Just think of what Korea could be contributing to the world if this one game didn't exist...
We would probably have a new Gangnam Style every week.
With the Blizzard Starcraft II Asian Championship completed, the final 32 players for next month's World Championships are complete.
SK Telecom's Jung "Rain" Yoon Jong emerged victorious at the Blizzard Starcraft II Asian Championship over fellow Protoss, StarTale's Won "PartinG" Lee Sak. He took home $24,000 and capped off a decisive victory which saw him go 14-1 throughout the event. Rain has been on a roll these past few weeks in both of South Korea's biggest competitions, making it to the finals of OnGameNet StarLeague's first StarCraft 2 competition after switching from Starcraft: Brood War, and narrowly losing to Jung “Mvp” Jong Hyun in the semifinals.
Rain and Parting are joined by Team Liquid's Song "HerO" Hyeon Deok, CJ Entus' Kim "herO" Joon Ho (of the same name), StarTale's Lee "Curious" Won Pyo, and Samsung KHAN's Shin "RorO" No Yeol as the six representatives from the Asian championships, all from South Korea.
The full 32-player list contains players from all regions and nations, including North American Regionals Champion Sasha "Scarlett" Hostyn and European Regionals Champion Ilyes "Stephano" Satouri. They will be joined by a slew of other competitors including China's Hui "Comm" Shen, the Netherlands' Manuel "Grubby" Schenkhuizen, Spain's Pedro "LucifroN" Moreno Duran, and Canada's Chris "HuK" Loranger.
Most notable in the final list of players is the difference in the three races represented. There are 15 Zerg players and 13 Protoss players confirmed for the finals, but surprisingly only four Terran players. Many high-profile Korean Terran players such as 5-time GSL Champion MVP, Team Liquid's Yoon "TaeJa" Young Suh, SlayerS' Moon "MMA" Sung Won, and Team Prime's Lee "MarineKing" Jung Hoon were eliminated early on, or elected not to participate due to other tournaments.
A full list of players can be seen at Team Liquid's website. The Blizzard Battle.net World Championships will commence on November 17 and 18 in Shanghai, China. GameSpot will be on-site to provide coverage on its eSports hub. The final between Rain and Parting is available below.
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