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04-08-2021 , 08:20 AM
Good group
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04-15-2021 , 10:52 PM
Haven't finished the whole group d yet but...

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trap vs sos g1 how they don't realize the cancelled pylon to let the adepts in was NOT traps is beyond me. That timing was fantastic
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04-16-2021 , 02:39 PM
Flash finally doing military service
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04-17-2021 , 02:21 AM
Been watching this team league tournament they have going on, while some of the games are decent, I think it's fairly ruined by wardi casting..

I'm not sure how he got to his position but he seems like such a baby very frequently. In other tournaments, his is the only vod, just to find out he's tilt quit casting before it's actually over. He straight up says in this group that he's not in the mood to cast so sorry it's gonna be ****. He talks about money very often for someone who chooses to cast "professionally". Said if you'd rather watch xxx cast then go do so, yet he's the one in charge of these tournaments. Pretty much overall just seems like a negative to be in the position that he is...

Idk maybe it's just me... End rant
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04-17-2021 , 06:14 AM
The problem is he never takes breaks, then he gets mad and washed up.
He's a one man army as there is not many casters out there but this is getting really horrible to watch , I agree.
Too bad because he's all we've got.

On GSL, I really enjoyed group stages and the Ro8 feels pretty fresh.
Spoiler:
Zergs are going extinct but the one left is looking real strong.
Bad luck for maru to be in protoss hell.


GSL ro8 brackets
Spoiler:
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04-17-2021 , 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by sixfour
Flash finally doing military service
I always assumed he'd qualify for some kind of medical exemption for his wrist problems, but I guess not .


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Originally Posted by gamboneee
Been watching this team league tournament they have going on, while some of the games are decent, I think it's fairly ruined by wardi casting..

I'm not sure how he got to his position but he seems like such a baby very frequently. In other tournaments, his is the only vod, just to find out he's tilt quit casting before it's actually over. He straight up says in this group that he's not in the mood to cast so sorry it's gonna be ****. He talks about money very often for someone who chooses to cast "professionally". Said if you'd rather watch xxx cast then go do so, yet he's the one in charge of these tournaments. Pretty much overall just seems like a negative to be in the position that he is...

Idk maybe it's just me... End rant
If other casters did more than official events, Wardi would get pushed into irrelevancy pretty quickly. I understand why they don't, since at this point they're all basically streamers who have a side gig of casting EPT/GSL events. Nor does it help that half of them live in Korea or Australia, so timezones are a ***** for Western-targeted events.

And since the game isn't really that big anymore, it's not a good target for people who want to get into casting, which is a shame because half the normal lineup would be out on their asses with Wardi if Starcraft managed to pull even a quarter of the casting talent other games do.

So Wardi fills the niche of vacuuming up all the B-tier events no one else wants to waste their time on, half of which are tournaments he organizes anyway so of course he'll cast it. He works his ass off, and I respect him for that, but he's basically the casting equivalent of the guy who plays 2000 games a season and is still hardstuck Gold.
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04-17-2021 , 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sixfour
Flash finally doing military service
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04-26-2021 , 02:53 AM
Ro8 spoiler:

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I think Trap is gonna do it, rooting for him to take it down!
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04-26-2021 , 04:38 AM
40 minutes ya'll rogue is going to annihilate dream
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04-27-2021 , 02:38 PM
aight I really enjoyed GSL so far but today I checked the path to the semifinals and realised :
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to get there maru beat:
3-0 creator (code A)
2-1 Solar
2-1 Dream
3-1 hurricane

and now finally in semi vs Trap with Rogue waiting in the finals

That is a weak ass path to the semi.
Now things will get serious tho.
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04-29-2021 , 07:19 AM
Incredible!
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04-29-2021 , 02:12 PM
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wat.

No idea how that happened... w0w
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04-29-2021 , 09:44 PM
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Poor trap
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04-30-2021 , 06:25 PM
First action goes to TJ but if anyone wants a sweat on the finals? If anyone else wants to get in, I think we can agree on a line in spoilers for now, but I'd like to be closed by at least the day before, just cause I've been so busy there's a very good chance I'll miss posts/pms.

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I guess I would say maru is a favorite, but I don't know if I'd take him if the line was much worse than $22 to win $20.. I think even is fairly decent here tbh, maru has not looked great
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05-03-2021 , 10:21 AM
Ro4:

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What a CHOKE job by Trap!!! If you have two or three DT's, two locations to hit and Terran only has scans, don't keep them all on the same screen!

Also... if you're up 3-0 or 3-1, maybe don't take game-altering risky plays to try and close it out... just lower the variance and take it easy and grind out one more of them.

He was playing so well in the first three games too.


gamboneee:

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I don't feel strongly one way or the other between Rogue and Maru, both are wildly accomplished and I feel like both didn't look all that convincing in their Ro4 match. I'll take the other side of whomever you want at evens for $20

Last edited by TJ Eckleburg12; 05-03-2021 at 10:26 AM.
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05-03-2021 , 11:30 AM
TJ

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sounds good to me, i gotta stick with my man maru


for the dub gl
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05-03-2021 , 01:17 PM
Booked, you too!
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05-04-2021 , 02:05 AM
Rogue vs Maru ... what a finals!

I'm a big Maru fan as a terran, but this is tough to call.

I think if some expect handicapper was setting a line for
this match, it would be super close to 50-50.

I want Maru to win, but when Rogue is on, he is a machine.

I don't think either player will be nervous either, both have
been there done that. Maru's shoulder makes me nervous some.
I worry that long drawn out games start to impair him some.
He lost to Reynor after being up 2-0. But they had a few 30 min
super long games, and Maru seemed to be effected.
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05-04-2021 , 04:08 AM
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notfasterlearner


Aight, if maru wins he gets the GSL5 trophy and if Rogue wins, he's pretty much the goat zerg.
I'm rooting for Rogue 100%.
I love maru but he's still young, Rogue is 27!
If Rogue wins, it will motivate Serral
Rogue's never lost a Bo7 , that's insane.

Off topic, I was scrolling some players profiles and SoO's one is unbelievable, a full page of 2nd places ended with one massive katowice win.

Let's go Rogue.
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05-04-2021 , 09:22 AM
fasterlearner we usually put results of recent big matches in spoilers so we can open the thread and make odds without having the results spoiled, unless we click on them because we've seen it.

That said, I probably won't get to watch the finals until Sunday, but I'm good for it
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05-04-2021 , 09:28 AM
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He lost to Reynor after being up 2-0. But they had a few 30 min
super long games, and Maru seemed to be effected.
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This is EXACTLY why Trap's approach was such a choke! Play standard, robo first, make it a long grind for Maru to get 3 or 4 straight without any mistakes.

What you DON'T want to do is open shove 35 bb pre with 99, and go for DT's where you basically lose if you don't surprise him or get game-ending damage done. If you let Maru get some quick wins and build momentum, he might just proxy 2rax you and take it down in game 7
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05-07-2021 , 12:47 AM
Spoiler:
rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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05-07-2021 , 05:22 AM
finals:
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the most advanced unit we saw was a thor?

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Happy for rogue, definitely a weird finals with these roach ravager strats.
Maru didn't seem to make big blunders micro wise.
I'm not really happy we didn't get some epic long game or more builds to see.


Next GSL start soon! (like in 10 days)
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05-07-2021 , 06:15 PM
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well that was fast... Not gonna spoil with a payment, but lmk when you want it...
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