What’s life like for a StarCraft foreigner? OSL. MSL. Proleague. SuperFight. Esports Malaysia Seoul Festival. Courage. What do these events have in common? Prestige. Money. Fame. Korean only. Apart from the World Cyber Games, foreigners have little to train for. For the great majority of foreigners, this is the one meaningful event on the calendar of theirs. Obviously, you will find small leagues and tournaments held by different companies that foreigners use to pass the time; however, these are inadequate substitutes for genuine e sports events.
Adolfo “eVaDe” Castillo, a normal World Cyber Games competitor, comments, “[There is] a lack of offline tournaments. There’s actually only WCG, with perhaps another LAN tournament a year.”
Tom “FroZ” Whittier, a player popular for the great performances of his worldwide Cyber Games, expresses similar concerns. “There’s very few opportunities to prove yourself [in the foreign StarCraft scene],” says FroZ.
StarCraft foreigners are stuck hiding in the background of mainstream eSports. In contrast that is stark, Warcraft III players compete in countless international LAN events each year. Along with several large scale offline competitions, Warcraft III players enjoy the influential and unique WC3L.
Where are the Warcraft III style leagues? The Warcraft III Champions League (WC3L) is probably the most competitive of many existing Warcraft III team leagues. This league sends the best Warcraft III teams to Europe every season for a live LAN final. In the Warcraft III community, teams live and die based on the results of the qualification of theirs into the esteemed WC3L. The presence of a league of this influence as well as quality is a great boost to the lifeline of the international Warcraft III scene. StarCraft lacks such a boost. StarCraft teams lack organization and motivation as a result.
Cheating issues also persist as a continuing issue for the community. A really most of foreign StarCraft competitions are held online. This allows for folks to cheat in a plethora of ways that are different.