The end of an era.
The StarCraft: Brood War eSports scene is coming to a close.
After years of glory in South Korea as one of the founding fathers of eSports, Brood War is on the path towards its demise.
The biggest names in Korean eSports: OnGameNet, KeSPA, Blizzard and GOMtv hosted a press conference regarding the future of StarCraft 2 in Korea a few hours ago.
This conference was to confirm one thing: the expansion of SC2 in Korea and the end of BW.
Both KeSPA and OGN will be hosting their respective versions of SC2 tournaments, the prestigious proleague and OSLs will be set to begin later this year.
But with SC2 making its move onto the KeSPA and OGN scenes, this means that the day for BW to be phased out is quickly approaching.
The next proleague has been confirmed to be the rumoured hybrid SC2/BW event, that will be the last time BW is featured at KeSPA, as the following event will be 100% SC2. The SC2 OSL will begin as soon as July, although the current OSL might not be BW’s finally event
This is amazing news for the SC2 scene, with the biggest names in eSports finally able to get their hands on the younger fitter version of StarCraft.
The BW professional players are coming, as the golden age of BW comes to an end.