As translated by our good friend LosingID8 and announced by our lovable Snorlax, Waxangel, Gretech (the makers of GOM Player and GOMTV) have decided to use the popularity of GOMTV to launch it's own progaming channel.
First of all though, they are going to host a tournament, with sixteen being invited to compete in this Invitational.
With already a studio built, all that GOM needs are players, maps, commentators, and prizes.
The players have not been officially announced yet, but it is speculated that the invitees will be;
- sAviOr (Shinhan Bank OSL S3 Winner)
- NaDa (Shinhan Bank Masters Winner)
- Bisu (GOMTV MSL S1 and 2 Winner)
- GGPlay (Daum OSL Winner)
- Mind (GOMTV MSL S3 Winner)
- Jaedong (EVER 2007 Starleague Winner)
- Stork (Shinhan Proleague 2007 Round 1 MVP)
- Sheis (Shinhan Proleague 2007 Round 1 Top Rookie)
- free (Shinhan Proleague 2007 Round 1 Most Wins)
- Anytime (Shinhan Proleague 2007 Round 2 MVP, Most Wins)
- Hwasin (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- Sea (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- Flash (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- Iris (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- Light (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- Much (Top KeSPA Ranked Player)
- There is also speculation though that 815 may be invited instead of one of the top KeSPA-ranked players due to his Rookie performance this season.
It is most likely the map pool will consist of four maps, two new maps from the upcoming Proleague season and one from both the OSL and MSL. It is unknown when the maps will be announced.
The format has also been undecided yet, but it has been narrowed down to;
- Sixteen divided into four groups
- Race Tournament (Like the Race Wars Superfight)
- Proleague Style
No official wording whatsoever on who is going to commentate the invitational, but it will most likely be the same commentators who did the Superfights.
LG subsidiary XNote (known for their high-tech notebooks) will be the main sponsor of the tournament. Intel (specifically Intel Centrino's) will tag along with XNote and be a small sponsor. It is unknown how much the prize money is.
February will be a crazy month. Lets look forward to this.