back in wc3 your exp would decay and you could lose levels if you didnt play any games for x amount of days, but in sc2 they decided instead to reward you for being active by giving you a bonus pool of pts that accrue over time. the pool is capped so if you dont play for a long time you wasted all those bonus pts you could have been using in the meantime.
The difference though was that in WC3 to not lose ranking to decay you only had to play 1-2 games a week or something like that. In SC2 to keep up with your bonus pool you have to play like 10-15 games a week. Also it makes it ridiculously difficult for people entering the ladder late to catch up with those who have been in since day 1. They have to work through an insane amount of bonus points.
We noticed that a lot of people are requesting to see the games of the Preliminary Rounds to see how the players qualified or disqualified. So we will provide the game VODs of the GSL Season 3 Preliminary Rounds.
Gisado will select about 50 games from the Preliminaries and broadcast these games throughout a 3 day period. We will upload the VODs of these broadcasts on our Season 3 website, which will be opened later today.
Please understand that the broadcast is in Korean and since we broadcast the replays of each games the quality maybe a bit lower than our usual VODs.
To watch these VODs does not require any Season tickets and will be available for free just by signing into our website. The VODs will be available until the start of GSL Season 3, so the VODs will be deleted on Nov 22nd along with the comments under each VOD.
We hope a lot of you can enjoy the great games from the GSL Season 3 Preliminary Rounds. Thank you.
Awesome that we're gonna see some great games, booo wtf are they deleting them for?
Given that they are being provided free I'm sure they will get torrented/uploaded elsewhere.