are young with exceptionally talented and blessed with a completely different point of view about the game (Go) compare to the Japanese. This is the same as in starcraft2, KR ladder is much more aggressive with the moto:"Play to win" unlike US or EU point of view: " non-macro games are not real games".
There are, also, the legendary players from previous generation trying to compete with the new wave of players incoming:
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These 2 are acting as the same roll? The bridge between the 2 generation?
the person of the new generation but has obtain the exp while mixing with the old waves
the complete newb but represent the scary power of youth
The king, the emperor
the hot temper but strong when calm
I really want and will add more pictures if people show interest in this... Trying to find the pros who looks like july... cant find his name in the chars list... might need to go through the manga once again...
But YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xD PM me if you want to add in anything
edit: i think i need to talk about the manga a bit more so people who have never read it can understand:
Hikaru no GO is a manga about the mental state of Japanese Go players. The story is focused on Hikaru Shindou who completely new to GO got possessed by SAI, an old school go teacher from thousand years ago. They become friend and hikaru eventually go pros using sai's help.
Instead of describing the Go games, the author focus on the mental state of each individual player on the Japanese go scene from the inside view as well as how they look at Chinese/Korean Go scene in competitive point of views. The youngster are overwhelming talented but the old school are full of experience and ready to deal with the "new wave".
The manga is a good lesson for any starcraft player in general, it will help you understand how #esport will develop from now on to the future when the next generation learn about it.