Sean Plott

Day[9]'s bright idea to grow the StarCraft 2 eSports scene: high school leagues

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StarCraft 2's longtime player/commentator/ambassador Sean "Day[9]" Plott is one of the best interviews in gaming. He's universally candid, positive, relatable, and unlike some game developers, he's got nothing to hide. He's also full of good ideas—another one of which was mentioned last weekend to GameSpot during the Battle.net World Championship in Shanghai. In that interview, Mr. 9 was asked to look into the long, six- or seven-year future of StarCraft, and tell us what he'd like to see in such a crystal ball. His response: StarCraft in high schools.


PCG US Podcast #280: Not California (+ an interview with Day9!)

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This week, Evan, Dan, Josh, and Lucas circle the wagons to address new cyberpunk FPS Hard Reset and 2K's recent comments that "strategy isn't contemporary" in light of its changes to XCOM. Josh recalls his pool party-filled time at SOE's Fan Faire and tells us his impressions on PlanetSide 2, and Evan tells us what a great time he's having on our new GoldenEye: Source server, tackles Tribes: Ascend, and more!

At the end of the podcast, Lucas sits down with one of PC gaming's most-loved men, Sean "Day9" Plott, to talk eSports, why attacking in StarCraft 2 is good, and his favorite card game.

PC Gamer US Podcast 280: Not California