The multiplayer mode is online, and a variety of different game modes can be used. Ladder games also exists.
This game believe it or not is a popular sport in South Korea. The Koreans are obssessed with it and they enjoy live contests in front of audiences.
Where Age of Empires even accomplishes to make an almost fully symetric RTS game unbalanced StarCraft is stil renowned for it's balance eventhough the playable races are highly asymetric. In starcraft it is possible to completely destroy your enemy with half the amound of manpower he has if you are more skilled in the game. StarCraft truly is one of the best if not the best RTS game ever made by my knowledge.
Me: I play StarCraft.
Joost: I bow before you, oh leader of anything. I will donate my precious girl Eline to you, teach how I can be a StarCraft player.
Me: Obscure ambient black metal and ambient noise own popular music.
-Yep, the best one, the only one, STARCRAFT.