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by Jack Bathe (subscribe)
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Published July 10th 2012
Do you like video games? Are you somebody that'd enjoy being around like-minded and friendly people? Then Barcraft may be for you!

Barcraft is situated in the Assembly House next to Kentish Town tube station and provides a haven for serious gamers and onlooker alike.

London Barcraft
A Group of Friendly Personalities Come Together


Barcraft revolves around the computer game come e-sport Starcraft 2 and focuses on major tournaments that take place on a regular basis. This is a completely free event (although it's a good idea to buy a few drinks to please the pub owner) and bear witness to the best players that the world has to offer. Starcraft 2 is a strategy game, much like chess, in that the idea behind it is to manage various pieces (units) and ultimately defeat your enemy.

Unlike chess however, Starcraft 2 offers a greater visual display as armies destroy each other, sneaky surprise attacks force players to react, and all manner of things take place before your very eyes. An excitable but friendly crowd helps to raise the atmosphere, so don't think there'll be a quiet moment in the game, and don't be afraid to socialise with others around you.

The very basis of Barcraft is to bring gamers together in a social environment dedicated to them, which is often hard to come by. It offers anyone who arrives the opportunity to get involved without prejudice and to gorge on burgers and drinks all the while. It's not for everyone of course, and pub regulars will often walk in bewildered at the sudden change (which makes going all the more worthwhile), and if you're not into watching any type of game (football, rugby, other video games etc) then this might not appeal, but for everyone else, I'd urge you to give it a try at least once. If you are under the age of 18, please make sure to have a responsible guardian over the age of 18 with you for admission.

There are no "bad eggs" and nobody there will make you feel imposed upon, so even the most timid of people will find Barcraft a great place to be. Events run throughout the year, and although a website is in place it is not regularly updated, so it's best to stay up to date using the Barcraft Community page on Facebook or Barcraft London on Twitter.

Glhf (Good luck and have fun).
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Why? To watch the best Starcraft 2 players battle it out for you enjoyment
When: Throughout the year
Phone: n/a
Where: Assembly House, Kentish Town
Cost: Free
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