AfreecaTV has announced that it will host the "Star School Tournament" (SST), an amateur student league in order to expand the Starcraft esports ecosystem.
The SST is an amateur competition for students who love Starcraft, and anyone over the age of 12 can participate. It is expected that talented players who will lead the future of esports will appear in this competition, like Jeon Tae-yang (TY), who played in various student leagues at a young age and continues to be participating in esports despite debuting over 13 years ago.
The tournament's online qualifier will be held in a best-of-three, single elimination tournament format. Through this online qualifier, four players will advance to the semi-final stage where on August 16th, they will play out the rest of the tournament offline. Online registration will be open via the AfreecaTV ASL homepage from 29th July to August 5th.
The total prize pool for this tournament is 4,000,000 KRW (~$4000 USD) - 2,000,000 KRW to the winning player, 1,000,000 KRW for the runner-up and 500,000 KRW for 3rd/4th place.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, audiences will remain barred from spectating in the studio for the safety of staff and players.