KeSPA’s ban of players accused of matchfixing had the community in an uproar—and now another voice has been added to the din. KeSPA today made a request for Afreeca.tv to ban these players from streaming on their service as well.
Meanwhile, Twitch KR has decided to stand with KeSPA on their decision.
Some disagree with Afreeca’s decision, saying that it’s hypocritical of the streaming platform to not stand with KeSPA, given that they also control the day to day operation of the Global StarCraft 2 League in Korea.
“In principle, there`s nothing wrong with Afreeca`s decision,” Engine said, former GSL caster, “I would understand if it was AfreecaTV before taking GSL, a mere streaming platform which cannot (and should not) control the content itself. However, you see it; Afreeca is producing SC2 league and now they're holding the GSL. And are they saying they're gonna guarantee the criminals` 'freedom' who hit a direct blow to the scene`s head?”