KeSPA to Close Starcraft League After 14 Years

If you grew up with competitive gaming, you probably played Starcaft at some point. One of the most popular RTS games of all time, Starcraft: Brood War dominated the E-Sports scene in Korea for a years. Star players were featured on TV shows, and popular matches were broadcast on cable TV. It was sort of a big deal. Well, the end of an era is apparently upon us. With the popularity of League of Legends and Overwatch, KeSPA, or the Korean E-Sports Association, has decided to end its Starcraft league after 14 seasons. Most of its top teams have disbanded, though they will continue to support the league through the end of this year. Starcraft II tournaments will still be held internationally, but this is a sad day for e-sports as Korea was looked at as the “home” of Starcraft.


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