Two more events going on tonight! Definitely a wonderful time for SC2 to blossom. It's unfortunate that some of us may not be able to watch it because of time differences, but for me I'm going to stay up to watch these games until my biological clock tells me to shut down.
We'll start off with GSL Code A! Round of 16. Because of all the KOs we've seen in the Ro32 in the Code S tournament, it's much more important to finish in the top two of Code A as you get to handpick your opponents.
GSL Code A Round of 16 - 1800 KST, GMT +9. Your time may vary.
Best of 3 format.
IMLoSirA (Z) vs. ST.August (T)
Liquid`HuK (P) vs. TSL_Revival (Z)
ST.Virus (T) vs. GanZi (T)
ZeNEXCoca (Z) vs. LeenockfOu (Z)
HuK fighting! For all of that showmanship (albeit for Kelly) in his victory ceremony in his last match, he has to pull through. GomTV has Huk as an underdog against TSL.Revival for his next match. It's not all bad though; it's been a horrible time for Zerg players right now, with Protoss finding ways to easily roll over them with a Deathball. Even Artosis and IdrA referred to the deathball as imba.
Picking LoSirA, Huk, GanZi (so good in his last match against Haypro), and Leenock.
Intel Extreme Masters
Round robin play. Top three advance.
In my previous post, I mentioned that Koreans are clearly on another level over the foreign scene. With that said, I expect Squirtle to roll over this entire group. He even knocked out arguably the best SC2 player right now, IMMVP, in the GSTL. Granted MVP got knocked out of Code S too, but many still think he's one of the best in the world right now.
Wondering how Sjow will do. He talked a lot of smack about how foreigners can compete with Koreans, and how he could do well in the GSL if he had a spot. Next big tournament he enters, he doesn't even make it past group play. This is going to see if he's learned his lesson and backs up his talk.
Lots of fanboys for Moonglade out there! Also hoping he'll do okay. Haven't really gotten a chance to watch him play, but apparently his style has earned him a lot of fans.
Overall, I think Squirtle is a lock to advance. The rest is up in the air. I don't know if Moon is going to do well. He may be Korean, but his Zerg is subpar at best when compared to others at his level. He was a beast at WC3; it's a shame to see it hasn't carried over into SC2. Perhaps a race change is in order?
definitely, but one less foreigner in GSL
seriously though, the foreigner SC2 is going nowhere(just like bw), IEM invited the best European pros out there, i mean, tarson, morrow and whitera, plus qxc and idra, that's a westerner dream team right there, and guess what, STace roflstomped through the group 10-0. Ten-****ing-zero?
Squirtle is playing tomorrow and I expect nothing but domination just like ST ace.
Completely agree. Foreigners can't really compete with Koreans right now unless they're there. Really Jinro and IdrA are the only ones who've shown they can hang with the big boys.
For qxc to go 0-5 was really shocking. I thought as one of the best NA Terrans he'd easily win a few games. I was extremely mistaken. Not the best showing at all.
Morrow advanced, but not convincingly. I think it's because Zerg is limited as a race right now. We know he chose to play Zerg over Terran because of the challenge, and IdrA said if Morrow ever won a tournament as Zerg he'd never state the game was imba ever again. To this day Morrow still hasn't won anything major as a Zerg player.