ESF steps in to boycott KeSPA
Today the Korean e-Sports Association released their official statement in which they announced that they will not only skip the GSL Season four qualifiers, but also season five due to too many tournaments happening for their players during the week. You can read our news on it here.
Because of the actions taken by KeSPA, ESF (e-Sports Federation) which was created by the most prominent Korean Starcraft 2 teams: Startale, IM, Prime, MVP, NS Hoseo, FXO, and TSL, have decided to boycott the current OSL event and withdraw all of their players from the ongoing tournament, effective immediately according to this announcement.
Despite the development of this events, ESF player are continuing their boycott the OSL on the ground of that "KeSPA has still not changed their stance on allowing their players in the GSL in a continuous fashion" (thus far, only GSL 5 participation has been confirmed and nothing for the next seasons have been said).
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