In the build-up to the world cham­pi­onships of Warcraft III the lives and moti­va­tions of the two best players in the world, the Dutch Grubby and the Chinese Sky, are shown — as well as the remark­able world of the most popular online game.
There is a new world that isn’t on any map and where a new gener­a­tion grows up: the world of Warcraft’. With this state­ment, director Jos de Putter intro­duces the scene of the world’s most popular RTS (Real Time Strategy). The opening is the guide­line for the film: De Putter’s personal amaze­ment at an unknown world of massive propor­tions. He describes the back­ground and living condi­tions of the Dutch gamer Grubby and Chinese Sky, the two best players in the world (at the time of shooting) at Warcraft III. The boys enjoy no less than stardom status, complete with screaming fans who come from far and near to watch their idols play. They make a hand­some sum: playing Warcraft is a profes­sion. We follow them in the build-up to the world cham­pi­onships, where they will come head to head in a clash of titans. Sky prac­tices twelve hours a day, Grubby analyses every game with his Singa­porean girl­friend. Frag­ments from the game itself, in which Humans, Night Elfs, Undead and Orcs combat each other, illus­trate this wondrous world.

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Title: Beyond the Game
Year: 2008
Duration : 1 hour, 16 minutes
Category: Long Documentary
Edition: NFF 2009

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