One Of The Greatest Rivalries In StarCraft History

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You can't talk about competitive StarCraft: Brood War without two names coming up: Jaedong the Tyrant and Flash, aka The God of StarCraft.

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Today Razer launched Team Razer: Great Games, a video series that aims to be the definitive eSports documentary, and no definitive eSports documentary would be complete without the story of how Lee "Jaedong" Jae Dong met Lee "Flash" Young Ho. The pair of South Korean pro-gamers were both at the top of their game in StarCraft: Brood War, Jaedong with his fiery Zerg and Flash with his methodical, almost mechanical Terrans.

Part two of the episode focuses on Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok, up-and-coming Protoss player, completing the circle of StarCraft races.

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And if StarCraft's not your thing, the other two planned episodes of Great Games will cover DOTA 2 and League of Legends. The rest of the games just aren't great, I guess.

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Why do eSports stars always have the shittiest nicknames? If you ever call yourself or somebody else "The God of [some competitive game]", give yourself a fucking reality check. The sport comes and goes, and there will be other very good players. Street Fighter has its "5 Japanese Gods of Street Fighter", Starcraft has this fuck. Both nicknames are stupid.

I feel like it's just disrespectful to the sport, because calling yourself a god pretty much implies that you're the best there is ever gonna be, but guess what? That's probably not the case.

I don't recall Michael Jordan calling himself the god of basketball, or Wayne Gretzky calling himself the god of hockey. Maybe it helps that they weren't children.