State of Play

State of Play

“Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man,
and he is only completely a man when he plays.” — Friedrich Schiller

A feature documentary about the world of South-Korean professional gamers.

Every year thousands of South-Koreans flock to the game stadiums in Seoul to watch the Pro League, a live sports event where professional gamers compete to be the best at one single video game: Starcraft.

It’s a title many young South Koreans dream of. The game itself is more than a decade old, almost ancient in the fast developing world of video games, but in South Korea it has become a national past-time. Like most specator sports, this world of eSports rapidly evolved in a multi-million dollar business.

In this story, we follow 3 boys in different stages of their career as a Pro-Gamer in South Korea. For some it will be a struggle to stay on top of their game, for others it might be the turning point of their lives

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STATE OF PLAY – festival trailer from visualantics on Vimeo.

 

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