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two protoss players from Guam
Monday, November 14, 2011
In an attempt to jump start the Starcraft 2 scene on Island, the fine folks at Guam Starcraft League are hosting a bronze to diamond only tournament with a 50 dollar donation being the prize for 1st place! They need to spread the word and don't worry if you/your friends are afraid to lose, it's all about good fun and camaraderie and hey, with a well executed strategy, you have the chance to beat anyone. ^_^
Click the link for more details.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Movie is ready for anything
An impressive list from Teamliquid.net reports a large amount of current BW programers in Korea playing SC2 during the offseason. Some notable names include:
Hydra (He is blind in one eye and still won a Starleague)
Leta (Banshees were made for him)
Horang2 (I want to see what strats this man can come up with for SC2)
Snow (Your PvT is needed in this game!)
Movie (Warp Prism!)
Best (How will his beast macro translate into this game)
Bisu (Don't have to say anything really)
n_dieSoo (The zerg SKT needed)
Fantasy (Will his bio still suck?)
Flash (Or Lucifer, they have the same name)
Hyvaa (Any top zerg switchers will be so scary)
Shuttle (Go show that imposter on NSHoseo who the real boss is)
Baby (Scary good)
For Korean accounts, you need to use your Korean identity number to register for B.net, so the sudden influx of Korean streamers have "outed" a lot of players. It is no secret though as it has been reported that these teams (the majority of them are from STX, SKT, and CJ) have upgraded their PCs (Causing speculation of the "switching"). What will the upcoming months entail for the scene? Will the recent foreigner resurgence be stifled when the big boys come to play? Will the Korean scene close once again when KESPA/Proleague starts switching over? A lot of questions that we are all waiting anxiously for the answers.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
With Blizzcon taking place over the weekend, they revealed some of the new units and abilities in the upcoming expansion for Starcraft II, Heart of the Swarm. Here's a nice video done by HunterStarcraft on Youtube, showcasing what has been visually revealed. Remember this is only the beta versions, and expect a lot of changes before the final release.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Carmac, the man behind the ESL/IEM tours, set up a 2v2 show match among the Koreans invitees for their New York event, (DRG, Killer, Fruitdealer, and TOP). In the pre-game smack talk, Fruitdealer uses his husky deep voice and rather impressive English skills to elegantly voice his thoughts.
One of the biggest storylines at MLG Orlando was the Reddit community bringing over the MarineKing Prime, raising 4,000 dollars to pay for his ticket and hotel commodities in Florida. While this speaks volumes at the amount of foreign fans the King of Silver has, we were all waiting on how he will perform? Will he try hard to entertain and drop a series to an unknown, or will he forget to cater to the audience that used their own money to fly him out here and just win (Ask Sase who got 1/1/1 by him in 3 straight games in the CPL, a tournament in China a couple of months ago).
After the 1st two days of the event, MKP showed that he really cared about his fans, and it showed in his play. Through the open bracket, he cruised through all his foes, and ended up in Group A, the group with Idra, Haypro, Boxer, Drewbie, and TLO. Here he played with style and flair, doing entertaining strats like the beginning lift to the gold Metalopolis (Haypro), nuking his own army (Drewbie), and other fun strats. Of course, when he brought his A-game (which is making Marines, and this joke never gets old because really, that is what he does best) he made Idra's TvZ look shaky, a feat which a lot of terrans have not done recently. The fans at Reddit must have gotten more than they bargained for.
This story is so heartwarming, and it shows the growth of Starcraft as a sport. Will it be a truely cinderella story? Will the silver miner finally be able to claim that gold? Watch Championship Sunday to watch his tale unfold.