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AfreecaTV

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[e][h]AfreecaTV
Company Information
Parent company:
Founded:
2006-03-09
Headquarters:
Seongnam, South Korea
Links

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 1: Code S2016-02-27 – 2016-05-01$194,48032South Korea Seoul South Korea Protoss Zest South Korea Terran TY4 - 2
2016 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2016-07-06 – 2016-09-10$194,48032South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran ByuN South Korea Protoss sOs4 - 1
2017 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2017-01-04 – 2017-03-26$142,66032South Korea Seoul South Korea Protoss Stats South Korea Zerg soO4 - 2
2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12017-04-06 – 2017-04-09$26,94016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss herOSouth Korea Terran aLive4 - 2
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2017-04-19 – 2017-06-24$152,10032South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran GuMiho South Korea Zerg soO4 - 2
World Championship SeriesWorld Championship Series2017 GSL vs the World2017-08-03 – 2017-08-06$96,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Terran INnoVationSouth Korea Terran TY4 - 0
2017 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S2017-07-05 – 2017-09-16$152,10032South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran INnoVation South Korea Protoss sOs4 - 3
2017 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22017-09-28 – 2017-10-01$26,94016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Zerg RogueSouth Korea Protoss herO4 - 3
2018 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2018-01-06 – 2018-03-31$159,45232South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran Maru South Korea Protoss Stats4 - 2Recap
2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12018-04-05 – 2018-04-08$28,18516South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss StatsSouth Korea Zerg Dark4 - 3Recap
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2018-04-18 – 2018-06-23$159,47432South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran Maru South Korea Protoss Zest4 - 0Recap
2018 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S2018-07-04 – 2018-09-15$159,47432South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran Maru South Korea Terran TY4 - 3
World Championship SeriesWorld Championship Series2018 GSL vs the World2018-08-02 – 2018-08-05$94,15116South Korea SeoulFinland Zerg SerralSouth Korea Protoss Stats4 - 3
2018 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22018-09-27 – 2018-09-30$26,65716South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss ClassicSouth Korea Protoss sOs4 - 3
2019 StarCraft II World Championship Series
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2019-02-02 – 2019-04-14$151,26532South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran Maru South Korea Protoss Classic4 - 2
2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12019-04-18 – 2019-04-21$24,65316South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss ClassicSouth Korea Terran GuMiho4 - 1
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2019-04-29 – 2019-06-22$151,26532South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Dark South Korea Protoss Trap4 - 2
2019 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S2019-07-03 – 2019-09-28$141,700.1832South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Rogue South Korea Protoss Trap4 - 0
World Championship SeriesWorld Championship Series2019 GSL vs the World2019-08-15 – 2019-08-18$82,588.9916South Korea SeoulFinland Zerg SerralPoland Zerg Elazer4 - 2
2019 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22019-10-03 – 2019-10-06$25,089.1616South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Zerg DarkSouth Korea Terran TY4 - 0
ESL Pro Tour 2020/21
2020 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12020-03-18 – 2020-03-28$30,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Terran MaruSouth Korea Zerg Dark4 - 3
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 12020-04-11 – 2020-06-06$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran TY South Korea Terran Cure4 - 0
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 22020-06-20 – 2020-08-15$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Rogue South Korea Protoss Stats4 - 1
2020 Global StarCraft II League Season 32020-08-29 – 2020-11-01$140,00028South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran TY South Korea Terran Maru4 - 2
2020 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22020-12-02 – 2020-12-12$30,00016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss TrapSouth Korea Protoss Stats4 - 3
ESL Pro Tour 2021/22
2021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12021-01-27 – 2021-01-30$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss TrapSouth Korea Protoss Zoun4 - 2
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2021-04-05 – 2021-05-06$118,00016South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Rogue South Korea Terran Maru4 - 1
2021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22021-05-17 – 2021-05-27$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss TrapSouth Korea Protoss Zoun4 - 2
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2021-06-28 – 2021-07-29$118,00016South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Dark South Korea Protoss Trap4 - 1
2021 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S2021-08-30 – 2021-10-07$118,00016South Korea Seoul South Korea Terran Cure South Korea Protoss Zest4 - 2
2021 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 32021-11-22 – 2021-12-02$25,60016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Zerg RogueSouth Korea Terran Maru4 - 3
ESL Pro Tour 2022/23
2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 12022-01-17 – 2022-01-27$30,50016South Korea SeoulSouth Korea Protoss ZestSouth Korea Zerg Dark4 - 3
2022 Global StarCraft II League Season 1: Code S2022-03-21 – 2022-05-05$123,00020South Korea Seoul South Korea Zerg Rogue South Korea Protoss Creator4 - 2
2022 Global StarCraft II League Season 2: Code S2022-06-06 – 2022-07-28$123,00020South Korea Seoul  TBD  TBD
2022 Global StarCraft II League Season 3: Code S2022-08-22 – 2022-10-13$123,00020South Korea Seoul  TBD  TBD
2022 AfreecaTV GSL Super Tournament 22022-11-28 – 2022-12-08$30,50016South Korea Seoul 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 Protoss Stats Zerg Dark 3 - 1 -
Protoss Zest / TY Protoss 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.