Blizzard & South Korea

A year or two ago, I swear to God I read that some branch of the South Korean government gave Blizzard an award or some kind of official something or other. Either my memory or my Google skills are deteriorating, because I can’t find any mention of it now. Did I imagine this whole thing? Anyone?

Hmm, not sure. The only thing I can think of between their Gov and Blizzard is how they have credited Starcraft (and therefore Blizzard) for playing a significant role in their economic recovery…

According to this document, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism gives out a “monthly best game” award in South Korea. SK also hosts an “International Game Olympics”, sponsored by the MCT, and winning at Brood War takes home a $20,000 prize. I can’t find any direct links for anything, though.