Climbing White Stork Tower

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On the Stork Tower is a Poem written by Wan Zhihuan in China about 1400 years ago. It’s a small poem, here it is translated:

The white sun sets behind the mountains,

The Yellow River flows into the sea.

To see a thousand mile view,

go up another floor.

I’ve been thinking about this poem more and more as I’ve watched esports. The neverending climb to get a better view. The ambition to go to the next level. The amount of time a player has at their peak skills to reach that level.

Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers.

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