Estro to disband
Translation by konadara
eSTRO, who was under IEG (International e-Sports Group), a e-Sports centered corporation, has dissolved.
KeSPA announced on the 12th that eSTRO will officially be dissolved. Thus, the team's players will be drafted into the remaining progaming teams.
IEG did not decide to extend eSTRO's operations in August, and from the middle of September, eSTRO's members have been living in an officetel (T/N: Korean term for an "Office Hotel", a type of hostel for working adults in cities, etc) and practiced in the Yongsan e-Sports Stadium (T/N: OGN's stadium), with the help of KeSPA.
As such, the former team's players will be given a chance to be drafted into the remaining teams. However, players who fail to be drafted will be waived, or realistically have to end their careers as progamers.
The method for drafting was not announced, but it is speculated that rankings and past performances in the 09-10 season will be involved in the drafting process. A method involving bidding is also in consideration.
Regarding this issue, KeSPA stated that "the dissolvement process has not be finalised", and that "all details will be officially announced through the press."
eSTRO's players are now: Really, Classic, hyvaa, Action, Flying, Grape, Dear and another player for a total of 8 players for the Brood War side, while the Special Force team's draft details were not announced. Special Force players are said to be continuing their practice in a house provided by Dragonfly.
Estro players to be sent to other teams via a 'Posting System'
Source: Daily E-Sports
While the idea of a draft based on a team's finish last season had been floated, a system much like an auction has been selected to decide where the ex-Estro players will end up.
KeSPA will first set a minimum contract for the Estro players, where the bidding will begin. The minimum contract for a player is the average salary of all other players who performed similarly during the 2009~2010 season. The player will be contracted to the team with the highest offer.