Hey everyone! And yay for SC2 BETA! I'm extremely excited and anticipate a lot from this new game. I've played SC since 1999 but I didn't get a beta invite so I was pretty sad Felt betrayed.
Nonetheless, I'm still very excited. But I'm worried at the same time. How well will SC2 adapt in Korea where SCBW has already established such a dominant position in eSPORTS?
I've been hearing many rumours of how Blizzard was looking to get fees from KeSPA for airing SC2 on TV.
So, I decided to start a post and ask what YOU guys think: Is it alright for Blizzard to be asking for fees from KeSPA? (Aside from all the copyrights, actual games bought to be installed in computers)
My opinion is that Blizzard is being a bit greedy here. They’ve seen the extent to which Korea has expanded BW’s popularity and see a huge possibility of even more profit by taking advantage of the fact that KeSPA is "mass handling" their product.
IMHO, to expect Korea to pay fees to put SC2 on TV, is like expecting to be paid for your own advertisements. KeSPA is not the only one benefitting when popularizing SC – Blizzard gets a NATIONWIDE (and even more so by close follow ups by organizations like TL) advertisement of their game for FREE every day. Had it not been for KeSPA's usage of SC, Blizzard would never have been able to popularize SCBW to such an extent we have now.
Also, if KeSPA is forced to pay, the free uploaded KeSPA VODs that we enjoy from generous uploaders will cease to exist. That's.. omg... bad..
Blizzard should be careful and try not to bite off more than it can chew… they may end up losing KeSPA’s support of SC2 – and that would never be good for them.
Anyway, these are just my opinions, and I want to hear yours!
So... this is pretty cool... it's only been a few minutes since the post and I'm getting an influx of replies... LOL I have nothing to do so I'm just reading the comments..........