The Korean eSports Association has been in disagreement with Blizzard for some time over rights to Starcraft tournaments. Some people even claim that SC2's 18+ rating is due to the argument. The rating, given earlier this week will be officially appealed by Blizzard, according to the company's CEO, Mike Morhaime. But with KeSPA being a government-friendly organisation, the chances of a successful appeal look slim.
Game Politics also took the time to speculate on the future of Starcraft's current incarnation, questioning the game's viability after its sequel is released. But if Blizzard manages to popularise SC2 in the Korean market despite the 18+ rating they will go a long way to conquering KeSPA's stranglehold on the nation's esports.
On a related note, the original interview revealed an interesting piece of information about Blizzard's plans for SC2's revenue. "We plan to reinvest a large portion of [SC2's profit] to develop e-sports even further," said the Blizzard CEO.
Source: Game Politics via Team Liquid
Original interview: Yohap News
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