a few interesting facts: the selection process for the MSL is so much more interesting than for the OSL because of all the drama that crops up.
the main story of course is group A.
some of you may have noticed, but the group is savior vs. the entire ongamenet sparkyz team. this was not by accident. during the selection, both yellow[name] and bifrost both said they wanted to play savior. savior took this as a diss and was steaming all the way through the selection. he asked that all the sparkyz be put into his group, and players complied throughout the selection.
when it was terato's turn, he came up and said he did not want to play against savior (probably b/c he didn't want to be in the same group as his teammates). he was put into group b.
however, when it came to rA's turn, rA asked for some time, went and asked savior something (thus the picture of them looking like they're making out), then came back and put terato in group A. when asked what savior told him, rA said that he didn't want to stick 3 of the same teammates into 1 group, and had asked savior if pusan would be ok. savior replied that only terato would do. and since savior would bring in terato into group A even if rA did not, rA complied.
when it was savior's turn, he said "i originally wanted to play someone else, but when the sparkyz team got uppity, i feel that they should get exactly what they want. they instigated this, so they're getting what they deserve." he then added, "i am going to set up the worst case scenario for ongamenet sparkyz." then he went and made his switch-- matching up bifrost (a strong tvz) with yellow[name], and making terato his first opponent.
terato then demanded the mike, and clearly angry (the dude was like shivering with rage) he said, "i explicitly said i did not want this to happen, but because he set it up this way, i will make him pay."
thus, group A will be fun to watch.
what should've been the main story was eclipsed by the savior/sparkz drama: this msl is probably boxer's last major competition. he expressed before the selection that he really wanted to play against rA. somehow he was put into exactly that spot, and when asked, said "i know he is the type of player who won't shrink away from our match. i don't think he'll switch me out."
when it was rA's turn, he was asked how he felt about playing against boxer. rA replied that he, too, came wanting to play against boxer. in rA's words, "every opportunity to play with boxer is a glorious honor and i would select playing against him in every single instance." the amount of respect and status that boxer wields among the pros is blatantly obvious in events like this.
jju was the most chest thumping participant of them all-- his entire attitude exuded arrogance, saying that "i rarely practice zvp because it's boring (i.e. it's too easy) which is why i i haven't done well in zvp. but all tosses are easy. any zerg user with any self respect has to believe that." when asked who is the toss he'd most like to face, he said "kingdom is the most laughable." of course, last season was when kingdom and jju played that legendary game on luna where kingdom won a huge comeback victory using dark archons and with both players mining out the map. kingdom said something like "someone who lost so badly should stay quiet." jju switched himself to play against kingdom, but later kingdom switched jju out for nada, explaining that this season he wants to master pvt. nada replied, "i will put everything i have into the next week for this game."
some other interesting tidbits: midas switching out xellos for chojja into his group (perhaps he's working on his tvz? july in the osl and chojja in the msl). chojja claiming that he wants to play zergs, and that the toughest two zvz's in the tourney are savior and jju.
that's all i remember for now, but this season's MSL is going to be lots of fun. especially group A ^^