In GSL Code A Ro24 on May 21, the CJ player Bbyong won against Leenock unexpectedly with the score 2:0, thus he advanced to Code S. Bbyong had thought Leenock would have repressed him seriously in the early game, but in fact, Leenock played regularly which made the game easy for Bbyong. Once Terran develops smoothly in the early period, it will be difficult for Zerg to fight against Terran in the late game. Q: You haven’t advanced to the Premier League for a long time.A: It's been a year since I qualified last time. I want to do my absolute best with a new mindset. Q: Could you say something about the match with Leenock?A: I had thought he would have repressed me badly in the early period. But he just played regular games so I was able to play comfortably. Once Terran develops smoothly in the early period, it will be difficult for Zerg to fight against Terran in the late game. Q: How is your performance today?A: Today's game concept was all about formulas. My operation is not that good so I was a little uneasy. But I think things went better than expected overall. Q: You performed pretty well in set 2.A: The key was to keep on producing widowmines. That way I would be confident about defending any attack even with a risky strategy like 1 rax into triple cc. Q: In SPL, CJ players didn’t play very well.A: We are full of energy when we practice but things just are not working out during our televised matches. We really are working hard though. Right now, since we finished off Wings of Liberty with a championship, we're focusing on climbing our way back to the top from the bottom for Heart of the Swarm. I hope everyone will continue to believe in us and keep on following us. Q: Anything else to say?A: EffOrt helped me a lot and 8th Team's Savage played a lot of games with me. Before this match, I also practiced with him. Here I want to express my gratitude. I promised to buy him a meal no matter what he wants. (Laughs)
Recently, an official statement from GomTV was announced about the game speed of GSL Ro16 Group B Final Match Set 1 (PartinG vs Life) in 2013 WCS KR Season1. It has been confirmed by GomTV that the game speed had been changed from “Fastest” to “Faster” at 1 min 4 sec. In Starcraft 2, a referee can adjust the game speed. The situation hasn’t been clarified, but according to GOmTV’s guess, a referee may have pressed the “–”key while introducing Life. GomTV has apologized to Life and PartinG who were affected by this mistake. Since both players played under the same conditions and they didn’t ask for a rematch, the match results will not be changed and a re-match will not be held. The official letter of apology can be found in GomTV.net.
In the just finished GLS Code S semifinals, Soulkey won against sOs by a small margin. Thus he advanced to the grand finals. The media interviewed him. Let’s take a look. Q: This is the first time in your career advancing to a final. How do you feel?A: I feel great. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way in my career as a pro-gamer. I will definitely take the entire tournament. However, I do feel a little sorry to sOs. Q: It was a team-kill semi-final. We were wondering how your prepared for the match?A: I practiced with teammates. The Zergs practiced with sOs and the Protoss’ practiced with me. I think it went pretty well. I thought I was going to completely shut him out but he started to play well starting the fourth set and I of course made many mistakes. Q: You won the first three sets with ease. Why do you think you were able to do so?A: I think winning those first three sets so easily is the reason I started to go downhill in the fourth. (laughs) I think I threw a wrench in sOs’ builds for the first three games. It was mostly due to build order wins. Q: You were cannon-rushed twice in a row in the fifth and sixth sets.A: I had prepared for such a scenario and thought that even if it worked I would be able to win. But I made poor decisions. I wasn’t going to go 15 Hatch in the sixth set but I did anyways and got cannon-rushed again. I knew it would go to the seventh and final set as soon as I saw the cannons. Q: sOs attempted an all-in in the last set. Did you anticipate that?A: No, not at all. But I did take precautions. To make matters worse, his timing was faster than usual. I noticed that it would hit a much earlier timing and I knew as soon as I scouted that it would be a nightmare to defend. Q: Your fellow finalist will either be INnoVation or Symbol. Who would you like to face?A: INnoVation. I have more to show in my ZvT as opposed to my ZvZ, and it’s just a more entertaining match-up. Q: Do you think you’ll be able to win this season?A: Of course. But more important is my desire and my vow to win it all. This season is the perfect opportunity to bring that vow to fruition. Q: Anything else to say at last?A: Thank all the Protosses in my team for helping me practice. Here I promise that I will meet all their requirements if I win the championship. Additionally, I want to do something for sOs after the match.
HerO has been a professional Starcraft 2 player for 2 years. Today, he won another important match. The media interviewed him after the match. See below: Q: How do you feel about bringing your team the victory with three straight kills?A: Honestly, if I had lost, then it probably would have become very difficult to advance to the post season. That is why I wanted to win today no matter what. I am really glad right now because I brought my team the victory. Q: You won your game against JangBi with Void Rays.A: As the game progressed onward, I felt like sticking with a ground army would result in a loss. So I gathered void rays while also grabbing air upgrades. Q: In the last game, why did you make a carrier?A: It wasn't a ceremony or anything like that. I was trying to make void rays but I accidentally hit the carrier key. I was also surprised at myself (laughs). Q: You will be flying overseas tomorrow.A: I really haven't prepared anything special. I just studied VODs as I prepared for Proleague. Q: You've been placed into the group of death for WCS America Ro16.A: It's burdensome. I am not confident in my PvZ so I am worried. But I do have expectations for myself that I will advance through. Q: Any specific player you're watching out for?A: Scarlett A: Anything else to say?Q: First, I want to thank our sponsors. The day before yesterday was my debut anniversary of two years and I got so many gifts from my fans. I haven’t given my thanks to them in a proper way. Thus this time, I want to do that. I will work harder to make myself better. Thank our coach, assistant coach and other EG-TL players for always working so hard. We will try our best to advance to the play-offs for our fans.
The wait is finally over! Seeds have been given out, groups have been set, and players are preparing to claim the first “Heart of the Swarm” Code S Championship. The 32 players, made up of both new and old faces, seek to be acknowledged as the best and although we might sound like a broken record, this season is shaping up to be the toughest one yet!The road to victory begins on April 4th, 6:10PM (KST).- For Code S Ro32, players are divided into 4 tiers (reset for 2013) * Tier 1: The Top 8 of 2013 GSL Season 1 * Tier 2: 2013 GSL Point Ranking 1-8 * Tier 3: 2013 GSL Point Ranking 9-16 * Tier 4: 2013 GSL Point Ranking 17-24 The Code S Seeds for this season will go to SK Telecom T1 Rain and STX Soul Last.EG_Stephano (Ilyes Satouri) has forfeited his Code S spot for this season. To replace him, a Wild Card Group was played made up of the 3rd place finishers in each Up&Down Group. Because of our studio moving to Gangnam from Mok-Dong, official referees went to the team house of each player and the Wild Card Group was held online.MVP_Keen took first place and secured his position in Code S. Code S Ro32 GroupsThe Champion and runner-up from the past season are able to choose one player to be in their group from Tier 4.- 2013 GSL Season 1 Champion, RorO has selected Crazy for his group.- 2013 GSL Season 1 Runner-up, Symbol has selected Shine for his group. We now enter a new era of competition in Starcraft 2 and looking at these groups, it seems like this is the perfect way to start it off. As always, thank you for all your support and we will do our best to make this another great season!
The regular season for GSTL 2013 Season 1 has officially begun. This time, the Heart of the Swarm will be used in both of the preseason and regular season. Competition Format Introduction:1. Regular SeasonEight teams compete in the round robin. At last, the top 5 teams can enter the playoff. 2. The PlayoffsFive teams compete: The winner in the regular season advances into the finals of the playoffs directly. In round 1, the team in the 5th place should battles with the team in the 4th place and the winner will advance to the round 2 to compete with the team of the 3rd place. And in round 3, the round 2 winner compete with the team of the 2nd place in regular season. The round 3 winner enters the finals. Teams: Prime Incredible Miracle StarTale FXOpen e-Sports MVP New Star HoSeo AZUBU Axiom-Acer Map Pool (two new maps added)GSL Whirlwind SEGSL Bel’ shir Vestige SEGSl Akilon FlatsGSL IcarusGSL TPW Silver Sands (new)GSL DMZ (non-military area) (new) The total prize pool is ₩92,000,000, divided among participants as follows:
In order to celebrate the release of Heart of the Swarm, the Special, a Heart of the Swarm tournament held by KeSPA in Korea, will start on March 23. It is particular because each of KeSPA’s SC coaches gets a chance to draft their dream team from all of the KeSPA team rosters.SPL The special match team and match info ▼ Match info The Special opening title
The 2013 MLG Winter Championship is held in Dallas, Texas. It’s an invitational with 32 players, including 28 players in winter finals of Starcraft2: Heart of the Swarm and 4 players（Life，Leenock，Flash and Bomber） in 2012 MLG fall championship. They will share 75,000 dollars in the single elimination tournament and the winner will get 25,000 dollars. Championship BracketTop 32Top 16Top 8Semi FinalsFinals Life3 Life3 Minigun0 Life3 Polt3 Polt2 Creator1 Life3 Stephano0 Last3 Last3 Last2 ThorZaIN1 KiLLeR0 KiLLeR3 Life4MC3 MC3 herO0 MC3 Feast1 Mvp1 Mvp3 MC0 TaeJa3 TaeJa0 SaSe1 Bomber0 Goswser1 Bomber3 Bomber3 LifeFlash3 Flash3 Bly1 Flash3 Suppy1 Ret0 Ret3 Flash3 Sen3 Sen1 ViBE1 PartinG1 State0 PartinG3 PartinG3 Flash2MarineKing0 jjakji2 jjakji3 Rain0 Seed0 Rain3 Rain3 INnoVation1 HuK0 INnoVation3 INnoVation3 INnoVation3 BabyKnight0 Leenock0 Leenock3
With the end of the GSL up and downs, the final GSL code S list was also released. Protoss was still weak. Only 5 players advanced into code S. Terran got 13 players. Zerg was still the most popular. There were 14 players in the list. The competition will start in a week.32 code S players will be divided in to 8 teams and start the first round match. Here is the team information and the list of the whole code S players.
GomTV finally releases the group list of GSL 2013 Season 1 Up and Downs. The event starts on January 6th, 2013 and the first Up and Downs of the New Year surprises most players. Jaedong, Flash and MC are all in Group A. It’s cool to see combat among these three top players.
NSL 2012 Season 2 has been ended online events in the first stage. In the second stage, there will be 16 Starcraft 2 professional players attending the match, in order to compete for 8 players who can enter the third stage. NSL 2012 Season 2 Offline Events will be held on December 24th, 2012. The completely new rules will make the match full of watching focus. The match includes team group, team battle, Ro8 upper bracket, Ro4, Final and 3rd/4th determination match. Very wonderful!
GSL2012 Blizzard Cup is held by GomTV. In the same time, it plans to look back at and to conclude the year 2012, providing three kinds of Tour Awards, Best match, Most Popular Team and Most Popular Player. Format:10 players will be divided in 2 groups of 5.Best of 3 matches, round robin.The 3 top players of each group advance to the playoffs.Group A 1st vs (Group A 3rd vs Group B 2nd)Group B 1st vs (Group B 3rd vs Group A 2nd) Players of the tournament:Mvp - GSL Front three of GSL rankingSniper – Front three of GSL rankingDongRaeGu - Front three of GSL rankingLeenock - The Champion of IGN ProLeague Season 5viOLet - The Second of The Champion of IGN ProLeague Season 5Rain - The Champion of 2012 OnGameNet Starleague Season 1PartinG - 2012 Battle.net World ChampionshipLife - MLG 2012 Fall ChampionshipHerO - DreamHack Open Winter 2012PartinG* - World Cyber Games 2012 (Replace by the fourth of GSL ranking)
The 2012 Battle.net World Championship is the newest global e-sport organized by Blizzard Entertainment. Mass - selecting from about 30 countries and regions and going through qualification from country, continent to Grand Finals, the strongest Star Craft II players for BWC comes out.32 SC2 players would compete in the World Championship, for the 100,000 US dollars reward. (The total reward of BWC is 250,000 US Dollars.)
SPL Flash Interview:Hope to Enter Group of Death Again!
On May 6, in the SPL Round 5 Week one, KT battled with Samsung KHAN. Flash from KT was the second player to appear on the stage. He defeated Samsung KHAN’s three excellent players RorO, Reality and JandBi, getting three continuous victories. After the match ended, Flash said in the interview about the lost in GSL: It’s a pity, but I will perform better in future. Q: How do you feel about your team winning four matches continuously?Flash: The SWL format is really great. And I am glad to win three matches continuously. What’s more, our team has caught up with other teams on ranking. It’s exciting. Q: KT doesn’t perform very steadily, right?Flash: During the worst time of our team, I didn’t play as the mainstay well. But now, maybe we will lose but we won’t lose in a row. We will recover soon. Though it’s not easy, I hope we can get continuous victory again. Q: Are you satisfied with your performance today?Flash: Everything went smoothly today. I did nothing special, just as before. Q: Could you say something about being knocked out of GSL?Flash: I paid much attention to the first match, but INnoVation also made a good preparation. As for the match with PartinG, he also prepared better than me. It’s a pity to lose! But I will perform better in future. I hope to meet them again in the next season. Q: Why do you keep thinking about mechanized strategy?Flash: I have created many openings based on the mechanized strategy. This time, I have also designed some strategies with my own style. I want to show you them as soon as possible. Q: After this round, the Player with Most Wins will be decided, right?Flash: it is still not clear. You know, there are many powerful players. Whatever, I will fight for the title “the player with most wins”. Q: Do you want to play as the pioneer?Flash: Yes. I think our coach will let me do so even I don’t ask. And one strange thing is that my win rate is the highest when playing as the pioneer. Thus, this time, I need to play as the pioneer just for one or two times (laugh). Q: Anything else to say?Flash: It is truly a pity for me to be knocked out of GSL, but I can play well next time. The lost that day made me sad but also gave me courage. I will prove my ability if entering the group of death. I hope the group of death will appear again next time!
- Soulkey Advances to GSL Code S Grand Finals
- HerO's Debut Anniversary of Two years
- Fantasy: Flash & INnoVation perform so well
- Flash Advances to OSL Season 1
Original: Female Prime Player barbieprime Interview
Lately, a female player appeared in Prime, the Korean Esport team. Her ID is barbieprime (YOORA-LEE). Why did she give up her job and join the Starcraft 2 team? Let’s take a look at the interview below to find the answers. Q: What’s your understanding of Starcraft 2?A：Actually, I played Starcraft2 in senior 1, but I had a real understanding on Starcraft 2 from January 1 of this year. It has been four months. A: I met the present Prime coach “Park Oi Sik” long time ago. At that time, I often played games with him in the Internet bar. He always asked me to join the professional team and I like to challenge and adventure. After consideration, I gave up my job. Trying a new profession is quite funny. Q: What did you do before joining professional team?A: I was the airline stewardess in a Korean airline company for about a year after graduation. Q: What are your relatives’ and friends’ views on your joining in SC2 team?A: At the beginning, I thought they would be against my decision. But my father said to me, “Whatever you do, I will support you.” I was moved. My elder sister is a full –time dresser, and she will help me with my make - up if large events come. Haha. Q: Why choose Protoss?A: I chose Terran to experience the game before. However, I feel guards of Protoss are cute over time. Q: Everybody saw your pet dog at the rebroadcast of GSTL on March 30th. Introduce him for us.A: His name is Barbie and he has accompanied me for over 3 years. In fact, the coach allows me to take him to the tournament. I don’t want him to be lonely at home. Q: What’s your future goal as one the few female players in SC2 team?A: I want to become the top player that draws all Sc2 fans’ attention. Currently, I just want to beat all members in the team.
- GSL Korea:sOs and Soulkey advance to semifinals
- Flash:Rain is the best Protoss, hope to all kill
- Rain:YYongHwa was too nervous, hope to meet ByuN
- Life&sOs Become Korean Representatives
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