GOMeXP

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To read about GOMTV's Starcraft: Brood War tournaments, see GOMTV Classic

[e][h]GOMeXP
Company Information
Parent Company:
Gretech Corporation
Industry:
Streaming
Founded:
2003
Headquarters:
Seoul, South Korea
Key people:
Kwak Jeong Wook (Chief Executive Officer)

About[edit]

GOMeXP is a popular streaming service in South Korea, based on the media player GOM Player (Gretech Online Movie Player), which is a 32-bit media player for Microsoft Windows, distributed by the Gretech Corporation. The GOMTV service offers users various video contents ranging from National Geographic documentaries and television dramas to major motion pictures and adult videos. The service mixes both ad-supported and pay-per-view content.

GOMeXP's involvement in eSports began during the StarCraft: Brood War era, when it created the GOMTV Classic invitational tournament. Nowadays, GOMTV organises the only major leagues held in South Korea, the GOMTV Global Starcraft II League and the GOMTV Global Starcraft II Team League. Indeed, on May 26, 2010, Blizzard Entertainment and Gretech Corporation signed a partnership agreement giving GOMTV exclusive rights to broadcast e-Sports matches of Blizzard games for the next three years. Other channels would still be able to get broadcasting rights after having negotiated with GOMTV, however.

GOMTV also provided housing for foreigners who want to compete in GSL, with its GOMTV Foreigner House. However this program was discontinued in November 2012.[1]

On December 3, 2013, GOMTV re-branded to GOMeXP, also announced were some other changes such as they will no longer offer streaming services on their website and will now fully be broadcasting on TwitchTV.[2]

On October 4, 2015, GOM eXP announced that they will be closing their doors at the end of the year. AfreecaTV have acquired the rights to GSL and will be broadcasting the tournament in 2016.[3]

Events Organised[edit]

GOMTV Global StarCraft II League[edit]

The GOMTV Global StarCraft II League, often abbreviated GSL, is the main league held in South Korea. The event is broadcast 3 nights a week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), and is generally regarded as the league that requires the highest level of skill in the world.


GSL Events organized by GOMTV and GOMeXP[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
2010 Open Seasons
2010 TG Sambo Intel StarCraft II Open Season 1 2010-08-28 – 2010-10-02 South Korea Zerg FruitDealer South Korea Terran RainBOw 4-1 R&S
2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 2 2010-10-09 – 2010-11-13 South Korea Zerg NesTea South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-3 R&S
2010 Sony Ericsson StarCraft II Open Season 3 2010-11-15 – 2010-12-18 South Korea Protoss MC South Korea Terran Rain 4-1 R&S
2011 Sponsorship League

2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League January

2011-01-02 – 2011-01-29

Code S South Korea Terran Mvp Code S South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-0

R&S

South Korea Terran TOP South Korea Terran ByuN 4-3

2011 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ GSL March

2011-02-21 – 2011-03-19

Code S South Korea Protoss MC Code S South Korea Zerg July 4-1

R&S

South Korea Zerg LosirA South Korea Terran SuperNova 4-3
2011 LG Cinema 3D World Championship Seoul 2011-03-28 – 2011-04-09 South Korea Terran Mvp South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-2 R&S

2011 LG Cinema 3D Global StarCraft II League May

2011-04-18 – 2011-05-14

Code S South Korea Zerg NesTea Code S South Korea Protoss InCa 4-0

R&S

South Korea Terran Bomber South Korea Terran Mvp 4-2
2011 LG Cinema 3D GSL Super Tournament 2011-05-23 – 2011-06-18 South Korea Terran Polt South Korea Terran MMA 4-0 Recap

2011 Pepsi Global StarCraft II League July

2011-06-27 – 2011-07-30

Code S South Korea Zerg NesTea Code S South Korea Zerg LosirA 4-0

R&S

South Korea Protoss Puzzle South Korea Protoss Tassadar 4-2

2011 Pepsi Global StarCraft II League August

2011-08-08 – 2011-09-10

Code S South Korea Terran Mvp Code S South Korea Terran TOP 4-1

[ R&S]

South Korea Terran GanZi South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-3

2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League October

2011-09-19 – 2011-10-22

Code S South Korea Terran MMA Code S South Korea Terran Mvp 4-1

Recap

South Korea Zerg Curious South Korea Protoss Oz 4-0
2011 Sony Ericsson Global StarCraft II League November 2011-10-27 – 2011-12-23 Code S South Korea Terran jjakji Code S South Korea Zerg Leenock 4-2 [R&S]
2012 Sponsorship League
2012 Hot6iX Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2011-12-19 – 2012-03-03 Code S South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu Code S South Korea Protoss Genius 4-2 [R&S]
2012 Hot6iX Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2012-03-10 – 2012-05-19 Code S South Korea Terran Mvp Code S South Korea Protoss Squirtle 4-3 [R&S]
2012 Monsieur J Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2012-05-21 – 2012-07-27 Code S South Korea Protoss Seed Code S South Korea Protoss MC 4-1 [R&S]
2012 Hot6iX Global StarCraft II League Season 4 2012-08-27 – 2012-10-20 Code S South Korea Zerg Life Code S South Korea Terran Mvp 4-3 [R&S]
2012 Hot6iX Global StarCraft II League Season 5 2012-10-22 – 2012-12-14 Code S South Korea Zerg Sniper Code S South Korea Zerg HyuN 4-3 [R&S]
2013 Sponsorship League
2013 Hot6iX Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2013-01-06 – 2013-03-09 Code S South Korea Zerg RorO Code S South Korea Zerg Symbol 4-2 [R&S]
2013 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2013 WCS Season 1 Korea GSL 2013-03-04 – 2013-06-01 Premier League South Korea Zerg Soulkey Premier League South Korea Terran INnoVation 4-3 [R&S]
2013 WCS Season 3 Korea GSL 2013-08-06 – 2013-10-19 Premier League South Korea Protoss Dear Premier League South Korea Zerg soO 4-2 [R&S]
2014 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2014-01-15 – 2014-04-05 Code S South Korea Protoss Zest Code S South Korea Zerg soO 4-3 [R&S]
2014 GSL Global Championship 2014-04-19 – 2014-04-26 South Korea Protoss Zest South Korea Protoss PartinG 4-3 [R&S]
2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2014-04-09 – 2014-06-28 Code S South Korea Protoss Classic Code S South Korea Zerg soO 4-2 [R&S]
2014 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2014-07-16 – 2014-10-04 Code S South Korea Terran INnoVation Code S South Korea Zerg soO 4-2 [R&S]
2015 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 1 2015-01-07 – 2015-03-22 Code S South Korea Zerg Life Code S South Korea Protoss PartinG 4-3 Recap
2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 2 2015-04-01 – 2015-06-28 Code S South Korea Protoss Rain Code S South Korea Zerg ByuL 4-1 [R&S]
2015 Global StarCraft II League Season 3 2015-07-08 – 2015-10-04 Code S South Korea Terran INnoVation Code S South Korea Zerg ByuL 4-2 [R&S]
= Global Event (ongoing)
= Global Event (finished)

= GOMtv World Championship

Invitationals organized by GOMTV and GOMeXP[edit]

Cup Events[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
2011 GSL Blizzard Cup 2011-12-12 – 2011-12-17 South Korea Terran MMA South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 4-3 Recap
2012 GSL Blizzard Cup 2012-12-17 – 2012-12-22 South Korea Zerg Life South Korea Protoss PartinG 4-2 [ R&S]
2013 Hot6ix Cup 2013-12-04 – 2013-12-08 South Korea Protoss Rain South Korea Zerg Soulkey 4-2 Recap
2014 Hot6ix Cup 2014-11-18 – 2014-12-07 South Korea Protoss sOs South Korea Terran MarineKing 4-1 [ R&S]

Arena of Legends[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
Arena of Legends 1 2011-09-17 – 2011-10-01 South Korea Terran MarineKing South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu 4-1 [ R&S]
Arena of Legends: Team Ace Invitational 2011-11-03 – 2011-11-13 South Korea Terran Mvp South Korea Terran GanZi 3-2 [ R&S]
Arena of Legends: The King of Kongs 2012-01-02 – 2012-01-05 South Korea Zerg DongRaeGu South Korea Zerg LosirA 4-1 [ R&S]

Other Invitationals[edit]

Event Date Winner Runner-Up Score TL Articles
GOM TV All-Stars Invitational 2010 2010-11-18 – 2010-11-21 South Korea Zerg Kyrix South Korea Terran MarineKing 2-0 [ R&S]


GOMTV Global StarCraft II Team League[edit]

The GOMTV Global StarCraft II Team League, often abbreviated GSTL, is a team league that features the best Korean professional team. The league is broadcast the Thursday and the Friday.

GSTL Events[edit]

Teamleague Date Winner Runner-Ups Score TL Articles
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League February 2011 (2011-02-07 – 2011-02-10) Incredible Miracle IM StarTale StarTale 5-4 R&S
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League March 2011 (2011-03-21 – 2011-03-24) SlayerS SlayerS Incredible Miracle IM 5-4 TLPD
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League May 2011 (2011-05-16 – 2011-05-19) SlayerS SlayerS MVP (team) MVP 5-4 TLPD
2011 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 2011 (2011-06-23 – 2011-10-07) MVP (team) MVP Prime Prime 5-3 TLPD
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 2012 (2012-01-27 – 2012-04-07) Prime Prime StarTaleQ StarTaleQ 5-2 TLPD
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 2012 (2012-05-28 – 2012-07-28) FXOpen e-Sports FXO SlayerS-EG SlayerS-EG 5-0 TLPD
2012 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 3 2012 (2012-09-07 – 2012-12-08) FXOpen e-Sports FXO MVP (team) MVP 5-3 TLPD
2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Preseason 2013 (2013-02-16 – 2013-02-25) Incredible Miracle IM AZUBU AZUBU 4-2
2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 1 2013 (2013-03-22 – 2013-07-20) Incredible Miracle IM MVP (team) MVP 5-3 TLPD
2013 Global StarCraft II Team League Season 2 2013 (2013-09-03 – 2013-11-29) Axiom-Acer AxA AZUBU AZUBU 2-1 (1-4,4-3,1-0) TLPD


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