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I have mixed feelings when reading this. oGs.TL.SK-MC just looks weird. But I have to admit it is a clever move by SK, MC and NaDa are already in a very productive environment and so the european clan makes sure their players stay in top condition, without the need ot take care of the daily training and stuff. Writing this it strikes me that all victorys NaDa and MC will score belong to oGs - not to SK, but I guess that`s nonrelevant when money is involved.
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Lennon United Kingdom. July 15 2011 19:14. Posts 2274
All the hype and then they "recruit" 2 players already on a team? I guess this means we will see them even more often in foreign tournaments but seriously, would have appreciated seeing them have their own sc2 division instead.
oGs will save buttload of money by not having to cover flying and sleeping expenses, and still get the promotion they get anyway, players will get to the events they want to and SK will get representation and exposure they need.
Also, we will get sweet detailed writeups and quality writing on some of our most loved players on one of best gaming sites out there.
Also, I remember SK gaming back from wc3 days, they always had fearsome lineup and I'm looking forward to them taking part in SC2 as a team.
That's both cool, and a bit depressing. I like the fact that the players are getting this opportunity to go to whatever event, worldwide, that they feel like. But it does not give any credibility to SK-Gamings Starcraft II division, MC and NaDa are still oGs-players.
Although i guess this was really the only way for SK to get the best of the best.
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Quite expected. Not that they would sign these two specific players, but rather that they would take in some korean blood. TheSlash more or less stated that he would be looking to sign some non-europeans(read:asians) after giving the sack to their entire, pretty mediocre, SC2 team(jimpo, inuh etc.). They also have a history of working with asians in WC3.
Also I don't think this deal costs them enormous amounts. Given that they represent SK in tournaments outside of Korea, I would deem it more likely that the deal says that travel expenses and accomodation is to be paid by SK when they are visiting non-Korean tournaments, in exchange for them bearing the SK logo, rather than them paying a big sum of money to oGs. That would make for a cheap way for oGs to send these players to events in other countries, still being assosiated with them, now only wearing a different logo.
Using the same logic, FXO could pull their team out of Korea, drop them, and with the vast amount of money saved just sponsor Puma, Bomber and MMA to be FXO members outside of S Korea.
But if they did that they'd be called sell-outs.
We'll see how this plays out, but for the mo, it looks like SK doesn't have a clue about SC2 and is just buying their way into the scene by... temporarily "borrowing" the best players on the scene and slapping a virtual brand-name on them.
MarkyO United States. July 15 2011 19:23. Posts 19
Why didn't Liquid figured that one out first and make Huk and Jinro wear oGs tags while in Korea, for the exchange of having LiquidNaDa and LiquidMC ?! Huh, I'm not happy with that news. SK were never big in SC:BW and I don't think they should be allowed to "buy" their way into SC2.