Saturday, February 26, 2011

WCG 2011 without Blizzard games??


Probably yes. The main sponsor- Samsung Electronics has reservations to the participation one of the most popular multiplayer RTS (Starcraft: Brood War, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne and Starcarft II: Wings of Liberty). Why? The Korean tech giant, which is also a KeSPA (Korean e-sport Players Association) member and owner of the pro-BW team Samsung Khan is in constant conflict with Blizzard. Futhermore, OnGameNet, the WCG broadcaster in Korea, is currently involved in a lawsuit with Blizzard concerning intelectual property rights. This could mean that as a result, even if the game will be officially introduced, we can not see any live broadcasts. One of the solution these problems is , that Korean players are not to compete in those games , that is, as usual, players will be most affected. Given the place of tournament play (Pusan, South Korea) and the huge number of fans of those few platforms would be certainly a huge blow also to the organizers of the competition.

We haven't any official statement by the World Cyber Games but one is probably soon to be issued.

In my opinion , the players should have more an influence on the list of games on this event, because they decide about popularity of this games and we must remember ,that this event is for players , not for the sponsors ,producers and others company.


Source: sk-gaming.com, frag-executors.com, TeamLiquid.net

27 comments:

  1. WGHHAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTT improsibble!!

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  2. well they removed lan support from sc2 anyways i guess they give the big finger to esports

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  3. I didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I can't wait for Diablo 3, hopefully they are skipping WCG to work on that lol Glad I'm following!

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  5. It doesn't seem like a very intelligent move on Samsung's part to stick up for KeSPA when they have been illegally hosting Brood War tournaments without paying royalties to Blizzard. Not having Blizzard games at the WCG would be retarded. The only competitive game would be Counter-Strike. That would make no sense. I really hope this is just a way to initiate a compromise from Blizzard.

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  6. A little depressed that there could be no games from blizzard.

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  7. I wish there were Diablo III... but well, we can't do much about it can we. I'll stick to Starcraft II for the time being !

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  8. Well that is quite ODD, what are they thinking :O

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  9. Yeah agreed, what are they thinking? No Blizzard games would be a bad move on their part, who knows, we'll see how it goes. BTW nice blog, will be following (:

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  10. Blizzard games are the reason to pay attention to gaming tournaments... That would suck!

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  11. Blizzard games has been very odd since they sold their souls to Activision.

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  12. Activision Blizzard is the worst thing that ever happened to Blizzard!

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  13. i cant wait for diablo 3 either

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  14. Diablo 3 is going to be awesome.

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  15. Since Activision bought Blizzard bad things started happening

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  16. This is a huge hit to Blizzard. Not being represented in this could mean a lot of problems with the level of competition.

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  17. Nice post!!!

    I went here today!!!

    $upporting BRO!!

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  18. Starcraft I.. i played it for years, shame it's no longer in

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  19. It's always about power and money, not about people

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  20. Thanks for the info. Had no idea.

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