DPP Legislator Challenges KMT to Online Gaming Competition

Perhaps video games and politics have something in common.

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Duan Yi-kang (段宜康) posted an online gaming challenge to KMT rivals on Facebook yesterday. He suggested that each party should choose its top five candidates to compete in a game of Blizzard’s “Heroes of the Storm.”

Duan’s Facebook post even contained a little trash talk, mentioning how the older generation would be embarrassed in the game by their younger compatriots. The post also included photos of some of the politicians who may be involved in the game, including DPP Chair Tsai Ing-wen, KMT Chair Eric Chu, and the mayors of Tainan and Taichung, among others.

This is certainly a departure from the usual civil discourse in Taiwan politics. It may be a step forward from the outright brawls that have occurred in the past during legislative sessions, as can be seen in the video below.

Blizzard should be more than happy with the added publicity for its newest game, which was just released last week.

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