BY Andrew Miesner / February 21, 2011

In the Clash of the Titans showmatch between Idra and Jinro, Jinro has proven victorious, taking home $1500 in cash. With the conclusion of the showmatch, the NASL has been announced after rumors of a global league have spread throughout the community.


About NASL

The mission of the NASL is to foster the prominence of eSports and professional StarCraft 2 play in North America through highly visible, organized and invigorating competition.

Founders Message

Fellow eSports fans,

We know that you’ve been waiting for something like this to happen for a long time. We want to take a moment to explain our long-term goals for both the North American Star League and eSports as a whole.

NASL has been our dream since we first saw foreigners travel to Korea. We stayed up late to watch those epic matches, we followed the forum coverage and the live report threads. But it wasn’t enough.

It had to happen here.

We knew we had to go big or go home. We needed an epic prize pool. We needed the best players. Most importantly, we needed the passion and excitement that comes from competition at the highest level; from watching two masters battle it out knowing that only one will win.

With that in mind, let us explain some of the details of how we get to that point.

First, we focus on the players. That means telling a story so that every match means something. We want you to connect on a personal level with the players, so that their victory lifts you up, and you feel the crush of their defeat.

Second, we need world-class production quality for every show. Only the best show does justice to the best players.

Third, we will listen to our audience. The community never ceases to amaze us with its ingenuity and determination. We think if we keep you close, we can’t go wrong. And last of all, we must remember why we do this: for the love of the game.

Of course, in all of this we couldn’t forget our European fans. All too often do American organizations call something “Global” or a “World Series” by virtue of inviting a few Canadians. Don’t worry; we want to get you involved as much as we can.

Our ultimate goal is to use Starcraft as a catalyst. We want to use the best game, and the most hardcore audience to open the gates for eSports in the West. We want it so that you can turn on the TV and watch live matchups between the very best. Eventually, we want more people to watch eSports than watch Baseball, Hockey or even the Superbowl.

We aren’t going to be able to do this alone. We are going to need your help. Tell your friends about the league, get a premium ticket or even just tune in and enjoy. But remember, this league is more than just a league; it’s the beginning of a new age for eSports in the West. So if you decide that this idea is worth supporting, please support us.

Russell Pfister and Duncan Stewart



More information about the league can be found by clicking here.
Read the interview with incontrol here.