Milkis makes some excellent points

TL/MLG translator Milkis responded to my post about eSports journalism with the following set of tweets:

@ esports journalists exist, just not outside of korea
@OrangeMilkis
Wooju Lee

I don’t completely agree with the notion of journalists not existing outside Korea, but he definitely hits the nail on the head here on some of these points with regard to journalism in Korea vs journalism outside Korea:

@ I don't know if I agree with that completely. Korea has more journalists, but I think they exist outside KR in smaller numbers
@tedottey
Ted Ottey
@ it's mostly just a lot easier for Koreans to have journalists cause esports is pretty centralized there unlike the foreign scene
@OrangeMilkis
Wooju Lee
@ you can never cover a good amount of content in a timely fashion outside of Korea because of that which is the biggest challenge
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Wooju Lee
@ that's mostly because the journalists often have good working relationships with all the coaches/managers etc.
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Wooju Lee
@ like journalists would often go on vacations with the teams to cover the event. but that's something that occurs due
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Wooju Lee
@ due to the fact that they're centralized. some of the more sensitive news they do have to wait for official releases though
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Wooju Lee
@ are they waiting on the story because they have to or because they have agreed with their sources to hold the story?
@tedottey
Ted Ottey
@ usually they're at the request of the source. Big pieces of news such as WeMade disbanding, BW teams, etc.
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Wooju Lee
@ i think it's hard for the foreign scene since every team likes to release their own news in their own way rather than having
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Wooju Lee
@ ..journalists release the news. Someone just needs to step up and become a good source of news before we can have anything like it
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Wooju Lee

I’ll definitely be touching on some of these issues in future posts.