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October 13, 2011, 05:31:35 PM
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Found this video today:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enywqVkM_gI

This site has massive potential. Gives a gazillion Korean kids the ability to play SCII for real money, and can bridge international markets into a giant tournament system.

Beautiful globalization made possible by Bitcoin - A German, an American, a Korean, and a South African can all wager on a game together, in one currency.

Any of you who play Starcraft 2, go sign up with their public beta and give feedback!

Is the owner of that site on these forums??
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October 13, 2011, 06:08:59 PM
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SC2 doesn't have cross region support so ironically none of the nationalities you mentioned can play against one another unless they purchase a second account for another region.

Regardless, I'm pretty sure the owner posted in reddit.com/r/starcraft today.

I look forward to its success.
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October 13, 2011, 06:10:38 PM
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THIS CAN FOR SURE BE AN KILLER APP!

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October 13, 2011, 06:24:30 PM
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SC2 doesn't have cross region support so ironically none of the nationalities you mentioned can play against one another unless they purchase a second account for another region.

Regardless, I'm pretty sure the owner posted in reddit.com/r/starcraft today.

I look forward to its success.


Give it enuff incentive (BTC donations) and u`ll see "free" servers pop up everywhere on the interwebz.....like it was with worldofwarcraft..


AND TONS OF CLASSIC GAMES !

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HAMACHI is awesome..i loved it because i lost my sc1 key and wan ted to play Cheesy

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October 13, 2011, 06:30:17 PM
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Tunngle.net is also a good choice Wink
Anyway, this is only the first step ... I can see many other games coming! Grin

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October 13, 2011, 06:32:05 PM
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SC2 doesn't have cross region support so ironically none of the nationalities you mentioned can play against one another unless they purchase a second account for another region.

Regardless, I'm pretty sure the owner posted in reddit.com/r/starcraft today.

I look forward to its success.

Oh I'm a noob hahaha

Well, surely my sentiment will be true for other games without region-specific matching =)  Nevertheless, such sites are a huge market for Bitcoin, and a perfect application of the technology.
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October 13, 2011, 06:53:02 PM
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Awesome!

Now apply that for any other games around and epicness is ensued
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October 13, 2011, 07:01:04 PM
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Awesome!

Now apply that for any other games around and epicness is ensued

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recursion   Cheesy

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October 13, 2011, 07:11:05 PM
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Nice!  I like how they promote mining as a way to earn the coins needed to enter tournaments.

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October 13, 2011, 07:17:56 PM
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Yeah, this is a win-win idea Grin
Every gamer has a good GPU!
They are able to start small and cheap tournaments without touching any exchanger Wink

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October 13, 2011, 07:29:12 PM
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Nice!  I like how they promote mining as a way to earn the coins needed to enter tournaments.

Yeah quite brilliant really!  I'd imagine the Starcraft community has a greater collective hashing capacity than current BTC miners... 5 million copies sold, all running on at least a modest GPU.
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October 13, 2011, 09:27:23 PM
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Yeah quite brilliant really!  I'd imagine the Starcraft community has a greater collective hashing capacity than current BTC miners... 5 million copies sold, all running on at least a modest GPU.

Starcraft 2 is not such a high-end game. I can play with graphics on high with just an ATI 5450, bBut yes, the target audience is nice.

Anyway, I believe this goes against the EULA or other agreement so Blizzard should be contacting them pretty soon...
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October 13, 2011, 09:31:20 PM
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Wow, cool!

This is what bitcoin economy really needs, rather than just another exchange.
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October 13, 2011, 09:36:15 PM
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Blizzard entertainment isn't sleeping, with the upcoming release of Diablo3 and their real money item auction house, their own online wallet and the ability to buy their products online with it expect something in that direction. It already is expected that they will pretty much corner the market for their newest game and considering their patching policy expect something which would make such a en-devour unprofitable in the long run

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November 26, 2011, 10:35:48 AM
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We have launched our next tournament on SC2BTC.Com:D , check out the second Starcraft tournament with Bitcoin prize pool at http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=288969
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November 26, 2011, 11:24:45 AM
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SC2BTC sounds more like "SolidCoin to Bitcoin" or maybe even SolidCoin2Bitcoin(as in solidcoin v2 to bitcoin). So yeah, the name is confusing.

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November 26, 2011, 11:46:34 AM
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^ I don't think it's confusing at all, as I'd imagine very few people know what solidcoin is. Almost every one is much more likely to equate SC with Starcraft, especially within the Starcraft gaming community.

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We have launched our next tournament on SC2BTC.Com:D , check out the second Starcraft tournament with Bitcoin prize pool at http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=288969

Great job on the last tournament and good luck on the next one!

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November 26, 2011, 11:48:37 AM
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^ I don't think it's confusing at all, as I'd imagine very few people know what solidcoin is. Almost every one is much more likely to equate SC with Starcraft, especially within the Starcraft gaming community.

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We have launched our next tournament on SC2BTC.Com:D , check out the second Starcraft tournament with Bitcoin prize pool at http://www.teamliquid.net/forum/viewmessage.php?topic_id=288969

Great job on the last tournament and good luck on the next one!



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November 26, 2011, 03:08:01 PM
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Brilliant idea.  Grin
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