AfreecaTV

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Company Information
Parent Company:
AfreecaTV Co., Ltd.
Industry:
Broadcasting
Founded:
2006-03-09
Headquarters:
Seongnam, South Korea

About[edit]

AfreecaTV is a popular video streaming service located in South Korea, akin to Twitch in the West. The service is popular for streaming of e-sports and video gaming, life-casting, including eating shows ("Mokbang"), and restreaming of Korean TV channels. Streamers are referred to as BJs, or Broadcast Jockeys. Many StarCraft: Brood War ex-progamers stream on Afreeca.

In July 2015, AfreecaTV acquired the GOMeXP studio, where is produced the Global StarCraft II League.[1] In October 2015, they became the official broadcaster of the GSL, after GOMeXP shut down.[2]

On January 23, 2016, Afreeca picked up the SBENU StarCraft II team, which was renamed Afreeca Freecs.[3]

Events[edit]

Global StarCraft II League[edit]

Global StarCraft II League is an individual league created in 2011, originally organized by GOMTV with Blizzard Entertainment. In 2015, AfreecaTV took over as organizer. The league is part of the StarCraft II World Championship Series.

GSL Events organized by AfreecaTV[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2016-01-08 – 2016-05-01 Code S South Korea Protoss Zest Code S South Korea Terran TY 4 - 2 -
2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2016-05-27 - 2016-09-10 Code S South Korea Terran ByuN Code S South Korea Protoss sOs 4 - 1 -
2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2017-01-04 – 2017-03-26 Code S South Korea Protoss Stats Code S South Korea Zerg soO 4-2 -
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2017-04-19 – 2017-06-24 Code S TBD Code S TBD -
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2017-07-05 – 2017-09-16 Code S TBD Code S TBD -
= Global Event (ongoing)
= Global Event (finished)

Other Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
2016 WCS Korea Season 1 Cross Finals 2016-05-22 Protoss Stats Zerg Dark 3 - 1 -
ProtossTerran Zest / TY ProtossZerg Dark / Stats 3 - 1 -

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References[edit]

  1. Thouhastmail (2015-07-31). "Afreeca TV acquires GomExp Studio". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  2. TeamLiquid ESPORTS (2015-10-04). "GOM eXP Shutting Down". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2015-12-31.
  3. Plexa (2016-01-23). "Afreeca picks up SBENU SC2 Team". TeamLiquid.net. Retrieved 2016-01-27.