New Rules for Pro StarCraft Drive Legendary Player Off Team Liquid

Song “HerO” Hyeon Deok and Team Liquid announced today that HerO would not longer be a part of the Liquid organization after almost five years together. Since late 2011, HerO was one of the most prominent members of a team that has been at the heart of StarCraft in the English-speaking world. What’s important about this departure is that Liquid owner Victor Goossens indicated that his hand had been forced by the new rules for competitive StarCraft in 2016. It’s a situation that illustrates the double-edged nature of region-locking for the sake of developing talent.

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