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Korean e-Sports had fever over the last weekend

The fever started from the announcement from KeSPA(Korean eSports Association) that they won’t participate in GSL Season 4 and are not sure about future GSL participation. The announcement shocked many people include GOM TV – the host of GSL, ESF – e-Sports Federation, Blizzard Korea and for the most fans. It happened 2 months after Blizzard, KeSPA, GOM TV is held the day of vision declaration to cooperate developing Korean e-Sports.

ESF, mainly consists of GSL Starcraft2 players and staffs, immediately announced that they won’t participate in OSL – Ongamenet Starleague until KeSPA makes sure about future GSL participation.

KeSPA adjusted their announcement by joining GSL from Season 5 after ESF’s announcement. However, ESF did not change its previous stance because KeSPA still did not make clear about the future GSL participation.

Finally, the incident concluded by KeSPA. They announced that they will join GSL Season 4 and handed-in the list of players who will play for GSL.

Fans are very disappointed about KeSPA and Ongamenet. However, the most disappointment comes from Blizzard Korea. It seems they had absolutely no idea what is going on until the incident came up even though they are the mediator of all.

eSports Federation deferred joining OSL

eSports Federation deferred joining Ongamenet Starleague. eSports Federation mainly consists of Starcraft2 players and staffs in GSL, GOM TV Starcraft2 League.

They said “We cannot believe KeSPA decided not to join GSL Season 4.” They also retort KeSPA’s argument that they cannot join GSL because of busy schedule and the lack of communication with GOM TV. Because GOM TV has managed SC2 League schedule for more than 2 years and keep contributing to improve Starcraft2 e-sports scene throughout the world.

They also said they don’t want to GSL disappeared because it could damage Korean e-Sports market and threat the fate of eSports Federation. They also insist that the decision from KeSPA attenuate the day of the vision declaration. Blizzard, KeSPA and GOM TV promised to cooperate for further e-Sports growing on the 2nd of May, 2012.

According to above reasons, they asked KeSPA to join GSL and decided to postpone their decision on joining OSL until KeSPA makes their final decision for GSL Season 4.