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AfreecaTV and Blizzard sign multi-year exclusive deal for esports in Korea

Feature for StarCraft 2 and other Blizzard esports in South Korea is secured.

Last weekend we witnessed an amazing GSL Super Tournament finals between Maru and Dark, a spectacular turnover and Maru's amazing performance for the 4-3 win and the title.

Thanks to the new deal between Blizzard and AfreecaTV, we'll watch the best Korean StarCraft 2 content in years to come.


It was announced that two companies secured a multi-year deal for Blizzard esports programs, which mean that Seoul Broadcasting Station SBS and Seoul-based streaming platform AfreecaTV will have exclusive rights to broadcast Overwatch, Hearthstone, StarCraft Remastered, StarCraft 2 and other official esports events. Amongst the listed competitions are Warcraft III: Reforged, Overwatch Contenders Korea, Overwatch League, Call of Duty League (CDL), Hearthstone Grandmasters, Hearthstone Masters Tour, World of Warcraft Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International.


Besides that, it was also announced that AfreecaTV StarCraft League (ASL) and the Global StarCraft II League (GSL) will continue for at least three more years. ASL and GSL are StarCraft Remastered and StarCraft 2 leagues produced and broadcasted by AfreecaTV. Additionally, KSL (Korean StarCraft League) will  no longer be held since there's no reason for AfreecaTV to broadcast two StarCraft Remastered Leagues, given that they now have rights for ASL.