WarCraft III: The Frozen Throne is a masterpiece of computer game history. The RTS classic has still a very decent player base, especially in China. Also, one must not forget its effect on esports. About ten years ago, before StarCraft 2 or League of Legends, WC was the gold standard of gaming outside Korea. Not only was it a very popular strategy game but it gave birth to the MOBA genre, too. After all, it was the game the mod Defense of the Ancients has its origins in.
Therefore, we are happy to introduce a very special guest to you. The one and only mighty Marc ‘yAwS’ Förster honors our podcast with his presence today! The 27-year-old German is one of the big names in WC3, and has achieved some very impressive feats. In 2015, he went to China as “the tourist”, and came back as runner-up of the World Cyber Arena, the WarCraft world championship. Marc was probably the person who was most surprised by this outcome.
He talks about his experiences in China, and shares his passion for the Asian cuisine. But what does he think about the gaming culture over there?
The popular gamer has shown much talent and skill since he started playing on a high level in 2004. Although he has never consider himself a real professional, yAwS has still a huge impact on the esports scene in general. Currently, he works as an esports consultant for Strafejump, an organization that helps non-gaming related companies to enter the market.
All in all, Marc affects esports on many different levels, both as a player and as an insider. Maybe he can help Martin, who’s never played WarCraft yet (SHAME!), to get in touch with this incredible game? Let’s find out! Tune in and meet one of the most prominent WarCraft icons!
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