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$1,542
pledged of $8,000pledged of $8,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 19 2014 7:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

We've written over 40 articles about StarCraft 2. Here are some favorites:

For more, check out the ESEX StarCraft 2 Section

StarCraft Satire, Actually

We realize Kickstarter is not the most popular thing for the StarCraft community. You guys have been burned before, and you're terrified of trusting again, like a jaded lover who refuses to go on a first date again. 

Even though we write about other games now too, we still love StarCraft 2. After all, its our original game. We have already shown a bit of what we can do, and we want to write more. 

So trust us. We won't Boudreault or Alejos or Ledesma you, bro. We're Hugh Grant's roommate from Notting Hill, or that Hawaiian guy the main character befriends in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. That is, we are weird and eccentric but we're funny and when it comes down to it, reliable. We promise.

Why ESEX Needs Your Help

The StarCraft 2 section of ESEX is mainly two people, myself (@Hot_Bid) and Marc (@SirJolt). Now that I have left TL, I'd like to do Esports Express full time. We are very passionate about ESEX and we believe it provides something that is unique to each game that it covers: humor and levity in a sea of terrible but often hilarious drama. With your help, we'd like to see where ESEX can go.

StarCraft ESPORTS is fun to write about, and we hope we can make the SC section a regular feature. It really deserves to be there, our site wouldn't be the same without it. There's plenty of material -- I remember a lot of SC2 articles that could have been written but didn't, and many drama-filled events that deserved to get the "ESEX treatment."

Funding the StarCraft section of Esports Express guarantees a few things:

  • ESEX coverage of StarCraft from Jan 2015 to WCS 2015 Finals 
  • More frequent, high quality coverage that doesn't miss any drama
  • New special features like hacked Gmails, photoshops, etc. 
  • Pay for our writers and ideally recruiting more

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Just in case ...

Stretch Goals

$11,000 - StarCraft, Actually 

We will rewrite the entire screenplay of Love Actually with the twist that it's set in the StarCraft ESPORTS universe. 

$15,000 - StarCraft Satire Comic

We will create a humorous weekly StarCraft 2 comic. Concept and sample comic to be released soon.

$42,000 - "Byuns of StarCraft" Documentary Film

We will tell you the true story of all eleven Byuns that have competed in StarCraft. By the end of the film you will know all the Byuns and especially how to tell them apart. 

Risks and challenges

We believe there will be no problems fulfilling what we set out to do in 2015. The biggest question really is what happens after that?

"Is writing funny articles about Esports a sustainable business?"

Frankly, we're not sure yet, but funding this project lets us spend the next year figuring it out. Meeting (or exceeding) our funding goal is a great indicator of how much support and interest we have from a specific game community. It allows us pursue our eventual goal of sustainability and also guarantees a period of coverage for one of our favorite games.

We will be looking heavily into how to make this model work beyond the promised period, because we want ESEX to be around for a long time. We'll be experimenting with ads, Patreon, and other ways to turn ESEX into a sustainable business.

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    Receive the $1 and $5 rewards and a subscription to the ESEX "alive gaem" adaptation package until November 2015, delivered at the end of each month in pdf format. The package will include one chapter from a popular book series or one movie screenplay each month, only they will be adapted to the StarCraft 2 ESPORTS universe.

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    Receive the $1, $5, and $10 rewards and the special "Sons of ESEX" reward package, including a digital print of our movie poster and a signed 3.5" floppy disk containing a text file with a link to our website. It is not a clickable link but you can copy paste it if you somehow find a floppy disk drive. Limited to US and EU shipping.

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    Receive the $1, $10, and $50 rewards and go on a date with Sue "Smix" Lee in New York City. Hot_Bid will chaperone and wingman you. He will also film, produce, and release a video about the evening. Disclaimer: come on, you know how this is going to go. You are responsible for getting to NYC.

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    Hot_Bid will film a behind the scenes look at a day in your life (or a subject of your choice, provided they agree) similar to the "Behind the Scenes" series about Liquid at IPL TAC3. You will receive a mini-documentary video. You will be interviewed about the experience afterward. Disclaimer: this may not turn out the way you think it will. You are also responsible for travel and housing of Hot_Bid.

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Funding period

- (30 days)