One of the longest operating StarCraft eSports leagues in Korea is shutting down

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Just in case you wanted any extra affirmation that the Korean StarCraft professional scene is witnessing its worst days.


The Korean eSports Association (KeSPA) has introduced that Proleague, the 14-year-old Korean StarCraft eSports competitors, will likely be discontinued. The beforehand introduced occasions will proceed, however the organisation will likely be disbanding 5 of the most important StarCraft groups within the nation, efficient in the present day.

These are (by way of PvPLive): SK Telecom, KT Rolster, Samsung, CJ Entus, and MVP. This successfully means 5 of the seven large professional groups won’t be getting any extra assist.

Chairman Jun ByungHun released a statement citing decline within the variety of groups and sponsorship offers as prime causes for this choice, along with a number of high-profile match fixing scandals. 2016 will certainly be Proleague’s remaining 12 months.

It’s vital to level out that this may increasingly not precisely imply the dying of the professional scene within the nation, although it’s definitely a heavy blow. For occasion, Brood War nonetheless has its personal scene of devoted gamers, even when it lacks correct assist of huge tournaments and sponsors. The same situation could possibly be on the playing cards for StarCraft 2, until Blizzard steps in one way or the other.