Blizzard has added additional casters to the Korean community stream to try and improve the BlizzCon experience for the Korean fans, but the original GSL casters will remain absent from the broadcast.
The Korean community has expressed its outrage over the state of Korean-language casting for this year's WCS Global Finals, where it appears that the familiar voices of the GSL will not be casting StarCraft II's most prestigious event.
GSL commentator JYP told TeamLiquid.net that "...we were contacted before BlizzCon. Were were told that there was no separate budget for production or appearance fees. AfreecaTV would have been able to provide production/talent appearance support. Howevevr, [WCS at BlizzCon] was an exclusive Twitch stream, so we were unable to."
Korean fans took to Reddit, looking to catch the attention of the US-located, English-speaking, Blizzard headquarters.
One post read: "crank TV is playing the broadcast during the opening period. and LuciaTV from the quarterfinals to the final. Crank is a former pro(but even thoght he is just a one of streamer ), while Lucia is just a large-scale streamer with little to do with Starcraft 2( She has held the Starcraft 2 tournament, but basically, she is a not a starcraft2 streamer) . There's no mention of broadcast with expert commentator at all While even the StarCraft remaster event games are sent to the official channel, it is unknown that the main event of the blizzcon, the StarCraft 2 finals, will not use the official bradcast.
There are people who devote for Starcraft 2.Among them, the on-poong media created by GSL broadcast team holding a lot of competitions. of starcraft2 Despite this passion, Blizzard says that will not be able to make a boradcast and It has been known a while ago that Blizzard korea proposed a non-paycheck broadcast to on-poong team. It sounds like an excuse that we couldn't afford the broadcasting team because we didn't have the budget now. I think Blizzard is being too unfair for the interests of its users and fans."
Postings on Korean community forums expressed their displeasure at Blizzard's promotion of the 2018 War Chests as 'supporting esports' while failing to provide the Korean community with the commentary they had become accustomed to all year.