Since then, we've waited. The MSL group ceremony never came. The dissolution of MBCGame HERO, Hwaseung OZ, and WeMade FOX didn't help matters at all. MBC announced that it was transforming into a K-Pop channel. Many professional players retired. There were rumors that OSL might switch to StarCraft II soon.
Yet even in the most ominous storms, silver linings exist. Proleague is back. The format, different; the maps, new; the sponsor, changed. The Hawk has returned. The Ultimate Weapon is functional. There is an eighth team--a dream team, looking for its spot in history, and the remaining seven are bolstered by players from disbanded ones.
Proleague is back.
For you, the inveterate watchers, the stalwart defenders of Brood War--this is your time. After two months of nothing, the time has come to forsake sleep, to disregard health, to cheer loudly as Korean men in a foreign land bang away furiously at their keyboards.
And for anyone who has joined Team Liquid because of StarCraft II and doesn't know about its predecessor's professional scene, I urge you to give Proleague (and by extension, Brood War) a shot. To get you started, this is definitely worth reading.
We've been waiting for this.
Brood War for life.