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London Barcraft MLG Winter Arena 25th-26th Feb

10inch screen? No thats a 10 foot HD screen!

Another epic Barcraft in London this month covering MLG Winter Arena, put aside the entire weekend 25th-26th February 2012 and head down to The Assembly House, 292 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG, nearest tube station is Kentish Town, get out turn right and you can see the pub.

Doors open from 3pm Saturday so get in early for a good seat, some good food, lots of drink and of course some great StarCraft. This is the first MLG event of 2012 being shown @LondonBarcraft so there will be a great turnout, as we’ve all been starved of the awesome MLG since November last year. Look forward to seeing you all there. Gamdoooooo!

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London Barcraft Dreamhack 25th-26th Nov

Just a quick post to let everyone know @LondonBarcraft are hosting another event for Dreamhack. Get down to The Assembly House, 292 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG from 7pm, this Friday 25th November 2011 for a weekend of StarCraft 2 streaming from Europe’s biggest SC2 tournament.

MLG Providence was a blast, but Dreamhack should be even better as the LondonBarcraft team have secured the other half of the bar and ANOTHER screen to accommodate the ever growing Barcraft crowd. If things get any bigger we may need to extend into the cellar, need a light?

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London BarCraft MLG Providence 19-20th Nov

Just a bunch of BarCrafters, eating, drinking and cheering.

Get ready for another top BarCraft event hosted by @LondonBarcraft this 19 & 20th of November 2011. As per the packed out previous event, StarCraft 2 MLG tournament games will be streamed all weekend across multiple screens at The Assembly House, 292 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG. Arrive from 3pm both Saturday & Sunday and join fellow StarCrafters in what looks to be the ultimate MLG final event in the 2011 pro circuit.

The Assembly House is a great bar with great food and great owners! They are killing e-sports one BarCraft event at a time and can now be found on twitter @assemblyhouse2. The pub is easily accessed by train, simply get off at Kentish Town, turn right and you will see the pub on the corner, packed with nerdballerz chanting Huk Huk Huk! There is also plenty of parking in the residential streets behind the pub, Leverton Street being the closest with a 30 second walk to the bar.

Don't worry there is plenty of room the other side of the bar

The London BarCraft team never fail to keep everyone entertained, with plenty of ‘in between’ events filling the holes that most tournaments fail to fill. With giveaways of gaming swag such as T-Shirts and signed Dignitas goodies, ‘guess the StarCraft unit’ games performed by the crowd, classic YouTube SC2 games casted by the in-house caster @JoRoSaR, and even some awful Korean Pop music videos. If you look in the corners of the bar you may even spot an arm wrestle competition, proving nerds actually have biceps thanks to hitting their mechanical keyboards all day! So bring your self and your biceps down to the best BarCraft event in the UK, and don’t forget to practise your StarCraft unit impression, My Life For Aiur!

INcontroL couldnt even take these guys down, well maybe!

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London BarCraft MLG Orlando 15-16th October

This weekend @londonbarcraft are hosting the biggest baddest StarCraft BarCraft event in London yet. Head down to The Assembly House, 292 Kentish Town Road, London NW5 2TG from 3pm this Saturday & Sunday 15th & 16th October 2011, for non stop StarCraft. The Assembly House is a great bar, excellent food, hot bar staff and of course, loads of fellow NerdBaller StarCraft fans. Extra screens have been added due to the increasing crowds at previous events, the third being a projector, with 2 supporting screens which should mean you can see the games from every point in the bar now. The last London BarCraft we had a HUGE crowd, take a look for yourself below.

There are a few surprises this weekend, with the first LondonBarCraft Awards taking place for the ultimate in StarCraft swag. Thats right, team-dignitas have donated signed pictures of the awesome Select, Naniwa and others, as well as team-dignitas hoodies (the height of NerdBaller fashion). The CheeseMonger Award sounds most entertaining, and the winner of each award will have his (or hers) StarCraft replay casted live in front of the audience, so get submitting your replays NOW to awards@londonbarcraft.com. I also overheard (sshh its a secret) a couple of trips to DreamHack, flights and hotels included, are up for grabs from a team-dignitas sponsor!

You can win this team-dignitas stuff @LondonBarCraft

So go grab your favourite StarCraft t-shirt, wash and iron it, and get ready for the ultimate weekend, MLG Orlando, fellow StarCrafter’s and plenty of good food and drink, trust me I’ve tried nearly everything on the menu. See you there, GL HF.

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London BarCraft

I must apologize, I’ve not had much to say lately here on gamdo, but there is good game related reason. I’ve been playing StarCraft II, watching StarCraft II tournaments, watching VODS, following SC2 casters and pro’s on youtube, twitter and generally getting involved in the ‘community’.

Since the SC2 launch night that myself and G-r0 attended and covered here on gamdo over a year ago I’ve been playing, and it’s a great game. It feels like the second coming of Quake 3 for me, the community, the pro scene. Infact, its bigger, because back then we had no youtube, justin.tv, no twitter or MLG and no internet faster than ISDN. It’s a shame I’m not 16 again, because I would be able to play for 16hours a day 24/7 like I did back with Quake 3.

So anyway, StarCraft II is an RTS (real time strategy) game where 2 or more players build a base, then an army and then send them at each other to war. This is how I had to explain it to the girl behind the bar on Sunday, at the first (I think its the first?) BarCraft event in London. BarCraft is a when people go to a bar, and watch StarCraft live streams, luckily the term was invented in America as PubCraft would have sounded stupid. Thanks to @LondonBarCraft who organised it and thanks to @djWHEAT who retweeted during this weekends MLG, reaching out to his 25k plus followers. I could go on but instead I made this little video which should tell the story. Enjoy. Marines are OP!

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