It's time to announce the winners of the AfreecaTV StarLeague Cheerful Contest! Three months ago, we invited TeamLiquid.net's Brood War community to create 'cheerfuls' to support their favorite players as they competed in Korea's premier Brood War competition. Whether it was the skillful works of veteran photoshoppers or the MSPaint offerings of embarrassed fans, we enjoyed every single one of the submissions. Alas, we had only two AfreecaTV jackets to give out, and thus only there can only be two winners.
Check out the original contest thread to view all the submitted cheerfuls.
Raffle Winner: "Kleinmuuhg"
In a stroke of luck akin to winning with a no-scout Zergling rush on a seventy start-position map, Kleinmuuhg wins the random draw for one of the AfreecaTV jackets. Though his cheerful definitely falls into the 'passion' category in terms of technical skill, it did give us a chuckle. Now, if only a new player named "HTML5" would rise through the Brood War ranks and challenge Flash in the finals...
Best Cheerful Winner: "angrypofke"
With so many great entrees into the contest, this category was extremely hard to judge. Ultimately, we went with angrypofke's twist on Larva's moment of showmanship. Is the meme a bit overplayed? Definitely. But there's just something delightful about how this scene comes together. The chessboard with StarCraft figures, Flash's vexed face on the computer screen, the dated callback to Kasparov vs Deep Blue, the fact that Larva is playing with his goddamn feet... It's absurd. It's magical.
We have to give some shoutouts to some of the top contenders that we also thought were deserving:
Naughty or Nice
All work and no play makes Jaedong a dull boy
Thanks to everyone for participating! Also, we'd like to send a huge thank you to AfreecaTV for reaching out to TeamLiquid.net about doing something for the foreign Brood War community, which got this contest rolling in the first place. Keep supporting Brood War, and keep supporting the ASL!
We'll be contacting the winners about delivery soon!