The "God of War", July, has officially announced that he will be moving to Starcraft 2.
July, who belonged in STX Soul, did not recontract after his contract ended at the end of August. He revealed that he will be joining a Starcraft 2 team in order to take up on another challenge. Thus, July is the second progamer, after Iron, to officially announce his move to Starcraft 2. He is the first of the three "Top Star" Progamers to officially announce the fact.
July will be joining a new Starcraft 2 team that is in the middle of creation, run by a coach who has previously coached in a Progame team before. There are other players such as Kim Song Jae, Lee Chang Hoon, and Shim So Myung, and they will have an official announcement regarding their creation sometime soon.
When asked about why he was transitioning to Starcraft 2, he said that "Because I didn't have many opportunities to play in official matches, I felt my purpose on the team diminish. I really wanted to play in a match. During this time, I got to play Starcraft 2. At the beginning, I didn't have much interest in it, but over time, I got more and more interested and soon after I decided that I wanted to be active as a gamer in Starcraft 2 as I got better at the game."
Regarding Starcraft 2's gameplay, he said that "I think the game has gotten more difficult compared to the original", adding that "But because I had experience playing Starcraft as a progamer, I'm getting better rapidly." He added that "I'm currently the first place in my Diamond League, and I'm over 1500 points".
Regarding his playing in the TG Sambo-Intel SC2 Open Season 2, he said that "My goal obviously is to win", and added a confident remark, saying that "I've been watching the players who has passed the preliminaries of Season 1, and I thought I could have definitely won"
Finally, July said that "There may be a lot of people who knew about this before, and there may be a lot of you who only learned about this through this article, but I am planning on being as diligent as I was when I was active as a Starcraft progamer", and adding that "While I'm now active in Starcraft 2, I am asking for my fans to continue to cheer for me just as before".