you talk a lot about Kespas power abuse.
If i remember correctly there was a preinterview with Kespa-staff , where all the good players and almost everybody notable of esports was. The meeting where they first announced BW-SC2 hybrid i think.
Kespa said in this interview that they would now concentrate more on the foreign scene than they have before.
The first step is done with the MLG partnership, but honestly? I don’t think that this should be the only thing. The Mlg is only just like a buissnes deal for both of them ( as you explained in your previous blog ) and it’s not really something to get into the scene some more. Shouldn’t the very first step be an english stream if they honestly try to connect the international and the Korean scene?
Correct me if i missunderstood some things. I just wanted to know your oppinion on that if possible.
This was a question from someone who PM’d me on my blog.
Firstly, people should never take anything at face value. Its a good lesson to learn in life. That goes for when you are deciding what you think of me, or anyone or anything. You should always investigate thoroughly and get your information together to make your own decisions.
Current sponsorships aside, its impossible to fully reap the benefits of being an international business if, for starters, a large number of your own staff do not speak english. Its the same way that its difficult for foreign teams to enter korea when they don’t speak Korean. So new business development to show the true value of the foreign scene would be necessary.
On top of that, the costs of running an international business become much higher as you basically have to cater to everyone. Whereas, as is, KESPA caters to the Korean market (in a very good way I might add).
In terms of the English casting, I know they did conduct interviews for that job at some stage. But I do not know the results of it. I don’t doubt that they will have an english cast done soon. But they do not make anything out of the foreign scene at the moment, so spending on it may be a bit of a waste of money, I don’t know fully what they have in place so its hard for me to tell.
Finally, and this is the thing that I am wondering whether the fans of Korean players actually realise, if proleague, OSL GSL GSTL is all on at the same time, how can a Korean player possibly benefit from participating abroad. If anything, it will hurt them in the Korean events. So eventually Korean players will most probably have to choose (I could be wrong, but thats how its looking). I don’t see it possible to cater to scheduling anymore. GSL and MLG are already having conflicts, add OSL and proleague into the mix and its just going to become a bit scramble. Fortunately MLG and KESPA have an agreement, so it will only be GSL that loses out. But they have IPL and and and.
I would really hope that this answered your question. The truth be known, I don’t have a crystal ball, and the KESPA part of e-sports is the most unpredictable. But I can’t see any major benefit for them going abroad, other than losing their players and sponsors to foreign organisations who are able to use the exposure better.
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