This summer, “Starcraft II” has become the newest barroom spectator sport. Fans organize so-called Barcraft events, taking over pubs and bistros from Honolulu to Florida and switching big-screen TV sets to Internet broadcasts of professional game matches happening often thousands of miles away.

—Don’t get any bright ideas, nerds. We were fine with the World Cup mania getting its claws into 3 Crow, but we cannot abide by televised Starcraft matches.

8 Responses to A Grave Look at Our Near Drinking Future: ‘Barcraft’

  1. Ken
    Aug 30, 2011


    So let me get this straight, just because a group of people are willing to try something different, it’s bad? How would this affect anything to do with your drinking? There are bars that it definitely wouldn’t be suited to, but to outright dismiss it because it doesn’t fit your mold of what’s socially mainstream is ridiculous.

    I wonder if the bar-owners themselves would agree with you if they saw the income that these bars are generating?

    Granted I don’t know how much of a scene Nashville has for nerdness (I would assume quite a bit due to the nature of Vanderbilt), but i don’t think there’s a bar owner out there who would argue with an extra 50-100 people showing up to drink and be merry.

    • Dixie
      Sep 11, 2011

      Calm down, dorkus. We mostly just think watching two dudes in South Korea doing some Zerg rushing sounds pretty boring and ridiculous. Almost as boring and ridiculous as baseball! It gives us flashbacks to watching our friends play Mario, which was totally unexciting.

      • Salt
        Oct 14, 2011

        You may think it sounds boring, but there’s a very large group of people who rather enjoy watching professional Starcraft matches. Call us what you will, but professional gaming is no more ridiculous that professional sports of any kind. We like to watch it because we understand and like the game. I don’t see anything wrong with that.

    • Chad
      Oct 17, 2011

      I work at A bar downtown broadway and 2nd ave called Big Shotz. We are for sure going start hosting Barcraft at our bar For the coming events. Email and fpr invites and info on the upcoming events or request events you would like to see!

      • Dixie
        Oct 18, 2011

        Keep us in the loop! We’d love to be proved wrong about this.

  2. Ryan
    Sep 11, 2011

    Money talks. When I can find enough people to start one up, you might have to abide it.

    • Dixie
      Sep 11, 2011

      Even though the article makes this thing sound truly silly, as great big dorks ourselves, we’d still probably check it out if one of these Barcraft deals happened in town.

  3. Stephanie
    Oct 27, 2011

    There’s a facebook page for the Big Shotz Nashville Barcraft deal. It just started so check it out.

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