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AfreecaTV

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[e][h]AfreecaTV
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]

EventDatePrizeP#LocationWinnerRunner-UpScoreTL Articles
2016 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 12016-01-08 – 2016-05-01$194,48062South Korea Seoul South Korea  Zest South Korea  TY4 - 2
2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2/Code_STBD   TBD   TBD
2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 12017-01-04 – 2017-03-26$142,66032South Korea Seoul South Korea  Stats South Korea  soO4 - 2
2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12017-04-06 – 2017-04-09$26,94016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  herOSouth Korea  aLive4 - 2
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 22017-04-19 – 2017-06-24$152,10032South Korea Seoul South Korea  GuMiho South Korea  soO4 - 2
2017 GSL vs the World2017-08-03 – 2017-08-06$96,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  INnoVationSouth Korea  TY4 - 0
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 32017-07-05 – 2017-09-16$152,10032South Korea Seoul South Korea  INnoVation South Korea  sOs4 - 3
2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22017-09-28 – 2017-10-01$26,94016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  RogueSouth Korea  herO4 - 3
2018 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 1/Code_STBD   TBD   TBDRecap
2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12018-04-05 – 2018-04-08$28,18516South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  StatsSouth Korea  Dark4 - 3Recap
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 22018-04-18 – 2018-06-23$159,47432South Korea Seoul South Korea  Maru South Korea  Zest4 - 0Recap
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 32018-07-04 – 2018-09-15$159,47432South Korea Seoul South Korea  Maru South Korea  TY4 - 3
2018 GSL vs the World2018-08-02 – 2018-08-05$94,15116South Korea SeoulFinland  SerralSouth Korea  Stats4 - 3
2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22018-09-27 – 2018-09-30$26,65716South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  ClassicSouth Korea  sOs4 - 3
2019 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 1/Code_STBD   TBD   TBD
2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12019-04-18 – 2019-04-21$24,65316South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  ClassicSouth Korea  GuMiho4 - 1
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 2/Code_STBD   TBD   TBD
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 3/Code_STBD   TBD   TBD
2019 GSL vs the World2019-08-15 – 2019-08-18$82,74316South Korea SeoulFinland  SerralPoland  Elazer4 - 2
2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22019-10-03 – 2019-10-06$25,09816South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  DarkSouth Korea  TY4 - 0
ESL Pro Tour 2020/21
2020 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12020-03-18 – 2020-03-28$30,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  MaruSouth Korea  Dark4 - 3
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 12020-04-11 – 2020-06-06$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea  TY South Korea  Cure4 - 0
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 22020-06-20 – 2020-08-15$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea  Rogue South Korea  Stats4 - 1
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 32020-08-29 – 2020-11-01$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea  TY South Korea  Maru4 - 2
2020 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22020-12-02 – 2020-12-12$30,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Stats4 - 3
ESL Pro Tour 2021/22
2021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12021-01-27 – 2021-01-30$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Zoun4 - 2
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2021-04-05 – 2021-05-06$118,00016South Korea Seoul South Korea  Rogue South Korea  Maru4 - 1
2021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22021-05-17 – 2021-05-27$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea  TrapSouth Korea  Zoun4 - 2
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2021-06-28 – 2021-07-29$118,00016South Korea Seoul   TBD   TBD
AfreecaTV_GSL_Super_Tournament/2021/3TBD  TBD  TBD
Global_StarCraft_II_League/2021/Season_3TBD   TBD   TBD
= Global Event (ongoing)
= Global Event (finished)
= GSL vs the World

Other Events[edit]

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

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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