Eric started playing StarCraft about a year after Brood War was released in 1999 when he was just starting Middle School. After playing through the campaigns several times he decided to try playing online. After awhile playing 1v1s he found the treasure that is UMS games. With hundreds of hours spent playing ‘Lurker Defense’ and ‘Run Ling Run’ the only thing that could stop him was when a call interrupted the dial-up connection. Eventually he moved onto other games, particularly FFXI. A lot of FFXI. Most would say an unhealthy amount of FFXI. When SC2 was announced it was like traveling back in time to the good days, and many hours were again spent playing the campaigns and lurker defense, though less 1v1s.
Nowadays Eric mostly watches StarCraft instead of playing. Luckily StarCraft:Brood War and Starcraft 2 tournaments are seeing a resurgence so there are plenty of games to watch. He also occasionally plays a card game called Magic, or something like that.