Few outside the players themselves have had the impact on Brood War that Klazart had. For many, he was the first faltering step into a world of fierce competition that would blossom and grow into the vibrant esports scene we know today.
Sadly, Klazart no longer commentates regularly, and there are few who could live up to him. He has left us something though; his YouTube account is extensive and varied, a myriad number of games, every matchup on hundreds of maps.
From that incalculable archive, we can rebuild him. We can make him faster, stronger, better.
It seems fitting to post this during a Blizzcon extravaganza that only the current esports-mania could fuel… with Hallowe’en on the horizon, I have spent long hours in my lab. I have been hard at work, constructing a Frankenstein’s monster of a Klazart.
May God forgive me, for I have trespassed in his domain, and I feel no guilt.
The clip contains over 250 individual voice samples of Klazart’s, cut (at great length) from YouTube videos.
This is how I like to think SC can be.
I sent Klazart an email to tell him about this topic. I don't really know what I expected, but I guess I just wanted him to know that, even if he's not commentating anymore, he still brought a lot of us into something we enjoy.
He replied today, and I hope he doesn't mind my posting this here:
Klazart wrote: Wow, that must have taken a serious amount of work. Not sure what to say except that it's really nice to feel that I had that kind of effect on someone that you still remember me after all this time. Thanks, it means a lot. Makes me want to jump back into commentating, if I could. Alas, life doesn't always let us do everything we want to.
Best of luck,
If you'd like to read Klazart's response to this thread, and some insight into why he no longer casts, you can hop straight to his post here.
Last edit: 2011-10-24 19:48:54
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talismania United States. October 22 2011 09:33. Posts 2364