On March 17 2012 20:52 Xxio wrote: I hope KeSPA continues to enforce progamer licensing. Need to keep the randoms out of the big leagues >:[
Is that sarcasm? I really hope so :\
It's not. The system isn't very different from what GOM currently does. I prefer licensing though, it's like RL GrandMaster league.
So how is it possible to get upcoming talent into the leagues?
You have to stop thinking from a BW mentality. In BW, when a player became really dominant he stayed there for months. This is a completely in SC2, the dominant players change so much and get beaten by less skilled players so regularly enforcing pro gaming licenses would just mean a stagnant competition.
Courage and B-teamers improving. A player being dominant for months (or years) has nothing to do with how new players enter the system. If you can't even win Courage you aren't going to get the chance to play a good BW player, much less have any hope of winning.
On March 17 2012 21:27 Lyter wrote: This is great, hopefully we will get some actual STRUCTURE in the scene, an organization like KeSPA is so much better than the random mishmash of stuff we have at the moment
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Torte de Lini Canada. March 17 2012 21:39. Posts 27037
On March 17 2012 19:33 Nikon wrote: It would be rather swell if Blizzard would pick up Team 8 and prop it up once this shit launches. Doing so can only give them positive PR in Korea. I think you'd agree that that is something they really need at this point. Objectively speaking, SC2 can't just push out Brood War overnight. Artificially killing BW would cause a major uproar, so doing something like this could only be beneficial for all sides.
Plus Team 8 is BEAST!!!
God I NEED to see BW pros playing SC2.
I was talking about Blizzard sponsoring a BW team specifically, not bringing that team over to SC2 -.-;; If you want to watch BW pros play SC2 you can watch JulyZerg, Nada, MMA, MVP, NesTea, MC off the top of my head. Jeez...
On March 17 2012 21:17 jpak wrote: GSL is living off almost entirely on western viewer's support.
I doubt that that will change with OGN.
There would be no point in Blizzard offering OGN a contract then.
Oh, they are trying. Especially with LoL at their heels, they need to. I just don't believe that this will be able to change the korean SC2 scene, at least permanently.
Main income for Blizzard regarding SC2 is still box sale. Korea accounted for around 50% of worldwide copy sells of Starcraft 1. Just because of its popularity and deep ingraining in Korean culture. Thats a big portion of a pie, and i believe Blizzard not informing how well SC2 was received in Korea makes me think it was rather low. They finally understood that postering Seoul and buying out an advert on a Plane is not a way to go.
Is this....Blizzard....fixing...their....MIISSTTAAKKEEE!? If this is all true, I am so happy to see Blizzard attempt to turn things around. Damn it really feels like they put 100% effort into Diablo 3 and the second it seems like the weight is off their shoulders they start up with all the Starcraft 2 updates and what not.
kakaman United States. March 17 2012 21:55. Posts 1489