For our three years anniversary of eSports bar events in Cologne we wrote down the best, funniest and most epic stories that witness the awesomeness of eSports and its communities. This is the second part, for all other stories check out http://barcraft-koeln.de/en/category/eventstories/.
Kaelaris drum solo & spontaneous breakdance
At our third BarCraft, James „Kaelaris“ Carrol, a StarCraft caster working for ESL, visited us. Back at the time the „Coellner Bar“ hat a drumkit standing in one corner and I knew that Kaelaris had taken drum lessons for several years. So of course during a break we „convinced“ (read: forced) him to give a drum solo. Imagine a crowd of 50 people, not having a clue, cheering for a guy who had to play a drumset spontaneously he had no time to adjust. James was not happy with his performance at all, blaming it especially on the fact that it was right-handed drums and he’s left-handed (or vice versa – don’t sue me James!). Some random visitors tried to improve his performance with handing him some stimpacks (a green vodka handed in a syringe we serve at BarCrafts) but still, Kaelaris was not happy with his show. So suddenly, one guy out of the crowd told him to do a special beat, asks the other people for some room…and starts breakdancing.
There actually exists a video of this – filmed with a terribly old smartphone by an unprofessional nerd (me) in a waaaaay too dark environment – so you can’t see anything. If you’re an expert and want to give it a try so we can actually see anything – contact me :D
TL;DR: 50 nerds in a bar, StarCraft on several screens, one nerd playing the drums, another one breakdancing on the floor. I’d love to go back and see this from the eyes of someone not knowing what was happening. It must’ve been slightly confusing xD