Korea sends four contenders
Moon, IdrA, Ace and Squirtle
Finally we can reveal the remaining StarCraft II players for the World Championship. Participants from North- and South America, Europe, China and even Australia have already qualified. But this list lacked some people from the literally home of StarCraft, Korea.

Of course IdrA isn't a Korean, but he surely can be considered as from Korea when it comes to StarCraft, although he announced his departure from Korea some days ago. Recently he reached the quarter finals of GSL Code S and he's also the runner-up of our Global Challenge at gamescom. The first real Korean for our World Championship is Moon, the infamous fifth race of Warcraft 3, who slightly missed the qualification to GSL's Code S tournament recently. Ace and Squirtle from Team StarTale complete the lineup of top notch players at CeBIT. Both of them earned enough reputation in GSL's Code A, to compete in the World Championship.


StarCraft II Invites from Korea
    Jang Jae '1157983' Ho
    Greg '3606178' Fields
    Park Hyun 'Squirtle' Woo
    Jung Woo 'Ace' Seo
otacon, Monday, 21/02/11 13:11
 
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Do you feel that it is fair inviting Idra as he has already tried to qualify both in the US qualifier and at Gamescom?

Is it fair to other Korean SC2 players?
Is it fair to American and European players?
I'd guess most (top) Koreans weren't interested anyways cause GSL is at that time too
He didn't compete in the US qualifier, Gamescon was he made it to the finals and its not really a qualifier since only first goes. Since he is a resident of korea he is allowed to go representing that region. Same thing happened when quake/painkiller legend Vo0 was living in the US and competed in the US qualifiers despite being from The Netherlands. Another thing to note is that he is the only code S player on that list, so if anyone higher up such as Nestea Jinro MKP MVP the three other players would not be going. The other three players are code A players. So it really is fair.
No you are wrong, he did compete in the US qualifiers. It's all there on the NationalESL page, that's a fact.

Disgraceful behaviour by the ESL, your reputation is slipping and sliding.
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NewmaN wrote:
No you are wrong, he did compete in the US qualifiers. It's all there on the NationalESL page, that's a fact.
Disgraceful behaviour by the ESL, your reputation is slipping and sliding.

Actually, it is the other way round. We told IdrA that he could not qualify in the US qualifier (the admins had unfortunately overseen that and allowed him in, at first), because he was not an American resident at the time, which is a condition for qualifying from there. Being resident of Korea makes him eligible only for Asian qualifiers.
And Global Challenges like gamescom have no influence on the continental championships, they are open for anyone. Lots of European CS teams played in Shanghai and later in Kiev.
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Not sure if the Gamescom comment was aimed at me, didn't mention it in my post, but I agree with you on that they should have no influence on continental championships.

I still think you are trying to rationalize your decisions now when you get critized for them. Using your arguments, now when Idra is moving from Korea why is he eligable for the Korean invites? :)

Im not trying to be an arsehole just wanting to know how you think and react in these matters, think it's good for esports if we are open and transparent in decisions like these.
 
 
 
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