The Global StarCraft League (GSL) is widely referenced as the pinnacle of StarCraft II competition in Korea. Each GSL Season, many of the world’s best players compete in matches that are weeks apart; the resulting games featuring carefully planned strategies for each game and each map. In such a format, many weeks of research and preparation dictate how the games will go.
This week’s GSL Super Tournament however, will bring a more “western” format to Korea, as players compete in an action-packed weekend where a champion is crowned from 16 players in just four days. With ₩30,000,000 KRW (~$30,000) on the line, and so little time in between matches, players must rely on their natural playstyles to see them through the tournament. Versatility and stamina are key in a tournament like this, and due to the format’s foreign-style, we are likely to see some extremely unconventional and exciting matches.
Thursday, April 6th – Sunday April 9th
- BST: 9:00 a.m.
- PDT: 1:00 a.m.
- KST: 5:00 p.m.
- CEST: 10:00 a.m.
- English: http://twitch.tv/gsl or http://afreeca.tv/afgsl
- Korean: http://gsl.afreecatv.com and http://sports.news.naver.com/esports/index.nhn
- BrainTV (KR): CATV, IPTV, Satellite
- French: http://www.ogaming.tv/stream/starcraft-2
- Sanghyun Park, Youngjae Hwang, and Jinyoung Park
Total Prize Pool: $30,000,000 KRW & 7,500 WCS KR Points (Total Event)
1st place: 12,000,000 KRW & 1,500 WCS Points
2nd place: 5,000,000 KRW & 1,050 WCS Points
3rd – 4th place: 2,500,000 KRW & 675 WCS Points
5th – 8th place: 1,000,000 KRW & 450 WCS Points
9th – 16th place: 500,000 KRW & 225 WCS Points
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