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Swedish politicians take battle to 'StarCraft' ahead of elections

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Not all politicians hold a grudge against video games. Last Sunday, a number of Swedish politicians participated in a StarCraft II tournament called Politikerstarcraft. Creator Jonathan Rieder Lundkvist told The Daily Dot the objective of the event was to "increase awareness of e-sports in politics, and of politics among gamers." Interestingly, Lundkvist made it a point to pit representatives with opposing ideologies against one another in the first round. This was the second Politikerstarcraft tournament held. The first was organized in 2010 in tandem with the Swedish elections.