ASL Season 4 is finally starting on September 10th at 7:00PM KST with StarCraft Remastered.
Until now, AfreecaTV has constantly supported users and streamers who have enjoyed SC BW for the past two years with three consecutive seasons of ASL.
With the new release of SCR, we are pleased to announce ASL Season 4 along with English casters to support our global audience.
However, we would like to inform you that ASL Season 4 will not be streamed on Twitch or YouTube
We understand that our global fans find Twitch to be the most convenient and familiar platform for esports.
Time after time, AfreecaTV has generously invested into the past three seasons of ASL. And despite Twitch being a competitor, AfreecaTV has provided free English casting for ASL.
As you may already know, ASL Season 4 has undergone many financial challenges. From increased prize pools for players to enhanced production value, it has grown since ASL Season 3.
In order to securely maintain ASL, AfreecaTV currently conducts content sales with its sponsors.
Due to this, from the policy of providing ASL for free to Twitch, we have decided to sell media rights of our ASL English content to Twitch and YouTube.
Yet as an agreement could not be reached with Twitch or YouTube for ASL media rights, we could not provide them with ASL content for the start of Season 4.
This is an already established business model for numerous fields of esports and sports.
For our global fans and their love for SC BW and SCR, AfreecaTV is currently preparing its servers, so that users can watch with very little discomfort.
We hope that you will watch ASL S4 on AfreecaTV, as Tasteless and Artosis will continue to cast.
Here is the link for watching ASL S4