GOMTV Classic

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The GOMTV Classic is a tournament that was created in 2008, first as a 16 player invitational event, and then as an open tournament.

Features[edit]

  • Tournament format — single-elimination in Bo3, Semi-Final and Final matches are in Bo5.
  • English commentary — Nick “Tasteless” Plott and Daniel “SuperDanielMan” Lee commenting in English.
  • Streaming and Premium content.
  • Blizzard certified — in June 2009 Blizzard teamed up with GOMTV and sponsored the event with 50 million won.
  • Approval from KeSPA has varied and sometimes been in confusion. As a result, not all teams have sent players to the tournament each season.

History[edit]

XNote GOMTV Star Invitational[edit]

Featuring 16 players, this was the beginnging of the GOMTV Tournament. It had Tasteless commenting from the very beginning.

Main Article: GOMTV Star Invitational

GOMTV TG Sambo-Intel Classic Season 1[edit]

Daniel “SuperDanielMan” Lee joined Tasteless for the English commentary.

Main Article: GOMTV TG Sambo-Intel Classic Season 1;
R&S: GOMTV TG Sambo-Intel Classic Season 1

GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2[edit]

For Season 2, lilsusie stepped in to help with interviews and she occasionally covered for Daniel Lee in commenting.

Main Article: 2008/09 GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2

GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2 Special Match[edit]

The special match between the winner of Season 1 and the winner of Season 2 was held March 1st 2009. It was Jaedong vs. Bisu and Jaedong won.

Main Article: 2009 GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Special Match
Averatec-Intel Classic Season 2 Special Match

GOMTV Averatec-Intel Classic Season 3[edit]

Because GOM TV did not have the approval of KeSPA, some teams that had participated in Season 2 did not participate in Season 3 (4 teams).

During Season 3, in June Blizzard partnered with GOMTV sponsoring the event with 50 million won to increase the prize pool.

Main Article: 2009 GOMTV Averatec Intel Classic Season 3

The Future of GOMTV Classic[edit]

As of October 2009, the future of GOMTV tournament seem to be in jeopardy. Only 5 teams have said that they are interested in competing in the GOMTV tournament while the other teams have backed out, claiming the workload on the players is too high. There seems to be another reason, supposedly, which is the fight between Blizzard and KeSPA over the rights to StarCraft II tournaments, and KeSPA is believed to have ordered some of the teams to back out from the GOMTV Classic.

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