How long do u think GTR Shox etc play GO..? Don't you think this slot is to promote the game? Why would ESL invest 300GBP every week to organize tourneys every week? This slot is clearly meant for promotion of the game. You need to consider some facts which are essential for the game to survive.
China, India and Japan have large population of gamers. Japan and China have a very strong MMO player base. India has a neutral player base, meaning, no particular genre. Right now, every F2P and PC company targets to capture the Indian market. Why? Cheaper investments and equally large population.
Even I feel that this is a wasted slot. I would have loved to see tyloo in this slot. But surely, someday or other India would get a slot. In 3 yrs of global offensive, it has been only one occasion where we saw an Indian team in a tourney. I feel valve realized it is too late to promote the game in Asia.