The region-lock thread that popped up due to Serral and other foreigners being successful against Koreans raised the question how the Korean SC2-Scene could be supported in order to get new players into SC2 in South Korea. I think we should try to gather several Ideas and discuss them.
I will gather Ideas in this start-post, linking to them in the thread.
Please don't just throw some buzz words in, but think stuff through. It's ok to fantasize, but it also important to think about financing, logistics and stuff.
And please only one idea per post
Surely we also could say "So what? Korea still isn't in bad condition. They're just not as overwhelming great anymore." But I think teamliquid always has been a place of cherishing the greatness of Korean Starcraft which was possible because of great conditions. It's sad to see those good conditions falter because we know that there is potential for so much more. More players, more exciting games, better players, more money in the leagues, more... greatness
I really think that SC2 is capable of sustaining such success because it's a great game which just needs proper support in order to prosper as an esports. We can see that this works in the foreign scene where we have growing viewer numbers again and some new players. Why shouldn't this be possible in South Korea, too?
Here are the ideas suggested/discussed in this thread:
- Make Code A great again!
- Fund a Korean rookie team
- rookie world championship
- reserved rookie slots in GSL
- small rookie tournaments on full production value hype
- Global Challenger League
- Get big companies back into funding SC2 teams again
- your idea could be written down here!