But enough about me.
I was reading through the live report and noticed a fair bit of confusion regarding the use of "WW" when tapping (or rather.. typing) out of a game.. and while I realize that most people who frequent this fine website know the reason why some people type "ww" instead of the more popular "gg", I thought I would make an informative post (with pictures!!) to clear up everything once and for all. (Also, I'm trying no to fall asleep while I wait for a response - 3 hours of sleep a day for 2 weeks can make a man sleep in extremely uncomfortable positions)
Anyway.. I present to you.. exhibit A.
(yes that is my unremarkable piece of crap laptop computer)
First, before we begin, in Korean, phonetically "gg" would be "지지". In other words, the consonant ㅈ and the vowel ㅣ combine to read like "gee". Now, to type that out on a Korean keyboard, one would have to type "w" (circled in red) and "L" (not circled.. but I'm sure you can find out where that is located.. hint far right).
Now, normally, if you wanted to acknowledge defeat in English, you would have the presence of mind to calmly press the Korean/English input switch key (circled in green) and calmly double tap the blue circled key. If you wanted to do so in Korean, you would switch to Korean font and type out "ㅈㅈ" (지지 is 2 twice the effort!)
Now imagine that you are on stage of the GSL facing Starcraft legend 이윤열. I'd probably be too intimidated to think straight, let alone worry about whether or not my keyboard was stuck in Korean or English input modes.
Hence, ladies and gentlemen, the infamous "ww". (This is also why you sometimes see people typing ㅎㅎ as well - it shares the same key as "g" - thanks to deverlight for reminding me to pass along even more amazing information. )
Ok I realize that was pointlessly long. Have pity on me as I wait another 2 hours for feedback on my report.
Thank you. (On second thought.. maybe this should be a blog or something..mods! please feel free to move this around if it isn't appropriate. I'm just way too tired now )
[edited for mistakes]