The ICCup Crew and ICCup.Gen have been working on a project the past few weeks and now they're ready — ladies and gentlemen, prepare for a new series of show matches: the ICCup Attacks!
ICCup Attack is a copy of other show matches, first started by the Koreans, later being done by Teamliquid. Each show will last for several hours and is going to feature one of the best foreign players. This player, our hero, will meet up with random players from our server. You can simply join a channel and try to get a game with him. Since the hero is quite good, he'll have to face several handicaps. We're going to force him to play silly strategies, use his off race or face two opponents at once. While the show progresses our casters (who will be announced shortly before the show starts) will be interviewing him live on the stream. Even if you fail to get into a game you can still forward questions — an event for everyone involved.
Our crew will prepare a number of handicaps, but that doesn't mean we're not open for suggestions. You can send us some of your ideas, things you'd like to see. If you want to force our hero to use something really stupid, like scouts only, or want to see how a good player tries to beat his opponent while only being allowed to use two production facilities each — this is your chance. Just make a post in the according forum thread, the best suggestion will be rewarded with a chance to play our hero. However, keep in mind that not every idea might be useful, it needs to be realistic. Try to meet following cirterias:
— Try to not include things we can hardly check, e.g. «he is only allowed to build one scarab per reaver» or «has to kill ten workers every five minutes»
— Try to not make it an auto-lose build, e.g. he has to go ultralisks off one base only"
— please do not include self made custom maps nobody has ever played before
In addition to the handicaps, we'll also want you to help us to create some hype. You might've seen them if you ever watched a Korean ProLeague match or an OSL/MSL — we're speaking of cheerfuls. Big signs the fans hold up to cheer for their players, usually pictures drawn, crude or super fancy, to show how much they care. You'll find a template below (right click, save as) you can use. Post them in the according forum thread — we'll be showing some of the best cheerfuls during or before the event, and the hero is going to pick the creator of the cheerful he likes the most!
Just a sidenote — it goes without saying that you should be able to join the channels/games live if you participate in these competitions. Also, make sure you can join games with more than one player and have no big lag issues. If you have problems configurating your router or your internet connection, feel free to ask for help in iccup tech forums !
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This week's hero is somewhat of a mysterious man from Canada. There really isn't much information about him, all we know is that "he is especially known for his bionic play in TvZ which happens to be his best match up by far" ( quote by another hockey card selling Canadian). (we're almost certain he sometimes uses mech against Protoss)
No but seriously, the Terran from Canada is a beast and knows his way around the game. He does have very good mechanics, achieved high ranks and did very well in several clan leagues in the past years — ladies and gentlemen, be prepared to face Bizzy[PaiN]!
Gen) Hello Bizzy, how are you ?
Bizzy— i'm good folks
)How do you feel about your current shape ?
— I think i'm getting worse even though I'm active at this moment. My only practice parters are nubs like assault[pain]. lol
)A few word about your ongoing event ?
— I'm playing GC for sas.
) about close future event
— maybe GC and other minor events.
Date and Time: Friday, 10th May 22:00 CET
Stream: TBA (wait for server announces) (check defiler.ru also)
Channel: will be revealed once the stream is up
Episode 3 VOD, Feat iFu.EonZerg !