Yesterday we discussed how maybe, someday, competitive gaming will have a place in the states
. Today GameSetWatch
points out a Gamespot article from last week showing us that (as with many things game-related
) the South Koreans have already beaten us to the punch when it comes to gaming TV
. From the article: "Two cable TV networks, known as Ongamenet and MBCgame, compete for viewers with their own 24-hour programming dedicated to PC and console gaming. Fierce gaming competitions are held, backed by major corporate sponsors, and studios overflow with live audiences trying to catch a glimpse at players who are practically given celebrity status. The programming is an odd mix of competition coverage, game news, and school-girl-cute window dressing. Curious to know what's on tonight in Seoul? GameSpot News takes you on a trip East, clicker in hand. "