Hello GOMTV.NET members:
I am Mr.Chae from GOMTV.
First, I must say that I am very happy to make this announcement!
It’s been 3 weeks since GSL and GSTL started off with a new format.
When planning the new format, I had to give it a lot of consideration and had lot of worries regarding whether it would work out fine or not. But now I am happy to see everyone enjoying the new GSL.
While watching other tournaments recently, I’ve noticed that many people have been discussing how it would be if GSL held its final outside of Korea.
Lots of people have made requests about it through Twitter and when I went to MLG Columbus, I came to believe that holding GSL final outside of Korea would be an excellent idea.
I hope GSL becomes a festival for all the e-sports fans around the globe.
I don’t want StarCraft 2 to become an e-sports title like SC BW which was excluded to people inside of Korea.
Currently, Korean gamers are competing with Korean gamers inside of Korea. However, thanks to the emergence of frequent foreign tournaments, they are willing to fly over to compete. They are also very impressed and are enjoying the support from foreign fans.
For these reasons I have decided to hold a GSL final outside of Korea and have been making preparations for it.
The decision was not easy to make. This will be our first time and therefore a great challenge for us to send our staff to produce and transmit from overseas. But it is worthy of a challenge for GSL and something that must be done at some point.
As many of you already know, Blizzcon is held every year at Ahaheim and it is the biggest event for all those who love Blizzard’s games.
Yes, the final for GSL Oct. will be held in Anaheim. You will be able to enjoy both Blizzcon events and GSL final.
I give thanks to our partner, Blizzard Entertainment, for providing us assistance with GSL’s first oversea final. Blizzard has given us a great amount help regarding GSL. Blizzard is GOM’s best partner and we will continue to bring great news to you.
I believe many of you are ready to enjoy the event.
I’m taking all of feedbacks concerning GSL, so feel free to contact me if you have any ideas. I will do my best to fulfill them.