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Blizzard Celebrated A Pro Player’s Wedding in True StarCraft Fashion

November 9, 2015 John Paolo "Sandata" Bago

Lee “NaDa” Yoon Yeol is one of the greats of StarCraft.

Called a “genius” of his time, the Terran commander studied and competed alongside legends like Hong “YellOw” Jin Ho and the Emperor himself, Lim “BoxeR” Yo Hwan.

Over time, NaDa’s storied career brought him against the greats of the later generations. His matches against the Bonjwas —  the very best players at any given age of StarCraft Brood War — will go down in history as some of the best StarCraft games ever played.

Success in the battlefield? Check. Legendary macro-skills? Too easy. He’s even done serving his required stint in the military.

What’s next for NaDa?

How about a full-on wedding, StarCraft style?

At the Legacy of the Void launch event in South Korea earlier tonight, Blizzard and the entire South Korean StarCraft community bore witness to one of the greats of the game tie the knot in what is probably the most awesome and solemn show of professional geekery. Ever.

NaDa married his long-time girlfriend, who he met back in his university days, in front of a fully-packed crowd.

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The entire affair was broadcast over Twitch and Afreeca.Tv, complete with StarCraft shoutcasters describing the event.

And the best part (for the fans, at least)? The celebration was bookended by a show match between NaDa’s friends and fellow titans of the game Lee “Flash” Young Ho and Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong.

What a magical night.

You can watch the entire celebration below (NaDa enters at 37:00).
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