Originally spawned from a post in the reddit sub-community r/starcraft (user o_Oskar) as well as a post on TeamLiquid by primadog. Barcraft is the term for the new movement of showing professional Starcraft 2 matches in bars. This phenomenon popped up in the spring of 2011 in the US, with the start of the NASL. The first barcraft event was held at Chao Bistro in Seattle. There have subsequently been barcraft events in most major US cities as well as abroad in countries such as Canada and the UK. The Starcraft 2 events that are covered are typically MLG, GSL, NASL, or IPL. With its new found popularity bar owners have also started showing other games such as Marvel vs. Capcom, League of Legends, Heros of Newerth and Dota 2.
Guy #1: Hey dude do you want to go to chao bistro this weekend for some barcraft? MLG Orlando is being shown.
Guy #2: WTF is barcraft... and MLG? You mean like Starcraft 2?
Guy #1: Yeah man, bars all across the US have been showing Starcraft 2 tournaments. It is getting really popular. There was even an article in the Wallstreet journal about it.
Guy #2: Really?!?! That's awesome. Hell yeah I'm in!
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