AfreecaTV Co., Ltd.
Seongnam, South Korea
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. In October 2015, they became the official broadcaster of the GSL, after GOMeXP shut down.
On January 23, 2016, Afreeca picked up the SBENU StarCraft II team, which was renamed Afreeca Freecs.
Global StarCraft II League
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
- = Global Event (ongoing)
- = Global Event (finished)
= GSL vs the World