As everyone knows, OSL is switching to SC2 for next season. They just announced their qualifier process for the next StarLeague.
To be eligible, you need to meet at least one of the following conditions: 1. Member of FXO, LG-IM, MVP, NSH, Prime, SlayerS, StarTale, TSL, ZeNex 2. Masters league or higher at the end of Season 7.
(KeSPA players will have their own, separate qualifiers)
Signup Period is june 15 2012 1200KST[local] until june 17 2012 2400KST The offline stage of the qualifiers is July 2nd and 3rd 11am KST, at 신도림 테크노마트 3층 인텔 e스타디움 (the same place as GSL qualifiers afaik) You have to be 12 or older (and the bnet account has to be in your own name, with photo ID)
Maps is best 2 of 3 WCS Antiga Shipyard, WCS Entombed Valley, WCS Ohana
EDIT 1:They updated the form with an English Name field. EDIT 2:Apparently foreigners don't need the English Name field. It must be for romanizing Korean names then. EDIT 3:They've added Google translated labels to the fields now
On June 15 2012 12:42 Antoine wrote: (KeSPA players will have their own, separate qualifiers)
That's pretty interesting. I guess they are doing giving them their own qualifiers to maximize viewers and also give the Kespa players a little more time to catch up. Wonder how they'll end up doing. This could end up bad if they take half the slots in the tournament and then just get stomped.
Is there any news regarding conflicts between GSL and OSL scheduling?
Like let's say, a very real possibility, is that someone like MVP is in pool play for both tournaments. Something happens to fall on a day, do OSL and GSL talk, or does MVP just ask one of two if things can be moved?
Or will these events occur somewhat different times? Which would be odd considering GSL happens prime Korean time, so I imagine there will be scheduling conflicts in there somewhere.
I hope they keep things simple with respect to scheduling... now that the GSL's shifted to just 5 tourney's a year... there' more breathing space for other major tournaments to borrow their players etc. To my knowledge, OSL happens 3 times a year or 2? plus the SPL's... hopefully, there won't be too much saturation and players will be able to perform on multiple stages...
Diizzy United States. June 15 2012 13:02. Posts 742
On June 15 2012 13:08 Dodgin wrote: Excited to see who qualifies, I expect a completely different field than Code S since it all depends on one qualifier and who is better on that day.
Also because Code S has had a full year to prune itself of players who got lucky for a few games. Also I would be sort of shocked if qualifying KESPA players look decent against there GOM counterparts.