I am planning to make a barcraft in Spain. It is planned to be really cool sc2 designed and there will always be atleast like 4 computers to play free and I may also start to host some offline tournaments there. There will be sc2 broadcasts when there is GSL/MLG.. you know.. every big tournament will be broadcasted there but I want to ask how big is the SC2 scene there because I am not living there atm and are there enough people interested in that kind of thing.
If you have any questions regarding the topic feel free to ask.
Well, not sure about what I'm going to say actually, will try to go deeper into this subject tomorrow, but I think the spanish scene is big enough to support a permanent barcraft at, for example, Madrid or Barcelona (will not try any other place). There have been other barcrafts in those cities, and I think they were succesful, but as far as I'm concerned, all of them were temporary. I will ask people on the battle.net forum and I'll let you know.
I want you to tell me if I'm wrong so I can learn. Sorry for bad English. New to BW, prefer it to SC2, although I'm too young to have personally lived its best moments.
GMarshal United States. August 07 2012 08:01. Posts 20828
All I know about barcraft is that it requires way more time and initiative than you might first think. Finding a decent pub or bar that will actually dedicate airtime to Starcraft is more luck than anything, and mobilizing your friends/public to come and make the bar a profit is even harder. I'd say try to contact established barcrafts and get as much info from them as possible.
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So I'm planning to do it with my cousin that will help because she is trying to buy a bar right now and we will work together for that so that's not really the problem. Actually there is no problem :D I'm just asking how's the community there. She lives in Madrid so that's good. @SwizzY I have experience with making business work and I know that but I'm planning to buy a bar and making it permanent barcraft and my cousin from Spain will help with that.
I think a BarCraft is not enough to be a good bussines because the little size of the spanish community. But, u don't have to do ONLY a BarCraft, u can do some kind of "freak" bar, u can offer some kind of entertaiment to anime fans, LoL fans, WoW fans, sports fans....
Why not invite the Karont3 guys over and tell them that if they play show matches, you can have people buy a "subscription" and have them do a liquidbet kind of thing, you have to buy 3 beers or alcoholic beverages, if you call the 3 games correctly, its on the house, if you call 1 correctly and mess up the others, 1 is on the house, etc. Then at the end of the year you could basically take the guy with the best record and give him a tall one on the house (like a ridiculously tall beer). That would attract spanish gamers everywhere + you could open up the area that you would normally have for their gaming and turn it into a Spanish style PC Bang, get cheap Dt-35 keyboards and some regular computers with a lot of space on them and put like SC2, DotA, LoL, CS:GO on them and have people drink while they play. I know the Video Game scene in Spain isn't huge but I think a niche like that could work if you advertised heavily and you gave amazing service.