The article is really good and a sign that e-sports and StarCraft 2 is being embraced by a much larger audience.
So here's the complete translated article:
- Welcome home, darling!
Katherine Walsh and Peter Karlsson met their son Jonathan ”Jinro” Walsh at Arlanda. – I've been following his matches. It is hundreds of hours I've been watching "Starcraft", says father Peter.
He went to Korea as a promising "Starcraft II"-player.
He came home as Swedens new superstar in e-sport.
When Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh arrived at Arlanda the cameras started flashing.
- It's fantastic. He's following his dream that he has had since he was 12, says the mother Katherine Walsh.
E-sport is finally on the way to get its breakthrough in Sweden. And most popular is the strategy game "Starcraft II".
Jonathan "Jinro" Walsh, 22, plays professionaly since last autumn at the highest level in the "Starcraft"-hot South Korea. During his time there he has become the most successful non-korean ever.
Surrounded by fans
When Jonathans father, Peter Karlsson, left "Jinro" at Arland eight months ago he couldn't imagine the scene that took place yesterday.
Back at Arlanda - now surrounded by a lot of media reporters and around twenty fans. Some of the most dedicated fans drove four hours in their car to meet Jonathan Walsh at the airport.
And "Jinro" - who've been traveling for almost a day smiled, hugged his parents and started to give interviews directly.
- I have practiced hard and have gotten a lot of support from my team. Hard preparations for specific opponents. Thanks to the preparation I've been able to win against opponents that technically have been better than me, he explains his successes.
Competing on tuesday
Jonathan Walsh visit in Sweden will be short. Together with seven other players - flown from both Korea and USA - he will compete in Dreamhack Stockholm Invitational on tuesday. The winner takes home 100.000 SEK. Kulturhuset sold out long ago. Aftonbladet Spela will broadcast the tournament live.
After that, "Jinros" proffessional life continous in Korea.
Original article in Swedish: http://www.aftonbladet.se/nojesbladet/spela/article12860418.ab
Update: Jinros homecoming made it in to the printed Aftonbladet as well:
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