I don't really see much of a problem emerging for foreign players having to go to South Korea to play if they're serious and confident in their abilities. If the player really thinks they've got a shot it will be a hassle, but they might be able to get sponsored or muster up the flight cost another way. Serious prize money attracts serious players.
Really excited for this event and I'm really curious to know if Tasteless will be handling the English commentaries. Very exciting times for StarCraft 2 and e-sports in general.
Serious foreigner teams will make the move to korea for this I'm sure, and live in little houses just like the current korean teams, although they'll obviously have much worse living conditions unless they have a great sponsor. Good teams will go there for a month, bootcamp hard all month, then try their luck in the prelims i think.
In any case, I expect to see a few foreigners making a splash.
On August 05 2010 21:16 Asagud wrote: To everyone that wants Tasteless to cast. I do too, but I think he will play himself in the tournament, or did he not go "pro"?
It is possible that he may want to play himself, but living off prize money is not certain, while getting a contract to commentate is. He's both a great player and commentator, but only one of those two choices give him steady income.
Guess we'll have to wait and see.
Amber[LighT] United States. August 05 2010 21:22. Posts 5078