On May 23 2012 23:03 silverhand wrote: Did you know? that team play was much more popular back then, with 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 matches occurring with about the same regularity as 1v1's. Team matches were how talent was discovered mostly because there were no replays back then. Teams like the IN Clan, the Agents of Death (@AD), Sons of Shagrat, and even the Pondering Peons (plus tons of others I've left out) fought for dominance in the team ladders just as vigorously as we did on the 1v1 ladders.
Yeah, one thing weird about the first year or two of SC on kali is how common the team ladder was. 1v1 ladder was when none of your teamates were on, or you couldn't get a game.
Also, it was really uncommon to be a one race exclusive specialist. Players would vary their race choice by matchup, map, opponent, mood, balance opinion, whatever.
It's posts like these that make me feel terrible. I had never heard of starcraft at all until a certain Husky parody about something called a "baneling" made its way onto Halolz, a website I frequent. So many years of heartfelt friendships and bonding and adventures and community and I missed ALL OF IT. Why can't stuff like this happen in modern day? Or maybe it has, and in the early years of SC3 we'll nudge shoulders and say "Hey, remember Kiwikaki vs. Stephano on Shattered?".
On May 24 2012 04:58 iNviSible.yunO wrote: loving this shit fisheye deserves his own paragraph
i wanted to talk about him but i didnt know wat to say =/
2nd Place at WCG2003. Generally protoss player but sometimes he played some of the games by picking his race depending on the match up and map. Lost in the finals 1-2 and lost kinda coz of choosing wrong BO. I remember at his interview him saying that with a better BO he could have won. Unique style player. One of the best German players of all time, together with Mondragon and some others. FiSheYe<3
Best memories for me are from watching wcg live (esp androide run where he lost to foru), replays from big tourneys + leaked semipro/pro reps, watching my bro play in early days on some crazy servers (woolala or w/e and gamei), watched him play vs yan and whitera and hireling etc. Then came joining clans, clanwars, talk trash and play in clan x17 all day, grind on iccup early season trying to play some pro, talk strategy and obs good koreans on west. I think it ruined some of my life, around 4 years of nonstop playing and few more of being a casual, but on the other hand it gave me too many fond memories.
NeMeSiS3, Portlandian, Reason,
TheSwamp United States. May 26 2012 12:04. Posts 1424
Thanks a lot TT1! This is so awesome. Been a fan since your performance in super tournament and I remembered when you raped me and my teamates in a 4 v4 . you cannon rushed then went straight into phoenix with mass cloaked banshees. Good stuff sit. :D
Rush)_CosMo winning WCG Japan and being awarded a japenese blog website. This is where most people got their top "gosu" replays
Rush)_SeasoN- being part of Pimpest Plays 2002
PGtour held weekly or daily tournaments in USEast before they launched their own private server.
People would inflate their Game-i scores. People who got legit ranks of over 1800 in this korean dominated server included yOsh, ntt and others.
Gamei spawned a legendary replay between Boxer and [joypop]terran ([joypop]zodiac).
There was a team called [GG##], members included Slayer, NTT, Elky, sVEN and others. This team also started the trend of clan names including numbers.
Ygosu was once the source of 99% of pro/amateur and good replays.
WGTour was one of the first ladder systems created. It consisted of a few channels named after WGTour ruled by a bot. Players would whisper the bot and start the game, and later upload a replay on their website confirming their win/loss.
WGTour tried to perpetually rise from its grave over and over, unsuccessfully.
Teamliquid had a sort of feud with a website called broodwar.net (I think), and the owner was I believe a korean female. Mensrea really hated her and wrote some pretty heavy stuff.
People still don't know who mensrea really is.
ZeloTITO and Suker were perhaps the best known spanish players in all of Broodwar.
Odin, ReasoN and HellGhost are probably the most recognizable Brazilian Players.
ReasoN was caught cheating during one of the TS.
Satanik was an incredibly interesting player and creative Zerg Players. He was in both [pG] and Teamliquid.
Satanik and Xiaozi once played a ZvZ in rushour that was over an hour long and included the use of ALL zerg units.
XD'S~ was mainly a canadian player clan. While most people will only remember Grrr.. other members were notable as well. (Fire, Kiwi)
Kiwi was one of the best foreigners to play broodwar. He was so good, he beat Nazgul in one of the Teamliquid invitational tournaments.
Spunky was a former professional protoss players from Korea. He has been one of the most active koreans in the foreigner scene, making an old old team with many old and recognizable names. The team was called )_oC. He later went on to found the SCII pro team oGs.
Ovvi was a great player. No one remembers Ovvi (at least most people don't). He was in ToT.