On February 24 2023 21:47 digmouse wrote: Oh one thing I probably should mention is that the Chinese side will likely have things to somewhat make up the lost prize money. I don't think they'll fully do it, but it's at least better than nothing.
A critical thing imo is if Activision-Blizzard (and some Chinese gaming company X) is still reaching out and interested in restoring Blizzard games in China. It's kind of a travesty at this point that much of the scene is supported by Chinese fans and they can't even play the game officially.
I know people don't like to hear it but GSL has already ran far longer than it had any right to. Blizzard invested so much money into it to keep it alive, and viewership has been so low. In korea they never cared about SC2. I'm grateful for how long we've been able to enjoy GSL.
Hopefully we see some big names come back to Broodwar which, is still huge in Korea!
I'm not big on this hope that Stormgate will save RTS esports. Even if they make the perfect RTS successor (and that's a big if), Frost Giant is not Blizzard, as in right now they don't have the money or manpower to hype up the game as a popular competitive esports hosting massive tournaments.
Curious if there was any talk of ending the current region lock and maybe going back to like the old WCS region lock, where you just had to live where you were competing (Like when Polt was in NA Stardust in EU). Maybe ESL didn't want to do this now because that would for sure hurt GSL. I'm not even sure who would be willing to do that but someone like Solar comes to mind and probably a few others. But I bet at this point yeah most of these guys are going to look to go to the military and get it out of the way.
Just imo its better for the health of the scene if we can retain as many of the KR pros as possible.
Shame, big shame but expected. Both SCs are now hurting with ASL being delayed more and more. Blizz could revive the game and scene by just contuining to support it, by pushing new content bit by bit but greediness at the end won. But I still believe this is not end, we saw BW overcame dark ages when SC2 transition happened so I'm expecting we're going to always see tournaments running around.
his account was made in July 2016. i'd bet he recognizes geoff, but anyone that wasn't following during WOL probably doesn't recognize idra or pain user. maybe they recognize djWheat from other things?
even destiny's current viewers get surprised when he starts playing starcraft. the nujabes with kyle days have long since passed.