GOMTV (Executive Director In-sik Bae) has announced the relocation of the GOMTV Mokdong Studio located in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul to the Mirae Asset Life Insurance Building located near Samseong Station in Gangnam-gu, which will occur in mid-March. As a result the GOMTV studio will be renamed from GOMTV Mokdong Studio to GOMTV Gangnam Studio.
A GOMTV spokesman stated that GOMTV has been looking for a new studio for the past year, evaluating many candidate locations for the ability to accommodate a wider variety of eSports [T/N: other games in addition to StarCraft] and more visitors; the Gangnam Studio location was chosen for its accessibility and proximity to hospitality facilities.
With the opening of the GOMTV Gangnam Studio all studio broadcasting equipment will be switched to HD [T/N: 1080p perhaps?], and will provide a more spacious spectating space for visitors to the studio. Also, it is expected that foreign visitors will find the new studio a more convenient facility to spectate eSports due to COEX and other hotels in the vicinity.
Ju-yang Oh, the GOMTV Broadcast Division Manager, stated that "We feel freshly motivated with the upcoming move from the GOMTV Mokdong Studio to the GOMTV Gangnam Studio in March. We have decided to move to the GOMTV Gangnam Studio after a long period of due diligence and consideration, in order to stage a wider variety of eSports tournaments and to provide a better experience to eSports fans. With the relocation we will not only improve the overall standard of eSports tournament operation but also do our utmost to make the new studio a place where we can enjoy eSports with the global community. We would like to most sincerely thank all the Korean and foreign fans who have visited the GOMTV Mokdong Studio to date, and we look forward to seeing you at the new GOMTV Gangnam Studio."
The GOMTV Gangnam Studio's address is 2nd Floor, Mirae Asset Life Insurance Building, 997-4 Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul; it is 3 minutes walking distance from Exit 1 of Samseong Station on Seoul Subway Line 2.
To mark the upcoming studio relocation GOMTV plans to engage in promotion and stage events in order to inform foreign and Korean fans of the new studio location.
Further details of the GOMTV Gangnam Studio can be found on the GOMTV home page (http://kr.gomtv.net), GSL Facebook page (www.facebook.com/gogsl) and the GSL Twitter account (www.twitter.com/gogsl). Also you may subscribe to a wide variety of GSL-related information through the GSL Blog (http://enjoygsl.blog.me).
1) GOMTV Studio moving from Mokdong to Gangnam in mid-March (likely synchronised to the new GSL and GSTL season)
2) The place is bigger and more accessible (3 minutes on foot from subway station, cf. 10 minutes at Mokdong)
3) Full HD is a possibility in future (not made clear but a reasonable deduction can be made)
4) Expect GOMTV to hold tournaments in different games in future
5) GOMTV will be holding promotional events to mark the move
Cue Gangnam Style comments (-: (Note I was the first to say this)