Farewell to Code-S July: Lessons Learned
Another GSL is over and what a surprise, it ended in a 4-0 stomping. Luckily for us, the games were good, but it marks the third straight final where one player couldn't win a single game. Now, with the tournament behind us, it's time to look back on the things that we've learned from this GSL:
- First and foremost, Nestea is the best player in the world.
- Code-S is becoming a really even competition. All of the "upsets" this season weren't so much about the underdogs getting lucky; it's just that the gap between the underdogs and favorites has closed significantly. Except Nestea, he's still 500x better than everyone.
- If you pick Clide into your group expecting to beat him, you'll end up getting knocked down to Code A while he makes it out of the group stages.
- Immediately after getting out of the group and looking great doing it, Clide will then fall apart and never make the quarterfinals.
- Wolf and qxc are the best Code A tandem GOM has put together so far. Many houses have been burned in their wake.
- MarineKing can not only get 2nd place in countless GSL's, but he also can go 0-2 in the Round of 32 as well.
- Putting makeup on kids who play video games for a living wasn't the greatest idea in the world.
- It doesn't matter if he never wins a GSL title, Nada will always be a champion to me.
- Real ESPORTS fans care.
- sC's decision to pick MVP first in his group can be summed up in one word: oops
- Optimus is beatable in TvP, just don't fall for his tricks.
- It doesn't matter if Huk is Korean, American or Canadian. All I know is that he's a really good Starcraft 2 player.
- Foreign pro-gamers clearly don't watch enough GSL, as their horrifying deaths to unexpected blue-flame hellions at MLG shows.
- Foreign fans clearly don't watch enough GSL, as their surprise at the horrifying deaths of foreign pro-gamers at the hands of blue-flame hellions at MLG shows.
- Despite all the gloom and doom at MLG, Sheth, Jinro, and Huk showed that success is not TOO far away.
- Zenio can't actually win a match when he's half asleep.
- If you bribe your player with a puppy as a reward, he will more than likely make the semifinals of a GSL.
- It doesn't matter how long a PvP series is. In the end, 90% of the games will come down to 4gate.
- Leenock is still the unluckiest player in the entire universe.
- Puzzle has a bright future ahead of himself and will be a force to be reckoned with in the upcoming Code S season.
- HongUn has a guardian angel following him around.
- Any time Artosis starts saying you're the best at something, and your name isn't Nestea, you will more than likely get eliminated right after.
- It doesn't matter how much you hype up a GSL final because it will always end up 0-4 or being a terrible series. It is known.
- While sC looks foolish for picking MVP with his first choice and getting knocked back to Code A, Losira looks like a genius for picking MarineKing, beating him, and ending up in the finals.
- Did I mention that Nestea is the best player in the world?