Why are they calling it global tournament when it must be played in Seoul, therefore giving huge advantage to all koreans ? I guess that has to do more with the fact that koreans would rather watch other koreans...
I will never ever play Mech against Protoss. - MVP
Earlier today, Blizzard Entertainment's partner GomTV revealed plans for an easily accessible worldwide league called the "Global StarCraft II League" (GSL).
Ok so its NOT worldwide and NOT easily accessible.
So looks like not such great news for western SC2 community.
PS. This is the end for BW in Korea.
Tbh it seems like to me they are just trying to lure people over with tons of hype and big $$$ signs, which is unfortunate if you follow games for the competitive aspect and seeing great players like flash or jaedong pull off amazing strats.
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cerebralz United States. August 05 2010 19:03. Posts 437
On August 05 2010 19:03 cerebralz wrote: OOOOOOOH man... my heart stopped for a second. Can't wait for some good 'ol DaeHanMinGuk action with tasteless casting!
wonder what the pricing plan will be to view live. They've gotta be charging for this if they're putting up so much prize money.
This is Blizzard we're talking about, $500,000 is nothing to them. I'm sure advertisements/sponsors etc will cover most of it, and I can almost guarantee they will not charge a penny to the lie audience.
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zak Korea (South). August 05 2010 19:06. Posts 1009
Yeah its in Korea, but maybe some teams have sponsors that would help foot the bill to get over there or maybe people can earn enough money in the Foreigner tournaments to pay their way to get over there. I'm hoping a good foreigner presence makes it.
Maybe they'll set up something with a US and EU partners do similar tournaments outside Seoul.
Also, I wonder if Idra will be allowed to participate in something like this or will his association with a progame team hinder him.
MightyAtom Korea (South). August 05 2010 19:16. Posts 1570