StarCraft II players Heart and Alicia to sign with Axiom Gaming

Sources say Korean players to ink contracts for 2013 with new team.

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Korean StarCraft II players Kim "Heart" Min Hyuk and Yang "Alicia" Joon Sik are expected to both sign contracts for 2013 with new team Axiom Gaming, sources have told GameSpot.

Image credit: Richard Stanway, TeamLiquid.net

The move comes on the heels of Complexity's release of Heart earlier today, one month prior to his contract ending. The additions of Alicia and Heart would bring the Axiom roster to five, one player short of the necessary six players to join the GomTV Global StarCraft II Team League, which has been an expressed goal for the team.

It is rumored that Axiom may work out a deal with Acer to allow MMA to play as the team's sixth player for GSTL. Axiom owners Genna Bain and John "Totalbiscuit" Bain have confirmed they will be purchasing a team house in Korea for the players, with Genna Bain heading to Korea on January 10.

Heart currently lives with Axiom players Choi "CranK" Jae Won, Jun "Miya" Jong Bum, and Kim "Ryung" Dong Won, along with team Acer's Mun "MMA" Seong Won, and is said to have a strong bond with fellow roommates. Alicia, a former teammate of Crank, Ryung, Miya, and MMA on Team Slayers, has been teamless since the team disbanded in late October.

Discussion

16 comments
Darth_Tyrranus
Darth_Tyrranus

Another one of Gamespot's lame attempts to push "e-sports" into the spotlight despite the fact that gamers by and large do not care.

91210user
91210user

Next, North Korea should unite with South Korea!

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Slasher breaking the news once again

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Calling it e-sports is an attempt to make games sound cooler.  I'm sure everyone wants to watch e-wrestling, e-football, or e-accounting.  Man maybe they are on to something.  the e makes it cool kind of like the z in dragonball z.  What next competitions where people play pokemon for fame, glory, prizes, and the ladies.  Of course gamespot would have to run a series on whether it's sexist and how same sex pokemon could marry as such spiel is common with it's parent company and it's home in san fransicko. 

SWFLM
SWFLM

Despite the trolls denigrating esports, competitive gaming, Korean culture, and StarCraft, remember there are many people such as myself who appreciate articles such as this. Please keep it up. Thank you.

Rayzakk
Rayzakk

Wow how exciting *crickets*

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

Thank god, I have been wondering what they were going to do.  Now I can rest.

Giancarlo
Giancarlo moderator

@Darth_Tyrranus The 400,000 people watching League of Legends championships simultaneously on Twitch would disagree with you. 

TrueGB
TrueGB

@Rayzakk Just because there aren't any people physically smashing their skulls together doesn't make the game any less competitive or strenuous. Sports are just games, but for some reason the term "sport" stuck instead of game.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Why am I not surprised ths piece of not-news is Makuchs? New photo, same old bullshit.

Mario_VS_DK
Mario_VS_DK

@Venatorcruiser Except most of the greatest SC2 players are Korean. So that kinda backfired on them.

Pyrosa
Pyrosa

@Giancarlo @Darth_Tyrranus I think the old man yelling "Get a job!" is appropriate at this point.   (Might as well throw in "Get off my lawn!" while we're at it...)