Blizzard Entertainment and GomTV have recently announced plans for the Global StarCraft II League.
The league is being billed as a ‘worldwide’ league and will be broadcast globally. The league will hold tournaments every month with a total of $500,000 US dollars (or 600,000,000 won) in prizes set for the year of 2010. According to GomTV, this will be the largest amount of money on the table for a tournament in the history of e-sports.
But this is just the beginning. The real purpose of the 2010 tournaments is to determine the groups for the 2011 GSL.Players will be divided into upper and lower leagues depending on their performance in the upcoming 2011 league. GomTV also announced plans to sponsor skilled players and to add additional leagues and a clan league in 2011.
Above: We’re looking forward to all the big money, big prizes and pro-level play. Here’s hoping that StarCraft II and GomTV can bring e-sports into the mainstream for western audiences
Aug 10, 2010
Source: PlayXP, Team Liquid, GomTV