Now what does all this have to do with Brood War? With the new fiscal year, we've seen a rash of retirements and consolidation in the SC2 scene, with rumors floating that Korea's Starcraft Proleague is on its last legs. Many retiring players, who have been released from their SC2 obligations, are now free to return to the game that they grew up playing, and where they were good enough to become professionals. With them, especially for stars like Jangbi and reportedly Bisu, will probably go a lot of fans who will watch their performances in and out of Brood War. These people are essentially a captive audience, and even casual fans who may hear of the greats in passing would probably be interested in seeing them play once again the game where they made their mark.
With these players coming back to the BW fold, it is a great opportunity for the community to make their presence known, especially in Korea. The audience for the games are still there, and it is only a matter of making their presence known to entities that may still be interested in promoting their wares to them that stops tournaments from becoming larger. Of course, there is still the specter of Blizzard's interference and restrictive policies that may put a damper on all this, but the precedent is there for non-interference, and it is only a matter of pressuring a change of policy before we see old legends on a big stage once again.