He starts with all the pleasantries, hello and thank you for loving SC and watching MBCGame etc etc....
The Pro Team "Managers(KPGA)" (that's exactly what he said) Request:
1: At least 70,000,000 won ($60,000) in total prize money (NOT first place, TOTAL prize money, hi rea ;p) for a 3 month League
2: A 500,000 won ($400) appearance fee each time a team plays
3: Payment for each TV rerun
4: Stopping VOD services
5: A least 2 months of break each year
1: 45,000,000 won ($40,000) in total prize money for a 3 month league (INCLUDING the $400 appereance fee). If you remove the appearance fees from the total prize money, it goes down to under $30,000 in total prize money (two teams a week for 12 weeks).
2: An official rest period will be granted
3: VODs and Reruns will continue to be run the way they are now, considering the rights of the viewers, and the cyclic broadcasting nature of cable television.
The KPGA could not agree with the above offer, and thus they started a strike, as of July 1st.
Considering the huge gap between the KPGA's demands and what MBCGame can offer, it looks pretty bad