"I am aware of KeSPA and OGN's wishes to run a Starcraft 2 tournament. I expect all issues to be dealt with and a tournament to open this year".
President of Blizzard Entertainment Mike Morhaime, who arrived in Korea on the 16th, revealed that a Starcraft 2 Pro League tournament would start this year while visiting the Yongsan studio during the SK Planet Starcraft 1 Pro League playoffs.
Morhaime met with Korean media before the match and talked details about the possibility of a Starcraft 2 pro league launching.
Morhaime said "This visit is to meet with all the parties involved with us and to improve relations with Korea. A lot of things are going to happen in Korea this year".
Currently Gom TV has exclusive rights to Starcraft 2 tournaments in Korea. Progamers under KeSPA are still focusing solely on Starcraft 1 leagues as negotiations between KeSPA and Blizzard were at a standstill.
However it is expected that negotiations for a Starcraft 2 pro league are going to pick up with Morhaime's visit to Korea. Industry representatives are predicting that there is a high possibility of a Starcraft 2 league starting as the first season of pro league ends and season 2 begins.
Morhaime also said "We expect to work with KeSPA to open a Starcraft 2 pro league this year".
Following the Starcraft Pro League playoffs Morhaime is also planning on heading to Mokdong to visit Gom TV's Starcraft 2 Team League studio.
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