AfreecaTV is the premier eSports streaming platform in South korea. With a couple of Overwatch teams who are doing phenomenally well right now, the compnay is well known outside South Korea too.
The GSL will have three seasons instead of two last year and AfreecaTV will host two additional tournaments in the year known as the “GSL Super Tournaments”.The total prize money will reach 570 million South Korean Won (~£386,000) when combines together.
There have been slight alterations to the format especially in the Group stage.
In order to qualify for the Super Tournaments, the 1st and 2nd place players from the preceding season of the GSL will receive direct invitations whilst 14 others will have the chance to play through qualifiers.
Sookiel Kevin , CEO of AfreecaTV :
GSL has been a historic event and is the most iconic SC2 event of all time. AfreecaTV will do its best to continue to produce SC2 content. Thank you to all the GSL fans.”
Source – EsportsInsider